Xeni Jardin at 8:43 am Sun, Feb 10, 2013
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Josh Fitzpatrick, meteorologist with WSAZ TV, posts this photo (don't know who took it), with this factoid: "The deepest snow with the #blizzard of 2013 was 40" inches at Trumbull, CT! 7' foot drifts. " Here's another shot.
Horrifying! It’s like something out of a Stephen King novel.
Now do you want to be inside or outside?
All work and no play….
I was thinking Laura Ingalls Wilder.
My parents live in Trumbull, CT. Grew up there. The last time they were in the news was when they won the Little League World Series. I imagine they won’t be mentioned again for another few decades.
It’s where Unilever is located I think.
I believe we (Hamden, CT) have officially been declared as having the most snow in CT from this storm.
of course, having grown up in Buffalo…
“Snow who?” “Snow one at the door!”
Someone just won the internet!
The poor dog! (Butt visible in first picture.)
“Mommy, where am I supposed to go potty?!”
Looks like kitty is sharing the litter box today.
That takes care of the dog’s lunch, but what about his restroom needs?
I’m sure there’s a spare bed.
“Just some drifter.” *rimshot*
Buncha flakes. Ignore ‘em, they’ll go away eventually.
Sweet jesus, here I was thinking we were getting hit hard in Utah! I hereby revoke all past winter complaints, and will take it upon myself to chide any who complain about our little flurries here.
With rain on the way Monday, it’s not the snow at the door New Englanders should be worried about, it’s the snow on the roof.
That is very very true.
We eventually had some heating lines installed.
Can you explain why? The danger of it falling off?
(It’s unusual to get more than about 3-5cm of snow here.)
I would have thought lots of it being melted plus the rain would be more of a problem (flooding).
Two reasons: First, water weighs a lot, and snow is made of water. Especially wet snow, such as snow with a layer of rain mixed in. Roofs can collapse (apparently there have already been two cow fatalities this weekend due to barn collapses.)
Also, too much melting snow on a roof can create ice dams, where ice gets in the way of drainage and the water instead finds new ways to flow downward (generally under shingles and through walls.)
We have a gently-sloped roof on a part of our house, and shoveled most of the snow off yesterday to avoid this sort of thing.
1st pic (with dog) is from Connecticut. 2nd pic is from Portland, Maine.
The home in the picture belongs to Jennifer Buchanan, according to Science Friday’s Feb 9 post on their Facebook timeline (/scifri)
Neither had a storm door installed?
“Snow way your’re going out THAT door!”
Carbon monoxide disaster waiting to happen….especially with no electricity to run air circulation fans. Heck of a job, Barry!
Barry who? Is there someone named Barry who made it snow so much?
Ops! Well, I said the ChiComs would own us when hell freezes over…
I don’t believe I’ve ever seen fallen snow, even in very high drifts, compacted quite so tightly as this…
So, was the dog able to go outside and take a piss or what?
I see your door imprint and give you one car imprint.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles and do not understand why…what…um…
‘s no one there…
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