We had three significant
winter weather events in December.
During the Quest for the best
High Quality Dive
Rings, Wings and Dangling Things
We ordered two sets of the premier appetizer. You will also notice we got some nectar of the Gods to wash the dangling things down with. It was a true solstice celebration. As the documentarian, I was obliged to provide evidence that the event was enjoyed by all.
We were not the only ones
with snow. Meg got a snow day but
Andrew didn’t. Meg sent some
pictures of her snow day. She was
For the Quest on the last working Friday of the year, we went to a Vietnamese Restaurant.
Meg and Andrew came home
Friday night. It was lucky they left
when they did. We ended up getting
another significant winter weather event on Saturday. I took Andrew out to get a haircut on
Saturday morning. When we were
driving we saw lightning. The
weatherman says that there was enough convection to produce thunder and
lightning in a snowstorm. Wink says
this usually indicates a significant weather event. Andrew’s reaction was “What
kind of Hell Hole is this place?”
I must admit I have never experienced thunder snow prior to coming to
Thundersnow also known as a Winter Thunderstorm or a Thunder Snowstorm is a particularly rare meteorological phenomenon that includes the typical behavior of a thunderstorm, but with snow falling as the primary precipitation instead of rain. It commonly falls in regions of strong upward motion within the cold sector of extratropical cyclones between autumn and spring when surface temperatures are most likely to be near or below freezing. Variations exist, such as thundersleet, where the precipitation consists of sleet rather than snow.
The definition of blizzard is snow, sustained thirty-five mile per hour winds and visibility lower that one quarter mile for three hours. We met those criteria for several hours. It took us a long time to get home from the haircut. Once we got home, we were resolved to just sit out the storm. Frodo was only too happy to oblige.
When all was said and done,
they measured 6.8 inches of snow at the airport with more snow to the east
where we live. I think we got
more. I got the snow blower out and
it would not crank. I pulled the
cord hard enough to snap the cord.
So the kids ended up having to help me shovel the driveway. It was a chore. Meg shoveled a walkway for Frodo. He really didn’t like going
outside during the blizzard.
We hosted the section
Christmas party Sunday night. The
blizzard put somewhat of a damper on the festivities.
Yard Art Installed
Here is the flyer for the
party. We promised
So we promised a Chocolate
Fountain and Champagne Cocktails.
The party was a success. It was a big push to pull it off in the middle of the winter weather event. It would not have been possible to get it all together without the help of Wink, Andrew and Meg. Thanks for the job well done.
We survived with just enough time to spare to pull the house together for Christmas.
It was and continues to be a busy December. I am looking forward to relaxing in January when all I have to do is go to work.
Mark and Wink