Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Yikes! It's the S_ _ _ word!

Indeed, it was SNOWING when I left home for work this morning. Coming down, frosting the roofs, dusting the grasses in the wayside. This is one heck of a storm here in the midwest. Yesterday, Superior WI set the record for low pressure in WI. Radio said it was equal to a category 2 or 3 hurricane low pressure, but not as destructive. Last night, as I lay in bed listening to the wind howl and rip at my house, I couldn't imagine how it would be in a real hurricane. I was afraid all evening that the windows would blow out and in bed, I swear I could hear the roofing nails being pulled out. It was too dark this morning to check the roof for shingle damage, but I will tonight.

I hope all this blows over in another day or two instead of developing into another gi-normous snowstorm like the one we had for Halloween over 15 years ago. At that time, I was working in Duluth and had a 75 mile commute home. The snow started falling heavy on Thursday afternoon and I decided to leave work around 3, I think. I arrived home about 8 pm, following a snow plow most of the way. Earlier, Don had taken the girls trick-or-treating around town but after a half hour or so, they gave up and came home. Hard to run from house to house, in costume (under the parka) in foot high snow! No one went to work or school on Friday--we stayed home and tried to keep up with the shoveling--and the storm lasted until Sunday. When it was all finished blowing around, we had between 4 and 5 feet of snow on the ground at our house!

Ahhh. Life in the Northland--ain't it great!


  1. Hope the house is ok. Saw the aftermath of the storm on tv here this morning. We have had a few tropical depressions here which are pretty much the same as a cyclone/hurricane but technically different, don't know how or why, but they are. So I can totally relate to you lying in bed listening to the wind howl. Snow already? Yikes!

  2. We got the wind storm that went through Chicago, but the temps were quite warm. There really wasn't much damage here, either. I hear we may have flurries this weekend.
    Kevin's coming home tomorrow, Yeah! Our computer died last week. Sort of working now.

  3. Summer is supposed to be here, but I still have a cardigan on and it is cold and rainy today...the weather has gone made I think. Hope we dont get snow.