Monday, January 26, 2009

Winter Storm's a' Comin'

I always love these corny graphics that our local NBC station runs at their website.

Beginning at 10:00 pm this evening, Central Ohio and Southern Ohio are under a winter storm warning. I just read in our newspaper that before the storm is over sometime on Wednesday, we could get up to 9 inches. The national weather service is saying things like "travel could be very hazardous or impossible." Here is the official report.

Here in central Ohio, any more snow than about 8 inches can cripple the metro area. We're just not equipped to deal with this amount of snowfall, even though we can count on at least 2 storms a year. It snows just enough for the city of Columbus to need and have snow plows, but not enough to take care of a real snow storm. Fortunately, now that Megan and I live in the City of Worthington, our roads have been cleared of snow almost immediately after it falls.

About two weeks ago, Megan and I were somewhat sad that we hadn't had any real winter weather. Mary commented on my squirrel picture saying that it looked like we had snow. We got about 6 inches, and it was great. It almost had all melted, and now we're in for more. I got a few good shots of winter, but I'm not ready for it to be over. Bring it on.



  1. I can't wait for spring to arrive! It isn't coming quick enough!

  2. Be careful what you wish for! They're not sure how much we're in for, will know more tomorrow, but mentioned the possibility of nine inches, here too! On top of what we already have, We'll be well over a foot again! It's pretty, though, so ENJOY!

  3. Hi Tom,
    I live in the mountains of CO and have been following your blog for several months. Your photos are beautiful. We are also having a winter storm here in Breckenridge, but unlike your area, we can have some snow literally every month of the year. (I live at 10,200') Enjoy yours for a short while and keep warm.

  4. I think a snow day tomorrow will be nice- hopefully we'll still have power! AEPs ominous warnings are not encouraging... Fortunately we have a fireplace and wood and flashlights if need be...

  5. Tom- For us here, it seems as if winter just started! Once it stops snowing though, I'm sure i'll be pining for spring with you.

    Mom- thanks.

    Hi Barb, nice to meet you, thanks for taking the time to comment. I've never been to the mountains in Colorado, really, I've only been to the Golden/Denver area and also in the four corners area. I can't imagine having snowfall possible in every month, but I'm sure it is great for skiing!

    Hi Megan- Hopefully, it will snow enough so that your work will close-that would be ideal.


  6. I get so tired of whiney Ohioans -- just move to Florida, fer cryin out loud. Yeah, bring it on!

  7. May I send you my snow? This ice is awful and I'm almost out of birdseed, but hope Mike will be bringing some home later....assuming he can get up our road.