Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Big Snow of 2009

You may have heard that the upper East Coast had a rather large storm yesterday. It wasn't a blizzard, because the winds never picked up as had been expected, but there were record amounts of snow for December. As best I can judge, given that the large number of trees in our yard disrupt the snowfall, we got 19“.

I've been playing around with the Linux version of Picasa, Google's photo organizing software, and with Picasa Web Albums. I don't claim to be a gifted photographer, but here's a few pictures of the storm and its aftermath, all taken from our front door.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

We're in the middle of what promises to be the biggest snow storm Maryland has seen in years. It will most likely set the December record for snowfall. We're scheduled to get something between 16 and 24 inches of snow, depending on how long the nor'easter hangs off the coast. Since it's a nor-easter, that means when the blizzard hits, an hour or two from now, the snow will be blowing east to west, a foreign notion for a Kansas boy like me.

The picture above was taken about 10:45 am. I'd estimate 10-12 inches of snow on the ground.