Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Snowpocolypse Update: 3:00 p.m. Wednesday

 I took shots of some of the bigger drifts, against houses and in driveways, so you can see some of the crazy snow we got in the neighborhood from this storm named Juno.

 (No there is not a car under that drift. It's all snow.)

 This is a giant drift that ran down the beach access path between Connelly's and Baseman's homes. My son is there for proportion... remember that this is usually just a flat grassy area. No bushes. No ridge of any kind. That's all snow.
This is the middle of the road on Strandway on Wednesday afternoon... the middle of the road. Up to my son's knees.
...and then the plow finally came after 3:00 p.m. And it still hasn't done the end of the road leading down to the dock. The Highway Department said they have to come back with smaller equipment.

Snowpocolypse Update: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday

 We walked through the neighborhood on snow drifted, unplowed streets to get to the beach. The storm was a Nor'easter, and looks like it was kind to our shoreline, but we couldn't make it down there as the staircase was under a huge drift.

Snowpocolypse Update: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday

It's still flurrying here, but no wind and no real accumulation. The snow plows haven't been through the neighborhood yet, although a few private trucks have come in and out. Lower County (and of course Route 28) plowed, but side streets are not as of yet.

The total accumulation is 2 feet plus, but many of the drifts are much higher.

Yep, that's my minivan under the snow drift. Heading out again soon to shovel more.

Wherever you are, stay warm and stay safe. And if you're in Florida, don't gloat too much, it's just not healthy.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow-pocolypse Update: 4:00 p.m. Tuesday

We took a walk around the neighborhood at 4 p.m., just before it started getting dark. Yes, the wind is still howling even now as I type this at 6:40 p.m. Not much of an ocean view for high tide as you can see in the first two shots - not much visibility at all, actually.

The lights flickered when we came back in at 4 p.m., and I've heard that the power was out at a few homes. We didn't see any downed power lines or trees, although a section of fence is down along Riverway.

The wind is supposed to die down in a few hours, but the snow is supposed to continue through the night. Hoping for calmer skies tomorrow. Quite the blizzardy day!

Snow-pocolypse Update: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday

Snow-pocolyse Report: Noon on Tuesday

Winds are blowing wickedly... snow still falling... plows in and out of the neighborhood every few hours to pile snow along the sides of the road.

Some of the drifts are thigh high, other spots are swept almost bare... the snow is wet and good for snowmen, but not sticking to the branches because of the high wind gusts. We still have power, but reports are trickling in of outages elsewhere on the Cape.

...getting the snowshoes out to go explore...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Snow-pocolyse is on its way...

You may have heard the weathermen and women getting a little overexcited about the coming storm... The flakes have already begun to fall in Old Mill Point. This photo is from last year's largest storm (which was nuthin') but I'll try to get some good photos of the Blizzard of 2015...

Hope everyone is safe and warm, with hot chocolate at the ready...

Let the storm begin!