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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Winter Storm Update...

19 degrees outside - 8:49 am - cold, windy, clear blue sky with a wind chill of 9 degrees...

Yesterday morning the trees were still heavily covered with snow.  After a night of strong winds, there is barely any snow left on them.  This morning, the wind is still blowing strong and snow twisters are popping up all over the place.  The weather report for this coming winter storm has changed daily.  Originally we were supposed to possibly get around 3 feet of snow by the end of Thursday and now it has changed to a possibility of 1 foot of snow with freezing rain by tomorrow morning.

The kids keep looking out the windows and all they see is a big clear blue sky and lots of snow so of course they are begging to go outside and play.  Unfortunately with a wind chill of 9 degrees, gusty winds, and snow twisters popping up everywhere, they will have to wait until it calms down outside.

{ Weather Update:  Jan 12 - 1:10 pm - 44 degrees outside - raining }
Wow, the so-called “winter storm” was highly overrated!  It was just another ordinary day on the mountain for us.  Yes, it was windy, but no more than normal.  We even had a little bit of snow but it was tiny wispy flakes that were being blown around in the wind.  Now it is raining and turning most of the snow into slush.

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