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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Winter Storm...

12:08 pm - 32 degrees - snowing...

We’re in the middle of another winter storm that will carry through till tomorrow night.  The weather forecast is all over the map so they’re saying we could get anywhere from 1 foot to 4 feet of snow before this storm is over.



We’re currently just over 8” of new snow which is also known as Cascade Concrete.  This type of snow got its name because it is characteristic of the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest, and we get it quite often.  It is a wet, heavy and often sticky snow, which makes doing anything like walking, snowshoeing, driving, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, literally anything, very difficult and you’re bound to get soaking wet doing it!
  
He's having trouble getting his sled to work...

...but that doesn't stop him.
It's snowing, he's soaking wet and this little polar bear is having a blast!

This is the kind of snow that is horrible to drive in.  You can be in 4-wheel drive, with new studded snow tires with chains and you will still be spinning your tires.  Glad we don’t have to go anywhere today.


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