Saturday, March 8, 2008

Icy Remnants

As I noted in my update yesterday, the snow melted pretty quickly. Water from the melting snow poured from the gutters, watering the lawn. With all the water (and snow) that we've had lately, the grass is not only green, but is also growing. My husband thinks he's going to have to mow the lawn by mid-week.

Since we moved here in 1995, we have seen heavy snowfalls twice - in 1996 and 2003. In 1996, we had three big snowfalls - one each in January, February and March (on my birthday, so I wasn't too happy!!!). In January, 2003, the snow started to fall around 8:00 am, and in the next 10 yours, we received about 10 inches of snow. When schools and businesses started closing mid-morning, the snowy/icy roads were so clogged that it took people hours to get home. My store was exactly four miles from our house, and it took me over one hour to drive home that morning. I was one of the lucky ones. Some people were in their cars five, six, eight, 10 hours. The city was, in a word, paralyzed.

It is interesting to note that Nashville has averaged about 2 inches of snow annually, down from an average of 5 inches in the 1980s.


10 comments:

Jim said...

I am thinkful, that when our snow melts it doesnt refreeze into ice. I remember kicking the ice from the gutters growing up.

Jana said...

I hate when the snow melts and freezes. We get quite a bit of snow and our schools almost never shut down.

oldmanlincoln said...

Well, we officially got 11 inches. My daughter in Tipp City officially got 15 inches but I got drifts on my roof about 4 feet deep and I was walking in drifts in my PJs this morning and had my house slippers on, just to feed the birds. Imagine that. And afterwards, later on, my wife of 52 years shoveled me a path so I don't have to get my legs wet in the snow. That was extra nice of her.

We have a lot of snow. I am almost envious that you guys are thinking of mowing grass. We hope to see grass by mid week. LOL I can't even see my downspouts yet.

Thanks for your visit.

isabella said...

Are you dreaming of Vegas right now? ;-)

George Townboy said...

Cool photo, I like it.

I actually had ice on my windshield this morning!

Southern Heart said...

Chris, our snow is pretty much gone, too, and today was almost Spring-like again. We have Zoysia in our front yard, and it is starting to grow (a mole family is also wreaking havoc on it!). Our average snowfall diminished about the same time yours did.

brian said...

cool shot... our bad weather didn't last long either.. so your b-day is in march? mine is coming up on the 22nd...

Lynette said...

Love the straw rake and this photo today, too. I'm so glad that your neighborhood has recovered from the snow's impact. We've seen some news stories and/or blogs about how the snow was in other areas of the country. I feel so blessed here to be only contemplating rain.

Jilly said...

Love the photo. It's so long now since I saw real snow - we just see the mountains above Menton - the Alpes - snowcapped in winter. Today, we have solid rain - gone on for days. I think I prefer snow!

Felicia said...

Hi Chris, sorry to hear that your trip is canceled. I'm hosting someone from out of town now and I've been thankful for the wonderful weather we've been having. Hope you will get to visit soon!