It was a forecast that was not missed, nor disappointed.
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With nearly 8-10 inches of snow, and drifts taking shape through the overnight, it was an early start to clearing the driveway. The plan was to drive Laurie and Andrea to work, and pick them up, like yesterday. A snow drift had formed around the Expedition, with the largest portion across the front end. After an hour of digging, about half the drift was shoveled away – and yet not knowing if there was any snow under the hood.
Nearly ready to start the Expedition after clearing the snow away from the exhaust, a bundled-up Laurie came outside and said her and Andrea had a snow day. Good enough. Also, the girls had another snow day with campus remaining closed, and all scheduled classes and activities cancelled for the day. All the school districts are closed for another day. And, much of the region is rather quiet as many businesses are closed, or on reduced hours.
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The snow has pretty much coated everything. No power interruptions, or flickering lights. All that remains is a cold, north wind and clearing away the snow.
The winter storm is now across Eastern Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa. In blizzard form, the storm is nowhere nice as the name, “Kayla“, The Weather Channel has given her.
Time to tackle those drifts.
@16:10 MT – The snow total, up the amount to the 10-12 inch range. The four-foot drift that was in front of the garage door at 5:00 am reshaped itself into a solidly-packed two foot version. Also, the garage was reshuffled where all of our vehicles are indoors. The other deep drift was 3½ feet at the front steps. The larger drift of five feet is at the storm door into the backyard. We may need Mother Nature to cut it down to size. Another two inches of additional snow is expected tonight. Overnight temperatures are expected to be in the -5 to 5°F range.