Friday, February 4, 2011

SNOW - 2-1 2011 and 2-2-2011 Elmhurst, IL

Tuesday night. Car parked near bushes in upper center portion of picture.

Wednesday morning. Car is burried in snow.
Thursday morning 2-3-2011

The snow was piled in the center of York Road, like the Great Wall of China. No openings for side streets, so - no turns ... made if difficult to get where you were going (or to get back LOL)

This time 'they' were right! They saw it coming, they told us, and they were exactly right, even to the time it would hit. 3: p.m. was the targeted time - so I left work at 2. The wind was blowing so hard I had to struggle to get to my car. Sleet hurt, hitting my face. So glad I had half a tank of gas and a short commute (5 min. in normal conditions.) I beat the rush, and got home without incident. I was really glad to be warm and inside - my studio had no heat Tues and Wed, or little heat, at 55*. The snow came right on schedule, with gale force winds blowing to the West. It was amazing to see the huge trees in our yard blowing sideways. I decided to try to take some pictures out our front door every hour, to watch the snow 'grow'. Our neighbor parks his 2nd car on the curb near the road so you can see it disappear into the snow. It looks like the moon is in every picture, but that is actually a light on the highway North of us. It snowed almost all day Wed. and I was happy to stay put. The plow didn't show up until 9: at night. By that time our neighbor to the West was completely snowed in. He's in a little alcove and the wind blew the snow in and filled it to the window sills, and straight across, covering his front and garage doors. Our house is higher so that wasn't a problem for us. I ventured out on Thursday. Streets were plowed for one way traffic. Unfortunately, I have to go South, and the traffic was going North. I did find my way to work, but the temp was still 55*, so my stay was short. Today, things are sort of back to normal. Store are open again, but parking lot is still full of snow. All in all, this snow was huge, but we had enough warning to stay out of it, so it wasn't too bad. Something to talk about - that's all.

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