The Blizzard of 2014 blew through here Thursday and Friday. I had only been paying attention to the predicted snow totals and not the temperature so I wasn't quite prepared for the freezing cold on Thursday. I wasn't wearing my warmest gloves and my fingers were actually throbbing by the time I reached the train station Thursday night . (I have a 10-15 minute walk from my office.) We normally don't experience an Arctic cold when it snows. One of the weather forecasters commented that he's never seen temperatures so low during a storm here.
The predicted snow accumulation for our town was 10-15 inches. Although, the 15+ zone kept creeping up and over close to where we live. I think we only ended up with a foot, which really isn't a big deal. The snow was powder-like so it blew around and drifted like crazy.
Thankfully, I was home on Friday so I didn't have to worry about walking around Boston in that mess. School was canceled for the girls but because the temperatures were so low (zero to ten degrees F), they were forced to stay inside. Rich snow-blowed the driveway Friday morning and headed off to work. Our street wasn't plowed until 10:00 or so. At that point, I went out and cleared the end of the driveway, which only worked out because I had just run so I was heated up. (I don't last long in the cold.) Grammy was stuck here Thursday night but managed to drive home late Friday morning. My parents live in a coastal town but on a hill so flood waters will never reach them. The roads around the base of the hill did see some flooding with this storm and I know there was some significant flooding in other coastal areas.
It warmed up to about 25 degrees on Saturday so I bundled the girls up so they could enjoy the snow for a bit. I gave them 30 minutes and they were all inside before that. I was out there for about 5 minutes and that was more than enough for me.
(Deer were eating our bushes. See all the hoof prints.)
Definitely not as spectacular as the Blizzard of 2013. I love a good storm but not the danger and destruction that go along with it.
We were at Target today and I was quite surprised that the bathing suits were already out. Talk about pushing it. When I need bathing suits in July, I'll find the snow boots we need.