Oh Sunday (New Years Day) they started talking about a big Lake Affect snowstorm coming. Each and every time this year that they've talked about snow coming, it ends up being nothing, so when Jonathan asked if we should leave a day early, I looked over weather.com on my iPad closely and thought, no it just seemed silly to try and beat a storm that might end up not coming at all!
Here's my parents backyard on Sunday afternoon as the snow clouds started coming in
Around 7 pm the freezing rain/snow started a bit, but just enough for a dusting on the ground before it stopped. My mom said she woke up around 2 a.m. and looked out and you could still see grass. I woke up at 6 and while I laid under the blankets staying warm, I heard the snow plow go by not once, but twice. I got up and found this
They finally got snow! Here are the "after" shots of the backyard
and here's Dad cleaning out the driveway for Mom to get to work and me to get out at all!
From Panama, Jonathan and I headed out the long way home and made the snow drive to I-86
The only other time we ran into the lake effect snow was on I-79 S
By the time we got to Grove City, PA you could see the grass again!
Happy New Year's everyone! I'm looking forward to all the great things 2012 has in store for us. My resolutions are coming together nicely, and I'm hoping to announce a big project for 2012 by next week!