Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Howling Night...

...the storm ended up early in the afternoon, my Wednesday. This shot was taken mid-morning, during a torrent of  what we, near the Great Lakes, call Lake Effect Snow. For us, on the western shore of Lake Michigan, it's usually not too bad, since the prevailing winds are from the west. We leave it to Michigan, Northern Indiana, Northern Ohio and Buffalo NY to enjoy the heavy stuff, picking up the lakes' moisture.
But this gigantic storm system, as it left us, produced juicy East winds off the Lake. I could hardly see my neighbor's garage.  It was the 2nd largest amount of snow, since they started counting about 1870; 1967 still has the trophy! But winds gusted to the 60 MPH range, there was Thunder Snow, Lightning and lots of noise all night. Amethyst's Mom's livingroom picture window was broken--unsettling thing to have happen in the middle of the night.

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