Tuesday March 10th it was nice out. Over 50 degrees – the snow was melting. I went and picked up tree branches, litter and did some spring pruning. Then on Wednesday there was a blizzard. It was a strange day.
We knew it was coming. All the local schools had closed the night before. So there was a lot of confusion in the morning when people looked outside and didn’t see any snow on the ground…. yet. It started fairly slow. A normal dusting. Then the travel advisories started coming in. And the wind started up. The gusts were getting up to 50mph and the snow was coming down at a pace of 1-3 inches per hour. Once I got home, I stayed there. But you could hear the winds whipping – and there weren’t very many cars out traveling.
Below is my version of a time-lapse for the storm:
We live on a main road – and there wasn’t much traffic. Mostly we saw plow trucks out. And thankfully ours came too. Thursday on the commute to work – the roads still had a nice base coating of snow – so they were slick, but it was do-able. As Thursday went on – it was still cold, but the sun came out and started to melt everything on the roadways and on cars. Friday it warmed up again and everything started to melt fast.
Oh Rochester. This winter has been a long and trying one. I think we are all ready for spring to come. And to stay.