Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Nemo found us...

...and left a few feet of snow! 

So...earlier in the week, "snow" was on the extended forecast. The weather folks kept saying they were "watching it" but expected nothing major and that we should just "stay tuned". I tweeted my fav weather guy, JR, and asked him if "stay tuned" meant "we're in for it big time" - his response was "maybe..."

By Wed night they were talking accumulation of feet - not inches. By Thursday the lines at the markets were insane and they were telling us to expect a historic blizzard. Delightful! School was canceled for Friday, so after a gym session and a coffee run,  I hunkered down for the storm of the year (century?). 
The snow moved in around 10ish on Friday and slowly got harder and harder. The governor issued a travel ban and everything shut down! Late Friday afternoon, I ventured out to get some "before" shots. By Friday after dark it was coming down like CRAZY! By the time I went to bed at 10:30, we were 90 minutes away from officially being a blizzard.
Well, we easily earned ourselves a blizzard. Along with insane amounts of snow! Boston eventually wound up with 24.9 inches, Brookline got over 26 inches! It's now the 5th largest snow storm in the region!!
I was floored by the amount of snow. Because of the insane winds, there were areas where the snow measured upwards of 3 feet. Cars had become mini-white mountains and windows were plastered with snow. 
I had a lazy, lazy morning and then went out to find my car. 2 hours later and it was found (take that Nemo) and I felt like I ran a marathon!
Twitter was awesome through this and I was tweeting with my fave weather guy, JR the whole time. He knows how badly I've wanted a big storm and actually sent me a tweet (!) saying, "loving this storm?!?!?! It's YOUR storm!" - I have nothing but praise for the storm team, they spent over 48 hours in the weather center getting us through this! 
It was great to get out and walk around after it stopped snowing. People were emerging and checking out the neighborhood. Lots of snow everywhere. People were skiing places, just strolling around, and taking it all in. I even saw one guy running in shorts and a short sleeve top - only in Boston!
The best might have been the thought I had when I saw that the subway was open: sub buyers should know that any snow total measurements taken with their "12 inch" subs might not be accurate... (I know, I know...)
We still have much digging out to do. They say long range temps are supposed to be normal so this snow will be around for the next month or more. For now, I'll enjoy the leftovers from storm of the century and the blanket of white in my neck of the woods!

21 thoughts on the matter:

Nicky @ Awesomeville.co.uk said... {Reply}

Wow!! That is nuts!!

Susan said... {Reply}

It was totally YOUR storm. I blame you and a couple of my snow loving friends here. One of them said to me. No Susan, it's your storm. Go out and frolic. I'll bust him back in the summer.
Have a great day, even tho' you're back in school.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

It probably could be a pain with all that snow, but it looks so beautiful!!

Rebecca said... {Reply}

I always say if it is going to snow I want is to snow by the bucket full rather that lots of dribbly messes. Looks like you got the dump truck full.

Secret Mom Thoughts said... {Reply}

It does look pretty.

Emily S said... {Reply}

Yeah, I saw that you guys were gonna get hit! Good thing you did'n't have to leave during it!

Sreisaat said... {Reply}

Incredible snow! Here we are also blanketed by... dust :P It's summer here now and as the temperature rises, so does the dust.

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Nicki said... {Reply}

I love seeing all your images of the storm and bravo to the weather teams that do seem to clamor around such events - truth be told, who doesn't get a bit of excitement with storms, it isn't just for weather nerds any more.

Yolanda Ronaldo said... {Reply}

That looks like a lot of fun. i know some people who think I am crazy for liking snow, but jeez I would love to get this much!

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

Ask for and you shall receive...lol! Oh boy, that's just a lot of snow-I'm glad to enjoy if from afar though. But I have to admit it would be fun to have just a little snowball fight!! xo

Mary Gene Atwood said... {Reply}

Holy moly! I prefer the other Nemo. Stay warm!

Renae at simple sequins said... {Reply}

Tamar, I am a silly person. I just barely linked in to your meme and Tuesday is more than half over. I was very busy this morning and can now finally blog. I peeked in this morning and I should have connected then. I am so silly!!!!!!

I love these wonderful snowy photos of yours. You are so talented. Sorry there is so much snow. Many in the meme have entered snowy trees today. I did too. I hadn't peek ahead. I just had that photo that I wanted to share. As the saying goes, "great minds think alike"!!!!! :D

Karen said... {Reply}

I'm so glad you got out to document "your" storm. Beautiful photos. Don't you just love how friendly everyone is during such events?! (Unless you try to park in a spot someone else shoveled out!)

Kim said... {Reply}

I truly cannot image snow like this. It would be an apocalypse here. It looks gorgeous, but I dunno if I would want to shovel my car out!

You are quite the Twitter rockstar!

Deanna said... {Reply}

holy moly that is alot of snow...great shots tho...this is something you will remember for a long long time. thanks for sharing Nemo with us!!

Sharon said... {Reply}

I love all of these, especially the front door half-covered with snow. Wow! What fun. I'm glad you enjoyed YOUR storm!

Michelle said... {Reply}

Goodness, that's insane! We don't get snow where I am in Australia so this is just amazing! I'm sure it wasn't amazing to have to dig your car out though ;)

Sian said... {Reply}

wow look at all that snow!!!!!!!!

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

Tamar, I am glad you showed the brownstones along the sidewalks with the snow. This is a scene I was trying to picture in my head when I visited in the summer☺

Adrienne said... {Reply}

Love this set of shots!! Captures it all so well. And love that you're tweeting with JR!!

Masshole Mommy said... {Reply}

We didn't venture out on Saturday, even once the snow stopped & the travel ban was lifted. The roads weren't plowed well, so we dug out and just stayed in all day. But Sunday, we were out and about ALL DAY. We were sick of being stuck inside the house by that point!