Some think we’ve been destroyed, but contrary to that rumor, we’re still around. Perhaps what the Mayans realized was our mild fall would be followed by a day of true winter. I woke this morning to wind and snow. This morning is probably one of the biggest snow falls in one night since I’ve moved here.
After a good breakfast, I went outside to tackle the snow. After about 5000 sq ft of driveway, I moved on to clear the village sidewalks in front of my house. This time, I measured them. 255 feet of sidewalk, at 5′ wide, comes to another 1275 feet of sidewalk. Let’s see, at 6″ deep, that’s about 140 cubic yards of snow. No wonder I feel like I’ve had a workout.
Do you realize that they measure the depth of snow, not by the actual depth, but by the amount of water produced when it melts?
I actually measured the depth on the driveway. It was 6″. Now, since a wetter snow will yield more water, the National Weather Service might report a deeper depth, and had this been a dry snow, the report might be less. This was a very wet, heavy snow, so my 6″ on my tape measure might actually be recorded on NOA page as 8″. I’ll have to remember to check.
Because I enjoy shoveling snow, this was a nice way to start the day. It took longer than usual because the snow was so heavy. Normally, I can push about 10′ before it gets too heavy. Today, 3-5′ and it was too heavy to push, so I had to work in small patches, pushing a few feet of snow to the side each time.
It is supposed to keep snowing through tomorrow. I just hope I don’t have to shovel before church. That’s always a bit of a drag.