Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Chicago's 5th Biggest Snowfall on Sunday-- Part 1

The numbers are in and that crummy blizzard we got on Sunday, now going down as the Super Bowl Blizzard of '15, is ranked as the fifth snowiest attack in Chicago's history.  We could have just called it the Snow Bowl of '15.

I went out twice to use the snowblower Sunday and both times, the driveway filled up again with 6-8 inches of snow on most of it and two big 2-2 1/2 foot drifts.  The snow came from the east and northeast most of the time and hit us much worse than the houses across the street (we face north).  To say I had many facefulls of snow is an understatement.

Not only was the snow coming down hard, but we had 20-30 mph winds whipping it.  Most of the time it was essentially coming down horizontally.

I spent about two hours yesterday clearing the snow and had to give up on the sidewalk which had a four-foot drift across its entire length.  I was worn out.  Sunday I had to clear off those drifts at the top of the driveway (garage) twice and had to do it again yesterday.  The 10 degree weather wasn't much fun either, but at least the wind wasn't blowing.

Even worse yesterday was the two feet of packed snow placed there by the snowplow.  That was a whole lot of fun.

Today I went out and used a shovel to break down the sides of the driveway to widen it.

It is snowing right now, but just lazily drifting down, though forecasts call for 1-3 inches.

Snow, Snow, go Away, Come Again Another Day.  --RoadachingbackDog

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