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Ard 01-11-2012 01:16 PM

The Calm Before the Storm;
I would imagine that the huge snowfalls at Cordova and Valdez are being referenced on the news and weather channels all over the country. Here just a few miles north west of Wasilla there have been years when there was no snow covering the ground all winter. This has not been one of those years. We have had several periods of unseasonably warm weather that greatly reduced the loft of the ground cover snow so all I can do is guess as to our total snow right here on our own place. I'm going to guess that we have had a total of almost 56" of snow. There is at this time about 26" on the ground out back and the bad news is that there is a big one predicted beginning tonight.

Deep snow is not something new to me and I don't freak out every time a storm is approaching but............. Our cabin is out in the Interior and gets plenty of snow every year. I don't believe I've ever been there when there was less than 4' on the ground and some areas I have no idea of the depth. But here at home I'm running out of places to push / plow snow, out there at the cabin you don't worry about that. Once the winter trail is packed in and all the snowshoe trails are made you just go on about the daily life of being out there.

The weather service says we might get another 18" here. Now that is going to be something to deal with! I'll be out moving as much as I can from our drive, which is like a little road, to provide more space on the berms right after I post this. Whatever is going on.......we are getting the snow in a big way almost everywhere in the state this winter. Those people down in Cordova are literally buried by the last storm and have more on the way.

No matter where you are remember, the weather could always be worse :)

jpbfly 01-11-2012 01:23 PM

Re: The Calm Before the Storm;
Hang on there Ard;)'ll have Schwarzy's arms after shovelling all that snow;)

mikel 01-11-2012 02:23 PM

Re: The Calm Before the Storm;
Boy Ard....seems like Cordova has bad luck. Wasn't there a nasty avalanche there a few years back? It was all over the news here in Ca last night...Bigtime destruction down around the harbor, it seemed. Oh, found a link re the avalanche...


Ard 01-11-2012 03:03 PM

Re: The Calm Before the Storm;
I've never been over there, I attribute that to the enormity of Alaska and all of the other destinations that we do get to. Perhaps this year we'll take the ferry over but who knows what the summer will turn out.............. last years big show stopping avalanche happened in Juno. It took out the main power lines and left them in bad shape running on generators for a long time.

I just came in from moving snow and hauling another truck load of wood to be off loaded under roof on the front porch.

mojo 01-11-2012 07:15 PM

Re: The Calm Before the Storm;
Hopefully Ard, you can send some our way. None on the ground here, just El nino, la nina or whatever is keeping the high pressure here. Swap some hi pressure for some snow!

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