Waiting for Snow

Lake Effect Snow heading inland over Lake Erie

Lake Effect Snow heading inland over Lake Erie

Measurable snow, plowable snow, shovelable snow – these terms have all popped up in the last few days here on Northeastern Ohio television and radio stations.  Plow guys are checking their hoses and hydraulics.  Homeowners are gassing up their snowblowers and digging out their shovels.  Most schools are already closed for the holidays so little kids are  hoping for enough snow to make snowmen and snow angels.  Skiers and snowboarders are praying for the perfect powder.

Snow on Oak

A heavy snow weighs down the oak tree in my front yard, winter 2010

I grew up in southern Ohio where big snow was rare and 2 inches would cause schools and businesses to close.  Bread and milk shelves would become empty.  Up here in the north, 2 inches is nothing and I find that no matter how much snow comes down if you can get out of your driveway you can get to the mall.  Generally the streets are cleared fast here.  We have the equipment to handle it.

A rare big snow in on the farm in southern Ohio, about 1960

A rare big snow in on the farm in southern Ohio, about 1960

Today is all green and brown.  In a few days?  Here’s hoping for a picture perfect white Christmas!

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One Response to Waiting for Snow

  1. Deb Platt says:

    We had a tractor like that! Here’s a photo of my dad taking my daughter for a ride.

    http://my.opera.com/debplatt/albums/showpic.dml?album=828548&picture=11304467

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