Saturday, October 10, 2009

October Blizzard in the Nebraska Outback

When we went to bed last night, the snow predictions were anywhere from 1-3" to 2-4". This is what we woke up to! There's 6-8" on the ground right now, and it's still snowing as I write this, which is about 6:30 a.m. Central time.
We're under a Winter Storm Warning, which the National Weather Service says may drop another 3" on us before it moves out of the area at around 10:00 a.m.
Yeah - see, it's still snowing! We were scheduled to head out to deliver Seifer Farms chickens at 7:30, but I already called the farm and said we should postpone the delivery until tomorrow afternoon. The NWS is recommending emergency travel only, and I don't think a chicken delivery counts. Unless, of course, someone was counting on some Farm Fresh chicken for their Sunday dinner - in that case, they'll have to make other plans.
This one is a little blurry, but after all, it was taken at about 6:00 a.m., so still dark. The slow shutter speed and shivering resulted in some operator error.
See all those tracks in the snow? Our dog hadn't been out yet when these picts were taken. Wonder what it is? See all the green leaves still on the trees? Contrasts rather nicely with the white snow, don't you think?

The good news to come out of this is that the snow is really light and fluffy instead of wet and heavy, so there won't be much damage to the trees. That and hopefully there is still some Indian Summer ahead of us so it will melt quickly. The Mister and our neighbor put the last screws into his new roof at about 6:00 last night - perfect timing.

Thanks for stopping by. The coffee is always on, and I think I'll make some hot chocolate too. Check back for more pictures throughout the day.

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