Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Great Blizzard of February 2011


The storm some have called "Snowpocalypse" generated this satellite picture detailing the massive coverage of this monster storm. Here in Oklahoma records were broken by The Great Blizzard of February 1 - 2, 2011. Oklahoma City and surrounding towns experienced whiteout conditions, heavy snow of 2 inches per hour, and high winds gusting to 50 mph. Our new Governor Mary Fallin placed Oklahoma under a state of emergency.

These are some of the area snowfall totals:
Owasso, OK 21"
Miami, OK 20"
Tulsa, OK 15"
Oklahoma City, OK 12"

It was 0 degrees on our patio this morning, and the forecast is for minus 5 tonight. Here are a few initial photos from my house.

My garden in the middle of the blizzard



Looking out the front window



These trash cans are about 4-1/2 feet tall



Patio chairs and table during the storm; thermometer is around 5 degrees



Night-time solar lights next to our drift-covered sidewalk



Early morning after



Deck chairs and table



In spite of our equipment running constantly, the pool had a thick layer of ice



Buddy had a great time running



The yard has 3 foot drifts



The drift on our side garage door



We haven't ventured out of the front of the house yet, nor have we opened the garage door to see what awaits us there. I was bundled so much I could barely move, and the parts of my body that were exposed to the bitter cold this morning - my thumb, which was operating my iPhone camera, and my face - began to hurt. We might even try the roads later. If so, more photos to follow.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, the amount of that snow is crazy- and so is that satellite pic! Wow!

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