Valentine’s Day Snowstorm
February 14, 2007
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By 9 a.m. this morning about 8 inches of snow had fallen, and the weather service predicts
Snow will continue right into this evening… heavy at times. It appears the heaviest snow will fall this afternoon. Bands of intense snowfall could produce accumulation rates of as much as 2 to 3 inches per hour… between about 12 noon and 6 PM. By the time the steadier snow tapers off later this evening… after about 10 PM… storm totals of 15 to 25 inches are expected. Localized amounts near 30 inches are possible. In addition… gusty northwest winds will increase to 15 to 25 mph Wednesday afternoon… causing areas of blowing and drifting snow and near blizzard conditions at times.
Our driveway is over 100 feet long. It’s currently 15 degrees F out there. How’s by you?
Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.
in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013