Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snowpocalypse 2011

Here is Oklahoma we have broken ALL kinds of Records!! Never in the History of our State have we seen snow like what we received in less than a 24 hour period! Our weathermen have do I say it? They haven't always predicted the weather properly and more specifically, snowstorms and snowfall! This time though, I have to say....They were 100% ON IT!! But let me just tell you....we all thought they had lost their minds! I am not sure that they even believed themselves....predicting 20 inches when we have NEVER. EVER. seen snow like this before was a bit much for any of us to comprehend! BUT~ here is how it all played out....

As I was drifting off to sleep MON. night around 11:30 pm I heard thunder and then I saw Lightning and then I hear..... ICE ~ lots of ice along with snow! NOT GOOD. But let me just tell ya....Thunder snow is pretty cool! I woke up around 3 and saw quite a bit of snow on the ground and it was coming down pretty hard but back to sleep I go.

(I might add here that around 5pm on Monday evening I received notification that school was closed for Tuesday and then I heard that our state had been declared a "State of Emergency" Say What?? THERE IS NO SNOW ANYWHERE IN SIGHT! Not on the ground, Not in the air. No snow anywhere!! They also cancelled the "Severe Winter Storm warning" and declared a "Blizzard Warning!")

So when I woke up on Tuesday I was amazed at the amount of snow on the ground and it was coming down HARD!! The wind was blowing like crazy. It didn't stop snowing until early evening. After all was said and done we got more than 21 inches of snow. Highways were shut down, business' were closed, we were all encouraged to STAY HOME AND OFF THE ROADS!! No problem here because the snow drifts were anywhere from 3ft. to 6 ft. high! I am still not sure if I can even open my garage door!!!

I heard on the news Tuesday night that for the first time in over 106 years our Newspaper will not have a paper on Wednesday since no one made it in to work!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! Also, It was reported that the Hard Rock Casino roof collapsed due to the snow falling so quickly and so much in such a short time frame! The roof area was the size of 3 football fields!!! Holy smokes!

Here are some of the pics I took of this day that will go down in History! Some have called it Snowpocalypse. others SnowKlahoma. and there are those who are saying Snowmageddon. Whatever you want to call.... it has been CRAZY!!

Snow falls according to the news (yet it was still coming down).... Can you believe it......My town received the most snowfall!

My girl...ready to play in the snow! Gotta love a girl who sports suspenders ;)~

Of course the doggies had to get out and play too!!

The kids dug a cave!!

They both said how peaceful it was in their little caves LOL

This is looking across my street. If you look closely at their front can see how high the drift is! They won't be coming in or going out of their front door unless they shovel first LOL

Yes ....they are standing up!

They had sooo much fun together! :) Cold but oh so much fun!!

Hope you all are having a great week! Stay warm and safe!!! Come back tomorrow because I will be sharing with you all what Corn bags are and how I made them!! Love you all ♥ ♥