Friday, 7 January 2011
After receiving over a foot of snow just a few days ago up here in Fairfield County, Connecticut, you would think the standard 2-4 inches of snow wouldn’t be that exciting to someone like me. You know, since I’m a weather enthusiast, and this isn’t anything extreme…right? So I should probably be disappointed. Well, that just isn’t the case at all.
The snow has been coming down pretty heavily at times this afternoon. The flakes have been large and quite wet (yes, I’m talking about the snow). These are two huge differences from the last event (the blizzard), when the flakes were tiny and completely dry. With the 50 mph winds the snow stung when it hit your face!
Today is different. You can actually see the snow falling and you can make out different types and sizes of snow flakes. All I saw during the blizzard was a constant haze. All I felt was pain and wind. Don’t get me wrong, that was an amazing experience. But, I never actually saw snowflakes falling though the sky! Today I did, so that’s good. (I grew up in Nashville, TN, so I have the right to get excited over the small winter events)
Now for the bad news. The snow became heaviest during the afternoon, which made the commute home on I-95 a nightmare. I even left a bit early, but it didn’t seem to matter. Well, at least I’m home now. Maybe I’ll make a snowman later on or tomorrow…
(BTW, all these picture were taken with my cell phone at random. So, these aren’t exactly my best shots….)