Snow – and lots of it

It’s December in Wisconsin, so naturally we have snow. Since last night, we had at least a foot of snow dumped on us. Kristen and I spent several hours digging out the driveway today, including clearing out the driveway after the plows ran through. We had a blizzard warning that was cancelled, but now we’re expecting frigid temperatures for the next day.

This isn’t our first snow of the season. Although late, we didn’t have our first snow until last week. Before yesterday, we received about two inches – easy to clean up. But with talk of a big snow coming, we prepared for it as best we could short of buying a snowblower – that may change after today.

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100 inches broken

It’s official: we’ve finally hit the 100-inch snowfall mark.

I’m sure I’ve said it before, but I’m going to say it again: this weather is really starting to get on my nerves. Even with all of the warming and then sudden snowfall, it is still possible to get sick of it. I admit, it’s March (when we still see occasional snow), and the temperature is still in the 40’s (Fahrenheit), so it’s not like it should just end anytime soon. But we’ve experienced more snow than ever in recorded history in this town.

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Major snow dumped

Although I don’t live in southeast Wisconsin, I read that they received over 9 inches of snow this morning. Although this is not as significant as snow in other places, it’s hard to imagine that we were enjoying mild temperatures just days ago. Even my little city received just a couple of inches of snow today and experienced strong winds tonight. So it seems official: winter is finally here. And as an added bonus, I’ve posted an article about driving safely in the snow.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Newswatch – Snow’s wallop felt across region

Wisconsin DOT: Safe winter driving tips