Tuesday, February 1, 2011

BLIZZARD OF THE CENTURY? Very Possibly!

So, if you are living anywhere in the Midwest, you certainly are aware of the BLIZZARD of 2011! To say we have NEVER experienced anything like it . . . isn't an exaggeration! The snow is falling and the winds are howling . . . there are still many hours left of the Blizzard Warning. The local evening news just stated our area will have 18"-20" of snow by Midnight tonight, let alone the amount we will have by the time the Blizzard ends.

I have pictures from early this afternoon until about a half an hour ago . . .

As you can see, just a few hours into the Blizzard, the snow is already almost touching Kamie's tummy.

From our back deck looking toward the lake.



about six hours into the storm . . .

Look at the left pier on the patio  . . . you can see how deep the snow is at this point.

Out our side door of the kitchen.


One of the upper windows in our piano room . . . the snow is even mounting there.

another peek outside




Looking toward the neighbor's house.



Looking out my kitchen window toward the lake. It is almost 5 p.m. and the snow is falling hard, the wind is gusting heavily  . . . the boys thought it was thunder.

The cancellations in the area are crazy! The list goes on and on and on. 
The airport has cancelled all incoming and out going flights.
The hospitals have cancelled all out patient services.
Churches
Offices
Banks
Credit Unions
Library's
Several Malls

Emergency services have been set into action.

Stay at HOME and INSIDE and OFF of the streets . . . that is what people are being instructed to do.

Illinois Governor Quinn has issued a Disaster Declaration. The Illinois State of Emergency Operations  has been activated in Springfield, Illinois.

Needless to say, we aren't going anywhere!

We are staying in, watching movies and enjoying one another . . .
for as long as it takes!

Everyone Stay SAFE, WARM and out of the elements!

1 comment:

Mimi said...

What lake? It disapperared!
Thank goodness you were prepared! Stay nice and warm indoors and enjoy all that white snow from the windows!

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