Last week we were in Portland for the week looking at homes, while we were gone the Tacoma area got some unexpected snow! By the time we arrived back “home” it was pretty much melted. However, Friday night we got about 6” of snow and we woke up to a winter wonderland Saturday morning!

Friday we made a trip to the store where everyone was shopping as if to prepare for the end of the world! Bread aisles were empty and there was no water to be found. We were well stocked and the only worry was if the power went out. We have all electric in our little apartment. Our daughter and son-in-law have a two burner camp stove and a wood stove so we were told we could come next door if the power goes out. So far we have been lucky and no power outages.

It’s kind of funny, as a storm of six inches in Vermont would not slow down anyone! The kids would probably still have school and it would just be another storm. Here in the Pacific Northwest it’s another story! There are few plows so the side roads are pretty much snow covered. Even church was cancelled on Sunday!

The forecast for the week ahead is for more snow, at least for the next week! The temperatures are well below normal in fact it was 13 degrees when we woke up this morning. Our poor little wall heater unit can barely keep our apartment above 62 degrees!

The snow is beautiful. We’re thankful we’re in a warm home with food on hand and plenty of water. Not sure what the rest of the week will be like, but we know it’s unusual to have this much snow in this area of the country so we will enjoy the beauty and look forward to warmer days ahead.

10 comments on “Unexpected Snow

Joan shrewsbury on February 11, 2019 2:20 pm

Nancy, was just reading about your “big” snow in NYTimes and wondering what her you and Bill were affected…your pictures look like Vermont, or the Rochester snows I grew up with. Take care….Joan.

Nancy Wolff on February 11, 2019 3:51 pm

Joan,
We have quite a bit of snow for this area! Received another 3-4″ last night, there is much more in other areas. Luckily we have not lost our power! Just when I was looking forward to an early spring! 🙂

WT Abernathy on February 11, 2019 3:52 pm

Hi Nancy!

NH is is a 25-30 degree cycle at the moment, with little wind. Clear skies and slightly melting snow- just waiting for the next big snow dump to hit:) That means the snowmobiles and ice shacks are out in full force on the lake- a lot of activity going on.

The schools here won’t cancel for snow, generally, unless it’s that wet/freezing nastiness that we sometimes get. Generally, school will be delayed though, especially if temps are below 10 degrees at normal drop off.

Cheers!

Nancy Wolff on February 11, 2019 3:59 pm

WT,
It is interesting the difference between Vermont and New Hampshire and the Pacific Northwest, they are not equipped to deal with snow here! Some days I really miss New England!

Julie on February 12, 2019 5:22 pm

It sounds like you are the same as we are here in the UK. Everything grinds to a halt as soon as there is any significant snow! We can cope with a light sprinkling but more than that are the shop shelves empty and schools are cancelled. The kids love a snow day but the parents find it all very stressful as work doesn’t get cancelled in the same way! We don’t actually get heavy snow that often which is why we are not good at it 😀

Nancy Wolff on February 12, 2019 6:54 pm

Julie,
They don’t get snow here very often either, kind of interesting to see al the big news stories! I imagine the parents are ready to have their children back in school!

Calleen Petersen on February 12, 2019 5:32 pm

Visiting for the first time. I live in Federal Way. This has been an interesting storm. It’s currently pouring rain here and last night my Husband saw lightning and heard thunder. Hopefully, the kids will get back to school soon.

Nancy Wolff on February 12, 2019 6:53 pm

Calleen,
Thanks for stoping by! It’s now pouring and the snow has got to be pure slush! Going to venture out today to look at homes. I thought we’d left the snow behind when we left Vermont! 🙂

Karren Haller on February 14, 2019 2:59 pm

I really miss the snow like this. I know it can be a pain, but it is wonderful!
Thank you for sharing on WOnderful Wednesday!
Happy Valentines!

Nancy Wolff on February 14, 2019 5:25 pm

Karren,
It was pretty for a day or so, now it’s time for it to all melt

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