There's nothing like a little competition for people to see the silver lining in a long, snowy winter. Everyone is hoping for just another few inches of snow so we can break the all-time snowiest winter record from the mid-1950s. The record is 132.6"and the official snowfall in Anchorage this winter so far is 129.4". We're one snowy day away from the record.
As I mentioned in my first post about the snow back in January, we receive more snow in our part of town because we're closer to the mountains than the official site, the airport, is. I don't know how much snow we've received up here but I know how much is on the ground. Below are two more photos of our yard for comparison to two weeks ago and January. The above photo is the signage at the end of our street.
The sky is cloudy this evening and the forecast calls for scattered snows this week. Soon that record will belong to the Anchorage citizens of 2011-2012. And all the slow commutes, aching backs, and narrow streets will be worth it.
|Mount Snowmore! Paul's overhead reach is 8'.|
|Now we've got a snow fence around the garden|