Jeanne d'Arc awaits the snow on Friday afternoon, Meridian Hill Park
After days of dire warnings, the snow finally began to fall yesterday afternoon. A day later, the winter storm dubbed "Snowzilla" by my favorite local weather forecasters, the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang (I refuse to use the Weather Channel's "Jonas") has unfolded about as predicted. This morning I measured between 16 and 18 inches of snow. By Buffalo standards (where I grew up) that's not so bad, but for a city like Washington, DC it's a disaster. Ironically, I was supposed to be flying to Buffalo today to visit with my family; needless to say all airports are closed and all flights are cancelled. And we're not done yet; it's supposed to snow some more later today and into tonight so we may well get the two feet or more they've been warning. I don't have much more to say so here's my video report (you'll need to click on the image to go to the video in Flickr):
For comparison, here's the same view of my garden as of November; last year wasn't my garden's best, but it looked a whole lot better than right now!