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Weather: Blizzard No. 1 of 2011

January 7, 2011 | Blizzard,Family,Iowa,Weather,Winter

The first blizzard of 2011 is howling and prowling outside my home right now. My husband is on the interstate somewhere, and I’m hoping he’ll make it home tonight. How many blizzards did we have last year … 10? 12? I lost count. While I’ve driven in low-visibility conditions before, wow. I can’t say it’s ever been as bad as it was today.

This? Is the school parking lot. They started pulling schoolchildren off the school buses and kept them at school because it wasn’t safe to send the buses out … on the streets. It was bad.

This was our visibility on the way home. I drove 20 miles per hour.

The kids helped watch for the house, which we never saw.

We could barely see the mailbox.

But, hey. There’s the sun. Whee.

Posted by Becky @ 5:56 pm  

6 Responses to “Weather: Blizzard No. 1 of 2011”

  1. ~the south dakota cowgirl~ Says:

    We’ve had a couple blizzards so far this year- one on new year’s eve was so bad we couldn’t even go our 1/4 mile down the hill to the party!

  2. Chris Says:

    I had to review your “About” page to remember where you live. Good heavens! That’s some storm. I have to assume your husband made it home safely and that you all spent a *cozy* weekend in the house. I grew up in Indiana in the 70s and have memories of Midwestern blizzards like this. Happy New Year. :)

  3. Becky Says:

    Oh, Ms. Cowgirl, haven’t we all had enough of winter? ;)

  4. Becky Says:

    Yes, Chris, he made it home safely … thanks for asking. ;) Happy New Year!

  5. Marie Says:

    When I saw your headline, I thought you were saying this was blizzard number 1 of two thousand eleven MORE blizzards to come. That would be something, wouldn’t it!

    We’re expecting night 2 of a “hard freeze” (30 degree lows, brrr!) but it’s still warmer here! Come on down! If you can find us through the snow.

  6. Becky Says:

    Yes … eep! That would be scary. ;)

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