Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pics Of February 2013 Snowstorm!

The weathermen had been predicting this storm for a week ahead of time.  We were all so used to them missing the mark for Western Oklahoma that I don't think anybody really took the warnings seriously until almost too late.  People started stocking up on groceries the day before, and we brought our generator up to the garage, just in case, so glad we did! Thought we would wake up to snowcover Monday morning, but had had 2 inches of rain during the night, but no snow, so I thought, well, here we go again.  Was super thankful for the rain, but just wanted also to see some of that pretty white stuff they had been talking about for a week.  Well, as the day went on we started to see some sleet, then some flakes, and they just kept getting bigger & bigger.  It wasn't long before we were in a whiteout situation.  I may have mentioned that Bob works for MAGB a senior service transportation company.  He had 2 people he needed to take to Enid that morning for dialysis.  Since it wasn't snowing when he got up (4:40 A.M.) he decided that it would be okay to go and ahead and go.  I didn't get up until 7 and was really surprised when I got up and found that he had gone ahead and gone.  I quickly turned the weather on, and they were now calling for even more snow than before, and it was moving into Major County.  I was getting very concerned that Bob wouldn't get back to Fairview before it moved in.  I called him and told him what the weathermen were saying, and he  just said "it will be alright".  Anyway, it started snowing big flakes between 10:30 and 11a.m., and Bob made it home shortly after 11 just beating the white out situation.  We lost power around 8:30 that evening and were really thankful that we had the generator ready in the garage.  We were just out of power 2 nights, but many people in Western Oklahoma were and still are out of power nearly a week later.  We are all deeply thankful for the people who have worked so hard to get the power back on, and the city workers and others who graded streets and parking lots.  So many people went out of their way to help others.  What a blessed community we live in!!  Below are a few pics of the snowstorm that the weathermen hit right on the nose this time!

Just Getting Started!

 Picking Up speed!

White Out!
Brave Neighbor Out In The Thick Of It!

Piling Up!

Evenings Here, Still Snowing!
Well, We Wanted It, And We Got It!

Beauty In The Morning!
Love The Sun Shining On The Snow & Bushes!

Snow Frosting

Son, Scott, working to make a path in our drive, so we can get out!

No relaxing on the patio for awhile!
Got to keep this little cutie the next day so, mama and daddy could take big brothers sledding at the park. 
Some scenes west on highway 60.

Snow piled high around this old tractor.

Love this blue pond in the canyon!
Snow covered Gloss Mountains in the distance.

On The Way To Feed Some Hungry Cattle!
Working Hard To Restore Power!

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