What happens when you have about a foot and a half of snow on the ground, get one warm day that dumps a whole lot of rain and then have the temperature drop to 12 degrees? I’ll tell you – you get a bunch of ice. You also get flowing rivers and slush/snow that’s transformed into something that can only be describes as “snice (snow/ice).”
Check out these pictures I just took from yesterday’s ordeal. The first one is the front yard, after it was plowed by a friendly neighbor. He stopped by with his pickup truck, just as Laura and I realized we were stuck in the driveway in her car. We had to make it to the vet before they closed and he volunteered to plow while we were gone. We drove my truck because it was the only thing that would make it out of the driveway. All that slush was too much for her car.
The pond filled up with at least a foot of water turned ice last night. I just took one step on the edge and fell through. Good thing I had my extra long rubber boots on because the ice is only about an inch thick.
The next few pictures are of the stream we have next to the house. Its level is pretty high and the water is making its way to areas outside the norm. It’s also flowing on top of a thick layer of ice and snow.