The snow started late last night (around 12am) and it hasn’t stopped since. After a series of disappointing storms where we received next to no snow it feels great to finally get a big storm! I almost forgot what the ground looked like covered in snow. Although its been a pretty dull snow season in the Poconos just a few hours south in Philadelphia with this most recent storm they officially have had their snowiest season on record.
Between the snow and the wind it was not a good day to be out and traveling – out West a bit near Pittsburg there was a 50 car pile up which prompted PA Governor Ed Rendell to shut down many Interstates. Needless to say if you didn’t HAVE to be out today then you definitely should not have been. Schools were closed, businesses were closed so everyone I talked to was home from work and enjoying the day off.
The snow is expected to end around midnight tonight, although looking out the window now it already appears to have tapered off. The Poconos are pretty good with plowing – at least on the main roads, so tomorrow it will be back to business as usual. I hope everyone enjoyed their day off and if you’re looking to come visit the Poconos this weekend to hit the slopes it is bound to be great weather!
There are about 10-11 inches of snow so far so my dog Rocket (a beagle / jack russel mix) does a little bunny hop through the snow every time he runs out to the bathroom. This is him leaping back onto the patio out of a snow pile. He is so low to the ground that if he tried to walk through the snow his belly would be hitting the snow constantly, I’ll try to get his bunny hop on video sometime, it’s pretty amusing but for now a picture will suffice: