When Winter Storm DRACO assaulted Cedar Rapids, Kurt and I were far away in Charlotte, NC. We were experiencing balmy days in the 60's. Poor Kam was stuck at home, sick with the flu and Strep. SNOWED IN. It was his first experience with a ThunderSnow. There was still plenty of the aftereffects left when we finally pulled back into Iowa on December 23. I was glad I MISSED it in it's fury.
But yesterday, I was home to experience Winter Storm MAGNUS. Snow-Snow-Snow. When I awoke at 4:45 am, it was going strong. At 5:30, Kurt's IPhone dinged with an email that Cedar Valley Christian was closed for the day, so Kam and his buddy staying with us got to sleep in.
I am posting some photos here today... photo files for the E-journal records about Cedar Rapids. *for the record, Cedar Rapids reported only 6 inches of snow
about 6:30 am...gusty winds and snow.
around 7 am...the Iowa man wearing his Ol Faithful Michigan coat shoveling for all he is worth.
Kobe, early on...getting his ritual snow bath!
the Fire Pit...?? the Snow Pit?
Gideon becomes a puppy again in Snow. He frolics like a Snow Bunny!
around noon or so...still snowing pretty good. a look out the kitchen window.
Looks like a wintery snow-fog in the swirling flakes...
A South Carolina rescue CAN adapt to MidWest winters
Sweet Senior dawg...
Gideon will bury his entire face right down into a snow drift.
The slag truck dumping on our street after the City Plows had come through...RAH!
Icicles, some 2 feet long.
Oh...what's that??? ... you were wondering about Woobie????
He does NOT like the snow. He stays inside on my bed, warm and snug. :-)
Another entry here at LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT.
MAGNUS, you were beautiful. Now - Go Away!
Hugs to all popping in. Have a wonderful and safe day in this weird Winter weather. Come Spring!!!
today's Local weather update
*Plan on wind chills in the -10 to -20 range for most of the day and in the -20 to -30 range tonight into Friday morning. Friday morning's lows may very well be the coldest readings in a few years with temperatures around -10. Quick on the heels of the Arctic air is our next chance of snow, arriving Friday night. 1-2" is likely during that time period, with some flurries lingering into Saturday.