Before moving to the southeast corner of our state, Mr. Squash and I lived north of Seattle in Everett. Whenever we would get a big snowstorm, it was called a "Snow Event", most likely because since around the 1970's it's been rare to see any snow in the winter - let alone a big snowstorm!
One morning over there we woke up to a huge amount of snow on the ground. Schools and businesses closed and even the county government which was quite near to where we lived let people go home early. The local TV news superseded any regular TV programming, and they would position reporters on street corners all over the area! We affectionately called them "Parka People". One evening while having dinner we were watching the news only to see one of the Parka People on the corner right outside our front door! Now that was a hoot!
As many of you have heard, the entire state had quite a Snow Event yesterday and the day before! Here is what our front yard looked like yesterday morning. We got a lot less than the greater Seattle area, which is not to say more fell overnight here. It's not over yet! It's been kind of fun to watch Northwest Cable News today as they have had our old news station on all day and most of the same Parka People are still standing on street corners!
Here is the view in the backyard looking over to the neighbors. The snow fell heavy, wet and fast and by afternoon the temps went from 35 to 25 in a very short time and stayed there!
I fear for delicate new plantings like my little willow tree. I probably should go out and knock that snow off the tree.
We keep checking out the window, but alas, no Parka People in our neighborhood! I guess folks around here just don't consider this unusual! As you can see, my car hasn't left the driveway yet. We tooled around town yesterday in Mr. Squash's wonderful Jeep with the big tires. It comes in quite handy for this kind of weather!