The Sledgehammer – Version 2.0

March 7, 2009

Spring Forward, Snow’s Back

Filed under: Redmond, weather — Tags: — Brian Lutz @ 7:29 pm

For the most part, since the great big weather mess we had back in December and early January, the weather has actually been fairly reasonable most of the time.  This evening, we got a reminder that Winter isn’t quite over yet here.  Me, my Dad and my brother Jared have been spending a good portion of the day messing around with some of those micro RC helicopters and micro RC planes, and since the living room at my parents’ house wasn’t providing enough space to fly the things in without maiming someone (more on that later), we went up to the church for a while to try flying them in the gym instead.   The weather has been dropping small little petulant chunks of snow to a small degree for much of the day, but just as we were getting away from the church, it began dumping.  By the time we got back to my parents’ house, here’s what the stuff looked like:

Fortunately, my car was just barely able to make it up the street thanks to a couple of areas shielded by trees and the fact that the accumulation hadn’t quite covered everything yet. The rest of the drive home was a bit dicey, and I saw a big truck do what I would presume to be a couple of unintentional donuts in the middle of an intersection over by the 7-eleven in downtown Redmond.  Fortunately, I made it home OK, and upon reaching home here’s what I found at my place:

I’d say that the total accumulation here is around a half inch or so, but all of it fell within the space of about fifteen minutes (and I think there might have been some hail mixed in at the top of the hill too, it was a pretty intense storm.)

If this had happened on a weekday evening, it would have made one serious mess out of things, but thankfully this is on a Saturday evening, and there weren’t a lot of people on the road.  The forecast is saying there could be chances for more snow over the course of the next couple of days, as well as some cold overnight lows to keep it hanging around for a while.  I don’t really care much either way as long as none of the neighbors decide to build obscene snow sculptures this time around…

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