Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Winter Storm Warning

We still have no cheery daffodils or any other bright colors announcing the arrival of Spring. Last night, we had almost another foot of snow. The storm seemed to come out of nowhere after a bright and sunny day. It should make for pretty nice x-country skiing this afternoon. My phone has been beeping all morning from emergency alerts sent out by our police department warning folks about multi-vehicle accidents all over the area. I guess people forget that snow is slippery or something like that. On the drive in this morning, the lanes were barely visible even with all of the commuter traffic and visibility poor. Especially with snow being blown around by other traffic.

These pictures are just from the area outside of my building. When I came into the parking lot this morning, I was greeted with the sight of multiple vehicles pulling out stuck cars and trucks as they were trying to pull into parking spaces. Quite a mess.

I think that even a Ural would have difficulty with snow days like today.

16 comments:

SonjaM said...

Even a Ural would have difficulties? I am sure that Dom would prove you the contrary withe his new acquired Valencia(or would at least try to...).

Unknown said...

Richard:

Sonja beat me to it. I think you mean all other Urals, except Dom's. He's like the USPS, nothing can stop him, sleet ,rain, ice nor snow, nothing . . . he will make it through

sorry for your storm, must be the same one we had but obviously we only got a skiff of snow but below freezing for a few days. Perfect Dom weather for Uraling

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

RichardM said...

I don't know. The roads don't get plowed right away and it was deeper than the mufflers. Maybe the locked drive wheels will make a difference. Supposedly, there is another 8" coming tonight.

Trobairitz said...

Wow, you guys are getting hit with snow. Make the skiff we woke up to seem like Bahama weather.

Sure hope it melts for you soon or you'll be x-country skiing to work.

RichardM said...

Lot's of snow but not as much as some other parts of the state. In Anchorage, there were several buildings that collapsed from the snow load. We aren't anywhere near that point.

Maybe time to finally get out the snow blower though I may need to steal gas from the bike...

redlegsrides said...

It's so nice to see the faith people have in my abilities to traverse snow....and yes, I would have tried. :)

We're expecting snow as well for tomorrow, but only one inch of accumulation is predicted.....it'll be a good snow christening for Valencia.

Do you have a snowmobile to enjoy all that snow?

dom

Redleg's Rides

Colorado Motorcycle Travel Examiner

RichardM said...

Nope, just x-country skis.

VStar Lady said...

Just when you think you've seen the last of it (or maybe in Alaska you never really believe it's over until it's on its way back). Our (ON) little blast of snow from March first should be melting quickly as the temps of -20 C of yesterday will be followed with a chaser of +12 C tomorrow. Way to mix it up - eh?

Bluekat said...

That is the kind of day you curl up with a good book in front of the fire. (Not that my boss would agree!)

RichardM said...

By May, it rarely snows though I have been out climbing in the mountains and got stuck in blizzards in the middle of July. Our riding season begins about the beginning of May. We got quite a bit more snow overnight and now the driveway needs to be cleared again.

BeemerGirl said...

I don't know. With all of those alerts pinging around, I might have considered the cross country skies to work and just avoid all those vehicles all together.

It's disheartening that people accustomed to the snow and ice, have been dealing with it for months, are still having a issue with it just becuase it is the end of the season. :)

Be safe.

RichardM said...

Most of the alerts were from the roads around the army base. There've been a lot of folks coming back from the middle east in recent months so maybe they haven't had an opportunity to get used to the really slick roads we've been having.

Leslie S. said...

man I really hope Spring comes soon for you guys...parts of Alaska really got slammed this winter...according to records Fairbanks was below average last time I checked...is that true?

RichardM said...

Yep, below average but this last storm dumped a couple of feet in places. Time for Spring to come!

Dar said...

Richard you are such a hearty soul! Do you ever think of moving to warmer climes? If I could import sunny warm days, I would send them to you! I agree I think a Ural would struggle too, but then again, you never know until you try.

RichardM said...

Occasionally I think about moving to a warmer climate but after visiting some crowded cities and dealing with traffic, I remember why I moved out of southern California. Before I started riding, I never even considered moving out of the state.