Saturday, January 20, 2007

Fifth Weekend in a Row

Take three guesses. The first two guesses don't count!
It began snowing late last night. The forcasts first said that it would start yesterday by noon on the I-40 corridor. Then they said by 2 PM. I checked just before lighting Shabbat candles and they said it would begin by dark. But it began with a freezing fog late last night.
This morning we woke up to about 1" of new snow. The sun was vainly trying to peek out, but the clouds were lowering again over Sandia Peak as you can see in the picture above.

One person was delighted! When we returned from walking the dogs, N. was out on the driveway, checking out the speed of his new Snow "Boogie". He didn't even wait to have breakfast.

Here is N. ready to begin his run!

He is really loving this winter--which is the first real winter he has known. He was born at the beginning of the drought. Although we had a few snowstorms in the years following, there has nothing like this winter.

And he is really happy now that he has proper snow boots and a sled.

Here he comes!

Here is N. halfway down the driveway.

He is flashing a peace sign with both hands and steering with his knees.

I am sure there must be something educational about this.

Anyway, he is certainly having a lot of fun!

He really loves the speed! And the snow flying in his face.

Look out below!

Here is the big finish!

Look at this happy kid on the the snow.

He said: "Mom, we have a six inch base and one inch of powder."

I said: "You've been listening to the ski reports on KKOB."

He said: "Sponsored by Wolf Creek."

I think he could possibly have a career in radio.

Here is what it looks like now. This is the view from my dining room window.

We were advised that the wind would shift in the late morning and that the second system would move in. The wind shifted. The second system has moved in.

It has been snowing steadily since about noon.
I think we are going to have a lot more powder when this is through.

We have now had a major storm every week since December 15. This is really unprecedented for us. As I have said, we tend to measure precipitation in tenths of inches, not feet!

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