Monday, December 28, 2009

The Christmas Blizzard of 2009

It sounded scary, but somehow Wichita ended up in the sweet spot of the storm.

To the South of us, inches of ice.
To the North of us, a foot of snow and high winds making drifts impossible to cross.
We got about 2 inches of snow here.
The sleet usually causes the power to be knocked out, but luckily, it stopped early.

What I hated about this storm were the winds. They sustained at 25-35mph with gusts going 45-55mph. I've been in big winds during storm season, but in the middle of winter, it plain sucks.

I went out hunting trash cans Thursday morning after the trashmen did their deed. Then chased a Christmas card nearly a block that blew out of my hand.

This is taken to the South (Where the wind is going . . . quickly).

I tried taking a couple of photos, but not being bundled up like the kid in "A Christmas Story"; I gave up snow photography.