My first white Christmas

We had a blizzard yesterday in Oklahoma City. This was the view out my back door at sunrise this morning:

Backyard at sunrise, after a blizzard the day before

Over 14 inches of snow fell in one day yesterday, December 24, 2009. This was two and a half inches above the record for the amount of snow in one day. The record was set way back in 1914. (Pesky “Global Warming”!)

I posted a video taken yesterday when the blizzard first started. This video was taken a few hours later, when it was worse:

Oklahoma City Blizzard – Christmas Eve 2009

I was very surprised when I saw the view below: Somehow, the snow not only blew sideways, but also got under my screenroom roof through the screens on the back patio. We built the screenroom last spring. It is outside our siding glass doors to the patio.

In this picture, you can see my futon, covered with snow. In the background, you can see that my pond is frozen solid.

Snow in the screened in patio

Being a long time California Girl until 13 years ago, I am totally oblivious about the topic of “snow”.

Sadly, the snow is making it very difficult for many people who were travelling yesterday. There was a weather advisory for people to stay home and off the roads. The airport and the freeways were closed. People who were travelling were stranded and were staying in shelters last night.

As I said, this is a record snowfall. It is too bad it happened on a day when so many people were travelling.


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