Tagged: Snow

Snow in October

Just a couple hours after the St Louis Cardinals won the World Series, snow began to fall in the Pittsburgh area.  In October.  October 29th.  This morning, Amy called out to me from downstairs, “Erik, look out the window!”

This is what I saw:

Amy and Olivia and I hopped in the car and went for a ride so Olivia could experience her first ever snow fall.

After driving around for about 30 minutes or so, we stopped and took Olivia outside:

She didn’t quite know what to make of it all.

When we got back home we checked out our back yard.  Here we are on our deck:

Altogether we probably got between 1″-2″ of snow.


The Blizzard of 2010

If you live anywhere in the Northeast, you’ve probably experienced some snow in the past few days. 

Here in Western Pennsylvania we got 21 inches.  The snow began to fall on Friday afternoon, and didn’t let up for 24 hours.  The meteorologists were way wrong.  They originally called for 4-8 inches for the Pittsburgh area.  Clearly, they botched that call.

Here’s how it piled up in my backyard, all 21 inches of it:
A look at my backyard. 
The only setback that I had with the storm was that the cable and internet went down for about a day.  Luckily the power never went out, so I was able to stay warm.

What’s the baseball connection to this entry?  Well, I am a teacher, and school has been canceled for Monday.  Guess when our make up day is?  That’s right – April 5th – also known as the Pirates home opener. 

There’s another storm brewing for Tuesday with 4-8 more inches of snow forecast.