Why does it seem that the weather forecasts today are so often far from the mark? Perhaps they rely far too much on computer predictions. The forecast this AM predicted a trace to 2" of snow. There was already 3" on the ground and when I went out to the car it must have been coming down at an inch or two per hour. I wiped off the passenger side of the windshield then headed over to the driver's side. By the time I'd finished with that there was already a quarter-inch on the passenger side that I had just completed.
They've never been good at getting the amounts of snow right. Around here they always give a range. Say 8 to 12 inches. some times we get more then they predict and most of the time we get less. Usually a lot less.
I'm just happy that they tend to be able to give us a good idea of just what will be falling out or the sky and in what order.
I'm glad I left the wipers up. This storm started with 40 degrees F and rain and then rapidly dropped into the teens and single digits. After getting all the snow off the windshield, I had to scrape the crusty ice off and run the defrost for 15 minutes before thinking about driving. We made a grocery run around the block and that's it for today.
To be honest SLG, that's nothing. I am getting pretty bored with having to shovel snow around the farm. It's been weeks now, and one snowstorm follows the other, the mountains I piled up are meters high, and I am getting to the stage I don't know where to put the bloody stuff!
Btw I am at least shoveling with a tractor.