Thursday, January 31, 2013

Winter Storm Magnus 2013

When Winter Storm DRACO assaulted Cedar Rapids, Kurt and I were far away in Charlotte, NC. We were experiencing balmy days in the 60's. Poor Kam was stuck at home, sick with the flu and Strep. SNOWED IN. It was his first experience with a ThunderSnow. There was still plenty of the aftereffects left when we finally pulled back into Iowa on December 23. I was glad I MISSED it in it's fury.

But yesterday, I was home to experience Winter Storm MAGNUS. Snow-Snow-Snow. When I awoke at 4:45 am, it was going strong. At 5:30, Kurt's IPhone dinged with an email that Cedar Valley Christian was closed for the day, so Kam and his buddy staying with us got to sleep in.

I am posting some photos here today... photo files for the E-journal records about Cedar Rapids. *for the record, Cedar Rapids reported only 6 inches of snow

about 6:30 am...gusty winds and snow.

around 7 am...the Iowa man wearing his Ol Faithful Michigan coat shoveling for all he is worth.

Kobe, early on...getting his ritual snow bath!

the Fire Pit...?? the Snow Pit?

Gideon becomes a puppy again in Snow. He frolics like a Snow Bunny!

around noon or so...still snowing pretty good. a look out the kitchen window.

Looks like a wintery snow-fog in the swirling flakes...

Kobe, Kobe...

A South Carolina rescue CAN adapt to MidWest winters

Sweet Senior dawg...

Gideon will bury his entire face right down into a snow drift.


The slag truck dumping on our street after the City Plows had come through...RAH!

Icicles, some 2 feet long.

Oh...what's that??? ... you were wondering about Woobie????

He does NOT like the snow. He stays inside on my bed, warm and snug. :-)

Another entry here at LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT.

MAGNUS, you were beautiful. Now - Go Away!

Hugs to all popping in. Have a wonderful and safe day in this weird Winter weather. Come Spring!!!

today's Local weather update

*Plan on wind chills in the -10 to -20 range for most of the day and in the -20 to -30 range tonight into Friday morning. Friday morning's lows may very well be the coldest readings in a few years with temperatures around -10. Quick on the heels of the Arctic air is our next chance of snow, arriving Friday night. 1-2" is likely during that time period, with some flurries lingering into Saturday.


Theresa said...

Oh what BEAUTIFUL pictures! I love the one with the tree flocked with snow! Hope you get just enough to enjoy and not too much to make you FREEZE:) Have a blessed day dear Julie, HUGS!

Sandy said...

Oh...sooo beautiful!!! They are saying we may actually get a little bit of snow tomorrow. I so hope they are right this time. Your fur babies are so sweet and pretty in the snow!

Joyce said...

Love the pictures of the doggies enjoying the snow!!! So cute! I would love a little more snow up here. We haven't had much to speak of at all. Getting kind of late for us to see any too. Oh well. I do appreciate it is almost 50 degrees out today!!! Fun to read your post! Take care! Love, me!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are SO going to appreciate Spring this year!!!
In Jesus, Paula

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I always love seeing photos of your fur babies! So adorable!
Pretty snow pictures. I'd rather have snow than the tornadoes we had yesterday.

Beth said...

Loved seeing your precious dogs! My little Josey is sleeping on the floor while I "work" here at the computer.
We have the same weather you do right now and I must say, winter is not for sissies! I am grateful that I'm not homeless and living in a tent in this weather. Grateful that our power did not go out as they predicted could happen. I have a lot to be thankful for. I am a blessed woman.

Tete said...

So sorry you got dumped on and those cold, bitter cold temps are just hard to take. But you have the most beautiful photos! Those dogs sure do like the snow. Bebe loves it, too. Got to get his hoodie back on. Wind chill by morning here will be -10. We are not as cold as you. Stay in and stay warm. Come on by, I have something fun going on.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Wobie on this one. nancy settel