Here are some pics I snapped a few minutes ago....
This snow is piled up a foot or two deep on the deck, right up to the patio doors.
The winds are whipping around the motorhome where the ground underneath is almost swept bare,
but the drifts are building in the driveway and front yard.
They are about 3-4 feet deep by all guess. I ain't going out there to measure them!!!!
The plow just went through on the road in the background,
but with this wind the drifts in the yard will just keep getting bigger and bigger
Good thing it's Sunday and we don't have to wade through these banks to get to the mailbox???
I don't think Ducky Dog is too thrilled about going out in the storm either....
We still have power yet, though lots of folks around us are already out. I have run extra buckets of water to hold onto, just in case. If the power goes out, of course our well pump doesn't pump water out of the faucets. In a real pinch, we could fire up the generator in the motorhome and run a cord into the house.
But for now, we are fine. We have the catalytic heater here on the main floor that doesn't require any power to operate, just LP gas. (Steve moved it in from the motorhome for the winter to use in the house as supplementary heat) The big furnace downstairs needs power, but we don't really need it if the power goes out. We have the fireplace too, but with such gusting winds, we don't want anything blasting down the chimney and blowing sparks into the room.
Just heard on tv that the metrodome in the Minnapolis collapsed under the weight of the snow in this storm. Oh gosh! We sure hope nobody was hurt--- they had already cancelled the game because the opposing team could not even fly into Minneapolis airports.
We are gonna stay in, stay warm, and forget about going anywhere. The Packer game will be on tv, if the power stays on. Otherwise I suppose we could trudge out to the motorhome to watch the game and fire up the generator to watch it out there!!! From your Diehard Packer Fans in a Wisconsin Blizzard-----