We are in another winter storm watch right now. Awaiting the next big storm to hit us. It has begun to snow again. The temperature is 20 degrees, with wind beginning to kick up from the North East, 15 mph. Anytime we get NE winds in the winter, they are colder than normal.
For weather information we rely on NOAA. We have found it to be accurate. They are saying winds up to 75 mph out west from us, with 15 inches of snow. NOAA is stressing to not be on the road out west, as there will be blizzard conditions. With the weight of the snow on the tree branches, freezing temperatures, and high winds, they expect the power to go out, and trees to come down across the road. They also say this storm is going to be like one we experienced back in 2003. Power was out for over a week out west. The people who live out in that area are normally prepared. It's a rural area.
We are to get another six inches of snow through the night, here. The storm will pass by Sunday mid-morning, but the cold temperatures will continue. We are becoming accustom to this weather...I can't believe I am writing that! [grin] We are getting used to the 15 degrees at night, and 20 degrees during the day is pleasant. Even though, we still carry water to the livestock, twice a day, and feeding takes twice as long, I will be sad to see it gone. It has been a challenging past week. We made it through it, and are ready for the next challenging round with nature.