The official report says that we received 14 inches of snow in our town. I’m sure I can’t figure out how they know that…some parts of our yard have drifts over 2 1/2 feet high, and other parts are almost swept clean from the wind!
The snow is still blowing quite a bit, and it’s very cold. The wind chill was below -30 when I got up this morning! That’s a lot of cold and snow for just about anywhere in the midwest, but almost unheard of for St. Louis! I think this is about the worst winter storm we’ve seen in the 12 1/2 years we’ve lived here…the only other storm that comes close, in terms of how much of the city shut down, is the big ice storm of 2006, the first year we lived in this house. That was a very different kind of winter storm, though!