Good heavens, KELO forecast finally got to the right one after their snow prediction danced back and forth across South Dakota, and we got the rain and the snow actually predicted for south central South Dakota This stuff is heavy shoveling. Got to thank a neighbor for running his snowblower through the pile the city and another neighbor's snow that was into our driveway. I cleaned off cars and house front step about 3 times and it seemed like there was about 3 inches every time. Rain or melted snow on the bottom made mucky slush that froze rock hard this morning. By this afternoon, sunshine was loosening the ice. Some streets and highways are bare, others are still good tests for 4x4 vehicles.
I will stuff in a few photos with this soon. (Consider this as a benign placeholder that compares to SD Republican legislative abuse of hoghouse and Omnibus bill deception). Bright white with bright sun makes for interesting scenes. Looks really clean compared to watching folly and fumbling in the SD legislature. We are still in serious need of moisture here however. Below are a couple of snow photos ..finally...ironically most of the snow in these photos pretty much disappeared with 60 and 70 degree Fahrenheit weather yesterday and today (March 14, 2013).
Terrible times for news. CBS news seems to think that everybody is enthralled with the Catholic Pope selection process and the latest sports celebrity. SDPB is busy with fundraising "specials" and girls high school basketball thus blotting out most of their news and opinion shows. I guess the news hiatus left time for shoveling snow. How fortuitous.
*** Stay tuned, the weather will change, but will always be interesting (to some, perhaps) -- Doug Wiken.