With 1 to 2-feet of snow projected for parts of the area this weekend (January 19 – 20, 2019), chances are good that there are going to be lots of event cancellations. If you have plans to attend anything this weekend, check with the organizer, venue, etc before heading out.
If we do get as much snow as the forecasts are projecting, be safe and stay off the roads unless you absolutely must go out.
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The surprise blizzard that came through Columbia County on Sunday knocked out power for thousands of residents (myself included) After three days without electricity, the lights finally came back on yesterday evening. Now that I have power and internet back, I can appreciate the beauty of the following pictures.
I’ve heard from several life-long residents of Columbia County who have said that they can’t remember a winter with more snow than what we have had this year. It looks like those memories serve them well because the CW15 reported this morning that the combined snow for January and February was the most on record with 64.5 inches in the Albany area. For those of us in the higher elevations that number is likely to be significantly higher.
We aren’t out of this snowy mess yet with more snow arriving today. At least we can safely say we are closer to the end of snow season than we are the beginning (I hope).
The CW15 weather guy said that today and tomorrow’s snow storms could be the biggest we have had yet this winter. Yikes! I love the snow, its one of the things I love most about living in Columbia County. But after spending several muscle-aching hours removing snow and ice from my roof, even I’m getting sick of seeing it fall.
At least there is a little relief in knowing that we only have three more months of snow-season up here in the mountains. Actually, that’s doesn’t sound too relieving.