Tuesday, February 1, 2011

~ The Blzzard of 2011 ~

Many of the area is blanketed in snow, with heavy winds. For the first time that anyone can remember the City of Kansas City has declared a City Wide Emergency not to exceed 3 days, in order for the city to be able to maintain the safety of it's residence. Visibility is measured in yards not miles at this time of the afternoon.
I took this picture this morning at 10:00 A.M.
This was taken at 4:00 P.M.

White out conditions are very present in our front yard.
Drifting is very evident.

Heavier snow once again.
No, I'm not being mean to Murphy, I had to let him out of the garage to be able to do his business.
You can see the height of the drift on the front porch.
Definitely ready to head back to the garage.

I-70 Eastbound and Noland Road was shut down for awhile with a 15 car pile up that had 2 tractor trailer rigs involved, that road is now open and moving slowly; I haven't heard if there were any injuries, I pray not. They are telling everyone to stay in unless you have an emergency that has to take you out. KCI is shut down, our small town is a ghost town with everyone inside. Signs are now going up : 1-70 between here and St. Louis has officially been closed in both directions. I pray you all are inside safe and sound. Until next time....
I apologize for not adding the picture link to link with Susan from A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. I think watching all the snow blow around taken my brain to mush. :-)
hugs ~lynne~


Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Hi Lynne,

Wow! That's a lot of snow in one day! I hope you are able to stay safely indoors.


Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Lynne, I have a daughter (and her new husband) who are in KC now so I've been hearing about your horrible storm. I also have another daughter in Chicago! We don't have it nearly as bad as you, but still snow, high winds, bitter temps and black ice. Such a winter we are having, huh?
Stay inside, safe and warm. I really enjoyed seeing your pictures. Snow is beautiful, although scary, right?


Bonnie said...

Hope you don't loose power and it is over soon.

Thinking of all of you. Is this the most snow you've ever had?

Kathy Walker said...

Oh my goodness...I cannot believe that storm. Brrr...

janet said...

your pictures are lovely, however i know all too well storms like this are not easy. We are waiting for it to hit, suppose to be sometime tonight and wednesday. I love your furbaby, is he/she a sheltie or collie, he/she reminds me of our koby which a sheltie. I think it was you I was telling about these white candle holders I bought, I have them on my blog on the floating shelf my husband put up, however i still need to do something nice with them, everything on this shelf was things I had around the house, so I look forward to hitting the stores to pull this shelf together. Keep safe and warm through the storm.

janet said...

P.S. I love the pears with your white dishes in your cabinet, that splash of color is perfect. Im looking for something in a green apple color to go with my new candle sticks, you have inspired me.

Karen said...

Lynne, this is amazing from a girl in MS that rarely gets much of anything! I was saying "OH, MY WORD!" Did you hear me all the way up in MO? Just hope you've got plenty of supplies, soup, coffee and the other necessities. I'll be thinking and praying for you tonight. ~ Karen

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

as long as you have power....I think its gorgeous and am a little envious

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow ! That is way to much snow for me.
We were fortunate, as we did not get the snow this time. I left the house around 3 this afternoon and it was 55, and approx. an hour later it was 38. Tomorrow will not get above freezing. :( Bring on Spring.
Stay warm!

Leslie said...

Remember to bend your knees when you're shoveling that amount of snow and take plenty of breaks in between. Being here in NJ I am a professional snow shoveler now so I know all the tricks! Be safe!
Your newest follower
Tranquil Acres of Alexandria

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Scary stuff!

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting those amazng photos! Stay warm...

Heidi said...

Wow, that's a lot of snow! You take care, stay warm and dry and safe!
Thinking of you from here in sunny CA.
Heidi - Heart and Home

Light and Voices said...

Be safe. Curl up with a good book or watch TV. Boy, that is a lot of snow. Blizzard is expected tonight and tomorrow in the mid-west.
Joyce M

lvroftiques said...

Yikes Lynne! That a lot of snow! Definitely a good time to catch up with reading and blogging..Or maybe painting a room or something? Stay warm and cozy cuddling with that sweet Murphy! Vanna

Kat said...

This really is a wicked storm. I have friends in Chicago and they said they've never seen anything like it - they city is basically shut down. They had thunder and lightening during the snowstorm! Stay safe and stay warm. We did not get any snow but it is wickedly cold out. Curl up by the fire and read a good book! Kat

Dolores said...

Your pictures are amazing....the snow is amazing. I can't imagine having so much snow. Our weatherman is predicting light snow on Thursday night, since we seldom see snow, everyone is so excited and hopeful, but I sure don't a lot.

PAT said...

Hi Lynne
Loved seeing these pictures!

Troy made the St Louis News on a few channels. They didn't get as much there as they kept telling us they would, so they sent there guys up here where they could report on snow!LOL

I have just published a post with some pictures I took this morning, of our snow. Our neighbor came by and cleaned the driveway this morning. We have no plans for getting out.

The lake had a foot and a half with 2 or 3 foot drifts, from what we hear. Docks my be in peril. Guess we will not be going to the lake this weekend.;-)

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Brrrr! Lynne, that made me sooo cold. Your photos are beautiful, but I know everyone will get cabin fever soon. Thank goodness, we didn't get it this time. It's cold here, and the winds have been blowing hard, but it hasn't blown in the snow yet. Bundle up and stay warm! laurie