Out near the foot of our driveway — Central Maryland (January 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2
Parking lot full of drifts with crunchy bits in them (cars) — Central Maryland (January 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2
Below is a time-lapse video of the blizzard from Purcellville, Virginia — some 16 miles due west of us.
That is beyond amazing……and terrifying.
I had a lot of concerns going into the storm — power outages, burst pipes, no heat, etc. But everything held up beautifully and we came through without issue!
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That time lapse is unbelievable, Mitch!! You’re right – I wasn’t disappointed 😄
I know — especially the end! 😀
Ha, ha….. the measurement at the end of the driveway is likely askew, by what the snowplows can pile additionally along the street’s sides. Wait…. or IS IT?!!!! Nevertheless, that’s an astonishing accumulation.
The McCormick Observatory in Charlottesville keeps weather records. Though not announced official yet, I heard measurements (where I am) are this is the 2nd largest snowfall recorded at 27″.
I don’t think we have anyplace in the yard where the measurement isn’t askew, as we have winds howl through during every storm. I use near the bottom of the driveway because that’s where it’s deepest before the plows come through. 🙂
Holy crap that is a lot of snow! Good luck shoveling or snow blowing out of it!
Already done; my neighbor came back late last night and finished it after the storm blew out. 🙂
That is a serious amount of snow. The time-lapse film is incredible. Thanks for sharing.
No problem — glad you liked it!
Zowie…that time lapse is pretty amazing.
That time photo lapse was soon impressive.
Do you think we could use the video?
Go right ahead — it’s a freebie on YouTube!
The whole family loved that video!
I bet they did!
holy wow they will crush the cars when trying to plow!
I expect so…
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Thanks for the link!
Crazy deep. And a whole bunch of it has already melted during the past two days.
I could enjoy all your snow, knowing we got through unscathed, and our family members are OK in NJ and NY.
We were able to enjoy it as well, specifically because the power remained on the entire time.
Mitch, this is incredible!!
Did I ever tell you that my husband grew up in Purcellville??
Looks like you guys had a very special weekend. 🙂
Really? He must have been agog at that video; we certainly were… 😀
Yikes…I’m Canadian and that seems like a lot of snow, even for this old fart. Last year we had 5′ in one dump…this year next to nothing. Hope it continues.
Hope you’re able to dig out alright. ~ Dave
Yep, we came out fine — all thanks to our neighbor and his snow blower!
Well I’ve enjoyed everyone’s comments as much as the post!! Drifts with crunchy bits lol 😉 Yes that timelapse is fantastic!!
Lot of truth to that description of the drifts; many times the big plows can’t see what they’re plowing through and take off half the side of a car. When we were driving yesterday, we were seeing entire wheels (tire, plus rim, plus part of an axle) tossed up on the snow banks. Don’t know how they got there…
Oh god!! You’d be a bit upset if you found your car in that state! It’s not like everyone has off-street parking though. We’re getting all the rain following on from the storm front that hit you so there may be a few more floating cars on British roads by the end of tomorrow 😦 I have to go into London to one of my hospitals tomorrow and I’m dreading how wet and miserable it’s going to be. London’s not much fun when it rains 😦
If I were living in a dense urban area, I’d be upset. But out here where we live, getting a car damaged by a plow is due to carelessness on the driver’s part, because there was ample warning beforehand.
Thanks for the time lapse snowfall. You could tell the wind was playing havoc with the heavy snowfall. Hope you are able to dig out of this before the next one comes along.
We were fine, due to our wonderful neighbor. In fact, our driveway was completely free of snow and dry by noon yesterday.
Oh my goodness! That is the best video I have seen of the snow! Amazing 🙂
Same here. Crazy amount of snow at the end.
Oh my God! I haven’t seen snowing like that. In here, I mean in Istanbul it has been snowing like a powder sugar on a cake 🙂 Have a nice and safety day, Love, nia
It was a bunch!
That video is so much fun to watch…but maybe not so much fun to live thru I guess? Stay safe and warm!!
It was fun to live through it! We had power the entire time, so no worries!
Hey Mitch – That’s one storm, ya a biggie, but up here on the North Shore of Massachusetts we got four of them last year one right after the other. Glad you guys came through it ok. Some great shots after the big dump. Love that video. The end where the drift starts to form is crazy.
Oh, yeah — we’re not trying to steal your thunder at all; this is just a whole lot more snow than people down here know what to deal with.
We usually get a dusting or — maybe, just maybe — an inch or two of accumulation. But 34-inches? Yeesh!
By the way, Cindy and I were astounded to read of some of your snow banks lasting through June of last year. Amazing!
Pretty amazing ! I think you folks getting that much in a short time is like us getting two in a row over a few days since you never get that much. On another note I use a Sony Nex 7 with my Leica glass like you do with the 5N. I use a Novoflex adapter, are you using the Voightlander close focus adapter. It seems some of you flower shots are closer than normal.
You have sharp eyes. 😉
I do use the Voigtländer close focus adapter, but I also pair it with one or more of the Leitz OUFRO (16469) rings. Each ring (I have three of them) adds 10mm of length, so I can get huge magnifications with just a 50mm lens.
That’s pretty cool I’ll have to look into that
It works great and is much lighter and cheaper than using a dedicated macro lens. The only down side is that it requires the use of a fast lens.
Wow that time lapse is amazing to watch…a monster amount of snow indeed😆💕❄️
More than we normally get, that’s for certain! 😀
What a great time lapse. You must have been amazed when you woke up in the morning. And even after watching that video I still miss snow!
Yep. Not as rude a shock as the blizzard of 1979, but still pretty surprised.
Wow that’s amazing! There was a deck there somewhere wasn’t there? 😀
By the time the snow melts away, it’ll be grilling season. 🙂