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New Snow Record for Us

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Out near the foot of our driveway -- Central Maryland (January 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

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

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.

58 thoughts on “New Snow Record for Us

  1. thebluespade

    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″.

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. bullroarin

    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

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      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…

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    2. Sarah Longes - Mirador Design

      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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    3. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      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.

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  4. Gypsy Bev

    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.

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  5. niasunset

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a nice and safety day, Love, nia

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  6. krwilliamsonphoto

    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.

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      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!

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    2. krwilliamsonphoto

      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.

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    3. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      You have sharp eyes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I do use the Voigtlรคnder 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.

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