Snow Predictions

Last night I looked at the snow predictions for Portland. 3 to 6 inches. I hoped we’d be on the 3 side of that prediction.

I woke up to my alarm at 5:30. Since I hadn’t heard the snow plow during my in-and-out of sleep over the past 1 1/2 hours I figured we might only have received a dusting of snow. So I got out of bed to peer out the window. No such luck! We had at LEAST 6 inches and it was still snowing.

So out the door we went to start shoveling. We started shoveling as we went out the door and worked out way down the driveway, which is about 2 car lengths long an just over one car width wide. Just as we reached the end of the driveway the snow plow came by to pile what was left to about 50% higher than it was. I hate when that happens but it’s MUCH worse when they come through when you have finished shoveling.

With the storm that continued for a good part of the day, accumulating to 13+ inches, my friend decided to bag the yoga debut for the evening with a goal to make it to a class next week. So my day turned into the complete rest day that it should have been.

Good thing too, because my body hurt from my shoulders to my knees from yesterday’s yoga. Not to mention that my back was a little tight and my last chiropractic visit was scheduled today. (Again, I’m not one to go the chiropractic route but he’s made all the difference in the world for me and my back – no more pain on the bike. He also worked some active release on my adductor muscles which tend to give me fits with some intense cramps during and after rides. Turns out I have some pretty massive adhesions built up in there so hopefully with the AR therapy and some stretching I’ll get them back to somewhat normal before some of the intense activities to come.)

But back to the snow…. and my wish of 3 inches of snow. Fat chance!

(That’s a lot of snow from one storm!)

(Note the height of the snow on the sides of the path. Most of the previous snow had melted so this is all from this storm.)

There is also more snow on the way for tomorrow night. How much is still to be predicted. I hope they predict this one a little more accurately.

My outside rides just came to a screeching halt. It means many hours on the trainer in the near future. Perhaps we’ll have a chance to break in the snow shoes this weekend!


2 responses to “Snow Predictions

  1. Yikes! That’s the way it looked in my neck of the woods just before Christmas. Now it’s finally gone…but I’m afraid last weekend’s weather was just a teaser…a feeble Jan thaw.

  2. snowshoes yes, trainer NO!

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