But now that it's over I find myself disappointed; 4 inches of snow followed by maybe 1/2 inch of frozen rain. It was actually quite a let down. I was anticipating having to shovel myself out of the house. I was prepared to rake the snow off the deck cover again. I thought maybe I would have to fire up the generator to keep the house warm. I had expected to be able to put the snowshoes on and trek around the neighborhood. But only 4 inches; sigh.
I heard reports of others getting 7 inches, 13 inches, 19 inches or even more. But not me. I didn't even get enough to bother to shovel. Living along Puget Sound with the Olympic Mountains to the west makes for some very unpredictable and random precipitation patterns. Two miles away from me the snowfall was nearly twice what mine was. And next time it might be reversed. But somehow I feel like I was cheated. I wanted to see 2-3 feet of snow outside today. For this to have been the worst storm since 1985 it would have required more than 2 feet. But no; just 4 inches.
View from the front porch.
Looking out into the back yard from the deck.
And now come the heavy rains and floods!