Blizzard of '03

Blizzard: A severe weather condition characterized by low temperatures, winds 35 mph or greater, and sufficient falling and/or blowing snow in the air to frequently reduce visibility to 1/4 mile or less for a duration of at least 3 hours. A severe blizzard is characterized by temperatures near or below 10F, winds exceeding 45 mph, and visibility reduced by snow to near zero.

Over March 17-19, we received about 4 feet of snow. The last "big" storm in 1997 (in October, the month before we moved here) was about 2 feet of snow. Until this month, a typical snowfall was at most 8 inches.

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View from the front door
Ethan playing outside
Our driveway after two hours of rearranging the snow
The house viewed from the street - there are 4' junipers hidden under the snow around the cottonwood tree in the right foreground
Back deck with almost 4' of snow piled up
Ethan and Rachel on the path - Rachel is kneeling, snow is up to Ethan's hip
Front walk, snow up to the top of the deck

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