We are clearing out from a record snowstorm in the Binghamton area of upstate New York - officially, 31.8 inches (80.7 cm) of snow dumped out just a few days before the beginning of spring.
Yesterday afternoon, gusty winds were blowing the snow my spouse and others labored so hard to plow back onto the streets and sidewalks. The Governor of New York came to our area, and National Guard troops were dispatched to help medical personnel get to work and to help with other issues so crews could start the cleanup.
Here are some highlights, for my readers who live in climates with little or no snow.
Near sunrise yesterday morning, it looked like a winter wonderland.
We got more snow yesterday than we got all of last year (which was a record year for least snowfall, strangely.) Another storm, and we may exceed our snowiest winter on record.
But we won't win the Golden Snowball award, alas (a yearly friendly competition between five cities for the most snowfall).
Let's hope this is winter's last hurrah. But it doesn't look like it.