We had some decent weather yesterday and paid for it today. A little snowfall turned into six inches of white wonderfulness overnight and through most of the morning. Having not much better to do, I shoveled a bunch of it off my sidewalks and the area behind the garage leading to the alley. It went pretty well and I managed to get done before noon, one of the first in the neighborhood. It's getting kind of deep out there, although I hear that western Michigan is getting biblical snowfall totals. To be fair, the closest the ten plagues of Egypt got to snowfall was the plague of hail (the seventh).
The streets of St Paul look like this, or did this early afternoon. The snow emergency plowing starts at 9 pm and thereafter the streets will look as well plowed as the alleys have since about noon. The big city residents deal with the snow drop by driving on the streets and packing them down so that we're guaranteed snow packed streets until the first big thaw.
I understand that Atlanta came to a halt yesterday when hit with 3 inches of snow. People spent the night in their cars because they couldn't get home. They should come to St Paul for some storm driver training.
I walked down the street rather than taking sidewalks on my way to Grand Avenue. The sidewalks were not yet shoveled or snow blown so the best walking paths were those shared with motorized vehicles. I managed to get in my exercise for the day and then some before the early afternoon passed. I'm still slated to play some tennis tonight.
January has nearly been endured.