Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Seriously?

OK. I live in Alaska. There's snow in Alaska. Duh. I get it. We have snow.

OK we can be done with snow now thank you. We have enough. You can take it ALL to the ski slopes and dessert!

house
Front door. Living room window (part of it).

We have been ravaged by storm after storm. This morning my kids, husband and I went to school driving about 6 MPH because even with ZERO visibility, they still had school. Only they didn't.

Even after I called to confirm, they canceled school. So now my kids are stuck at my office waiting the storm out. Again.

snow on window
*This is my SECOND story window. Covered in snow...because the drift goes that high. And my house is on stilts.

Mother Nature must really have the Flu.

Here is the extended forcast for the past of days through the next few days:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
435 AM AKST WED FEB 23 2011

AKZ209-240000-
/X.CON.PAFG.WS.W.0024.000000T0000Z-110224T0600Z/
BALDWIN PENINSULA AND SELAWIK VALLEY-
INCLUDING...KOTZEBUE...SELAWIK...NOORVIK
435 AM AKST WED FEB 23 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM AKST THIS
EVENING...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM AKST THIS
EVENING.

SOUTHEAST WINDS 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH AND NEW FALLING
SNOW WILL PRODUCE VERY LOW VISIBILITIES.

ADDITIONALLY...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE SNOW COULD MIX
WITH RAIN AT TIMES LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER HAZARDS
ARE EXPECTED. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITY VERY
HAZARDOUS.
snow at house
The car is not quite at ground level... It's still up a couple of feet. (2.5 story house in the background...on stilts)

My husband is tired of shoveling. I'm tired of walking down a snow path out my front door. My kids are playing on the roof, because well, the snow is so high you just walk right up past the roof and play!

grage
Regulation height basketball rim, bent due to heavy snow...

The ONLY good thing about snow days is that I can sew. And I've been doing just that. Sewing up a storm.

girl baby mukluks
Girly mukluks for a newborn.

quilt
Scrap quilt for a baby shower.

girly mukluks
6-12 mo. size mukluks for my Niece.

lunchbox
Lunchbox for Kaisa.

bag
Purse for ME!

9 comments:

Robin said...

And I thought we had lots of snow! Yay for sewing time!!

judysquiltsandthings said...

Ok, let me torture you, it is 67 degrees, fair, and the wind is blowing at a pretty steady clip but this is Kansas.

I'd go crazy with all that snow and lack of sunshine! I don't think sewing would save me!

basebell6 said...

ok now THOSE are some sweet pics!! the only snow i've ever seen like that, i saw in JUNE in alaska. it was a very similar pic; the rental truck we had in the middle of the road and the snow on either side of the road was higher than the truck. i'm thinking at least july or august for all that snow of yours to melt!! is the house on stilts because of the water being so close and large waves?? [i googled mapped kotzebue! so while we are talking about it, how many miles of roads are there up there that you can drive on? doesnt appear to be that many]

Anonymous said...

If you're still snowed in and not in the mood to sew, and because you're a Angry Birds fan, maybe you could make this cake. Look here: http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2011/02/21/bake-your-own-playable-angry-birds-cake/

(This isn't an ad. I am a long-time reader of your blog.)

cindy shake said...

Your blog post was in the Anchorage Daily News this morning!! I'm crying Uncle as well -even down here in balmy South Central Anchorage I'm ready for some warmth!

Bethany said...

Hoooollllllyyyyy crap! I don't even know what to say about that snow! I've never seen anything like it, or even close!

Anonymous said...

Well, I live the San Francisco area and we are getting our first snow in 35 years.

I think they are closing the roads...

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

I love the purse!

Chatty Crone said...

I visited your beautiful state two years ago last summer - no snow, but much beauty, sandie