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Sunday, February 12, 2006

more scary weather

Did I say it was only snowing a little? Well, it was, but it continued doing so ALL DAY, so there was still about 8 inches of snow for me to clear from the driveway and front walk. This picture isn't here, it's a bit east of here, in Lower Bavaria. Yep, some bad craziness, and it gets badder the further east you go. Y'all might remember that ice rink roof collapse in Bad Reichenhall last month that killed 15 people? There was another one, worse, at an exhibition hall in Katowice, Poland. A grocery store roof in Töging caved in a couple days ago, and a school in Austria had to be evacuated on Wednesday. No one was hurt in the latter two, fortunately, but other places have been less fortunate. The snow is too wet and heavy this year; and usually we have periodic warmups that melt some (or all) of it off, but this year it's just been accumulating; and snow that sticks usually starts in January, but this year it started mid-November. All that means that roofs meant to take the normal burden of a subalpine winter are just not up to this.

Oh dear.


KimberlyDi said...

You can send some snow my way if you want. We've had the worst drought this year here in Texas. I can't even imagine snow.

Thanks for your remarks on my blog.

Are you ever coming back to the States?

vicki said...

that's a drag- so much snow still to melt away. We got lulled into thinking Spring because it was so unusually warm but now we've snow on the ground again. Yeh- are you ever coming back to the states? Although I like having overseas visitors. Oh- that reminds me. I'm going back to see if you've got your son started yet and how that's going.

vicki again said...

Okay- read the last post that references losing the pen-case. Does he realize he is a bit disorganized? Not that many boys his age aren't. I'll watch for up dates. Did you get the boots?