While weather forecasters are often wrong, or at best, close-but-no-cigar, the crowd of computer-model-watching geeks got it really right this time. They stated that the Blizzard of 2013 would break records, and up my way, it certainly did.
In Portland, half a dozen miles to my east, the old record for a single storm was 27 inches - the city got 31.9 inches as of Sunday morning. Gorham, six miles west, received 32.9 inches.
My dear wife Kathy holds a yardstick in our driveway, indicting 30 inches of snow.
In the back yard, the drifts were nearly five feet tall
This has never happened to me - the snow was too deep for my snowblower to move!
Sunset over the neighborhood - good bye blizzard - hello spring