Sunday, December 20, 2009

Blizzard of 2009 ... Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

The picket fence and gate were almost covered with more than 2 feet of snow on December 18-19, 2009. (Photo by SWAC Daughter.)

SWAC Husband cleared 2 feet of snow off the deck Saturday afternoon as the snow continued to fall, adding another 3-4" which made the snow totals in western Augusta County 28" with 3- to 4-foot snow drifts.

Knee-deep snow....

SWAC Daughter shoveled a pathway to the driveway.

Dreaming of snowboarding at Massanutten....

As this photo was taken, heavy snow continued to fall.
Photo by SWAC Daughter.

Photo by SWAC Daughter.

Snow drifted against fence in the back yard.

From the dining room table ... the view was a skier's delight.

Snow piled against door to deck.

The yard is a winter wonderland.

Heavy snow continued to fall as 25-30 mph wind gusts caused 3- to 4-foot snow drifts.

Check out fellow Augusta County bloggers for more Valley snow photos:

- Yankee Phil
- Bob K. at The Journey
- Fishersville Mike
- David at the Augusta Conservative
- StrictlyVA
Many, possibly most, churches have canceled services today, the last Sunday before Christmas ... the Staunton Mall will reopen after being closed Saturday ... check NBC 29 and WHSV TV-3 for the latest closings.

All local schools are out for the Christmas break ... Friday was their last day. There will be fun, fun, fun with the biggest snowfall in over a decade and, if the cold temps stick around, the Shenandoah Valley will have a White Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
19 December 2009

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