Lots of Snow in Milwaukee

Leading up to Christmas Ma Nature has heaped the snow on here. After a few nominal snows in the 3 to 4 inch range we got 14 inches last Friday with more on Saturday and another 5 inches today with more coming. At this rate, with 8 days left in December we are on track to have our snowiest December ever! I like it. A lot of folks have been complaining but snow days, and the ensuing few days after, give us all a very good excuse to slow it down a bit.

Whitefish Bay Snow Day

Whitefish Bay Snow Day

As far as playing in the snow Garrett only lasted about 10 minutes. I assume he will grow to love it as most kids do. Sydney was another story. While I spent about 6 hours out in the snow on Friday mostly moving it from one place where it was a hinderance to another where it wasn’t, clearing off cars, getting doors unstuck and such, Syd was building a couple of nice snow forts. Between clearing off the sidewalks and the plows clearing the street there is about 4 feet of snow on the parkway between the sidewalk and the road. Perfect for digging out forts.

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General Sydney

General Sydney

Sydney also gave her snowshoes a try but it looks like she is ready for the next size. While the snow was very soft and powdery it looked like she was sinking more than we thought she should be.

Saturday greeted us with -8 degree temps and -35d wind chills so outside activity was curtailed and a plan to go sledding was put on hold. It looks like the snow will be here for a while so hopefully we can get out and sled.

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