Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard in Milwaukee on Feb.1, 2011 (photo, video).

Last night was a lot of fun! Probably for the first time in many years, we had an attribute of the real winter. A blizzard with lots of snow (18 inches) and gusty winds (64 miles per hour) was echoing in chimneys with moans and growls all night, and, exhausted by morning, left a cemetery-like white peacefulness behind.



 This is the view of my balcony. Lots of shoveling awaits me. Or, I can just let it be and wait until it melts naturally... Yep, a slacker I am! :)










Here's another evidence of the storm's aftermath (shot by my friend, Vitaliy Havrylyuk):









 One more photo - contributed by Alexei Ovchinnikov.






I'd like to also show you videos of the last night's blizzard in Milwaukee (courtesy of the courageous Vitaliy Havrylyuk).

Video 1:



Video 2:



The governor of Wisconsin has declared a state of emergency. Today, the majority of streets and roads are blocked and empty; nothing and nobody works in Milwaukee (except for snow plowers and an emergency staff). Guess what! There's so much snow, they've called the National Guard to help clean... Literally, it was the day the world stood still!

Harsh conditions for work and travel - perfect for a snow fight! Let's go outside! :)


8 comments:

  1. Please update it with my picture too :)

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  2. nu i pogodka tam u vas v WI!!! :))) u nas takogo netu, hotia severnee i namnogo!!!

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  3. No problem, Alexei, I've just added your photo. Thanks for your contribution.

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  4. Да, уж! Погода - то, что надо. Настоящая зима зато. Душа радуется... Надоела слякоть. :)))

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  5. A eshe y nas bili grom i molnija... eto vo vremja sneznogo shtorma...

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  6. Эда КондратьеваFebruary 3, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Саша! Как в Глазове раньше.

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  7. Да, Диана - и гром, и молния, и тысяча чертей :)))

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  8. Это верно, Эда Антоновна. Я не сильно удивился, т.к. в Глазове ещё похлеще было почти каждый год.

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