posted on Dec, 8 2006 @ 07:01 PM
It has been a long time since I can remember a snowfall as big as this one!
It began yesterday. Snowsqualls from lake effect winds from the East were supposed to give the London Ontario area some "snow flurries". Well, let
me tell you that snow flurries was NOT what hit London Ontario Canada last night.
Arctic air masses passing over the relatively warm waters of Lake Huron dumped as much as 48 inches of snow on this SouthWestern Ontario city. We are
talking FOUR FEET OF SNOW! Can you even imagine that much snow in one day?
Needless to say, the snowfall literally paralyzed this city of nearly 400,000 people. Yet, towns surrounding London didn't even get a trace of snow
on the ground -- they got the "flurries".
Cars are buried and the side streets are impassable. I even saw two large city snow plows trying to extricate a third. The snow plow was stuck!
City schools, the University of Western Ontario and, well, just about everything else in London have been closed until Monday.
Do you have any memories of "snow days" in your past?