Show: Blizzard 2011

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by s0nus, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    So there's a huge storm right now across the Eastern half of the US, and I thought I'd document it for you in real time. Got the urge to play around and snap from some of the windows around the house.

    I'm sure there's more of you out there that are getting hit by it! Do share!

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  2. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 29, 2010
    Australia
    good luck with the cold weather! hope you keep warm and well away from it!
     
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    We've been getting pounded with snow this winter, but this particular storm, which is killing the midwest, is just giving us a good dose of ice and freezing rain. Making the huge icicles we've had for weeks that much bigger.

    -Ray

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  4. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    It's Snowing (and Icing); it must be Tuesday or Wednesday in the North East

    This time it was sleet and ice in NJ. E-PL1 with kit zoom.

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  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Wow ... while the storms make for interesting images ... I do feel for you guys/gals suffering through this winter. Good Luck to you.

    Gary
     
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  6. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    Ouch, I'll take a foot of snow over all that ice any day. The Midwest magic 8 ball was shaken in Minnesota, and we got bitter cold for a week. I guess not too bad!
     
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  7. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

    424
    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    @Ray: Great shots! I especially like the second one. The first one is cool too - it almost looks like an image on an old school CRT due to the screen.
    @Penfan: I love the second one as well. Nice curve to the twig intersecting those huge icicles. Nice!

    Here are some more from the post-storm digging out project. Over 20 inches fell, with some snow drifts being 7 feet deep or more. All shots are with my EPL-1 and 20mm Panny:

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  8. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Thanks

    Thanks, Sonus. Nice photos as well---you guys got a lot of snow for sure (looks like what happened to us the day after Christmas). I always find it ironic to see firemen shoveling away snow and ice!
     
  9. Zeamays

    Zeamays Mu-43 Rookie

    12
    Jan 6, 2011
    Northern Illinois
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    My wife, shoveling through the 2-3 foot drifts in our driveway. Don't worry, I helped. :)
     
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  10. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    :-D

    Here's mine doing the same. :p

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  11. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    I was surprised to hear that two feet was a record of some sort in Chicago and the rest of the upper midwest? I thought you guys got nailed with snow all the time? Two feet is a lot, but we had three storms of 18 inches or more last year (that was a BIG year for sure) but we've had several dumps that big in the 20 years or so we've live in the Philly area. And I thought you guys got a lot more snow that we did? Maybe it snows more often but the big dumps are rare?

    In any case, good luck digging out!

    -Ray
     
  12. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Home Office 6:00 AM

    Here's my home office tis morning at 6:00 -


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  13. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

    424
    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    Here's some Chicago historical snowfall data quoted from National Weather Service

    This most recent storm netted about 20 inches across Chicago, so it's 3rd after the '67 and '99 storms.

    Yes, Chicago has a reputation for nasty winter weather, but in reality we only get about 1 good winter storm a year, and they're only significant (over 10 inches) every couple years. We get frequent dustings of 1 to 4 inches, however. I'm not a meteorologist, but I can say that while our Summers are humid, our winters are very dry. We also don't experience any Lake Effect Snow, being on the West Coast of Lake Michigan. I go up to the UP of Michigan to ski, which in some areas gets well over 200 inches a year due to the moisture provided by both Lake Superior and Michigan.

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  14. Mustangjoey

    Mustangjoey Mu-43 Rookie

    15
    Jan 22, 2011
    Here's some in Rockford, IL. We got nailed pretty good. This is what it looked like halfway through the shoveling... I've shoveled more this past week than I ever want to again. Tried getting close to the mailbox but I hadn't shoveled quite enough yet.
     

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