The Mouse House
The pictures on this page are of the record-breaking 18.5" snowfall we had in the Ohio River Valley February 4-5, 1998!
I took the first 9 photos on the morning of the 4th, when there were only a few inches of snow on the ground so far. We ended up getting a total of 11.8" of snow by the time the 4th was over. * CLICK ON EACH PICTURE TO SEE IT FULL-SIZE! *
On the 5th the parking lot had been plowed. Some people were trying to dig their cars out. The schools and many businesses, however, were closed. There was a layer of ice under the snow. We thought the snow had finished, but it had only taken a rest! It began snowing in earnest again around noon. When it was over, sometime during the middle evening or so, we had gotten 18.5" of snow! I took the following photos in the early afternoon of the 5th.
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Although this snowfall was the heaviest single snowfall we have ever had, it didn't look like as much snow as on the following pages, due to periods of sleet and freezing rain, which compacted it. Also, the ground wasn't as cold at the start of the snowfall as it had been for the snowfalls on the next two pages.
All photographs copyright 1978-2008 by Joanna Phillips | Background by BeckyJ | Snowflake bar by MadCow |All other graphics by CountryMouse