Friday, February 01, 2008

Last Night

I cleared a path out the back for the dog before dinner last night, and within the hour, it was filled with snow from the roof. So I ended up escorting her out the front when she needed to go out. Remember me saying that the snow from the roof slides a foot or so before it drops off? Well, I'm sure my mouth was gaping open when I saw how far out this batch had slid. I'm guessing that is between three and four feet. How does it do that?

This picture was to show the overhang, but it also shows my nicely shoveled exit off the front of the porch.

A few hours later, there was a disconcerting rumble (actually, I'd been listening to them all evening). Here's what it looked like when I peeked out.

Chunks continued to fall off this front portion all day today. Here is a particularly big piece.


Anonymous said...

If it makes you feel any better, its supposed to sprinkle here on Sunday. I'll probably have to wear long pants to church.


Exuberant Color said...

All I can say is WOW that is a lot of snow. I don't think I have ever seen it slide off a roof before. We haven't had that quantity in a long time though. I guess you can be glad it slide off instead of crashing through the roof.