|Afternoon of 08 February 2013|
|Dobro pozhalovatʹ v Sibirʹ!|
(Greetings from Siberia!)
I did say that this is the "start" of the blizzard. Yup, the weather guessers say it's going to get worse. You see, the winds are just starting to pick up and according to Wikipedia (конечно):
A blizzard is a severe snowstorm characterized by strong sustained winds of at least 56 km/h (35 mph) and low temperatures lasting for a prolonged period of time — typically three hours or more. A severe blizzard has winds over 72 km/h (45 mph), near zero visibility, and temperatures of −12 °C (10 °F) or lower. Technically, the difference between a blizzard and a snowstorm is not the amount of snow but the strength of the wind.
Just one more photo to give you an idea of the how the snow is falling:
Yessir, it's snowin' like a sumbitch out there!
Updates will follow. I hope...
Oh yeah, the Missus' flight out? Cancelled. She doesn't leave until Tuesday, the grandchildren are not amused!