Don’t get too comfortable – Return of the Snow!

That tricky sunshine.  We get 4 days of it and start thinking we won’t have to get the shovels out again til next winter.  It’s silly, really.  It’s only January, and February & March are our snowiest months here in Cordova.  So we should have known better.  But you can always dream… until you see this.  Here’s a snapshot of the weather report from weather.com today:

Yep, think there might be a tad more snow in our future!

Eight of the next 10 days call for snow, with one day of rain in there just to mix it up.  I’m especially looking forward to next Saturday when we’re supposed to get SNOW at 35 degree temps!  That’s like margarita snow.

Last night we got a foot of light, fluffy snow.  Yes, waking up to 12 new inches of snow used to be a shock to me.  Now, I just sigh, put on my Otter skin topped Xtratuf boots and tromp through the tunnels of white.

Fur-topped Xtratufs made by Cordova’s own Gloria Cunningham!

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Cordova Snowpocalypse 2012

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My dog loves snow.  She rolls in it, eats it, buries herself, and chases snowballs until she can’t walk.  To her, when it snows, it’s like the whole world is covered in one big edible toy.  But for the rest of us, snow is only fun until… well… until it’s not.  Here in Cordova, we’ve had a lot of snow lately.  Over 15 feet, according to NOAA.  We all heard about it… heck, most of us have been breaking our back for the last week shoveling it out of our driveways, sidewalks, doorways, lives.

I’ve been skiing the heck out of some skiing here at Mt. Eyak, but there comes a point when enough snow is enough.  Generally that point comes somewhere in the same region as 3 avalanches and some roof collapses.  Thus far, Copper River Seafoods, Orca Adventure Lodge, and at least 6 residences have experienced cave-ins and it hasn’t stopped yet!  We even made the newspapers, Anchorage news channel, and (most importantly) cable TV!

Thanks, Kevin Kimber and Rochelle Van Den Broek for helping out those poor LA folks that will never know the blessing of a Cordova winter.  I just tweeted a few pictures, and all the sudden I’m getting asked for an interview as well!  Man, if we’re not careful, we’re going to start feeling like movie stars here.  Wait, no that will never happen unless there is a reunion episode of Northern Exposure coming up that I don’t know about.

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