Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Snow Blizzard 2009

The Christmas Snow Blizzard of 2009 that hit the Midwest spoiled many family gatherings. But, many people have expressed how it was nice just to stay home for the holiday with just their family while being snowed in. Most roads, highways, and interstates were all closed because of the ice and snow and then the awful wind gusts that caused many high drifts. In Norfolk during the Christmas Snow Blizzard of 2009, we received 19.1 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 40 mph. The kids and I did not leave the house from Tuesday afternoon, December 22nd, until Sunday morning, December 27th. It didn't even bother me to not leave the house. Keith left on Wednesday and Thursday to go to work, but then he didn't leave again until Sunday morning. Following are a few pictures of the blizzard.

Keith standing next to the small side garage door on Christmas morning.

On Saturday morning, this is what the girls saw when my garage door was lifted.
They thought this was so funny that the snow drift was so high.

Cara, Erica and Justin standing by the small side garage door on Saturday morning.

As you can see the wind really made a high snow drift on my side of the garage.

The front of our house.

A picture looking down the street to the south.

The Christmas Snow Blizzard 2009 was the final push Keith needed to get a new snow blower.
Keith has wanted a new snow blower for awhile, but he hadn't gone and bought one. After using his old snow blower for hours, he decided it was time for a new and bigger snow blower to cut down on his time blowing snow outside. He sold his old snow blower to a co-worker and bought a new one on Monday night. Yesterday when Keith got home from work he headed outside to get rid of the snow drift on the south side of the garage.
This Christmas will be remembered for years to come as the year everyone had to stay home for Christmas because of the snow blizzard.
Take care,


  1. Those pictures are just wild! We will remember this Christmas for a long time! I enjoyed the first 48 hours but the next 24 about put me over the edge. We were going batty so we headed to the bowling alley! Chef Daddy may be buying a snow blower after this winter!

  2. That is amazing! I love being home, so I probably be content to stay home. I bet you will always remember this Christmas.

  3. Wow! I thought our drifts were bad. Your pictures are amazing defiantely something we'll always remember.

    Have a great New Years Eve!

  4. Hubby got a new blower last year, I'm so glad it's his job and not mine!