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Snowpocalypse

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Wednesday and Thursday, February 20 & 21, 2013 is one for the record books in Wichita, Ks.   We experienced the second heaviest snowfall from a single storm on record.  The only one larger was in 1962.  At least 14″ has fallen officially, which is a very big deal for Kansas.   This one even beats the one in March 1970.  That one was in the 13″ plus category, and I had the unfortunate experience of being on a boy scout camping trip for that one.  (Forecasting was much less accurate then!)

Rather than try to drive somewhere for photography this time, I just walked around the house – this was my favorite.   It doesn’t really show the magnitude of the snowfall, but it was the most attractive.   I hope in the days to come we might get some interesting light and perhaps I can get  some more interesting images.   Although Kansas really got hammered with snow, and all the problems it causes, in the long run this will be beneficial because the farmers are really needing the moisture.

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One response

  1. This is a photo I can really relate to. I’m aware of the problems snow can cause, especially a lot of snow in a shot time. But if we can appreciate the beauty left behind as you have then it sort of takes some of the edge off. I love to photograph after a heavy snow but it is common in this part of the country, I imagine in Kansas you might approach this with a combination of dread and thrills. There is a quiet beauty in this.

    February 22, 2013 at 9:39 am

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