Blizzard of January 05

Blizzard of January 05

Blizzard of January 05 - 3There’s lots of talk about this being a top 5 blizzard in Boston history. I can believe it. It’s hard to tell how much snow has fallen because the wind is blowing so hard, it’s creating 6-foot and higher snow drifts, but the TV forecasters are saying up to 30 inches in the immediate Danvers area. I believe it.

I just had to dig out my car which was buried up the roof on one side. Here are some pictures in the Bettnet Photo Gallery. I’ll be posting some more pictures later as well.

Of course, being hardy New Englanders, we weren’t going to simply let a blizzard limit our enjyment of the day. After shoveling off the back deck, we pulled out the grill and I cooked up a steak. It went well with a spicy Italian broccoli rabe side dish and some nice hot chocolate made from scratch.

Now, to top off the weird weather, the sun is out but the snow is still falling and the wind is blowing so hard that despite the light, you can’t see where you’re going.

Now, I’m hoping that the streets will be clear enough later for me to drive to my sister’s house to watch the Patriots beat the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. Go Pats!

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli