However, starting on Tuesday January 19th, 2016 we all started to pay more attention. As #Jonas was making his way closer to us, their weather forecasts were becoming more accurate and as each day passed, those predicted snow totals went up. Sigh. A big old 2016 blizzard was heading our way.
Friday afternoon around 3:00 PM we started to see the snow flurries here in the Harrisburg and Hershey area. As the evening went along, the snow picked up. It was breezy overnight but not what I would call windy. Overall, it was a peaceful night and by the time we got up in the morning, we had about 6-7" of snow.
Along with the winds...came the snow drifts! I would say that it was shortly after lunchtime on Saturday that those winds really started to kick in! At one point in the day, we couldn't open our front or back doors due to all of the snow drifts and we couldn't see our car or mailboxes outside either. The snowdrifts had completely buried them!
I'm thankful that Jonas and the 2016Blizzard are done and hopefully we don't see anymore winter storms like this one for a long time! I've included a few original blizzard photos for you to enjoy in this blog post. Goodbye Jonas!