Photographer's Note

Christmas Blizzard 2010

This weekend, along the U. S. East coast, a huge two-day wind-driven snow storm closed the airports, interrupted train and highway travel and transformed the landscape into a world of white. Even though the storm was anticipated to arrive before Christmas, it arrived just in time to make travel difficult for travelers returning home after the holiday. Blizzard warnings were in effect from the Carolinas to New England causing states to declare snow emergencies.

In Philadelphia, where more than 12 inches of snow fell, the National Football League postponed the Eagles-Vikings game. NFL officials reported the last time heavy snow changed a schedule was in 1932, when a league championship game between the Chicago Bears and the Portsmouth Spartans was moved indoors.

The Washington, D. C. area, which had a series of heavy snowfalls last winter, was spared this time. The weather service predicted 6 to 10 inches, but only one-half inch was recorded at Ronald Reagan airport.

My photo was taken earlier this year during one of our lighter snowfalls, but this is a typical scene for much of the East coast now only with much more snow--up to 30 plus inches in the Northern states.

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