Sunday, January 14, 2018

Looking Back to 1997

Looking through old photos can be a fascinating pastime, but as  blogger, it can result in blogs going back in time.I recently looked back to old photos taken years ago.I may have shared some of these but I also have newer friends who may not have seen them.
Let me set the stage for this post.During the winter of 1996-97,the forecasters were saying that with the amounts of snow we had, there would be no flooding in southern Manitoba that spring.Well,those words were spoken too soon.On April 4,1997,with Crocuses already blooming and the grass coming back to life, we started getting some snow.It snowed all night and then then more the next day.Now all this loose snow and then the winds picked up.We quickly were in ,what has been called the snowstorm of the century. During this storm we got about 20 inches of snow, combined with strong winds. For a few days we were not going anywhere.The following pictures, were taken once the streets had been partially opened.


This is our yard, after the storm. Note the layer of snow on the roof.


Looking south of my house along the street.Cars that had been left on the street were almost buried.


This is from my house looking west along the street.


I said the streets were partially opened, this is what I mean.One lane traffic only.


Residential areas were battling high banks of snow.


It was amazing to drive around and see the huge snow banks everywhere. All this snow melted, and that happened rather quickly, seeing it was already April.This quickly led to the flood of the century in some areas of Manitoba and even North Dakota.


It is fun to look back at these images, but I am OK if we don't get another storm like that any time soon. 

Closing Thought:
 The God who created the universe (and the snow) is the God who loves you.

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20 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a LOT of snow! I have always liked the rare snows that we get and always like to get out and 'play' in it, but as I get more and more "mature", I like it less ans less. It's still so pretty when it's falling. We got a light dusting here in the South today and more forecast for TUESDAY.

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  2. Wow!Though beautiful, it makes me rather claustrophobic just looking at these pictures! Now I want to run out and buy bread and milk.

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  3. I think I remember that. Those snowdrifts are amazing. Diane

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  4. i always enjoy looking at old pictures, i could spend all day doing it. those are amazing qualities of snow!!

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  5. Amazing images. The sbow really piled up back then. Wondeful to take a look back. Your images were always stunning.

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  6. This is just a little too much snow for me, although I did enjoy the photos.

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  7. looking back our life is precious. What a huge thick snow surrounded everywhere!

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  8. Looking back always fun.

    We never have that worry here in Tampa. Go figger

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  9. Wooooo----- That is truly a REAL snowstorm.... Yipes... Reminded me of our little trip to the top of Rocky Mountain National Park several years ago. They had tons of snow on top --but had cleared the road up there.... The snow back were huge --maybe 50 feet high... AND the visitor center up there was totally UNDER the snow... I had never seen that much snow before ANYWHERE....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. Oh, my, what a mess that must have been. Reminds me of the blizzard of 78 here....I don't remember how much snow fell...but it was sure a mess. I love seeing your old photos...if I had time I would go back through your blog, but seems like I do well to visit the few blogs I visit on a daily basis.

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  11. wow and wow again on all that snow.... especially the one lane ROAD, not in my book HA HA.... i like looking back with you. Keep the archives coming

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    1. ...hard to believe that was 20 some years ago

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  13. That's what they call a "storm of historical proportions," and your photos provide great documentation of it. Looking back at the images, you can appreciate the beauty. But the beauty probably wasn't foremost in your minds at the time. ;)

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  14. Ruth, Phew, what a pile of snow and what a mess! I remember getting that much here a couple of times! It sure caused problems! So far we are doing pretty good this year. Only a couple of snowfalls and then the freezing rain. It's up to 10 degrees C, this afternoon. Rain on the forecast for the rest of the week!

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  15. any time you Canadians wish to share that snow with us in Virginia please do. i am wishing for some snow, i know some folks might not agree, but i am so wishing for a bunch. they are calling for it tonight, we will see??! i gotta ask ... was it you who said they have never seen a lighthouse or was a covered bridge? i feel it was you, but i don't recall which feature it was? i remember being shocked or surprised by the comment? i just assume they were every where. now i forget. have a great week. stay warm & cozy. ( ;

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  16. That was quite a storm, I could not imagine how to deal with that volume of snow, but to look at the pics, it is beautiful! Glad it was a storm in the past and not dealing with today.

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  17. Hello Ruth! This is an absolutely fascinating post! Wow, I had no idea you might get that much snow. I think of Morden as being on the Prairie and to see so much snow built up on the streets and around your home is just amazing! Those photos are wonderful and those mountains of snow … just seems incredible. I am curious … You mentioned that the flowers were already blooming when the storm arrived. Were they OK once all the snow had melted? One more thing about this post … Ruth, you are just amazing with your headers! You are an inspiration! This January header is great! I hope your 2018 is getting off to a fine start. Thank you for sharing your blog and for your kind comments on mine. John

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    1. John,as I recall the flowers looked little weary but bounced back quickly.It really wasn't all that cold, just huge amounts of snow everywhere.

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