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Snow madness in the Valley!

It’s winer-mixing here in the Valley. A fine mix of snow and rain is coating many roads and surfaces, leaving the first significant snowfall we’ve seen here.

We’ve previously just had a dusting, though that was bad enough, in my opinion.

Anyway, everyone’s celebrating and/or complaining, depending on their point of view.

Here’s some scenes from around the area this morning:

This isn’t from PA, but I couldn’t resist:

— RTV6 Indianapolis (@rtv6) November 26, 2013

Rain at the Daily Item office

Yesterday was rain-pocolypse here in the Valley.

Just in time for everyone to head home, rain just poured from the sky, making it almost impossible to avoid getting soaked when you ventured outside.

We’ve had quite a few thunderstorms lately, but I have to tell you, I sitll haven’t gotten sick of them.

I like the rain and the thunderstorms, as long as I don’t have to actually go outside.

And of course, as it began to pour, here at the Daily Item, since we are all essentially perpetual 13-year-olds, we were fascinated by looking out our window at the storm.

Here’s what we found:

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Here’s a look out our window – those fingers belong to the Daily Item’s own Francis Scarcella.

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Rain on Twitter

Last night and through this morning it stormed something fierce here in the Valley – and despite the sunshine currently outside our windows, it’s supposed to get rainy again this afternoon.

The entire nation has been under a severe weather alert for the last two days with a “Derecho” taking hold.

The best place to see everyone’s storm photos? Twitter, obviously.

Here’s some of the best from the East Coast, which is currently under the thumb of the storm.

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Rain, rain – some photos

Last night some terrible storms passed through the area – and the sky was really dark and stormy.

It made for some good photos of the sky churning just before the deluge of rain hit. I think the fact that it was already getting dark out mixed with the darkness of the storm really caused the sky to get a menacing, dark look to it.

Here’s the view from my house:

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imageAnd just in case you think I’m the only one crazy enough to do something like this – I’m not.

A lot of people reveled in the beauty of the sky, as evidenced by these photos:

Do you have pictures from last night? Send them to me!

Kudos to PennDOT

Too often I think we’re quick to criticize PennDOT for not plowing quick enough or leaving roads untidy.

But in terms of preparing for yesterday’s storm that wasn’t, PennDOT was all over it.

Photographer Rob Inglis and I traveled I80 yesterday and saw de-icer ready to go all down the highway:

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So kudos to them for being prepared, and thank God we didn’t see ant major storm activity.

Know someone who deserves a shout-out in the Valley? Let me know!

Snowy weekend

The Valley was hit by 3 to 5 inches on Saturday – and people were tweeting about it! Here’s some Twitter highlights and portraits of snow from around the region.

Snow progression

Here’s my attempt at some time lapse phtoography.

It shows the progression of the snow storm outside our office window on Market Street. I took photos beginning at 1 p.m. at about every half hour.

(Note: I had an early photo showing barely there snow, but accidentally deleted it – whoops!)

Anyway, enjoy - and send me your snow photos!

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