Erie, PA – Digging Out From #Snowmageddon
Erie, PA got smacked with a record-breaking total of 65.1 inches of snow from Christmas Eve to Wednesday afternoon.The average snowfall for the entire season is 102 plus inches- they got nearly that amount just for the month of December. The snow finally stopped on Thursday, but more is forecast for the weekend.
Updated Snowfall for Erie:
Christmas Day: 34 inches.
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 26.5 inches.
Wednesday, Dec. 27, through 1 p.m., 2.6 inches.
Storm total (7 p.m. Christmas Eve – 1 p.m. today), 65.1 inches
Total for month, 102.1 inches.
Total for season, 102.6 inches. #ErieSnow #ErieLive
— Matthew Rink (@ETNrink) December 27, 2017
The folks didn’t seem to whine, or threaten to move to Florida. They made jokes, and pitched in to help each other. Some treated the snowfall with laughter, diving into the frosty piles, laughing when the little dogs were buried up to their eyeballs while trying to do their business. One man used the snow as an excuse to get out his 60 inch snow blower.
The National Guard that lives in the area also pitched in to help dig the city out from under Mother Nature’s “treasury of snow.”
According to brg.com,
“As you might expect, the weather has put life on Erie on hold for many of its residents. Mail service was halted for two full days — it’s expected to resume today — but even if mail carriers head out on their routes, actually delivering to buried mailboxes and front porches is proving troublesome. The city is asking residents to attempt to clear a path to their mailboxes if possible. Residents who need help shoveling are encouraged to contact the local United Way for assistance, and Erie police are asking people to avoid using 9-1-1 for snow removal requests.”
Of course, winter isn’t over yet, so check out this forecast:
— jan rodems (@RodemsJan) December 28, 2017
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) December 28, 2017
Our Erie Branch is open!
4727 Pittsburgh Avenue
*See more pictures on Winkle’s Facebook page: https://t.co/afMpBNqiyA#WinkleElectric #Erie #EriePa #Eriesnow #ErieSnowmageddon #ErieLive @ErieTrends @ERIDTN pic.twitter.com/gjcCAddzmd
— Winkle Electric Co. (@ecosolutionsdiv) December 28, 2017
— OssMeteoGeoRaffaelli (@Ossmeteobargone) December 28, 2017
— Azteca America (@AztecaAmerica) December 28, 2017
— Miz Smith (@Misrey) December 27, 2017
— kb. (@kirbybourbon) December 27, 2017
— Samantha ♡ (@shouck5) December 27, 2017
— Michelle Marie (@bcuzofellen) December 27, 2017
— Melissa Robison (@Melissa97026126) December 26, 2017
Now human snowflakes in Erie, PA. Check out “Uncle John.”
— Josh W. (@BLOJW) December 26, 2017
The sense of humor:
— Mike Gallagher (@mikegallagher24) December 26, 2017
— Jorge (@bronxfanatic) December 28, 2017