Tonight we are dealing with the second blizzard in the past 6 days. Blizzard #1 began last Friday evening with thundersleet and freezing rain, which gave us a nice coating of ice. The snow began in earnest on Saturday evening and with the high winds the conditions were pretty dicey outside. Many people here in North Iowa lost their power. Now, almost a week later as some folks are still waiting for their electricity to be restored- a second round of freezing rain and HEAVY snow is falling. The forecast is for another 12-15 inches by tomorrow afternoon, with considerable blowing and drifting of snow.
We are praying for those who are still in the dark. Our good friends Shannon and Jodi Clark are among those waiting. You can read their story on their blog at clarkproverbs.blogspot.com
The kids are enjoying the opportunity to get out and play in the white stuff. Thankfully the temps haven't been too bad, hovering just below freezing. The pics above show what we've been dealing with. As dad works the snowblower, the kiddos are having a blast playing.