Who knows the significance of March 6 and 7th? Well, I'm sure there are a lot of reasons the days are special, but one very noteable snowstorm took place on these days in 2011.
I especially remember this storm... Picture it- It's 2am, and my alarm goes off to get to work (I was working mornings at the time). I head outside into the snow, that is falling sideways and heavily. Luckily, I had underground parking that day, phew! No digging out! (or so I thought!)
I start the car and venture out into the storm.
As I attempt to blast it out of the parking garage, I am, instead, hoisted into the snow, and got lodged in a foot and a half of powder. No good. Time to really lay on the gas! '
No such luck! I couldn't budge the car! The snow was so deep it has literally lifted my car off the ground and I was not going anywhere fast. So I called for help (thanks, Steve!) and began digging and digging and digging while the snow continued to fall heavily. I'm waving down any snowplow that passes on nearby Rt 7 to help me out! Thankfully, one generous soul, and an independent plow truck driver was kind enough to clear me a path...just enough to get the car some traction. After the scariest drive into work at 3am ever, I made it (kind of...at least to the bottom of the hill) and told my tale on the morning news. Trust me, A LOT of stories came in that day!
The storm would turn out to be the 3rd largest snowstorm on record in the Burlington area with 25.8". Elsewhere, snow totals of one and a half to two feet were common, with some locally near three feet! Take a look at the reanalysis of snow totals (courtesy of the NWS in Burlington) in the top left image.
I also saved a few images from that storm from YOU- our amazing viewers! Thanks for sharing and letting us all relive this storm in pictures!