Saturday

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

We were warned days ahead about the blizzard that headed to Maryland on Friday.  We scurried around at the last minute to stock our refrigerator shelves!  The warm weather on Friday bought us a few extra hours as it prevented the snow from sticking to the road.  On Friday evening the snow began to stick.  Even as I took this picture on Friday night, it was hard to believe that we could get up to 36" inches.  We have not had a storm like this in years.


This is what it looked like when I went to sleep on Friday night (pictured to the left) and this is what it looked like when I woke up on Saturday morning (pictured to the right).  It continued to snow throughout the day until we topped off at just over 2 feet of snow.  The kids had a great time playing in the snow as my husband and I shoveled our driveway.

We were tuned in to the news for endless hours as we awaited the storm the night before.  Our local Fox 5 DC new channel caught our attention when they began broadcasting live streams of video from viewers in the DC Metro area.  This was made possible through a FREE program offered by Ustream.tv.  I logged on in the morning, created a FREE account and put the camera on my husband as he shoveled away!  Once you have setup a show in a few clicks, you are given a URL to share with your friends and family.  I sent my URL to Fox 5 and received a call from them in less than a minute.  Within about 5 minutes they were broadcasting my live video feed as I spoke with them on air over the phone.  I still have my camera and live feed setup, but it is 10:30pm and there is not much going on in front of my house!  If you want to tune in, visit my live  feed at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/2010-blizzard-with-savingqueen-com-in-maryland.  If you have a webcam, I encourage you to try it out.  There was a wedding being streamed live earlier today.  Now, we are watching as the space shuttle prepares for take off at 4:30am EST on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/spacevidcast Pin It now!

5 comments:

melissa said...

Can't believe I missed it. We're in Falling Waters, WV about 10 minutes from Hagerstown, MD and have been watching channnel 7 and channel 9 news all day yesterday and today. We switched to Fox 5 this morning a little bit but they didn't have any viewer feeds. So sorry I missed it. Have fun plowing out. We got a little over 28 inches here and they are calling for a few more Tuesday night.

Mikki said...

We've been keeping in touch with all our family in MD too throughout this storm. Are you going to be able to get out of MD before the next one hits!

Here in FL things are little warmer and no snow on the ground. LOL!!

Enjoy the coziness of it all. I'm actually missing snow for the first time in 5 years!

~Shelley~ said...

That is so neat about Ustream!! We're in Perry Hall...I think we got about 27 inches!!! And now they are calling for more on Tuesday!!

Stay warm :)
~Shelley

Real Life Sarah said...

Wow, that's a lot of snow! We have about 2 feet, and more keeps coming! I hope you guys stay warm and safe!

Maria@SavingQueen said...

We were hoping to get a break from the cold weather while in Florida this week, but the cold weather followed us down there! We were actually wearing gloves every evening in Florida!

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