The fotos above and below provide persuasive evidence of why we winter in Merida, Yucatan. Our region up north (Buffalo NY) is known for its lake-effect snows. This blizzard will remain in the record books as being one of the biggies. Many towns got over five feet of early snow in less than three days. And there are a few reports of more than six feet! (Click sound bar for short tune fitting of the scene.)
A neighbor who lives across the road from us has this to say about the depth of snow, which is difficult to measure due to blizzard-force winds: i would have to say 5 feet easy…might even be closer to 6. actually when i think… its gotta be more.we had 5 foot on wednesday into thursday…then got another 1-2 on thursday afternoon. i have to admit…its a bit hard to get my head around it. National Weather Service reports that Cowlesville, a hamlet located about three miles from us, got 88 inches over three days; but again, it’s difficult to measure. We even made news in Sweden, which is rather remarkable.
SNOW MAP TO LOCATE OUR FARM, FIND THE LARGEST CIRCLE. FIND THE 11:00 POSITION ON THE EDGE OF THAT CIRCLE. We’re in Erie County. Cowlesville is just over the border, in Wyoming County. Get that located in your mind at 11:00, just inside the biggest circle. (88 inches is 2.24 meters, which is 7 feet 4 inches. That’s snow!) Now click the pink link.