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Humpday History Highlight

By Wyatt Earp | February 10, 2010

Artist's rendering of our snowfall.

February 10, 2010 – Blizzard Breaks Snowfall Records

And still, Mrs. Crankipants has not seen snow plow one. Heh.

Pennsylvania shut down major highways Wednesday after the roadways were rendered nearly impassable by a winter storm that brought much of the state to a standstill.

Governor Ed Rendell ordered the closure of Interstate 76 and I-676 in Philadelphia, leaving the city of 1.5 million with only a single major artery, Interstate 95. The state also closed I-476 in suburban Philadelphia and I-83, I-78, I-176 and part of I-81 in central and eastern Pennsylvania.

There’s more below the fold.

After more than 28 inches fell in Philadelphia over the weekend, the Eyewitness Weather Team is predicting anywhere from 18 to 24 more inches will blanket the city before the storm moves over.

This snow storm officially breaks the snowfall record, making 2009-2010 the snowiest season ever.

This frakkin’ snowstorm is costing me money. I had a court notice for a murder trial tomorrow. Since it is my day off, it means that I get an automatic four hours overtime just for showing up. The damned snowstorm closed the courts today . . . and will do so tomorrow. Rat bastards.

There is good news, however. Over the weekend, I shoveled the driveway, sidewalk, and steps of my elderly neighbor, Her daughters told me it wasn’t necessary, but I did it anyway. When they offered to give me some money, I shooed them away. Any hoo, they called the missus and asked what I liked – she told them.

Yesterday, the youngest daughter came to the door with my gift: a case of Guinness. Brilliant!

Topics: HHH | 18 Comments »

18 Responses to “Humpday History Highlight”

  1. crazy politico Says:
    February 10th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    You guys are definitely getting hammered. But we got a foot of snow AND an earthquake here in Illinois. Beat that!

  2. JT Says:
    February 10th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    But we got a foot of snow AND an earthquake here in Illinois. Beat that!


    I once caught a Northern Pike in my underwear.

  3. Kim Says:
    February 10th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    You guys made the news this morning. That steak sandwich place (Gino’s?) was featured.

    Think you can mail me one of them sandwiches? I’m sure the WW points will get lost in the mail. :)

  4. RT Says:
    February 10th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I head the snow-thunder. It was cool! My neighbor just did a stealth snow-blow of the sidewalks and the aprons of the driveways on our side of the street. How awesome! I’ll be buying him a gas card and will be giving him some banana muffins tomorrow. He’s says it is no big deal, but still…

    That Guinness will last you forever!

  5. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    February 10th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    If I were Mrs. Earp, I would have said “a gift certificate to Sephora or a Coach bag.”

    Nice photo/illustration by the way!

  6. Crazy Politico Says:
    February 10th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    JT, be happy he didn’t catch you while you were in your underwear, those teeth would hurt.

    But it doesn’t matter, if there wasn’t a foot of snow when you caught it in your undies, it’s really no big deal.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    February 10th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    CP – Did Rosie O’Donnell fall down?

    JT – Dude, I am speechless. Seriously.

    Kim – Geno’s freakin’ rules!

    RT – Yeah, but it’ll be a good eternity. I shoveled twice today and I’ll have to do more tomorrow. Yay.

    Mrs. Crankipants – And that is why I am glad we are not married. :P

    CP – Good point. Frozen undies catch is killer!

  8. AJ Lynch Says:
    February 10th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    It’s like Antarctica here in the burbs [check my blog if you want to see some pics] The snow looks nice though.

    My power was out for 4 hours this afternoon. Serves me right for leaving work at 1PM. I was surprised when it went back on. I thought it would be out for a few days.

    The addition on the house looks good Wyatt- even behind the photoshop snow.

  9. Randal Graves Says:
    February 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Dude, about 20 inches of snow and 5 hours of shoveling throughout the day. At least my driveway is completely clear of snow and just wet. Hopefully, the plows return tomorrow morning and finish off the street.

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    February 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    AJ – Thanks. No power loss here, but the cherry tree’s limbs are touching the ground, heavy from the snow. Gotta shake that off in the morning.

    Randal – My knees, elbows, and back are killing me, and I didn’t even do my sidewalk yet. Dammit.

  11. GroovyVic Says:
    February 11th, 2010 at 5:53 am

    There are some over here in OH that STILL do not have power due to the storm that blew through almost a week ago!

    My kids haven’t been to school all week, but I’m not complaining.

  12. Crazy Politico Says:
    February 11th, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Wyatt, an 8 hp snow blower keeps all those muscles from getting sore.

  13. metoo Says:
    February 11th, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Sounds like a full body massage is in order when all the shoveling is over. Just a little something for all those aching muscles to relax for a bit.

  14. dragonlady474 Says:
    February 11th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Hey, look at it this way, if the snow keeps piling up and you keep shoveling snow for cases of Guinness, you can retire from the force and open a pub. lol

  15. Watuschskie Says:
    February 11th, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Yuk, Yuk, Yuk — I got out of Dodge (my home in Allentown) on Tuesday before the storm hit and I’m down here in Sunny Durham, NC, until I decide to come back. Me and my dog, Spike the Wonderdog, are enjoying the southern hospitality and 45 degree weather. By the way, how’s all that hope and change and global warming treating youse guys up north?

  16. Watuschskie Says:
    February 11th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    By the way, Spike the Wonderdog is a vicious black and tan long-haired Dachshund, and he sends his regards too!

  17. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    February 11th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    JT Says:
    February 10th, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    But we got a foot of snow AND an earthquake here in Illinois. Beat that!


    I once caught a Northern Pike in my underwear.


    How did the northern get in your underwear?

    with appolgy to the greatest Marx….Groucho

  18. Wyatt Earp Says:
    February 11th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    GroovyVic – Mine don’t go back until Tuesday. Shoot me now.

    CP – My next door neighbor and the neighbor up the street have them. If they get my sidewalk, I can handle a driveway or two.

    MeToo – If you’re offering, I’m accepting! :)

    DL474 – Like I’m gonna share my Guinness!

    Watuschskie – Yeah, this global warming is really a problem. That idiot at LGF posted an article which said that this blizzard is PROOF of global warming. Morons.

    LDIV – The president thinks the greatest Marx is Karl.