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‘Snowmageddon’ done social media style

By: 1 February 2011 One Comment

Well, the weather was at it again. The day before some groundhog named Phil is supposed to determine our seasonal fate, yet another bad winter storm hit Northwest Arkansas. The snow totals are as little as one inch near Fort Smith and as much as about 10 inches in northwest Benton County. The problem is, ice fell before the snow-making the roads even more treacherous. Schools and many businesses closed. Flights to and from many area airports were canceled.

As is the norm for just about any major (and minor) event, social media was alive with chatter about the storm. The hashtag #nwasnow11 was used on Twitter and the Fayetteville Flyer ran a running accumulation of the tweets.

I wanted photos to share with our readers so I asked my Facebook friends for some help. The following photos are some of what they shared.

This cardinal outside Erin's window made for a breathtaking photo.

This vacant house near Nicole's home gives you a good idea about how high the snow drifts got. By the way, that copyright tag on the photo is from Nicole's company, Capture Me

Nicole's kids found what may have been the safest mode of transportation on those icy roads! Actually, they were just having some fun in the neighborhood.

A view from Tammy's porch shows how pretty the snow was, despite the problems it caused.

Audie shared this photo of a holly tree. The weight of the ice is visible but the red berries against the dark green leaves are still beautiful.

Audie's nearby neighborhood looks pretty quiet in the snow.

One of our cats, Missy, was determined to check out both our front and back door as if the weather would be different outside one than the other.

We got 5.5 to 6 inches at our home in downtown Bentonville. That's my husband John shoveling us out.

About: Jamie Smith:
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