Anchorage received five or six inches of snow overnight - the third snowfall of the season - and it remains grey and overcast. The driving this morning was fun, as side roads don't get plowed for a two or three days. It's hard to find a stretch of undisturbed snow in the city, as some of the more enthusiastic 4x4 owners will head out at the drop of a snowflake, to be first to leave tracks.
But we did our routine winter shopping, and filled up gas tanks, ran the snowthrower through our driveways (plural, because our daughters live next door), ate lunch, and then headed back out.
I hadn't had a chance to drive my wife's new SUV in snow until now, because the last two snowfalls have been on workdays. But since this one's on a Saturday, it was off to the races. :)
Her studless snow tires grip on packed snow and ice like cleats; I wouldn't have believed it if you'd told me that before we bought them. But there are some surfaces where those tires work better than my studded versions. On the other hand, mine recovers from a skid a bit faster. Nothing dramatic, just a roundabout with some loose, chewed-up snow about halfway 'round.
But now all the chores are done, and we're going to kick back and scan the DVD cabinet for any movies we haven't watched recently.
Y'all stay warm - or cool - as the case may be, and thanks for stopping by.