Jan 7-8, 2010 - blizzard in Des Moines

I feel like I just did this a couple of weeks earlier...

This time I have company - Douglas comes to brave the cold with me.

Surface street conditions aren't great.

The interstate is clear now, but the backwards cars on the shoulder speaks of earlier conditions.

Some are not just backwards;

some are upside down.

Some are upside down and backwards, like this Expedition.

Too cold to take many pictures that night and the next day, where forecasted wind chills were -50F (fifty).

It looks so placid from the air...

Snow-covered plains and frozen rivers...

but the drift lines show evidence of the brutal wind.
So glad I live in Georgia!