Laser scanning in the snow?

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Okay, actually, I didn’t see anyone trying to laser scan in the snow, but it’s been the topic of conversation up this way in Maine, so I thought I’d give you guys a peek at what we experienced.

Portland set a record for snowfall from a single storm, with over 31 inches (it was 27 inches, previously), but up in Gray, where I live, it was more like 22-24 inches. Still, pretty impressive. 

Here’s how it started on Friday:

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Honestly, at this point, I thought it was going to be another storm where all the weather folks wig out while wearing their Storm Center sweaters, but nothing actually happens. That happens all the time. We get so much snow, the Storm Center folks are celebrities. A local rapper even did a spot for them I quite like. Check it out:

 

But, overnight, things got nasty. This is what I woke up to on Saturday morning:

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Yes, that snow ridge is well over the picnic table. The wind was howling. This is how my front door wound up:

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But what’s really crazy is that this was pretty much no big deal. We’ve got some serious snow-handling equipment here in Maine. By Sunday morning, I was driving 60 mph on back roads up to the local mountain to ski some crazy powder, and this morning I rolled into work five minutes early. No problem. But, as you can see, it might take a while before we lose the reminders of the storm. These snowbanks are immense:

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Maybe we should scan them for posterity…

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