Winter 2000-2001 Pictures

I found these pictures I took during winter 2000-2001. Now, THAT was a winter that I do NOT want to repeat. I found this report One for the History Books:
The Winter of 2000–01 in St. John’s, Newfoundland by Bruce Whiffen with the Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada. To quote Mr. Whiffen:

Canada’s most easterly city broke its all-time record for total snowfall, with 648.4cm (more than 21 feet), making it not only the highest total snowfall over 130 years of record but also the highest all-time snowfall among all major Canadian cities.

Below are some pictures that I took that winter in Paradise, a bedroom community of St. John’s.

Here are some pictures of one of a late-January storm:


January 27, 2001 – 9:00AM


January 27, 2001 – 5:00PM


January 28, 2001 – 8:30AM


January 28, 2001 – 4:30PM


Sunset 🙂

View From The Street

Where do you put any more snow?

On Top Of The Lawn

(A much younger) Me on the pile of snow on the front lawn. It is about half-way up the height of the top floor of our old split-entry house.

Mike Vs Winter - Trench Warfare

If this was soil instead of snow it would be something like the trenches in World War I…

Looking East

If the snow got any higher you wouldn’t be able to see any houses on our street!

Drifting Up The Back

This is the back of the house. You could almost climb onto the roof!

Betwee The Houses

The fence on the left is actually 10 feet (3 m) high!

About Mike Pelley

Let’s see… A little about me… I’ve been around information technology since 1983 with computers such as DEC Rainbows (weird machine – the standard DOS couldn’t format its own floppy disks – remember them? – and I had to format them on a friend’s IBM PC) to Radio Shack TRS-80 to Apple ][e and Apple //c in the beginning. I have programmed in 8-bit assembly language on 6502, FORTRAN and COBOL on IBM System/370 (and I still hate JCL), VAX BASIC and COBOL (and a weird and massive WordPerfect 4.0 macro) on DEC VMS (Alpha), C/C++ on Digital Unix (ALPHA), and C/C++, Perl (it may be powerful but I still hate it), PHP on Linux (Red Hat, Centos, Ubuntu, etc.). I have work with databases such as Digital RDB (later to become Oracle RDB), Oracle DBMS, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL on VAX, Alpha, Sun and Intel. Check out my professional profile and connect with me on LinkedIn. See I still think that Digital created some of the best ideas in the world: VAX clustering, DSSI disks (forerunner to SCSI) and the Alpha processor (first commercial 64-bit processor – Red Hat screamed on an Alpha!). DEC just could not seem to be able to give air conditioners away to someone lost in the Sahara Desert! VMware is one of the best ways to get the most out of an x64 server. And I have tried Oracle VM, Virtual Box and Microsoft Virtual Server. Outside of that I am a huge military history buff starting in the early 20th century. I love Ford Mustangs (my ’87 Mustang GT was awesome) and if I had the money I would have a Porsche 928S4. If I had a lot of money I would have a Porsche 911 Turbo. I also play too much AmrA 3 Exile mod. Over 5,000+ hours... I have a wonderful son, Cameron. I have a long suffering (Do you really need all that computer junk?) wife, Paula. I live in Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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