We got an inch of snow friday morning,then it rained like a monsoon on top of it ..I go outside at 1pm,shovel all the steps and walks off,and get my diesel going,and plow the inch of slushy glopp off my driveway,plus I shovel out the bed of my truck....park my truck,and go in my garage for a few moments..its still raining at this point..I had a feeling someone up there was watching me for some reason.. ..I noticed it suddenly felt much colder than it was a few minutes before... About 5 minutes later,I hear the rain on my quonset hut turning to ice pellets..then the wind starts picking up..A LOT!!!..it sounds like a freight train coming ...the ice pellets turn to a blinding snow,coming down sideways,with a 60 mph wind pushing it!.. This continues for over an hour--with THUNDER and LIGHTNING!!..I've only seen "Snow Thunder" about 4 times in my life,and this was definately THE worst whiteout I'd ever seen!... We got nearly 6" of snow in an hour and 30 minutes..!! Now I have to start all over again tomorrow... Our state was crippled the entire afternoon..all major highways were gridlocked!..the central part of the state where my sister and brother live got between 12 to 18 inches of snow in less than 12 hours!.. Glad I wasn't going to the Brad Paisley/Sara Evans concert tonite in Lowell MA..Sara was interveiwed on the Boston country station sposoring the concert--she was quite upset about the "blizzard",because the last show she did here last January was also the night a blizzard struck here,and 2 feet of snow fell!...she was concerned about the fans safety,worried they might get in an accident or run off the road getting to the show..she wasn't sure if SHE was going to be able to get there herself!!.. I'm not sure if the concert went on as scheduled or not..all I know is the 30 minute ride from here to boston was taking an average of 2 and a half hours!....and the ride from there to Lowell was at least as long..tractor trailers jacknifed all over,many couldn't climb the hills on Rt.495 and 128!. By 4:30 Pm,the sun was poking out...we had a nice sunset.. I'm really getting sick of living here..its not even winter yet..and its 17 degrees out right now.. ..