Major winter storm happening here in the northeast... not that far from here - over towards Rhode Island and points north - it's snowing hard. Here, for the nonce, it's rain - but that rain is being driven by 50+ mph winds.
It's going to change over to snow at some point, and then get brutally cold again. Likely that snow is gonna lock up tighter'n a bull's butt in fly season.
“ tighter'n a bull's butt in fly season.“....too much information. LOL
Here in NE CT it's wind driven snow, I'd say visibility is down around 1/4 mile, maybe less. Wind is supposed to pick up later today, and the snow is supposed to fall at >2" an hour around noon or so. Just came in from clearing what the plow left. Good thing is it's light and fluffy now, might get heavier toward the end of the storm. Have a good stock of hot chocolate, and some single malt for after I'm done running the snow blower. I don't understand it, I bought a brand new Husqvarna snow blower this year. I thought for sure that would guarantee we wouldn't have any snow. My students are happy, the mid-term exam was scheduled for today, now they have an extra few days to not study for it.
Perfect description of the weatha....here...
Think ..I'll put ahnutter stick in the wood stove... ;0)
FYI - 1PM - Yarmouth ME has had about 1 in/hr since about 9 AM. Not much wind yet. Viz is about 300 yds. No rain; where did that come from on the Cape, anyway?
Just hunkering down, staying warm; got food in the fridges, scotch in the bottle, wine & beer readily available, and my banjo(s). As long as the lights don't go out, we'll be fine. This is New England, after all. It's the price we pay to be able to live without Central AC all summer or gators and snakes on the golf course.
Bring it on.
Originally posted by rbergesch
This is New England, after all. It's the price we pay to be able to live without Central AC all summer or gators and snakes on the golf course.
Well, I'm with you on the joys of New England, but I must confess I find the idea of golf courses far more alarming than gators and snakes.
We're in the middle of getting a foot.
The real problem are the impending 50-60 mph winds.
A major power outage will freeze a lot of pipes and people.Wind chills for the weekend will be -25 to -35 F.
Edited by - steve davis on 01/04/2018 13:11:53
"Snotty" for sure,
It's on the weather channel. my wife leaves that channel on a lot.
Makes 40 degrees in a fog for weeks on end seem downright balmy .
We are 50 mi from the Pacific. After 3 to 5 weeks of fog with no letup, yuch.
However, that's still above freezing.
Edited by - kentr on 01/04/2018 13:21:17
Well, looks like most of the precip is over. Unlike places further inland most of it was in the form of rain here (So I got that going for me. Which is nice), and as for snow it was maybe a tetch more than an inch of gooey slop which would have been no fun to shovel if there was more of it.
And it stayed above freezing until about half an hour ago, so while the worst appears to be over, now the real fun starts. Wind is still impressive but isn't roaring like it did earlier.
Here in the Maritimes, the storm is still blowing as hard as ever. Many thousands without power (not yet the case here, hopefully it will remain that way)
I gots ..bout 20"..
But I been known ta zajerate...from time ta time... :0]
We got 15”. It was nice and fluffy so the snowblower ate it up. My son and I had everything clear in about an hour. The only problem now is the winds. The drifting snow has filled the frotn Walk and porch back in.
Its still quite nasty here. After several hours of an intense snowstorm, it rained for a couple of hours. Its now snowing hard again. Shovelling is how I stay in shape in the winter, but this is more than I bargained for
My Grandfather said .." If I die of a heart attack while shoveling snow nobody will say he died doing something he loved"
The Inuit have over 50 words to describe snow. Grandpa had way more than that but none of them are are printable here.
One of my best learning experiences in life, before BHO, was eating lobster with Geno, listening to him sing to birds, one summer with the Provincetown Jug Band. They were so good to throw away peanut butter cups to their evil fans. And the women, well, how many?
I have photos, I'll dig now, for the craic, lads. We played music, even Boston's rock musicians showed up, just to jam! Best band, didn't give a sh^t.
Edited by - Tom Hanway on 01/06/2018 19:40:20
Tom,I saw the P'Town Jug Band play Saints Go Marching In while marching down the bar at the Met Café in Providence in the 80s.