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the worst is not over

blizzard2The latest alert from the weather service makes another promise.  I like the range of estimate: 12 – 20 inches. Can’t be wrong with that kind of estimate.

THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL HIT TODAY INTO THIS EVENING…

.AN ADDITIONAL 8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW WILL FALL IN MOST AREAS
TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY. ALONG THE CANADIAN BORDER A BIT LESS SNOW
WILL FALL WITH NEW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 OR 7 INCHES EXPECTED. THIS
ADDITIONAL SNOW ON TOP OF WHAT HAS FALLEN WILL GIVE STORM TOTALS
FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY OF 12 TO 20 INCHES OVER THE
REGION.

Just to make sure you know how much snow we’re getting, the weather service is even adding it all up for us.  Have a look at the graphic, all decked out in holiday stickers.  Festive.

Locally, it’s not bad at all.  Thirty degrees, calm, light snow, but it continues to come down.  Quiet outside, too, because there are few cars going by.  It’s all ok by me.  We have duck for Christmas dinner, and if it gets too tedious indoors, we can stand next to the highway and wave at the few cars sledding past in that 12 – 20 inches.

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first spring storm?

With any luck, this might be coming our way tonight:


Viv cleared snow off the deck so we could have a glass of celebratory wine in the sun, but just as she finished, the front rolled in. But we’re stocked up with food and drink in case a storm does roll in – and even if it doesn’t.


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fall startup

The first day of noticeable fall. The world was green when the sun went down yesterday. This morning we’re seeing the first turn to yellow and red.

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cold again

weather map Feb 19 08It’s getting down to -28F tonight, and we’re already feeling the cold creep in. We have a fire going, and we’ll need to keep it going all night to keep the house warm. Everything is straining to get through this cold snap: the cats, the beams in the house, and the truck.