Yes, the Blizzard of Historic Proportions has reached the Cat Farm and Confusion Factory. The snow is not heavy and wet, but light and fluffy. This is a point in its favor. However, it is SO light and fluffy, and the winds so fierce and steady, that it’s impossible to tell how much snow has actually fallen. I’ve shoveled out the escape route twice — the first time, it was less than two inches on the (covered) deck, and up to my knees at the bottom of the stairs. The second time, it looked to be about five inches on the deck and the snow at the bottom of the stairs was well above my knees. In a couple minutes, I’ll be going out again, but a quick look at the deck reveals a depth of about five inches, so I’m sorta treading (frozen) water, here.
The just-in report from the Maine Weather Service tells us that we’re going to be experiencing Blizzard Conditions until 4 a.m. In the meantime, the winds, which have been relentless, are going to be increasing in intensity. I see that Manticus Rock, my Favorite Weather Station EVER, reported winds of 67 mph at noontime. Of course, Manticus Rock is 23 miles into Penobscot Bay, where conditions are a mite rugged. Here in land-locked East Winslow, the strongest wind measured so far is a measly 30 miles an hour. Temps are 12F/-11C, with a windchill of -10F/-23C.
In other good news, the power’s been steady as she goes.
I had planned on getting lots of writing done, but the shoveling kind of takes it out of me, and I hadn’t exactly figured a two-hour nap into the day. We shall see.
. . .and that? Was the bell reminding me that it’s time to go clear blizzard off the deck and the outside stairs.
How are conditions where you are?