FACE OF THE NOR'EASTER
STORM IN THE ORCHARD COUNTRY
FIRST ACCUMULATION OF SNOW THIS SEASON
Sunday, 8:00 AM. 32 degrees, the wind has shifted from NE to NW and is still blustery, but it looks like the Nor’easter is over. It has rained or snowed for the last 24 hours, there is 1.5” of rain in the gage but not much accumulation of the white stuff. A few degrees colder and we would be digging out, like Minneapolis.
As usual, the snow started in the higher elevations of the orchard country and worked its way down as the temperature dropped. This was a true November storm, arriving almost on time to commemorate the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald on November 10th, 1975. The “thousand footer” went down with all hands on the eastern end of Lake Superior amidst gale force winds and thirty foot waves.
I have kept the fire burning in the fireplace, and have been catching up on my reading and that sounds like a plan for today as well. Keep the hatches battened down, mates!