The Nor’easter

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For most of last week we were bombarded with reports of a nor’easter headed our way Wednesday.  It came as promised so I thought I would chronicle the event for this post.  When I went to bed Tuesday night the last prediction I heard was 6 – 12 inches for our area.  Snow was just starting to fall as I trundled off to bed.

When I got up Wednesday morning I decided to take my camera outside and snap a picture of what it looked like at 8:00 in the morning.  Since the brunt of the storm wasn’t to hit until later I didn’t expect to see too much snow yet.  Here’s what I saw.

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Not much but just wait.  I planned to take a picture every hour to record the event.  I figured my car would make a good reference point as the snow accumulated.

Because this didn’t look like much I turned on the TV to get a weather update.  During the night the system shifted farther east so now we were only in the 3 to 6 inch range.  Only.  Well, better than last night’s prediction.

At 9:00 I went out out to take another picture.

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Not much different.  In fact, some of the snow had melted off of my car.

Let’st check the 10:00 scene.

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Hmmm.  However, the prediction was for the heaviest amounts to fall between 10:00 and 2:00.  Sure enough, a little after 10:00 the flakes got bigger and started falling more heavily.

Here it is at 11:00.

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Car is somewhat covered.    Maybe I should go out and clean it off to stay ahead of the storm.  Between 11:00 and noon things picked up a bit more.

The scene at noon.

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The fluffiness is starting to pile up.  Roads, however, are still only wet and not snow covered.  Glad I have a snow shovel on the porch within easy access.

As I waited for the next hour I was sure the snow would pile up rapidly since this was within the time frame of predicted heave snowfall.

1:00.

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Well the car is covered.  The snow is still falling.  Forget the shovel.  I may need that new snow blower I bought. Let’s see what 2:00 brings.

2:00 and things still aren’t too bad.  Don’t get me wrong.  I am not complaining.

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I guess I could measure that pile of snow in front of the car, but I don’t think that would give an accurate measure of snowfall amount.  It is still snowing so I will check back in an hour.

It is now 3:00.  The snow has completely stopped.  Here is a picture of what we got.

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Not quite the 3 to 6 inches that was called for.  I think I will forget about shoveling and just let Mother Nature take care of it.  Who knows what it will look like by 4:00.

I guess we now know. 4:00 shot.  Glad I didn’t start up the old snow blower.

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I think I will end this snow watch here.  My original plan was to go until 7:00, but I don’t think that is necessary.

Just a few words to the nor’easter.  I am so glad you decided to move a little farther to the East!

To all who were impacted by this storm my thoughts are with you.  Hoping for a speedy clean-up and return of power.

 

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18 responses to “The Nor’easter

  1. I’ve lived in Ontario for 15 years now, so snow is no big deal to me anymore. However, whenever we have a really big storm, I really miss living in NJ where a bit of snow shit everything down for a few days. It’s nice to stay inside and take pictures of the snow. Not so nice to have to go out in it and drive to work!

  2. I like how you build up your snow report. We keep expecting the next entry to be the big one, but it never materializes. Although I’m not a big fan of snow, I do get disappointed when a big snow is forecast and it ends up that the street never even gets a coating…

  3. Sometimes the media hype doesn’t live up to expectations. It is pretty, though.

  4. Sadly I am not able to see any of your pictures. 😦 But I can figure out what’s happening from your words. 🙂 Glad it wasn’t as bad as projected in your area.

  5. Thankfully you didn’t get hi! Altho I have heard another is coming (sorry – maybe I shouldn’t tell you that). We got just a dusting as well. This has been a strange winter indeed.

  6. The nor’easter missed you but it got me! The district I work in missed two days, and my children (we live in the neighboring town to where I work) missed three! We ended up with about 8-10 with CRAZY winds – downed trees and power lines! Maybe I should have had your idea to capture the nor-easter in pics! I thoroughly enjoyed your pics and narration to go with it! Glad it missed you! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Doen here we should have never been in a winter storm warning. Enjoyed watching the progress 🙂

  8. Glad you didn’t get what was predicted. It’s good to know that our forecasters don’t know it all. Sometimes I think they work with the grocery stores just to get us overly cautious!

  9. Erika Haak

    We got about eight inches here! It is funny, my in-laws live about an hour West and hardly a drop! What a difference a few dozen miles can make!

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