It looks as if we have dodged the worst of this storm! The photo above was taken out our kitchen door, just past dusk. The shadows of the milkweed on the snow are from the spill of the barn light. So you can see we still have power! Yay! The center of the storm moved in closer to the coast which meant we received only 8 inches or so of a heavy, dense, granular snow. It feels a bit like trying to shovel frozen spilt sugar. Because the storm began here when the temperature was about nine above and it has not gotten warmer than the mid twenties, we shouldn’t be getting any of the freezing rain. At the height of the storm the winds were howling and the sideways sleet-snow mix sounded like mini hailstones against the windowpanes. While it is still very windy, the storm is moving rapidly out of southern New England and we are counting our lucky stars. Tomorrow promises lots of sun and shoveling!
We hope everyone is safe, warm, snug and enjoying a lovely Valentine’s evening!