Thursday, December 11, 2008

Umbrella Theory

Meteorologist Matt Noyes of New England Cable News is predicting a serious ice storm for central Massachusetts and heavy snow in northern New England, over the next 24 hours or so. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is in agreement with Mr. Noyes.

Following the logic of “carry an umbrella and it won’t rain” we’ve filled the tub with water and are as prepared as we can be. But the memory of a severe ice storm in Maine back in 1998, with lengthy power outages, leaves me concerned. Perhaps we’ll be lucky enough to have the kind of ice storm I posted photographs of back in January of 2007. That storm was brief, lovely and left no lasting damage.

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