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Also if you haven't read it yet be sure to check out Mark Twain's speech about new england weather:
mud season. . . black fly season . . .
This morning snow and wind and cold.
I really wish the weather would make up its mind. lol
Whe my Navy stepfather was reassigned to Massachusetts in 1960, we found that the weather forecasting in Eastern New England was much more extensive than what we had in Jacksonville, FL. And the forecasters had new England accents and sounded knowledgeable!
Can't tell you how often I hear my local weather man saying there is a slight chance of rain, with a slight chance of sun and then maybe slight chance of snow in the later part of the day.
It's funny because it's the same thing everyone says where I'm from, in Michigan. "Welcome to Michigan!" they say, when any newcomer complains about any bit of weather. The city I grew up in has drastically different weather than the surrounding areas, especially the cities just south of it - they'd have a foot of snow and we'd have an inch, if any, that sort of thing.
Coastal new England is quite a bit different from the interior. And Mount Washington has a deserved reputation for having disconcerting weather most days of the year.
Is there any other region where the noun "weather," unmodified by anything, always means "trash weather"?
I'm as happy to whine about our climate as anybody else. But in fairness, we don't have it so bad, compared to, uh, Buffalo. Or Winnipeg. (Never been there, but the stories I've heard are frightening.) I'm just curious about that turn of phrase.
I am sure people would have liked even an approximate knowledge like that in 1953 in Worcester, Massachusetts. There is a book about the event, "The Worcester tornado" which happened June 9, 1953. This is about the 55th anniversary of the sorrowful catastrophe (I was a kid in Rhode Island at the time).
My first experience of a Northeast blackout was in 1965 when the grid went down. I was in upstate New York at the time. We had never had blackouts when I lived in Massachusetts.
This posting doesn't merit its own thread, and I think "darkness" is a kind of weather.
I'm tired of the thunder storms...normally I love storms...but twice this week they've been responsible for setting off the fire alarm in my apt building.
The first time it was 2 AM! Happened again last night but fortunately it was 9 PM.
I know LI isn't part of NE, but they had gusts of 65+ MPH at Kennedy Airport on Saturday.
I guess I should be thankful that all this rain wasn't snow!
8.5 inches of rain for that last big storm. We have one very tired sump pump. Luckily, though we abutt wetlands, we are not near any streams or rivers.
cabegley in CT said her parents stayed with them for several days until their power came back on (at least the temperatures were above freezing!)
Not sure what to expect for the rest of Spring. I did kill a mosquito in my bathroom yesterday! That's a first for March. Now I'm hoping we get enough of a frost to kill off the skeeters tonight. On the other hand, I don't want it to hurt all the Peepers that have hatched!
I couldn't believe I woke up to snow this morning, after being out in the sunshine yesterday.
#35 - Yes, seriously! http://www.courant.com/news/weather/hc-ct-weather-hartford-snowfall-0227,0,40043...
thats new england.
Saw that Lake Winnipesaukee has its ice out as of March 24th. I think its the earliest ever.
Well, the rain bucket says 5 3/4 inches from this last storm. Sounds like all of RI is afloat.
Apparently, starting in a day or two, you have to get a re-inspection if you're buying, because of the flooding.
At least it's supposed to let up now. Good new, because I think RI is about to disappear.
It's long gone and this weekend is beautiful!
We held out National Audubon Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 26 and walked off the job around 12 pm. To paraphrase Dave Chapelle, "Bird people are crazy!"
Since I've lived here, every big snow has been accompanied by some above 32 weather, which I appreciate. Boston weather is so polite.
We had that nice warm-up over the weekend, but then it got cool again. We're expecting 3-6 inches of snow here in CT today and tonight. Just enough to make staying home seem very inviting.
>51 clamairy: Clamairy, what did you end up with? I know cabegley got a foot down in Norwalk.
Can't wait for tomorrow! *snort* I'm on the computer all day doing Belletrista but I have plans to bake a lovely coffeecake (no better way to survive a snowstorm).
Edited to add: We need a group picture, avaland! Please, anything but a New England snow scene...
I thought I would see lawn through the hole that the sump pump water has carved into the snow, but, as it turns out, the end of the pipe is over a piece of slate at the edge of my garden! Soon, though.
For days, all I had was my iphone to play on....tap, tap, tap, tap...
My sister in Concord never lost power (only 20% there did lose power). She said that Maynard went completely dark, but Stow did relatively well. And she heard that Weston had major problems.