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The Archaeology of Snow

Winter                                                   Waning Cold Moon As the Cold Moon begins to wane, so will the bitterness of our winter,  sliding toward warmer averages, probably more snow, certainly no green for another month plus anyhow.  This winter, like winters of yore, we still have November snow Add Newlayered like archaeological remains below December and those below January.  […]

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Windy, Snowy

Winter                               Waning Moon of Long Nights We have a light snow here in Andover this morning, winds gusting as high 21 mph yielding windchills in the -5 to -8 ranger.  The ice below the snow continues to give its raggedy feel to driveways and sidewalks and side streets. The bulk of this system, both in […]

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We wait.

Winter                                      Waxing Moon of Long Nights SCATTERED AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 20 INCHES PROBABLE. THIS EVENT MAY BECOME COMPARABLE TO THE HALLOWEEN SNOW STORM OF 1991 Yes, we have the occasional tornado and derecho.   Those are the most damaging and scary weather phenomena that visit us, wrecking their way through country side and towns and […]

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Snow Has Come. Will Stay At Least Through Christmas.

Samhain                                       Waning Wolf  Moon We’ve had steady snow since about 10:30 a.m.  It began to pick up after dark and we now have a couple of inches or more; the leaves have disappeared.  The rocks have become snowy bulges as the wind whips what snow has fallen from place to place.  The warnings have expanded […]

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Let There Be (which) Light?

Samhain                         Waning Wolf Moon The snow continues and the wind now gusts around 12 mph.  Accumulation so far is minimal, but NOAA says the storm will pick up energy tonight and continue on through tomorrow afternoon.  Afterward, the temperature will drop below zero at night and remain in the single digits for highs through Tuesday.  […]

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Let It Snow

Samhain                                    Waning Wolf Moon The snow began around 10:30 a.m., an hour and a half earlier than predicted.   Though the snow is light right now, the wind has stayed pretty steady around 9 mph, driving the snow at a 60 degree angle to the ground.  The wind has increased the windchill factor to 9 degrees, […]

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Bombogenesis

Samhain                                       Waning Wolf Moon The anticipation of a snow storm, especially the first one of the season, still generates wonder.  A force of nature moves slowly toward us, we know it will transform our world, change it to some extent beyond recognition, yet it feels benign, unlike the hook echoes, derechos and tornadoes of summer […]

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Haul the toboggan out of the rafters, wax up those cross-country skis and check the bindings on your snowshoes

Samhain                                      Waning Wolf Moon Find the mittens and the mad bomber hats.  Haul the toboggan out of the rafters, wax up those cross-country skis and check the bindings on your snowshoes. Oh, yeah.  You might want gas for the snowblower.  Dig out the snow shovels from that place you put them last March.  Where was […]

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Winter

Samhain                                   Waning Wolf Moon A light dusting of snow has given snowy caps to the rocks in our boulder wall and covered the potting bench like Wondra shaken out to coat a chicken breast.  This amount of snow emphasizes late fall by highlighting downed leaves, their brown color emphasizing the not-yet-winter feel of this early […]

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Weather Week Ahead: Colder

Samhain                                  Full Wolf Moon A light dusting of snow this morning came on the heels of a drop in temperature.  We’re down to 21 right now with a low in the last 24 hours of 20.  According to NOAA and Paul Douglas, we have a bunch of cold air headed our way, air now sitting […]

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