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Discussion in 'In the News' started by Ken Anderson, Oct 28, 2016.
Howland, between Millinocket and Bangor, is the place where the weather often changes dramatically.
We are having the coldest weather of the winter now, and for the past few days. Below zero stuff, which is often common in winter but we had only dipped into those temperatures a few times at night before. Now, the daytime temperatures are below zero. It is supposed to warm up some next week but, with that, we're supposed to have a nor'easter that promises to bring more snow, they say from six inches to a foot or more, but they're usually wrong.
Here is an old picture that I found. It is me and my dog, Bonzo, up on the snow pile that was in front of our home. You can see the part of the roof in the background. I think I might have been sitting on a buried car, and the picture is dated winter of 49-50.
Now that's a lot of snow.
I guess the blizzard part of our storm is here now, judging by the sound of the wind. By all accounts, it's not nearly as bad as they made it out to be but I will be using the snowblower in the morning.
We ended up getting a fair amount of snow, probably a foot and a half or more, but it's hard to tell because it came with some high winds, so some spots were drifted heavily while others didn't have a lot of snow. It was enough that I spent more than three hours clearing it with the snowblower, but that included my neighbor's sidewalks. Since most of the snow came early in the night, it had gotten pretty wet and heavy by morning, and the town had time enough to create a packed block about five feet high at the end of my driveway. I would rate it as the second biggest snowstorm we've had this winter, the biggest being about a month ago.
You were actually quite an intriguing sight out there with the snowblower, @Ken Anderson . It is all over Facebook today......
I think that winter is over for us here. We still have a few feet of snow on the ground and, although it's above freezing, it will take a while for it all to melt. We might see some more snow, but I don't expect any more significant storms. I have been wrong in this before, however.
Can I just tease you and say that it is 80 here right now, @Ken Anderson ? We are talking about that it is time to put away the heavy winter clothes and find the tank tops and cut-offs. Bobby has already been working outside without his shirt and is starting to get a suntan, and I am envious.
I have been working in the yard the last few days, and everything is starting to look green here. I started some lettuce seeds and if the squirrels and birds don't eat them, they should sprout.
Our peach tree is in bloom; but the poor fig tree had its tender little leaves frozen off by the 20 degree weather we had a week or so ago.
It's snowing pretty heavy here today. It looks like I'm going to have to get the snowblower out again.
We are supposed to get several inches of wet (heavy) snow this weekend. Oh goody! It looks like we'll have great weather for Easter. All they'll have to do is bury the eggs in the snow.
Here's where I used to live.
Wow, that's worse than our weather!!
It snowed again last night. At this point in the year though, unless there's so much of it that we can't drive through it, we don't shovel it, or blow it -- we simply wait for it to melt. We're supposed to have 70-degree weather next week.