Saturday, February 11, 2017

Storm Before the Storm

We are getting ready for another BIG snow event. Didn't they used to call these Storms???? ๐Ÿ˜•
So today we are having the "Storm before the Storm". We have been happily going from light snow, to sleet, to 'Freezing Drizzle' (a true anomaly for those of you in the Southern Regions). All in anticipation of tomorrows "Near Blizzard" conditions. ❄️❄️
BUT Beatrice and i are not stopped by a little chilly weather. A brisk walk Downtown at 16 F is a stroll in the park,,,,,,, no, no, no, that will be later on this afternoon when is starts to 'cool' off a bit. Here are a few Downtown shots from this morning.
Nashua River this morning.
That is not open water as a few Gulls found out the hard way. Those are 'pock marks' in the snow that is covering the ice.  Here is a closer look.
Frozen Nashua River covered with snow.
Last weekend we watched folks plowing and shoveling snow off Lake Winnipesaukee 
(Win-e-pas-akee)for a Hockey tournament.
Main St. looking North

Main St looking South
Thursday we had a 13.4 inch snow fall. It was a nice day to stay in and watch. Thursday night and Friday morning the city moved most of the snow from the primary roads. Just a little slush left and some from this morning.

As usual on Saturday morning, Main St was busy, stores and resaurants were open, and folks were out and about.

Piling it up

Yes that is a pile of snow plowed up to clear the parking lot that you can't really see. Turning corners can be a real adventure here in the winter when the snow is piled up.

Tomorrow we are supposed to get another foot or so of light fluffy white stuff. Should be great day for Snow Shoeing in Mine Falls Park.

We were not the only intrepid souls out this morning. For most New Englanders, this is just another February Saturday Morning.
A special HI!! to these folks that i met and waved to me as i was doing photos in the middle of Main St. (I was standing in a Safety Island). 

Tomorrow we may have some new Mine Falls pics.  Here is our latest weather advisory.
Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 11:53 AM EST Feb. 11, 2017 – National Weather Service
... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Sunday morning
through Monday afternoon...
* hazard types... heavy snow and gusty winds. The snow will
likely mix with rain for a time Sunday and Sunday night on the
* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 12 to 16 inches.
* Timing... snow begins Sunday morning and becomes heavy at times
Sunday afternoon and night. The snow will taper off by early
Monday afternoon.
* Impacts... on Sunday, snow will develop and become heavy at
times during the afternoon. The snow will be blown about by
strong winds at times, mainly near the coast. Some power
outages possible due to heavy wet snow where temperatures
remain near 32 degrees and where rain mixes in near the coast.
* Winds... northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
* Temperatures... in the lower 20s.
* Visibilities... one quarter mile or less at times.
Precautionary/preparedness actions...
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Check back.


Anonymous said...

All that snow, my goodness. Over here in Hawaii, we are now experiencing a thunder storm. Rain, but no snow.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful weather! I am convinced that most television forecasters these days are spineless buffoons who seem to want to cause panics when they talk about winter weather.

Anvilcloud said...

We are expecting another storm tomorrow. It's at this point that I begin to tire of winter.

Emma Springfield said...

I know I said it before but it is true. It is so pretty.

Denise inVA said...

Hello there, people who live in northern climes are a hardy lot. They don't let a little snow stop them :) I learned this from my sister who lived in Norway. When it snowed the snow shoes came out and up the mountain they would go :) My relatives in ND are the same way. Have a great weekend you two.

Denise inVA said...

It is ice fishing for the ND relatives mind you :)

Red said...

That's some brutal weather. You do the right thing by getting out.

Mildred said...

Do stay safe and warm. Thank you for sharing the photos from your trip around town. About 2 years ago, we had an ice storm that left us without power for 5 days. More than anything, I missed my morning coffee! lol

possum said...

It is going to be 70 here today. If the sun is out, I will be sitting in my Adirondack with a book soaking up vitamin D and not envying you one tiny bit.
The camellias are beautiful and daffodils are in bud. Winter jasmine has been in bloom for a couple weeks.

There is the tiniest hint of red appearing in the treetops... BUT it DID snow here this week! It did, I swear! I saw all 6 snow flakes! Or was that a chicken truck going by????

Carla from The River said...

WOW! How much snow did you get in the end?
I like all your photos.

NCmountainwoman said...

And here in western NC we are THIRTY degrees above our normal. So wrong.

Leonora said...

Stay safe and warm up there! Our daughter (in Concord, NH) has sent us photos. The snow looks very pretty.

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