Thursday, January 4, 2018

Oh, the Weather Outside is

COLD and SNOWY ❄️❄️❄️ in Nashua today as a blizzard is hitting NH and many other U.S. east coast states with cold temperatures extending into much of the country. We won't be doing ANY of what's suggested in these Winter Wonderland ❄️ lyrics today:

When it snows
ain't it thrilling

Though your nose gets a chilling

We'll frolic and play
the Eskimo way
walking in a winter wonderland

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Nashua from 7:00 a.m. Thursday, January 4 to 4:00 a.m. Friday, January 5. Heavy snow expected is especially during the evening commute. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 11 inches with localized amounts up to 14 inches are expected. Wind gusts as high as 40mph will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

Here's WHY as shown in these views over a few hours this morning.

View from our apartment at 9 a.m.

View from our apartment at 10 a.m. 
View from our apartment at 11 a.m. 
It's an official snowstorm as schools and other public offices closed well before the storm. The City of Nashua declared a snow emergency starting today until Friday January 5 at 6:00 a.m: "If you don’t need to be out on the roads, please stay off them for your safety. We recommend residents limit travel, if possible.  Residents should only expect primary routes to be cleared initially during this storm. Residential side streets will not be plowed immediately. Regularly plowed sidewalks will not be plowed until crews have a chance to clear primary and residential streets."

Yes, we're heeding that advice by staying safe and warm indoors today. Thankfully, our vehicles are parked safely in the underground parking here. And, to celebrate this first 2018 snowfall, we've invited neighbors to a Post-holiday and blizzard wine-down this evening. (Everyone lives in the mill apartment building so travel isn't a problem.)
Fresh out of the oven for serving tonight

❄️ Winter Wonderland was written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist). It's been said that Smith, a native of Honesdale, PA, wrote the song after seeing his hometown's main park covered in snow. The tune is popularly regarded as a Christmas song, but the holiday is never mentioned in the lyrics. Through the years, it has been recorded by multiple artists. (A previous post contained more info on this and other holiday songs.)

How is the weather where you're located, here in the U.S. or other countries?


Emma Springfield said...

Snow is great to watch through the window. You are smart to stay inside. Our temperatures are a bit warmer finally. We are even supposed to be above the freezing point this week.

Connie said...

The weather is pretty wicked today all along the coast from what I understand. Hope you stay safe and warm.

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, my, that weather looks as terrible as described by the weather people! That bread sure looks good, though! Stay safe and warm!

Sandra said...

We have been watching TV all day and seeing all the snow storms and then talking about how awful this snowbomb storm is and how bad it is with the howling winds and everything so stay safe and you're doing the right thing by not going out and hopefully it will wind itself out and go away. The only thing we're getting out of this cold spell is way below normal temperatures but they're warm compared to yours are high today was 50 and we woke up to 38 and tomorrow will be a little colder than that but then by Monday will be back to her normal Florida weather

Christine said...

Oh my it is a blizzard, the likes of which we never see! Glad you are all cozy & ready to party! Have fun!

DUTA said...

The views from your appartment are a novelty to me, though a beautiful one.
Our winters are usually mild with no snow; tomorrow there's a storm with rain and snow (on the highest hill) forecasted.
The round, fresh loaf looks yummi! Have a great, warm party tonight!

William Kendall said...

We've been getting light snow all day, and there's more of that to come.

diane b said...

That sounds like awful weather. I'm glad you don't have to go out in it. Keep safe and warm. Hope the power doesn't go off.
At least when we have bad storms/cyclones the temperature stays warm.

Red said...

Keep warm and safe.

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds awful, my heart goes out to all those affected by the weather. There have been some terrible storms around the world. I a thankful that this little Island is not experiencing any severe conditions. Stay warm and safe.

Valerie said...

UK Weather has been trying to compete with yours but today it seems the last of the snow has gone and the wind has died down. Not before time. I suppose I'll have to get someone to dispose of the smashed pampas plumes. Nature can be wicket at times.

Anvilcloud said...

I guess we'll be missing this one. We'll just freeze to death instead.

Anonymous said...

Stay safe and warm. That party sounds great.

My name is Erika. said...

You have a good viewpoint of the storm from your apartment window. It was nasty. And this cold, brrr. Hope you stay warm and cozy. Hugs-Erika

Lynn said...

That's a lot of snow! So glad you were home - warm and safe, with good bread.

They close the schools in Georgia if one flake falls. :)

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