This has been one busy week weather-wise. I feel like we’re living in Siberia or something. People are out and about on their snowmobiles and Sugarloaf is in high gear with all sorts of skiers and snowboarders. Good winters only come around every so often. When they do, they really do.
I’m going to guess that we have anywhere between three and a half and four feet of snow on the ground right now and it’s still falling fast. Much more has fallen, but the new stuff is compressing the old stuff. This morning, as I was pulling some of the snow off the roof, the areas around where I was standing, which seemed somewhat like tectonic plates, collapsed and squeezed the snow underneath them a few inches. That was weird and something I hadn’t experienced yet in life.
Let me show you a photo I took a few days ago and displayed at the bottom of this post.
Now, let’s go to that same tree just a few moments ago.
Can you see the difference? I’d say so. Also, if you look towards the back of the fence, you’ll see that the snow is right up to the top of it. That fence is four feet tall.
Here’s a shot out of the side window looking towards the garage.
I’m not going to try to snowblow today. The wind is too fierce and I have a feeling I’m going to get totally covered in snow. Also, I’ve got a nasty feeling that the wind and the current snow will force me back out to the driveway to repeat the effort I had already expended.
Get this – I looked at the forecast last night and it’s supposed to be nice and sunny tomorrow. Then, between Wednesday and Thursday, they’re calling for upwards of twenty more inches of snow. These two weeks will go down in history. I thought three years ago was exciting. This year tops all of them.
Here’s a short video of some of the snow falling. Be sure to watch the entire thing because there are a few good gusts. Also, if you’re reading this via email, you’ll need to click through to the post to see the video.
New England Blizzard of 2017