Just checking in! Have been really busy working on that quilt I can’t share until April and new handouts for my Quilting Design class which I’m teaching in a few weeks in Venice, Florida, hence the lack of posts! But thought I’d share the storm for those of you who prefer your snow vicariously!
The snow has begun. Camden and Hope are predicted to get 15-24 inches. They cancelled / postponed the statewide wrestling meets (will happen next weekend, but at 3 high school venues instead of the Civic Center in Augusta which is booked). We have buckets with water in the bathrooms for flushing (if the power goes out, so does the pump for the water) and will have in the kitchen for food/tea/etc. The heavy stuff isn’t supposed to hit until tonight, but it is already coming down light and fluffy and thick. School is cancelled (YEAH!) and we’re looking forward to a nice day at home. I’m thinking scones for lunch and a movie with Eli; if we lose power, at least we’ll save the reading for tomorrow.
Rather than the usual Winter Storm Warning, there is a Blizzard Warning in effect. For the latter you need not just lotsa snow, but lotsa wind, and we’re gonna have it. They are predicting some coastal flooding due to the winds–here in Hope winds are predicted at 23-31 with gusts to 55. It’s odd because usually it doesn’t snow a lot when it is this cold–currently it is 5 with a wind chill of -2 or thereabouts.
Paul says the NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) reports 1-3 inches today during the day, 7-11 more inches overnight, the wind kicks up, and then another 6-10 on Saturday before it peters out. Old timers are saying this sounds like the storm of ’78, so if it actually is, you know it’s gonna be a big one. LOVE our snug, warm, wood-stove-heated house (we also have thermostats and baseboards, but love the wood which also costs less than fuel oil) and gas range (the oven doesn’t work during a power outage, but the burners do). So we will be warm and well fed. <Beam>
Stay tuned. I’ll take photos and, if we have power, post the course of the storm.