Monday, October 31, 2011

Not since 1925...


It's not hard to shatter a snowfall record when the numbers are measured in single digits. In 1925, Baltimore, MD got 2.5 inches on October 30th. Closer to home, Hartford, CT got 1.7 inches on October 10th. But this past Saturday, the 29th of October saw snowfalls upwards of two feet, 17 of which fell here! The largest amount of snow - 31 inches! - dropped down on Jaffrey, NH with Chesterfield, MA (about an hour away) coming in a close second with 28. Trees toppled or lost multiple limbs under the weight of snow and the strong winds blew down what was left. We went from 80 degree weather three weeks ago to temperatures in the 20s last night. 

I still have yard work to do, patio furniture to haul in, windows to wash. Hope we get some Indian Summer weather to offset the shock of so much snow before Halloween. The ghosties and goblins will be wearing boots and mittens with their costumes tonight. 


5 comments:

Brian Miller said...

crazy...look at all that snow! we got sleet but nothing else...bah...i would not mind a bit...smiles.

Barbara Shallue said...

Wow! I couldn't believe it when I saw everyone getting snow! Our temps dropped but only to the 40's... at night!

Roberta S said...

Pauline, this is utterly too amazing. And who was it that said, "Only in Canada." Comforting it is for once, to not be the first ones hit - at least not in my neck of the woods.

But here, I scare easy, so the windows are washed, the patio furniture put away, rainbarrels emptied and all the garden stuff in. Hope you do get that bit of Indian summer to finish up your tasks.

patteran said...

I think you got our snow. It was predicted for October and then never arrived. Quite happy without!

Marion said...

This was a crazy storm! We heard about it here, where we should have snow but don't! Glad you're ok...xx