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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

THE WINTER OF 2015

This has been one of the more memorable Winters here in New England. While
it started off slowly with not much snow here south of Boston, we've more than
made up for it with about four feet of snow in four weeks from four large storms.
Boston itself has already had 45.5 inches of snow, which makes this the snowiest
February on record, and we're only halfway through the month. Other Massachusetts
towns have had even more than that amount. For the winter so far, Lowell (111"),
Worcester (103") and Boston (95.7") are among the snowiest cities in America.

To make it even more of a challenge, colder than usual temperatures have kept the
region below freezing every day this month. We've had several days and nights of
below zero readings. Cars won't start, trains have stopped running, and roofs have
collapsed. It's been a long Winter for sure here this year.

However, the Red Sox equipment truck has arrived in Florida, and the pitchers
and catchers report this Friday. It's the traditional sign in New England that our
ordeal is nearly over: Spring Training and the start of the baseball season!

Here's a few pictures:

Find a Grave headstone photography is on hold for a few months.



The view from my bathroom window Jan 12 2015....

  
...and the same view today, Feb.16 2015
The turkeys don't care much for the snow, either.
Snow pile left by a front loader after the first blizzard

The town library

3 comments:

Marian Burk Wood said...

Wonderful photos. This winter will give us a story to tell our descendants, right? Stay warm.

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Wow, stay warm, Bill! We had unseasonably warm weather last week, but we're back to depressing fog this week. Seriously considering ordering some SAD lights...

Barbara Poole said...

Bill, I loved your post. I hope in the future we will remember this season with fond memories...I doubt it.
One minor correction, the total for the season in Lowell is still #1, but the amount has been lowered. From what I understand, the original amount included our storms prior December 21st (so it included a few smaller storms).
Your photos are great!