Sunday, October 30, 2011

Did the Nor'easter Bring Snow to Cape Cod?

Over the past week, Commercial Street has been closed for repair. Outside, this morning, the wind is still howling. Our cottage guests are here to watch their son perform at the hang-gliding event, up at White Crest Beach. They expect the event to be cancelled due to the nor'easter. The weather has certainly been weird this year. Global warming?

From the AP: "The unusually early snowstorm bringing heavy, wet snow to the East Coast has knocked out power to more than 2.3 million homes and businesses.

More than 665,000 people are without power in New Jersey, including Gov. Chris Christie, who declared a state of emergency Saturday. Two hospitals that lost power are operating on generators.

Utilities in Connecticut are reporting more than 700,000 without power, while utilities in Pennsylvania are saying more than 560,000 are without power.

In Massachusetts, more than 485,000 are without electricity. In New York, more than 260,000 have lost power.

Western Maryland has more than 26,000 outages."

And, Cape Cod? We did not get any snow. Just heavy wind and rain all night. No outages so far. But check out what the wind blew over. A sailboat! The owner seemed pretty jolly, considering. The boat was on its trailer last night. This morning he found it flipped over. Some wind!