It’s can’t be almost winter without hysterical predictions of apocalyptic weather on the nightly news. As a rule, these predictions amount to either nothing or at most, a dusting. The ones they do not predict, when they say “one to three” inches, watch out. Because a blizzard is about to bury you to your chin …

Welcome to “that time of year” in New England!


Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

16 thoughts on “IT’S BACK – THAT TIME OF YEAR”

    1. We got about 4, maybe 5 inches. Further north, they got a lot more. We were just lucky and were apparently at the edge of the storm. I’d be fine without it. Very pretty, but also very slippery for people and cars.

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    1. Sure, Sweet Sue! But they never let me do those blizzard live shots INDOORS. What a concept!

      I’ll have another one, bartender. One for the road. Going in 3, 2, 1 ——


  1. I agree, the first serious snow of the year is usually greeted with mass hysteria from the weathermen, tne weather agencies, and people from the South who have trouble adjusting to 2 inches.

    This last one was an embarrassment. Our local news people thundered, “11 inches predicted, and gale force winds” and then went on to explain about the dangers of whiteouts and hypothermia. We got five, it was a gentle, christmassy thing, over by noon, and not a whole lot of wind at all. And no sub zero temps. They even named it.

    I was both relieved and disappointed at the same time.

    Trouble is, you have to believe them, in part, because they might just nail it the next time, and you will find yourself in a dark, cold house, looking at the last of the milk and two eggs in the fridge.

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    1. That is the problem. One out of half a dozen times, it’s as bad as they predict … or worse. Best is to make sure you have fuel and food. I have to check the tank because I think it’s getting down there and I’d like them to fill it before the weather gets any worse. Unlike most people, I need to know when they are coming because I don’t want them opening the gates when the dogs are out. But otherwise, we’re well stocked and hopefully will stay that way. Maybe it won’t be too bad this year.

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    2. Judy, you DON’T have to believe those weather people. FAKE NEWS! Hell, they don’t even look out the window. So many bloody live shots with suits screaming in my ear, “Where’s the damn snow? Our weather people called it. I wanna see it!” I couldn’t, never could properly respond to the suits on live television.


  2. Pretty but it looks cold there. It was -15’C/-0’F here this morning. Now that is quite enough. Seriously, we are past the winter solstice – time to start warming up. Hope your Christmas was a happy one. I’m all tuckered out. We’ll be eating left overs for the next few days.


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