Saturday, February 9, 2013
The snowfall totals are crazy this morning. Outside the kitchen window, here in Gorham they are saying 33 inches and counting. The weathergal just said maybe expect another 6-8 inches before this white deluge comes to an end in the overnight hours. Portland just broke the all time record for snowfall. The city just topped 29 inches, smashing the old record of 27.9. I guess you could say, if you get all excited about snowfall totals for a storm, well the New England coast, this morning, is the place to be. And the gusts of up to 50 mph are adding wonderful sound effects and waist-high drifts. I maneuvered my way out to the garage earlier to gather some kindling to start the woodstove and had to wade the snow drift at the back door. I'm glad I got the snowblower out yesterday afternoon and ran it up and down the driveway a few times. It'll make tomorrows' work a bit easier... I hope. Until then, I'll watch the storm peter out from this side of the window and feed the stove.