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New England is enjoying a gentle and lovely Nor'easter today. Breezy and snowy, but not violent at all and it does not really qualify as a "storm." It's weather, not "bad weather."
Why, one might ask, are cyclones travelling to the northeast named after winds coming from the northeast? Well, it's because the winds in the cyclone blowing up from the southeest are usually offshore as the storm, as these typically do, travels up the coast. Image below from this site.
Offshore, therefore, the winds are more likely to be from the southwest - wet winds. However, a Sou'wester is any southwest wind. The big cyclonic storm are still called Nor'easters, as in Perfect Storm. Here's a real Sou'wester (the hat):
You mean that Washington D.C. plans to clear all that white stuff away? It's the first time that Washington has looked pure and innocent since before I was born -- and we all know how long ago that was.
When I lived in Washington back in the late 60s, the powers-that-be went into a terminal hissy every time they got an inch of snow on the ground.
This is going to be entertaining to watch, all those politicians picking their way around like cats in a storm.
Just weather. But sad to report that the co-champion Eastern Redbud of Connecticut is no more. It was briefly State Champion. It was being held together by ingenious supports and prayer. Heavy snow was just that little bit too much.
I know, I know. Nobody cares about what the biggest Eastern Redbud in Ct is. Still, it was a fixture here for many years.
Huh? I had 16" of slush, the most I've ever seen of that wet cement to shovel. Seemed pretty bad to me. 24" of the light fluffy stuff gets more headlines, because it blows around and looks good in the photos, but this heavy stuff is far worse to deal with - and you can't leave it until the next day in a pich, either.
Assistant Village Idiot