Speaking of climate change in my previous post, I must address the next oncoming “Storm O' Doom” that forecasters say will hit New England starting some time late tomorrow morning/early afternoon. While southern New England will see a small amount of snow and quite a bit of rain, this part of northern New England should see between 12 and 18 inches of snow before it all ends sometime Monday.
Depending upon which TV station you watch the level of storm hype runs the gamut from “It's another Nor'easter, so take the necessary precautions” to “Stay home and indoors or you're gonna die!” The local New Hampshire station has taken the first stance, seeing as we get Nor'easters every year, summer and winter. It's nothing new for us.
About the only precautions we're taking is making sure the woodbox stays filled; our cell phones, tablets, and laptops are fully charged; there's gas in the gas can for the Official Weekend Pundit Snowblower (which needs some minor repairs but still functions adequately); making sure the sand and salt buckets are full; and keeping the shovels and push plow handy.
I expect the storm-insecure folks out there will be out clearing the supermarket shelves as if they're going to be snowed in for a few weeks even though it might be for all of a day, maybe two. Every loaf of bread and gallon of milk will be stripped from the shelves (along with beer and chips, of course).
I wonder how long it will take before this Nor'easter is attributed to climate change? Failing that, how long will it be before they blame Trump's policies or cabinet picks for the winter weather we're having...in winter...in New England? I figure in five...four...three...two...one....