Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.




Sunday, January 25, 2015

Nor'easter Times Two

Mother Nature has been very kind to us this winter. We have had no major snow storms that dumped over a foot of snow. The kids have had zero snow days. It has been unusually quiet.

Well folks, all of that is about to change as Mother Nature is about to make up for lost time and unleash the full fury of her wrath.



If you are a long time reader of our blog, you may recall my previous explanations of a nor'easter and the powerful punch it packs as it pounds our northern coastal areas. These are intense snow storms that are able to bring a city to its knees, even one that is familiar with heavy snow removal.

Now let's talk about a blizzard.


A blizzard is like taking a nor'easter and combining it with a hurricane. To qualify for "blizzard" status a snow storm must be accompanied by at least 35 mile per hour winds sustained for 3 hours.



Holy shit, right?

Now, let's talk about an "Epic Blizzard". This is a storm that comes around once every 50 years. Snow totals are measured in feet, not inches....with winds gusts expected of up to 65 to 75 mph.

You may also recall from some of my previous posts, how we compare all of our whopper snow storms to the grand daddy of all time...."The Blizzard of 78" which brought the entire New England region to a stand still for over a week. Snowfall readings of 25 - 40 inches fell, wind gusts were reported up to 100 mph.


 



An epic blizzard is developing and will arrive in the New England area tomorrow night.

The current forecast calls for snowfall in the amount of 20 -30 inches with winds gusting 65 -75 mph.

Hold on to your hats folks, it's gonna be a beast of a storm.

We are performing the usual routines. I will keep you posted with info and photos, for as long as we have power.

If you live in this area....perhaps you are familiar with this guy....?