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Friday, October 28, 2016

Well, this is going to be a messy day.  When I measured the snow at 9 a.m., we had 2 inches, and it was that heavy, wet snow that causes lots of trouble on roads and is really sloppy to walk in.  There may be rain in communities a few miles in any direction of Joe's Pond, but here it has been snowing all morning.  At first we had part rain/part snow, but now it's big soppy snowflakes falling very steadily and starting to build up on the ground.  The temperature has been in low 30s, and the road crews are busy, so the roads are probably clear and wet.  

Lots of us don't have our winter tires on yet - including us.  We thought early November would be soon enough when we made the appointment at Danville Garage.  I'm pretty sure this will all turn to rain soon, and that will be interesting if we have much snow built up.  In the meantime, there will no doubt be power outages in areas where the snow has piled up on branches still holding their leaves.

I, along with some others, received this message from Homer Fitts who lived here at Joe's Pond for many years and now lives in Barre.
 He wrote in the subject line: 
 "Winter is Coming!"
8:59 a.m. 10-28-16 
HI -
    THE ROOFS ARE WHITE THIS MORNING.     GRASS IS GREEN EXCEPT IN SHADED AREAS WHERE IT IS TURNING WHITE.    IT IS ATTEMPTING TO SNOW LIGHTLY HERE IN BARRE.
    DAUGHTER AND HER HUSBAND, CLIFF AND ELLEN WERE LEAVING TO DRIVE TO FLORIDA EARLY THIS MORNING.  WILL FLY BACK TO BURLINGTON ON THANKSGIVING DAY.
    MARGARET AND I WILL BE RIGHT HERE FOR THE WINTER.    TONIGHT WE GO TO A SHOW, " THE BLUES BROTHERS " AT THE OPERA HOUSE.
    HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU.
                LOVE AD BLESSINGS,
                        HOMER AND MARGARET


Right now the snow has mostly stopped.  There may be a fine rain going on - it's hard to see - but I don't think we've seen the last of the precipitation for today.  This is what you get when too many people do rain dances at Joe's Pond . . . !
 

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