Saturday, February 9, 2013
The blizzard -- named Nemo -- has hit Hartford. The Governor declared a state of emergency and prohibited all nonessential travel on the highways. Through late Friday night, when this post was scheduled for posting today, some Connecticut towns were already reporting more than a foot of snow. Cape Cod (to the east of us) had wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour, and the Connecticut utilities were projecting that about one third of their customers would lose power.
I am hoping to get some storm photos from a guest photographer to share with you. Until then, I will let the storm be represented by this photo of Elizabeth Park after an early season snowfall. It looks a lot different from the same scene in November, shown below. By the end of Saturday, only the tops of the fence posts will be visible.