We’ve heard it all before: winter advisory, potential blizzard, 12+ inches of snow predicted, stay indoors, etc… then, the day of the predicted big storm? Nothing. All weather forecasters can say when this happens is “well, I guess it fizzled.” Just as we were let down by last week’s huge storm fail, the only thing you can do when this occurs is shake your head, make a sandwich from the hoard of bread the kitchen cabinet has acquired, and wash it down with a huge glass of milk.
In Maine, we have two contrasting sentiments towards snow. You either love it, or you hate it. The thing is, we live in the north, and we all know that the arrival of winter signifies that it’s snow time. In actuality, the people you hear grumbling about having to break out the shovel and fussing over slippery road conditions are secretly thrilled that they have something to complain about.
Meanwhile, the other half of us New Englanders is eagerly anticipating a fierce snow storm. Of course we take heed of the weather advisories, watches and warnings, but school children, winter sports enthusiasts, and the kids at heart are already making tentative snow-themed plans for this weekend.
Presently, weather reports are predicting that the storm system will move in this evening, and drop up to twenty-four inches of snow along the coast by Saturday morning. Snowzilla’s (Actually, the media is calling it Nemo) potential fury is being compared to that of the Great Blizzard of 1978.
Should a blizzard actually attack the New England seaboard tomorrow, Mainers know that all we can do is prepare, watch and wait for the beast to make its way through the northeast. If you happen to be visiting our neck of the woods right now, don’t even attempt to drive in hazardous weather conditions with your rental car in Portland, ME. Just do as we do, stay put, enjoy a good meal, and watch the storm pass while in the company of friends and/or family.
If we do get hit with an epic nor’easter, be sure to check out our Harbor Cam that faces out towards Casco Bay. Maybe you will catch some shots of Portland folk taking advantage of the snowfall and cross-country skiing down Commercial Street.