Friday, January 19, 2007

27 Days.....

That's how many days are left before pitchers and catchers report to hopefully sunny Florida to begin the 2007 baseball season. 27 days---wow! And upon awakening here in north central Connecticut, the ground gleams with a fresh coat of white. The first measurable snow we've had all year graces the lawns and roadways as the temperature hovers at a balmy 32 degrees F. The latest-ever date for the first snowfall is January 26th, so we almost set a record. And even though last night's snowfall measured only an inch, it just makes things look "right" for January 19th. Things are in order. I'm still waiting for the eventual Nor'easter, the big one as a low pressure system forms in the waters off the southeast and barrels up the coast with heavy snow and winds to chill your bones. But one thing is different about this winter of '06-'07...the waters off the eastern seaboard are at least 10 degrees warmer than usual. There will be a tendency for the precipitation from such a coastal storm to turn to rain, or, if the temperatures near the ground are cold enough, ice. So that "one and a half foot" giant of a storm just might not happen this year.
Enough with the weather, although I could go on for a few more paragraphs. I'll be back after sunrise with something baseball related. Spring Training rapidly approaches for our team without a closer. And we wait.


At 1/19/2007 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strange how your probably 45 miles from where I live and the grass is green here while yours has the white stuff over it. Red Sox report on the 17th of February. Manny reports when he decides too.

At 1/19/2007 9:51 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

It all depends on how far from the shore...and with the warm water temps, this storm didn't blow up until it was east of Cape out eastern maine! And we will have the high winds tomorrow that will usher in colder air....this will be a year, at least for the next few weeks, with few coastal storms with white stuff. Thanks Ian!

At 1/19/2007 10:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well i am about 3 miles from the water.

At 1/20/2007 7:59 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

There ya go!


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