Scary Weather

29 Oct

What’s with this weather?

Apparently Hurricane Sandy is about to collide with a cold front from the east and arctic winds from the north, resulting in an ‘ice hurricane’ everyone is calling ‘Frankenstorm’ that will shoot wind and lightening. That’s freaky. Hope everyone on the eastern seaboard stays warm and dry.

Here in my little valley they’re calling for five days of endless rain, but I’m not about to complain.

I survived The Ice Storm — not the 1997 Ang Lee movie about casual sex, drinking and lives out of control — the Canadian Ice Storm of 1998, freezing rain that lasted for six days and downed power lines across Eastern Canada. I saved a piece of ice that fell from one of those wires and took a photo, seen above. The ice measured 2 inches across — 2 inches of solid ice! I eventually chopped it up, threw it in my cocktail shaker and served it at a party … kidding. But I certainly could have.

What’s the scariest weather you’ve ever encountered?

6 Responses to “Scary Weather”

  1. kathleenkaskawrites October 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Driving down a country road at night through a blinding snowstorm north of Taos in 2002. We weren’t sure where we were and no signs of life anywhere. We made it to civilization, but it was pretty scary.

    • nancyelizabethlauzon October 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

      Yikes. I hate driving at night even when there isn’t a blinding snowstorm, so that must have been horrible.

  2. Selena Robins Musings October 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Your blog post brought back memories of that ice storm, we survived it as well, and took in two families who lost their power. Sending good wishes to all those in this storm’s path. I think Mother Nature sure is in a bitch of a mood, that, or she’s having severe hot flashes and thinks this is the way to cool herself off.

    Main thing, for people to stay safe. Things can be fixed and replaced.

    • nancyelizabethlauzon October 29, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

      Amen to that. I just heard that salt water is getting into New York subways (!)

  3. 4amWriter October 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    I remember visiting my brother on Martha’s Vineyard during the tailend of Hurricane Bob. It was still crazy weather, and I can’t believe I dared to get on the ferry in that storm. Wow. That was a scary trip.

    • nancyelizabethlauzon November 1, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

      I know, when you make decisions to travel during crappy weather, you wonder what ever possessed you, after the fact.

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