Monday, March 2, 2009

In Like A Lion...

I was getting ready to write a post about spring to welcome March, and then this happened.

More snow and winter weather. Honestly, how did the groundhog know?

Last week we had a warming trend - it was up in the mid-50s by Friday - but it was windy, blowing in hard off the water, making the surf pound loudly throughout the day and night. Saturday, the wind changed direction, blowing from our beach out over the ocean and quelling the waves. Then yesterday for the first day of March we had snow, rain, and sleet, all falling and blowing in alternating waves. Cold, wet precipitation all day long.

We managed to get up to the beach for a quick walk late in the afternoon, in a lull between the waves of wetness. The ocean seemed gray and strangely quiet, as if waiting for today's blizzard.

Most schools on the Cape, and I guess in the Boston area as well, are closed today. We're not expecting the 15 inches on the Cape, but the blowing sleet and icy rain have made driving conditions scary, so the kids are home today. I'll try to get up to the beach tomorrow to check it out and take pictures. Sometimes immediately after a big storm is when the beach seems most beautiful.

Enjoy the (hopefully) last of the Winter Weather!

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