Not much to report thus far today (Monday, October 29, 2012). The rain has fallen as a heavy mist/light rain since last evening. The wind which was a steady breeze yesterday and this morning is now a constant low growl outside the window. Almost all schools were cancelled today. The courthouse and the registry of deeds closed at noon and the MBTA, including commuter rail, shut down completely at 2 pm. Lowell City Hall will close at 3 pm and a shelter has opened at the Senior Center on Broadway.
It was a year ago tonight that last year’s Halloween snowstorm struck, knocking down countless trees and depriving many of electricity for multiple days. Last year at this time, most of the trees still had their leaves and they held so much heavy, wet snow that limbs cracked and fell on power lines and other things (like the rear window of my car). This year, the leaves seemed to have turned and fallen earlier so between that and the lack of snow, I hope the downed limbs are much less frequent.
While you still have power, please comment on this post to document what you’re seeing, hearing and experiencing during this storm.