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Life During Peacetime

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Nice day to catch up on errands, work and in our case, sleep. After all that sun, you may have even noticed some melting, thawing or a general slump to the snowbanks.

Yeah, that's the power of the early February sun. As a matter of fact, the month of February is third on the list for amount of daylight gained:



Time is on our side in the short term. We're watching two storms develop in the jet stream. First one is a miss by a long shot. The next isn't so cut and dry. It too will pass far and away offshore, however, as it passes New England, it will extend a small batch of snow back across our area into the cold air several thousand feet overhead.



It has a special name: the Norlun trough named after the guys who studied it, Steve NOgueiRa and Weir LUNstedt. They discovered that it has the potential for big snows in VERY hyper local area, typically along the coast. Thing is, it's very difficult to pin down the exact area it may fall, thanks to the fact that the models have a hard time resolving it and it may even fall in between some of their grid spaces.

So in an effort to inform without alarm, we'll keep the snowflake on the 7 day and try to hit this moving target closer to the date - Sunday afternoon and night. I'm not even certain it will materialize, given the fickle nature of these events.

In any event, it remains chilly and bright. Go enjoy the snow.
Pete

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