After I wrote yesterday’s post, I checked the weather–because EJ and I enjoy watching the weather. It also lets us know what we should wear for the day (t-shirt/shorts, sweatshirt/jeans, coat/hat/boots?), whether it would be better to work outside or inside, if severe weather is headed our way, if roads will be slippery, and so on. I was surprised to find that there was a Winter Storm Advisory out for our area. There hadn’t been earlier. The NWS warned that we could get 1-3 inches of snow and 45 mph winds.
Because of the Advisory, I mentally prepared myself to find snow on the ground this morning but the only thing covering the ground were fallen leaves. The only things falling from the sky were raindrops and leaves. The wind blew leaves against the garden fence where they are hanging like carefully placed autumn decorations. It’s actually rather festive.
EJ told me that on his way home from work in the wee hours of the night, he was almost blown off the road a couple times by the strong wind. He did see snowflakes. He said large wet snowflakes and leaves splatted on the windshield and he saw many branches/trees down.
The wind caused power outages in the surrounding areas although, thankfully, we didn’t lose power. However, with Winter approaching and bringing a higher risk of storms and power outages, EJ got out the portable propane heater. He then drilled me on how to set it up and get it going. I so seldom have to get it going that I prefer him to refresh my memory….just in case.