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Recent Storms Portend a Long Winter Ahead, So Time to Hit the Books

M.J. Moye

M.J. Moye

M.J. Moye is an editorial consultant and sailor who lives in Chester, Nova Scotia.
M.J. Moye

OK, so the old year left us with super-freezing temperatures and a Christmas Day nor’easter that took down trees and left us without power for almost two days. And the new year rolled in on us with an even more powerful “Bomb Cyclone” that took down more trees and killed our power for another day. That second storm was aptly name because the satellite views showed a distinct eye forming when it was off of Cape Cod. At that point the winds were already at tropical storm force here in Nova Scotia, and I knew that we were going to be in for it. Which we were. Two of my friends lost their east facing docks to the high winds, storm surge and wave action. My own dock, which is better protected from easterlies, survived the storm winds and ocean state, but the storm surge did deposit huge junks of ice across its length…fortunately, without any apparent damage. Continue reading