The local media got the entire region whipped up into a panicked frenzy starting on the 23rd about the mother of all blizzards that was going to wallop half of Massachusetts and the greater Eastern Seaboard. The speculation and breathless updates, especially by WCVB up in Boston, were ridiculous. Then the National Weather Service and one of the Cape Cod sites piled on with their predictions and that made for a very uneasy area. Everyone was talking about it and preparing. I was upset only because I didn't want Russell caught on the road in it. They were making it sound like we were going to have 21" of snow with hurricane force winds by the 26th.
I spent Monday and Tuesday shopping, cleaning, doing errands and laundry...I ran into Sandwich real quick too. I set up the generator and tested it. I was as ready as I could be. The weather people finally were able to get a handle on the various scenarios and it looked like only the Cape & Islands were going to take the direct hit. Which, by the way, was when WCVB's coverage dropped off significantly because Boston wasn't going to be affected. The cutoff was literally at the Canal. The wind woke me up around 2 AM so I took Pepper out but it hadn't started snowing yet.
This is what I woke up to at 7:00. I called this picture 'Blizzards Bay'. The snow was so fine and not accumulating but it was wicked windy. My sweetie encountered no issues on his trip and was safe, and all my friends & fam were fine, so I was able to relax, finally.
It was windy all day and the lower Cape (Chatham, Eastham, etc) definitely had it worse than I did at my end. Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard got the most snow and wind.
Snow stopped midday. I spent most of the morning/early afternoon working on my cross stitch but I finally ventured outside to take some pictures around 4.
Sun struggling to come out.
The plow made one or two trips down my street but my driveway didn't even need to be done at all, which was good.
The sun was out by 6:30 but the wind was still gusting strongly.
Dark clouds to the northeast.
But sunny in the west.
Ice on my car.
I really hope this was winter's last gasp cause I really don't know how much more of this I can take!!!!