It's bombogenesis, maybe

Are your hatches well battened down? The National Weather Service is warning now would be a good time to bring stuff inside.

More on the French Toast Alert page.

H/t Meryr for the headline.






Those would be great with some of those Walden Local Meat maple breakfast sausage patties that I have in the freezer.

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Can it fly?

I wander my property asking myself this - can it fly? This includes tree limbs. If the answer is yes, I tie it down or put it away!

Busted bike frame used to support peas - away
lawn chair stack - tied down
Kayaks on rack - tied down
Composter lids - tied down
Grill? Already bike locked to deck.

Don't forget your garbage cans! Although figuring out which ones belong to which houses can be a community event.

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Got it.

Lawnmower? Check.
Small rocks? Check.
Stack of bricks I was going to use to repair the front walk that I'm probably putting off until next year? Check.
Car? Already in living room.


"This Afternoon: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 65. East wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 5am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 59. Windy, with an east wind 16 to 21 mph increasing to 27 to 32 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible."

Well, since the Pats game is over, time to take the Conestoga to the Stoppie, with the radio on, and get some chicken wings to grill. If there are any left.

Remember the important things, folks, in these difficult times...the packies might close a bit early on a Sunday.
Oh, and if you hear a loud bang, it's probably a tree or a this one.


In a bit more serious note? Biggest danger is from trees. Pines have a small root ball, tip over relatively easily, especially if the soil is soaked. Trees with leaves (Hi, maples) are at risk. Old rotted trees that still have leaves are at risk (Again, maples, mostly).

Fire depts will be out all night dealing with power outages and stuff. Remember, boys and girls, candles don't start fires...candles ARE fires.

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