I'm sitting in the Living Room typing this to the sound of my generator running in the driveway. I'm listening the the local news and it's a mess out here. I-80, RT-24, I-78, I-287 are all a mess with accidents and downed trees.
I'm 46 and have never don't remember a snowstorm like this before Christmas no less Halloween. We have 4+ inches of WET HEAVY SNOW and it's wreaking havoc with the trees. I have a bunch of limbs down on my property. The CRACK a snow loaded limb makes when it gives way is pretty impressive. The power went out around 3:30 today and I'm not expecting it back on any time soon.
I'll post some pic's tomorrow - I'm not going outside tonight if I don't have to.
I know this happens every where but this is a first for me. I hate to see what's happening north and west of me - they were supposed to get hit even heavier.
I shudder to think what would have happened to the 80+ year old white ash tree that is the focal point of my back yard if "grandma" as I call her didn't drop all her leaves over the last 2 weeks. She's a "snowbird" - her leaves are down by mid October and she doesn't really show green foliage until mid-May.
Everyone stay safe and warm tonight!