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Monday, April 16, 2007

Nor'easter

Until recently, we have had a very sunny early spring, albeit colder than usual. However this is the northeast and in it's typically unpredictable way, spring has now brought us rain in the form of a nor'easter, with brisk winds, flooding, transportation delays, power outages, leaking roofs, snapping trees and other havoc. Some areas in upstate NY and northern New England with colder climates are experiencing snow storms. The photo was taken of Washington Square Park - click here for night shot. A nor'easter (contraction for northeaster) gets its name from its strong north east winds blowing in from the ocean, causing high seas and coastal damage. The coast of Massachusetts along with Cape Cod and Nantucket have historically been particularly brutalized by nor'easters - tragically, today is the Boston Marathon and apparently they are still running ...

6 comments:

Brian Branch said...

Here in Atlantic Canada, Clouds are starting to reach the area, normally a nor’easter means a lot of snow. But with a few degrees warmer than freezing point, we might also get a lot of rain. Coastal areas are on alert.

Lucy said...

Beautiful photograph, love the shades of gray with the tones of color coming through...

Wiek said...

Very nice photo's and comments!

Brian said...

lucy, wiek;
thanks,
brian

An Honest Man said...

We've had a week plus of higher than usual temperatures and brilliant sunshine. So much so that we've now got a serious forest fire south of us.

And Scotland is supposed to be a wet place!

A very atmospheric photo though.

Sally said...

Brrrr, I wouldn't be runnign any marathons - unless it was to the nearest hot chocolate shop!