The storm arrived exactly as the weather services predicted. It was a wild and wooly afternoon, evening, and night with snow falling at the rate of two to three inches per hour. The snow arrived horizontally with 50 mile-an-hour and stronger winds. However, from my viewpoint, it was almost a non-event. I slept through much of it.
The snow ended this morning and my neighborhood is now digging out. I am including some pictures I took a few minutes ago just to show folks in the southern states what a real snow storm is like. Click on any picture to see a larger image.
The power, FIOS Internet connection and television all worked perfectly all through the storm. The lights never flickered. Of course, we are not out of the woods yet. The tree branches are all heavily loaded today with fresh snow and, as the temperatures warm up, the snow will get heavier and heavier. I am sure some tree limbs will snap later today and possibly tomorrow. Power outages and other utility outages will remain possible for another day or two.
I am not sure if telephone service remained operational or not as I don't have a regular telephone. I do know that cellular service was operating normally every time I tried it. My VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephone also worked perfectly every time I tried. Admittedly, I didn't try very many times.
As to newsletter articles, I hope to be back to normal operation, starting now.
Of course, I do have a reservation for a flight to Orlando for early tomorrow morning!
9:30 PM Update: My 7 AM flight to Orlando has been canceled. The airlines seem to be fully booked until mid-week. I'm still working on making a reservation someplace...