April 1, 2015

Major Snowstorm and Whiteout Conditions Blanket Wilton

With the calendar turning to April, and northeasterners pleading for relief from the winter of 2015, we braced for yet another major blizzard that has wreaked havoc on the region. Massive power outages and high wind gusts of 30-40 mph have slammed the airports and all flights to New York's JFK and LaGuardia, Newark Liberty, Boston and Philadelphia have been cancelled.

We are currently under at least 20-inches of snow, and it continues to fall heavily. Winter Storm What-the-Hell? is in full-blast as we face whiteout conditions, impassable roads and downed power lines from a major snowstorm that we pray is the last of the season.
It's a frikkin' nightmare out there with a lot of cracking sounds as old maples fall.
Cheers to the town snowplows for keeping the roads clear.
The snow is making archeological patterns outside the upstairs window.
The birdbath a few hours (and about 8-inches more snow) later.
The birdbath at 3 p.m.
"There hasn't been an April Fool's Day blizzard of this magnitude since 1790," the mayor purportedly said as he pulled a Farmer's Almanac from under the podium at a news conference. (A yellow post-it on the page verified his claim.)

Citizens were urged to stay inside. Fill the bathtubs with water. Only open the refridgerator if you have to. When you go outside, don't look up. Wear boots. Bring an umbrella. If in doubt, throw it out. Be safe. Count your blessings. Don't look a gift-horse in the mouth.

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