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Monday, 26 March 2018

After the Nor’easter


It was a bad storm late last week, possibly the worst this year. The usual culprits, tons of snow, high northeasterly winds and drifting were joined by thunder and lightning, our first experience of that phenomenon during a snow storm. It was a good time to stay inside.


My husband and I hadn’t been past the harbour since Wednesday. Three days later, we were surprised to see open water there. 





The high winds, coupled with high tides, moved the ice off shore. The day before this latest Nor’easter, the sea was ice covered along the southwest coast. 

The Summerside Harbour on March 21/18





March 24/18





Linkletter Park on March 21/18




March 24/18





Evangeline on March 21/18





March 24/18





Meanwhile the shoreline has pans of ice, 





while off-shore some pans are grounded on sand bars.





The 24th was bitterly cold with the Northeast wind making it difficult to steady the camera. I would not have been able to set up a tripod. My hands were near frost bitten. 


On the brighter side, at least the ice is gone! 



34 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Quite a change in a few days. Here, I am in awe of how much light there is. I'm talking about the strength, not so much the extended hours. I don't think I've ever noticed it like this before. Of course, I may say the same next year because I'll forget about my observations this year. :)

Tabor said...

You live in an unforgiving land. Hand in there and do not slip o the ice. Taht photo of the playground is haunting and lovely at the same time

Debbie said...

we had the same, but it was warm the day after and the days since so most of our snow is gone. i love the look of your pictures, clean, virgin snow, so pretty!!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You've been hit Down East with so much snow! And so many bad storms, one right after the other!

bill burke said...

Wow, the change came fast and before you know it, it will all be gone.

William Kendall said...

Wind can do marvels with ice. We missed that nor-easter, haven't had snow since just before the St. Patrick's Day weekend, but it's remained consistently at or below freezing.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love to see the comparison shots Marie. Oh my gosh it does look bitterly cold. One p!us though, makes for amazing images!

Celia said...

That is a big change for just a couple of days. Wow! The Summerside Harbour photos are startling.

Rhodesia said...

Guess the ice going helps but i hope that you soon warm up a bit more. I would never survive in those temperatures. Take care Diane

Elephant's Child said...

That is a huge change - which must fill you with hope. And glorious images. Thank you.

William Kendall said...

My kind of weather! Beautiful shots.

Jenn said...

Thunder and lightning in the winter seems so strange!

Catarina said...

You still managed to take great pictures... as usual!

DJan said...

I also have rarely seen thunderstorms occur along with heavy snow. So many Nor'easters in a row! Hope it's the last of them and we will soon be seeing bare ground and blue skies! :-)

Angela said...

Looks calm and peaceful! It amazes me that you out there to take the photos. I can be a bit scared of cold. Great photos! Thank you for the post!

Anonymous said...

Hard to imagine the cold and all that ice. I really enjoy your photos.

Marie Smith said...

The light is not that gray any more, AC.

Marie Smith said...

It was so cold there, Tabor.

Marie Smith said...

Cold too, especially with the wind, Debbie.

Marie Smith said...

Yes indeed, Debbie. Time for a change.

Marie Smith said...

It happened over a morning, Bill.

Marie Smith said...

It’s finally going to warm up here later this week, William.

Marie Smith said...

We’re tired of the cold wind now, PDP.

Marie Smith said...

Quite a change over one morning, Celia.

Marie Smith said...

I guess you get used to it, Diane, tough I’m not sure about that.

Marie Smith said...

It is hopeful, EC.

Marie Smith said...

Not me, William!

Marie Smith said...

It was unusual, Jenn.

Marie Smith said...

Thanks, Catarina.

Marie Smith said...

Blue sky today. Jan. A start anyway.

Marie Smith said...

Taking off the mitts for taking photos is the worst part, Angela.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Mildred.

Barbara said...

Those pans of ice are really interesting. I haven't seen that before.

Marie Smith said...

In Newfoundland some people jump from pan to pan Barbara.