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As every year goes by I feel ever more strongly how fantastic it is to be able to live with people I love, in a place that I love, doing what I love to do... I truly wish that you enjoy this special day and enjoy it with people that you love. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
I don't have a whole lot to say right now as I've been over the top with work and the holiday, so here's an abbreviated Report. The weather has been very up and down, but still quite cold at night. That's good… A system from the North brought major winds here in the Valley and vicinity all day on Wednesday, leaving debris and downed trees everywhere and causing some scattered power outages. That was bad, but at least it was cold and we were lucky not to have any major problems here in the Valley. It looks as if another system will be moving through tonight, bringing more cold temps and the proverbial Wintry Mix. This is really the kind of thing we're been waiting for as it will fill in things with snow and build the ice. I'm hoping to get up into Crawford Notch on Saturday to scope out the state of things and possibly get up into the ravines on Monday. I've got my fingers crossed, cross yours too.
FLASH - On Friday morning we got our first significant snowfall here in the Valley. Probably only around 3/4 to 1 inch, but it's very cool. It's now officially winter...
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective March 6, 2014
While the ice is going through a bit of a change, what with the weather being so cold, it's still very good in most places. With the longer days and more intense sunlight we should start to see some refreshing going on, as soon as the temps moderate. Most climbs in the direct sun are starting to see a little water during the day, in spite of the cold. The stuff in the shade that's looking a bit beat up and that in the direct sun is a little pinky. That said, it looks as if this weekend things are going to moderate, so it should be a good one.
BTW I am aware that some of today's pix are of a decidedly poorer quality than we all are used to. This is because my main camera's battery pack died and I had to use my cell phone camera - sorry about that.
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