The weather is horrific throughout the Northeast. I’m grateful for sunny skies (in southern Texas) and temperature gloriously “warmer than” many locations in the northern states!!
Yesterday I mentioned family history. Today (on TV news) I heard there are wind gusts of 79 miles per hour on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. So I checked the Internet and copied the current information. (I love the Internet!!) Check this web site for snow pictures.
Many of my early ancestors settled Nantucket in the 1600’s. I enjoyed an awesome reunion in 1992. (I wrote a book about that experience, too.) A tidbit of information: Some of my ancestors lived in “the oldest house” (popular tourist attraction) built in 1686.
Copied from the web site:
January 26, 2015 12:24 PM
Town Offices Closed Tuesday 1/27
WINTER STORM WARNING AND COASTAL FLOOD WARNING for NANTUCKET: The US National Weather Service Boston MA has issued a winter storm warning as well as a coastal flood warning for Nantucket as a major winter storm hits Massachusetts today. The storm is expected to last into Wednesday.
Nantucket is currently expected to get 6 to 8 inches of snow. Nantucket has lower snow totals than other areas in the region due to the fact that there may be freezing rain and sleet at times during the storm. This will be a very heavy and wet snow creating a high probability of downed trees and power lines, resulting in extended power outages. The storm will have strong and damaging hurricane force winds with gusts of 75+ MPH. Moderate coastal flooding is also expected for early Tuesday morning and late Tuesday afternoon high tides due to astronomical high tides combined with the storm surge. Some pockets of major flooding are possible on Northeast facing shorelines. Significant beach erosion is likely, mainly along the eastern shorelines.
Please take necessary precautions as this storm approaches.
Widespread power outages are likely. Additional line crews and tree crews have arrived on Nantucket. To report any power outages please call National Grid at 1-800-465-1212.
To report any other storm issues such as downed wires or branches please call Central Dispatch at 508-228-1212 and as always dial 9-1-1 for EMERGENCIES.