As the white confetti blows past my window, sideways, this morning, just a day ahead of Halloween… the phone lines light up with talk of “white Halloween” of 2011.
I have no recollection of the day in question. However, I was in full mommy-mode at the time, and likely being served wine from my neighbors, as we trekked door-to-door. That’s my excuse, anyway.
So, I hit up Wikipedia and found this:
“The 2011 Halloween nor’easter, sometimes referred to as “Snowtober,“ “Shocktober,“ “Storm Alfred,“ and “Oktoberblast,” was a large low pressure area that produced unusually early snowfall across the northeastern United States and the Canadian Maritimes. It formed early on October 29 along a cold front to the southeast of the Carolinas. As it moved up the East Coast, its associated snowfall broke records in at least 20 cities for total accumulations, resulting in a rare “white Halloween” two days later.
In Massachusetts, the nor’easter brought wind gusts peaking at 69 mph (111 km/h) in Barnstable and, unofficially, 76 mph (122 km/h) in Provincetown.”
Do YOU remember Snowtober 2011?
Here’s the tally, so far (From our friends at Boston 25)
Here's a fesh look at some snow totals...keep your pictures & reports coming! pic.twitter.com/LxrNlyyAzo— Vicki Graf (@VickiGrafWX) October 30, 2020
Good news from Shiri! Looks like this Frankenstorm won’t damper the spirits of our trick or treaters!