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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,[4] “Shocktober,[5] “Storm Alfred,[6] 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)

Good news from Shiri! Looks like this Frankenstorm won’t damper the spirits of our trick or treaters!


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