According to meteorologist and long term weather forecaster, Joe Bastardi, we are in a weather cycle similar to what we experienced in the 1950's.
This week, February 2013, Long Island and most of the top half of the Northeast, was slammed with a storm named Nemo.
Here on the north shore of Long Island, the western end of Suffolk county, snow totals were as high as 29 inches in Huntington. The further east you got, it rained for the first part of the storm, then caught up later with snow.
These are the back steps with the snow covering. I started using a broom to whisk away the crystals of ice and fluffy snow.
Later I went out to see how things looked. The snow was up over the mailbox.
The back yard look pristine.
The shrubs were laden with ice and snow and the sun dial was covered with many inches of snow.
Winds were fierce, and blew snow up against doors and buried the boxwoods.
The only thing nice that I can say about Yews, is that they hold up under mountains of snow.
Everything was coated with ice and heaving under the snow. The very old Quince tree split in half.
Drifts were up past the front steps, and almost to the windows.
North where the plows has piled road snow in front of the driveway
The big holly tree, shown here with its berries, fed the wild birds, especially the Robins.
The Leylands were droopy,
the Kwanzan Cherry trees in the park were covered.
For some reason, Robins forgot to migrate south and were in the trees. Fortunately, there were plenty of berries to eat on the trees and shrubs.
It is a long walk to the street in deep snow.
Rhododendrons covered with ice
Starlings waiting for better weather and warmer temperatures. Today started out at 15 degrees F. Tomorrow it should get up into the middle 40's, then everything will begin to melt. Long Island is know for its roller coaster weather. "If you don't like the weather on Long Island when you go out the front door, go out the back door."