Good morning everyone! It is a warm 47°F outside and currently dry. We had a beautiful shot at the full moon and the stars this morning during our morning walk. Thanks to the glorious light of the moon, which was bright enough to makes us feel like we had a powerful flashlight on us at all times (and even cast shadows!), it felt safe to walk around outside after what we had heard all night.
Yes, you guessed right – we heard coyotes the night before! At first, when my human woke up at 2 a.m., she thought it was us, because all she heard was whines, yips and squeals. She checked to make sure we were inside and healthy – she even poked my belly since I was dead asleep on the couch and not making a peep. Going back upstairs, she realized that it was a band of coyotes making that chorus outside the bedroom window! Winston and I couldn’t be too concerned, however, since we had more important things to do at 2 a.n. – namely, sleep.
Today at 5:45 a.m. the sky was starry and the air was so dry, we needed a humidifier at night. However, that is not going to be the case for the rest of the day, as we are expecting a massive storm, an infamous Nor’easter. This one is supposed to dump over 2 inches of rain on us today, which is an amazing feat for upstate New York. The eye of this storm is supposed to have an extremely low pressure and undergo a phenomenon that they are calling “bombogenesis”, when a low-pressure system in the mid-latitudes (us) drops 24 mb in 24 hours. Our barometer is currently reading 1008, which is already lower than 1 atm, and falling. We are excited to read it again tonight and see by how much the pressure has dropped.
This Nor’Easter is part of a weather pattern that explains why we aren’t getting snow yet on the East Coast – there is too much warmth and moisture coming up from the South still this time of year. Yet, if this pattern continues, this will translate into snow, as the temperature will drop eventually below freezing and this warmth and moisture will then become wet and heavy snow.
As we are snow-lovers, we are excited about this possibility and preparing ourselves for our favorite winter activities such as the popular sport of driving on the snow (snow tires), keeping warm during the snow (igloos for me and Winston, warm shoes for humans), having fun in the snow (coats for us, season passes for humans), and talking about the snow (snow-day attire, snow festival decorations, and snow-day plans). Here in upstate NY, we embrace hygge like it’s our job. Time to break out the fuzzy socks!
Have a great Wednesday everyone and remember that cold planet is a healthy planet. We have gone through five ice ages and survived, after all! (I’m talking about canines, that is. Not sure what you fur-less humans were up to).