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January 1 - March 31, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Sunset!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Salisbury Cove earlier this week - the winter of 2015 continues to hang on despite a few rain showers today!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Babson Creek yesterday morning. Outside temperature - 12F; Wind - gusting to 40 knots!
Sounds like mid-January doesn't it?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Cold weather continues with both daytime and nighttime temperatures running about 20 degrees below normal! But the sun is high in the sky now, so clear days bring some melting which creates lots of
Be very careful anywhere you walk, but especially around your house and driveway - those areas can be very slick and treacherous!
Most falls on the ice happen on your own property!

Believe it or not, today marks the vernal equinox and the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere! This cold has to retreat sooner or later, although there is little indication that will happen in the next two weeks!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

One of three loons seen fishing this morning in Northeast Harbor.
They were seemingly oblivious to patches of ice in the water or to activity on the town dock!

And guess what! It's raining this afternoon with a change-over to snow predicted for tonight!
That won't bother those loons either, because they don't have to shovel it!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

View yesterday from Thompson Island Causeway toward Upper Frenchman Bay.

After some sun and a bit of a thaw this week, more snow is in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow, although this time it should mix with rain here along the coast! Spring on the calendar may be just a few days away, but our winter of 2015 apparently is not over yet!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sea ice piles up along the shoreline of many coves around Mount Desert Island.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Full "Worm" Moon setting before dawn yesterday morning.
We were interested to discover that it was called the "Worm" Moon because the soil usually begins to loosen up a bit in March, and worm activity increases! Unfortunately, the worms are probably still pretty cold and lethargic this year!

Don't forget that Daylight Savings Time begins tonight (tomorrow morning) at 2:00a.m. EST.
Set your clocks AHEAD one hour!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Winter on the Maine coast brings more than just snow - it also can bring some spectacular sunsets,
like this one from last evening!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bar Harbor has no monopoly on snow, as this afternoon's photo of Seal Cove clearly indicates!
After another couple of inches of snow overnight, the temperature today reached a balmy 43 degrees for the first time in weeks. Maybe we are starting to turn the corner, despite below normal cold predicted once again for the next two days.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Welcome to March! February 2015 is now in the record books (literally), and many people would say "good riddance"! But guess what - it's snowing again this morning, and even more is predicted tomorrow night into Wednesday morning! Temperatures continue to run below normal, but there are signs that things might improve starting next week!
Hope springs eternal! (There's that "spring" word again!)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Here we go again - another day - another snowstorm!
We've heard this song many times before, and it's beginning to get tiresome!
Even hard-core snow lovers are ready for spring this year!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

If you are familiar with Bar Harbor, whether as a long-time resident or a summer visitor, we're willing to bet that you never have seen snow here like we have this winter! Don't believe it, you say? Well, take a look at these three photos from yesterday morning! Adding insult to injury, we got six more inches of heavy, wet snow last night!
Think it'll be gone by the 4th of July???

Agamont Park entrance to the Bar Harbor Inn.

Agamont Park restrooms.

Harbor Place and Town Pier.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The entrance to Agamont Park in Bar Harbor yesterday.
Just the tip of the fountain cover is visible above the huge snowbank!
6 more inches today!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Winter 2015 at Somesville's Acadia Repertory Theatre.

The blizzard predicted for this past weekend failed to fully develop over MDI, but nevertheless it brought another 6 inches of snow and two days of high winds! Coastal communities to both our north and our south were not so fortunate, with 24 inches in Eastport and 24 inches in the York-Kittery area. Our "active" weather pattern appears to continue for at least the next week. More snow is expected mid-week and still more is in the forecast next weekend!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

So, you ask, what happens up there on MDI in the winter? This year the answer is snow, snow, and more snow - all combined with high winds and bitter cold temperatures! On top of what we already have on the ground (and on the roof), more light snow is expected tonight with another, bigger storm headed our way Sunday, and yet another likely to hit us on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week! We, along with Boston and much of the rest of New England, are beginning to stagger like punch drunk fighters wondering where the next barrage will come from!
Spring - where are you when we need you?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Snowy island roads!

Island roads are almost totally snow covered, often with icy patches underneath, so SLOW DOWN and drive very carefully! Plow crews are working around the clock to keep roads open and to lower some of the huge snowbanks at intersections. Also, the snowbanks have made many roads more narrow than usual, so pass oncoming traffic with great care to maintain control of your vehicle as you have to move right into loose snow..

Friday, February 6, 2015

Under the almost full, but waning, "Snow Moon" at 6:00 a.m. this morning. Outside temperature 0 degrees F.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Our big snowstorms over the past 12 days have, collectively, been of historic propoprtions. Snowfall totals range from 40 to 60 inches, depending on where you check around Mount Desert Island! Road crews have been working almost around the clock and are exhausted. We are running out of places to put all the snow,
and snowbanks are dangerously high - especially at intersections and driveway entrances!
Plus, just to be sure we get the message, it's snowing again today with 4-8 additional inches expected!

Monday, February 2, 2015

A view yesterday morning after Saturday's snowfall. There's too much snow in the air to see it today!
10 - 18 inches of new snow will add to our already considerable totals by tomorrow! Yikes!
Where's that old groundhog?

Saturday, January 31, 2015

After the storm - about 4:30 EST this afternoon.

Very little snow here through mid-January, and then two blizzards in one week! WOW! The snow drifts in open areas and snowbanks along island roads are suddenly so high that approaching an intersection, or just pulling out of your driveway, can be a dangerous undertaking! And now comes the deep freeze with daytime highs only in the single numbers and nightime lows below zero! Bundle up!
At least tomorrow is February 1 - spring is on the way!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

After a relatively open winter until about a week ago, we now have snow, snow and more snow!
The big "Snowmageddon Nor'easter" that came up the coast over the past two days brought about 12 inches to MDI (although the high wind and drifting made measuring very difficult), but was not as "historic" as predicted. However, following a brief break today, we expect a new storm tomorrow into Saturday bringing another 12 inches!
Ah-h-h, weather in New England! Whatcha gonna do? Grab a good book, pour a cup of tea,
and hang out by the woodstove!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Somes Harbor and the Mill Pond yesterday afternoon.

Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day to clean up after Saturday's 6 inch snowfall. However, it appears that we "ain't seen nothin' yet"! The entire northeast coast is under a blizzard warning for tonight through Wednesday with the potential for 2 feet of snow here! Grab your shovels and plows - but be safe and take it easy! It also is forecast to be very cold - in weather like this, your properly maintained woodstove is your best friend!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The sunset yesterday afternoon was a prelude to the storm heading up the east coast this afternoon and tonight.
Our forecast predicts that we will get several inches of snow here on MDI by tomorrow morning. Considering the fact that we presently have almost no snow cover, some of the white stuff will be most welcome to dress up the landscape and provide a bit of insulation for our suffering perennials!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Low tide at Seal Cove yesterday afternoon.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The weather roller coaster continues. Last night was bitterly cold as the thermometer dropped to 1 degree F, and today has been sunny but very cold. However, temperatures are forecast to rise overnight with rain tomorrow and tomorrow night - then back to the deep freeze early next week! Despite the cold, take advantage of nice winter days like today to get out and enjoy our beautiful island.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Yesterday was a nice winter day!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Bartlett's Narrows yesterday afternoon.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

We continue to have a thin layer of snow cover and VERY cold temperatures!
Lows tonight should be below zero F, even here on the immediate coast!
The wind has been brutal leading to wind chill values of -30F and lower!
Dorothy, we must be in Maine in the winter!

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Full Wolf Moon setting this morning behind a thin cloud layer.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

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