The power flickered several times as a heavy, wet snow fell on most of Nova Scotia overnight. This storm was unexpected, at least in its intensity. When the snowfall stopped around midnight, it truly did look like a winter wonderland. Every tree branch, every twig, powerlines and fences all wore a wooly coat of white. Some smaller bushes looked like giant clumps of popcorn before the wind picked up and shook loose most of the fluffy covering.
Today, schools are closed right across the province and a lot of businesses and malls are closed as well. It’s still snowing, but now, more a sprinkling of fine sugar that you can barely see, but which the wind whips into tiny swirls and deposits in sculpted drifts.
“They” say we’re in for a major storm toward the end of the week — I’ve heard snowfall amounts of as much as 50cms. (That’s 20 inches of snow, for the metrically challenged.) Whoever “They” are, I hope “They” are wrong!