Juno is bearing down on the Maritimes. The snow is coming down, the winds are picking up, and our house is cocooned in a swirl of white. We can’t even see the church just across the road from us.
There’s been lots of warning about this huge storm, especially from weather network stations – phrases like “crippling”, “frightening mammoth blizzard”, “potentially historic blizzard”, “epic snowstorm blast” tend to heighten the excitement (or “weather panic” as some folks around here like to call it).
No doubt this is a big one. And it does have serious consequences, especially in urban and coastal areas, and for those travelling. But Islanders, in particular, and Maritimers, in general, tend to take winter storms in stride. We’re used to them. And we usually enjoy them, as long as everyone is safely inside and off the roads.
We prepare by bringing in plenty of wood to keep the stove going, filling a few buckets of water and making sure the flashlight is charged (in case we lose power), pulling out the board games, and most importantly, buying stormchips. 😉
No, you won’t find us succumbing to weather panic, but if the stores ran out of stormchips?
That would be another story all together