1.30.2008

Wind, Wind, Go Away!

We're currently in the middle of a windstorm with sustained winds of 30-40 miles an hour and gusts of 50-65 miles an hour. This is the second wind storm in exactly 3 weeks. Weren't people predicting that there'd be a lot of snow this winter? December was mostly normal. We almost broke the snowfall record. This month we've only had one snowfall and it wasn't very much. Maybe February will be better.

When I peeked out the window this morning the clothespins holding the plastic on my cold frame were gone the plastic was billowing in the wind. So I braved the 35 mph winds and stapled one end of the plastic to the cold frame, and weighted the other with rocks. I also took an old window that doesn't quite fit on the frame and put it over the plastic. At least it will be a little more protection. I also discovered that in the spaces between the houses a vacuum is created and the wind is about 10 mph stronger.

It started snowing late this afternoon. I hope it accumulates to something. I think I'd rather have cold weather with snow than cold weather with wind. If I ever complain about snow, remind me of this post, ok?

~Sarah

5 comments:

Shelly said...

Hi Sarah,

I am down in South Central PA, we have had 30-45 mph wind gusts down here too, that wind is brutal today!

kate said...

I will be so happy when winter ends ... none of it is good so far as I'm concerned. Cold, windy days are no fun, but neither are cold, windy and snowy days ... I dislike those the most.

Sarah said...

shelly- I'm glad to know it's not just Rochester, NY. It's nice to be able to commiserate. :) I hope your wind dies down soon.

kate- I much prefer summer to winter. The snow doesn't bother me nearly as much as the wind.
~Sarah

Betsy said...

Hi Sarah,
We had that wind too here in mid Michigan, and I was on the phone with someone who had it in Ohio!
I think in the old days they called that an 'Alberta Clipper' because it's real cold Canadian air.
I commiserate (cool word!) with the plastic flying off your coldframe. We use old windows and in the summer to protect it from cats we use a panel of garden trellis.

Sarah said...

betsy- I like the idea of using a trellis to keep cats (& critters) out of the cold frame. I think I'll give it a try if the chipmunks keep bothering me.
Thanks for stopping by.
~Sarah