Sunday, December 21, 2008

Old Man Winter Kicking In the Door...

As Christmas soon approaches and the weather is snowing and in the single digits, I'm wondering when will I get a chance to get back out after some ducks. Yesterday was a wash with a high temperature of 7.5 degrees and tomorrow looks like a mess. The forecast looks like this...



Updated Sunday December 21, 2008 @ 10AM

****THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM EST
MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR EVENING...
BECOMING HEAVY TONIGHT...BEFORE DIMINISHING MONDAY. SNOWFALL RATES
OF 2 INCHES PER HOUR CAN BE EXPECTED AT THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM
TONIGHT. EXPECT TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN 10 AND 18 INCHES...
EXCEPT 16 TO 24 INCHES ALONG AN AXIS FROM BAXTER STATE PARK TO
AROUND HOULTON.

MEANWHILE INCREASING WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO
45 MPH... WILL CREATE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS.

ALL INTERESTS ACROSS THE BLIZZARD WARNING AREA SHOULD RUSH TO
COMPLETION PREPARATIONS TO BE MADE IN ADVANCE OF THE STORM.

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED. THIS STORM WILL HAVE AN EXTREME IMPACT ON THE WARNING
AREA. VERY STRONG WINDS COMBINED WITH HEAVY SNOW WILL CREATE
POTENTIALLY DEADLY OUTDOOR CONDITIONS. WHITEOUTS...DEEP SNOW
DRIFTS AND FROSTBITE OF EXPOSED SKIN CAN BE EXPECTED.****

I had planned to meet up with some friends for the end of the puddle season, but it looks like I may be sneaking onto some local ducks. Nevertheless, I can't complain about the season thus far and still have some sea ducking until the last day of January.

Shirley Lord once said, "What really matters is what you do with what you have" and we'll see how my vacation turns out.

Stay warm!!!

3 comments:

Terry Scoville said...

Oh Tony, I feel your pain! I think my duck season is pretty much over with the last arctic storm putting a deep freeze on everything. No open water means no ducks for sure. I hope to get some goose hunting in.
Be careful and good luck when you do venture afield!

Live to Hunt.... said...

Holy Moly that is cold! And to think were all bemoaning our frosty 20 degree morning last week. Best safe, good luck.

tugboatdude said...

Yeah good luck with that.It's not as bad in NYC but the high on Monday is going to be 24,with wind gusts over 40.If I didn't have to be out in it,I wouldn't.