Yesterday morning, I was chatting with a co-worker who said her son just let her know that it was supposed to snow here in Bangor yesterday. since I happened to have had the weather open right in front of me, I laughed it off, saying that the forecast called for snow way up north. I believe I said I'd eat my hat if Bangor got snow.

Well, my hat is going to be pretty darned tasty. Because sure enough, it snowed. You may have even missed it. But I could plainly see that if Mother Nature went a different direction, we'd have a Stage 5 Kill Storm on our hands. Luckily, the wild nature of the weather settled down pretty quickly.

I mean, I get it... We live in Maine. It snows. A lot. But I never feel quite right when I see the first flakes of the year before it's even Halloween. It already seems like because of COVID that winter only ended about 15 minutes ago. There were no trips to take or anything, so it seems like there's no distance between last spring, and winter.

It's almost like summer just didn't even exist. So when I saw those flakes making their way from the heavens to the driveway at work, I swore loudly. Mostly because I had no idea what my drive home would be like. Would I even be able to get home?! I ran outside to try and get a photo, but it was tough in the terrible weather.

Photo JStew
Photo JStew

But after yesterday's snow, I can only imagine what winter will bring. But I wanted to make sure to document the occasion. After all, it's not every year we get this kind of snow cover in October. As you can see in the photo, it was touch and go for a while. But I was able to eventually make it home.

But as far as the October Blizzard of 2020 goes, we'll rally together as a state and really show Mother Nature we're not afraid. That there's no world where she can overcome our tenacity. We're Maine strong, and snow will never stop us. We will persevere, and we will rebuild....

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