Scenes from Wingaersheek Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts, an icy wonderland after first winter storm 2019
Snapshots from a brief tour around the back shore while out doing errands this afternoon. With temperatures hovering at 5 degrees, Cape Ann was blanketed with a thick layer of impenetrable ice, snow squalls, and sea smoke.
Happy to see the temperatures are heading towards the forties after Tuesday!
Do you have the same window treatment / view?! Flash Freeze sheets on any surface glazing commenced about noon on January 20, 2019, Gloucester, Mass.
It’s nasty out there. Safe wishes for those in need and all the helpers.
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agencies power outage tracking MEMA map showed 541 outages at 11:40AM and has gone down and back up again –though not topping that number.
Scenes from Gloucester, MA, January 20, 2019, about 6:30AM and 35 degrees.
Fisherman at the Wheel memorial, Stacy Boulevard,
Three hours till high tide and surf is not placid
Winter storm prep at the High School. It’s easy to see why it’s going to be icy
Snow if you can still get some is perfect for snow cream!
Scenes and video from Long Beach, Gloucester, MA, just before high tide
In case you missed it, Mayor Romeo Theken’s photograph and interview about Nor’Easter storm Riley and its impact in Gloucester. Governor Baker coming to inspect hard hit Gloucester, MA and other cities and towns.
Damage everywhere we looked this morning, low tide, about 8am, March 4, 2018. With surf high at low tide, we expect the next high tide to surge more.
Long Beach seawall; Rockport Road; Gloucester and Rockport
Some evident damage to coastal homes in Gloucester MA and front row cottages by Long Beach pedestrian walkway. Surf inside and out found paths of entry.
The Long Beach pedestrian bridge was damaged. The boulder barrier seawall was cut down by half, maybe more.
rip rap exposed as far as the eye can see, Long Beach (looking from Rockport back to Gloucester, MA) Note every platform from the stairs was ripped away
video of surf looking to Gloucester end of Long Beach. Would not risk this walk at storm high tides- note multiple crests with each surge Continue reading “Paths of destruction winter storm damage Riley Long Beach #GloucesterMA”
winter shower 🙂
High tide by the Good Harbor Beach footbridge, one day ahead of the anticipated rare lunar trifecta, aka “Super Blue Blood Moon”.
ducks sought drier grounds
Off Good Harbor Beach Gloucester, MA
First for me-With the low temperatures, a white rainbow arch of thin ice dressed the entire length of Long Beach at low tide.
Post storm wildlife
How would you caption this scene outside your window? My friend shared this photograph of a hawk eating an unfortunate bird on a small roof at her house by the boulevard, Gloucester, MA, January 6 2018.
“…Homes evacuated and without power, motorists abandoning cars in the snow and temperatures well below freezing. That Armageddon-sounding tone might sound like Gloucestershire under snow last week, but that is just a snap-shot of life in Gloucester, Massachusetts, right now…”
Pauline shares photo by Angela Howell Lane via FB. I’ve seen flooding here years past but not like that
2:15PM slush pond roads and closed by Witham and Thacher and Good Harbor Beach parking lot. Power outages this way.
GOOD HARBOR BEACH
Ocean is up on the deck outside the Good Harbor Beach Inn snack bar, though not to the street
There go the staircases
**Video coming when power-wifi back**
While the snow came later than expected, a full-blown winter storm was definitely in the air. We took a little tour of Rockport from Old Garden Beach, to Bearskin Neck, to Long Beach, and down Eden Road just before the storm blew in. As we were driving home, the snow began to come down fast and furious.
AS OF 1PM TODAY:
Most of main street is open right now and planning to stay open. Check the live music listings as you get closer to going out. CANCELLED shows are marked and we’ll be updating all day long. Here are some highlights of things that we know are open or closed.
The Brewery is open and said they’re extending they’re kids under 10 eat free special until 5pm.
Jalapenos is open and planning to stay open.
Poseidon says they are “fully operational”.
Rhumb Line is open now and will stay open tonight with Runaround
Minglewood Tavern is open with Dave Bailin tonight.
The Farm is open. Kid’s eat free until 4pm. MAC members get 15% 0ff (you can work your ass off then pig out). Nick’s Jazz Fest is on for tonight.
Looks like Northbound Train will be at Dog Bar.
CLOSED ~ CANCELLED: