Thankfully all the dumbed-down political ads will disappear after today and we can now expect a barrage of Christmas advertising to take their place. In my opinion we should not have to see all the Christmas ads until around Thanksgiving.
I have strong opinions on the ballot proposals as do many others, however I only discuss them with my wife as we mulled them over this year. This is not a political blog and I intend to keep it that way. It is predicted there will be a strong voter turn out this year compared to other midterm elections especially with the proposals our state has on the ballot. It will be interesting how proposal one turns out.
We will have windy conditions today with scattered showers. Wind gusts to around 40 mph are expected which should knock the rest of the leaves off the trees before we have our first snows of the season. We picked up .52 of an inch of rain here in Otsego since midnight.
With the exception of Thursday our unsettled weather pattern will continue right on through at least early next week with rain and snow showers. Temperatures will be 15° or better below normal for early November.
Below is the NWS graphic for first accumulating snows for November.
On a side note: I was cleaning my outdoor fish pond for the last time before covering it for the winter. The pond holds only a couple hundred gallons of water – the fish go dormant when it is cold. There were at least six frogs still active, they generally disappear in late October. For the first time in all the years I have had the pond I found a large crayfish in with the frogs and fish. Don’t know how it found its way in there – it was an interesting find. Crayfish are good eating, however one needs a whole bunch of them to make a meal.