The Blood Moon sighting on Tuesday started the week with a beautiful natural spectacle that may have reset the abnormally warm period of last week. This week is expected to return to the cold and chill typical of November. Tropical storm Nicole has attained hurricane status and is expected to make landfall early Thursday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the northeast on the weekend. Not only that but the first blizzard of the season is also forecasted to hit the Northern Great Plains and Minnesota on Friday.
This week is momentous for many reasons: MIT D-Lab is celebrating twenty years of creative existence, Venera 9 successfully landed and sent the first images of the surface of Venus in 1975, Alabama hit freezing point before Montana for the first time since 1934, and I completed one year as a Meteorologist for The Tech.
Despite the occasional rain in the evening, this week is a mix of sunshine and clouds. In Boston, the temperature is consistently in the sixties, allowing a nice stroll along the esplanade. However, a storm system is moving up the east coast possibly bringing us strong gusts of wind. Hurricane Ian made landfall, yesterday in Florida as a category 4 storm, and during the rest of the week, it is projected to move up to Virginia.