On a recent walk in the woods behind his house commentator Michael Carolan who lives in Belchertown, MA, and teaches at Clark University, stepped over a thick branch that had fallen across his path. It hadn’t been there just a few days ago. When he looked up he saw a tree missing its top. He mulled. It was likely the branch at his feet came from last year’s record Halloween snowstorm. It took the entire year to make its way down to the ground. As we all wait to see if a big storm system headed this way comes to pass, Carolan remembers last year all too vividly.