...the Tanner City got its first taste of snow well before winter even arrived.
A weekend nor'easter blew in just before Halloween and blanketed Peabody and the North Shore with about 5 inches of snow, and knocked down trees and power lines, causing some scattered power outages.
This time around, the city is going to see the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Last year, Peabody fared well, only losing power in one neighborhood in West Peabody for about three-and-a-half hours on the second night of the storm, but other communities north and west of Boston were hit much harder, some buried in snow and without power for days.
Ironically, that was just about the only snowfall New England received (other than a storm or two in January and February) in what turned out to be a very mild winter.