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Breaking Morphy news: Dartmouth’s corpse flower could bloom as early as Wednesday; greenhouse posts extended hours

Morphy, the corpse flower or titan arum, getting ready to bloom at the Life Sciences Greenhouse at Dartmouth. Photo taken on 10/23/18 by Robert Gill, Dartmouth College.

As we reported last week, Morphy is surprising a lot of folks by blooming again rather quickly after 2016. (Typically, corpse flowers bloom every seven or eight years.)

And now the folks at the Dartmouth College Life Sciences Greenhouse say that Morphy could bloom as early as tonight, if not tomorrow, and they have posted extended hours!

Here’s the Morphy livestream. If you go, share your photos with us at uvindex@vnews.com for a chance to be featured on the site!

UPDATE AT 4:45 P.M.:

Tomorrow is another day!

The Red Sox Twitter account is trolling the naysayers from their season-opening loss

Boston Red Sox fans celebrate while watching a televised Game 5 World Series baseball game in a bar, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, moments after the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1, in Los Angeles, to win the series 4 games to 1. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Hanover vigil tonight to honor victims killed in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Rabbi Mark Melamut, the new rabbi at the Upper Valley Jewish Community in Hanover, said the community gathering and prayer vigil will take place at 7 p.m. tonight on the green. It is expected to last until 8 p.m., rain or shine.

He says:

Our vigil of solidarity will include readings, memorial prayers, and songs of hope, healing and consolation.  We’ll mention the names of those whose lives were brutally taken and support each other in sacred gathering.

 

May the unity of our community be an example of the power of love, light and life in the face of darkness and death.

Dartmouth football set to take on Harvard tomorrow

Harrison Herskowitz, a sophomore safety for the Dartmouth College football team, wrestles a tackling sled to the Memorial Field turf on Oct. 24, 2018. Undefeated Dartmouth hosts arch-rival Harvard today for homecoming. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Harrison Herskowitz, a sophomore safety for the Dartmouth College football team, wrestles a tackling sled to the Memorial Field turf on Oct. 24, 2018. Undefeated Dartmouth hosts archrival Harvard on Saturday for homecoming. (Valley News – Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

🚨 Big 🚨 Game 🚨 Alert 🚨

Dartmouth College football is gearing up to take down visiting Harvard at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Field in Hanover. There are a couple of factors that make this game one to watch:
1. It’s Dartmouth’s Homecoming Weekend (you might have heard there’s a big [safe?] bonfire tonight).
2. Dartmouth football currently is undefeated, having claimed victory in its last six games. The No. 20 Big Green also is 3-0 in Ivy League play. Archrival Harvard, meanwhile, is 3-3, 1-2.

Oh, also, we’re getting a nor’easter this weekend, so that should keep things interesting.

Dartmouth says it owes its success to a bit of sheer luck: The team largely has managed to avoid injuries to its starters, according to Dartmouth sports reporter Tris Wykes. Let’s hope it stays that way this weekend. Fingers crossed!

Read more on Dartmouth football here.

So there’s a nor’easter coming this weekend

Because of course there is. Just in time for Halloweekend, too. Hooray! /s

From The Weather Channel:

What to Expect
Rain and wind will spread up the East Coast Friday through Saturday night or early Sunday. Because it’s late October and not January, most of the precipitation should be rain.

However, parts of northern New England, especially the higher elevations, will see some wet snow accumulation this weekend.

Wind
Strong winds will be a concern with gusts to 60 mph are possible near the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts Saturday and Saturday night.

Precipitation could start out briefly as snow in eastern New York and central New England as moisture surges northward. The area of snow and likely some ice will expand during the afternoon and evening hours into northern New York, northern New England and be most widespread across Maine.

The highest snowfall totals will likely be in northern Maine and in the highest terrain of upstate New York and New Hampshire, including Mt. Washington.

Just a few inches of wet snow accumulating on trees still with leaves combined with wind can down trees and cause power outages. This is what occurred during the “Snowtober” 2011 snowstorm in late October.

More than 0.10 inches of ice is most likely in northern Maine and northern New Hampshire beginning in the afternoon on Saturday and ending early Sunday.

In New Hampshire:

Aaaaand in Vermont:

If you’re traveling tomorrow or participating in Halloween festivities, please be sure to stay safe. Drive slowly and appropriately for the conditions, give yourself extra time to reach your destination, and if you’re of age, definitely do not drink and drive.