The first storm of 2014 has come down upon Nauset Heights, blanketing everything in white, and creating rough seas.

The storm started on Jan 2, 2014, and is predicted to last 48 hours. Gusts have reached 50mph on the bluff, and snowdrifts are already a few feet deep.

The real story is the sea surge. While there are many spit breaches, one seems to have consistent water in it, deep enough for waves to be formed going either direction which is visible in the image below.

For reference, I have marked where the stakes on the beach with pink dots. These are usually on dry land, stating “No dogs beyond this point”. As of the morning of Jan 3, 2014, almost all are in the water. Also, note the amount of sand that is filling in the inlet, and at present, will certainly change its shape.