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Sunday, January 24, 2016
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Old Man Winter finally got around to us here in metro New Jersey. Took him long enough! Because of the big El Nino event in the Pacific Ocean, we’ve had a relatively mild and dry winter. We reached the 3rd week of January without any snow on the ground. But that’s all changed this weekend, as a big nasty nor’easter came rolling up the coast and dumped over a foot of snow on us. Right at the mid-point of winter too (Jan 23-24 is the “meteorological middle” of winter, when the temperature trend tips ever so slightly away from getting colder and starts the long path to spring, getting slightly warmer every day — on average, anyway). The snow and wind decided to decorate my kitchen window, just to remind me that this winter still has plenty of life left in it. But then again, the advance forecast for next weekend is sunny and in the mid-40s. It’s all just part of the ups and downs of the weather, and of life.

◊   posted by Jim G @ 8:41 am      

  1. Jim, Since you’ve posted this, I presume you did NOT lose power. A big Yea! Glad you seem to have made it thru the weather. I hope that you either have another day off tomorrow to wait for roads, etc., to clear; or that if you must go out that it won’t be too bad traveling.

    I must say that in some ways you are “lucky” as you have NOT received a dose of below zero weather following this storm. In fact, I noticed that during the storm in some places the temp was even 34 degrees, not 24. That can possibly make it easier to get thru–melt things faster; OR it can make it worse, forming ice. Hope it melts faster and will be gone sooner than one might think it would. Sometimes with such storms here the temps then fall to minus numbers and the snow stays 9 or 10 feet high for a month.

    Glad to hear that it’s so far so good with you. Hope it stays that way. MCS P.S.: Your pic is great with the snow looking like it’s just ready to start melting down the screen. Then again, perhaps it’s just going to stick that way, an unusual and good pic, as usual with your photos. MCS

    Comment by Mary S. — January 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

  2. Ah, another evocative photograph. I have been thinking of you, Jim.

    Comment by bunnyhopscotch — January 29, 2016 @ 4:19 pm

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