Posts tagged ‘nor’easter’

November 10, 2012

Snow makes everything look pretty

West Allenhurst, NJ across Deal Lake

You’d never guess that this whole area was flooded just a week and a half ago! (Actually, I don’t know whether or not Deal Lake flooded. Still, it probably looked a lot worse than it does now.)

The temperature’s been reasonably warm (above freezing, anyway) since Wednesday night’s blizzard, so a lot of the snow has melted already. Which is good.

A lot of places in New Jersey barely got a dusting of snow anyway.

 

On the subject of snow being a pain in the arse, here’s what JCP&L has to say about the power situation:

Late yesterday heavy, wet snow and high winds from the Athena nor’easter resulted in approximately 120,000 additional power outages in the Jersey Central Power & Light service territory. This is in addition to the approximately 149,000 customers who remain without power from Hurricane Sandy.

So Winter Storm Athena almost doubled the number of customers without electricity. Awesome.

But on the bright side, current promises are that most people (except those in devastated shore areas) will have power back by Sunday (November 11). That’s cool. Maybe I can go back to New Providence soon.

November 8, 2012

Bleeping blizzards!

NJ nor'easter snow accumulation as of 9PM, Ocean Twp (Monmouth County)

Soooooo there’s a blizzard in New Jersey.

It’s a lot more snow than anyone thought we’d get.

This was snowfall prediction for Athena-the-nor’easter as of yesterday morning (around 9am):
National Weather Service snow totals prediction, around 9AM EST

 

And this was the snowfall prediction for Athena-the-nor’easter as of yesterday evening (around 9pm):
National Weather Service snow totals prediction, around 9PM EST

(Images composited from data available at NOAA Philly/Mt. Holly and NOAA New York.)

 

All I know is: I’m writing this on Wednesday night (November 7), and there’s a lot of snow on the ground, and it hasn’t stopped snowing yet.

What is that, three inches? At least?

And it’s really heavy, wet, slushy snow! It sticks to EVERYTHING!

You know what’s really fun? Just like last year’s Snowtober blizzard, this is way too early in the season for a blizzard of this magnitude; there are still too many leaves on the trees, and the weight of snow + leaves is too much for the trees, so tree limbs are falling off and knocking down power lines that were JUST FIXED from Hurricane Sandy. Half of these people who JUST got power back after ten days without? Gone again, just like THAT.

Snowy branches already on the sidewalk in New Jersey, Nov 07 2012, 9:09PM

Stupid weather.

…Y’know, I’m emotionally drained from all this, and I got out of this mess relatively unscathed (so far). This is nuts.

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