Thursday, February 25, 2021

Photo of the Day: New Jersey’s Big Melt

Throughout the past month—and especially after the blizzard that afflicted my area a few weeks ago—New Jersey residents have been praying for an end to the cold and snowy weather. Judging from the last few days, that request now seems to have gone straight from our lips to God’s ear.

All around my house, for instance, the height of the snowbanks I erected out of necessity a few weeks ago—and kept adding to every couple of days with several more inches—has now noticeably diminished. It was even more apparent this afternoon in one of my favorite places for walking, Overpeck County Park, near me in Bergen County NJ.

As you can see from this photo I took, the sun was out strong, creating puddles everywhere. Thankfully, the snow has been able to melt gradually, over a few days, so that we have not been beset by a flood to follow the blizzard.

A meteorologist on the news channel I watch said early tonight that we should get average to warmer temperatures compared with the seasonal norm over the next 10 days.  That should help keep our reservoir from going dry, at least for a while.

Only one “weather event” at a time, please! Okay?

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