Two Nor’easters – Six Days W/O Power!

In the past week,  a powerful storm caused high winds with heavy rain. A few days later, a second cyclonic-like storm hit us again with high winds, colder temperatures and heavy snow. Thousands of trees and utility lines were brought down, paralyzing the region. Here are some “front door” views from our home in northern New Jersey.

Note: There are two cars in the above image, below center. Nearly two feet (60 cm) of snow fell in a little over 12 hours.

As usual, thanks for visiting. Click on or finger-stretch images to zoom in, and comments are always encouraged. M 🙂

Day and Night – Up on the Roof

Earlier this month, a full moon shines through hazy clouds as a south-east wind spins an “anemometer,” up there on our roof. The station also includes a rain bucket, temperature, humidity and barometric sensors; solar cells, and transmitter to the display inside.  

I believe my wife, family and neighbors are quielty tolerant of some of my obsessions and often concerned about my well-being.  🙂

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

 

To The Beach – Before the First Chill of Autumn

Last week, already nearly a week into autum, we had our last visit to the beach just before days of rains and near 50 mph winds raked the area.  A brief ride across the bay here brought us to Island Beach State Park, the New Jersey barrier island with its boardwalk to the ocean. 

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Except for the banner, these are captured from my i-phone.

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂