A female Cardinal at a bird feeder
We all know weather can be quite changeable and unpredictable, but this is ridiculous.
The last two weeks of February and the first few days of March were largely unseasonably warm and on some days even balmy with temperatures in the 70s. The days surely had a fall feeling sprinkled in with a taste of spring and early summer. It made many people, including me, looking forward to an early spring.
Yet, March is notoriously fickle, anything can happen. The month might have arrived as a lamb, but Old Man Winter is leaving like a lion.
New York Harbor yesterday morning received a few inches of slushy fresh snow. Where I live around Sandy Hook Bay, approximately 5 inches of snow came down from the sky. Other places around the harbor received less. According to NOAA, Central Park received 2.1 inches, JFK airport received 2.2 inches and Staten Island received 1.4 inches. It’s back to winter.
Temperatures have also dropped like a rock. Daytime temperatures over the weekend will struggle to reach freezing. Moreover, the harbor might be in for more snowy weather in the next few days. There is chance for more snow from a coastal storm Monday evening through Tuesday. Hang in there!
No doubt, March is unpredictable. Yet, on the bright side, we all have one more chance to make the perfect snowman, go sledding, or have a good 'ol fashioned snowball fight.
STOP THE WILLIAMS FRACKED GAS PIPELINE THROUGH NY HARBOR!
MY TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOKS ABOUT NY HARBOR
1. Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City by Leslie Day
2.Heartbeats in the Muck by John Waldman
3. The Fisheries of Raritan Bay by Clyde L. MacKenzie Jr.
4. Waterfront: A Walk Around Manhattan by Phillip Lopate
5. The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell