Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Tad Different Than 50 Years Ago

Mornin'! It's 31° this clear, early morn in Wildwood. It'll have a wintry feel today as temps won't rise out of the mid-40 range. The almost-Spring Sun will provide warmth for not only today but the next few days as temperatures rise each day. Winds are minimal as they begin early in the day out of the NW then shift from the SW at 10-15mph. 50 years ago today was the beginning of the "Ash Wednesday Storm" or the "March Storm of 62" as it pounded and destroyed the East Coast (from North Carolina to Cape Cod) for 3 intense days. Not only did the ocean and bay meet in Wildwood, but it met with such ferocity and intensity during 3 high tides causing 25 foot seas and storm surges attacking the barrier islands and creating destruction, havoc and deaths. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4myqsqKWLI
No storm surges today as the tides are...
Ocean temp:46°
Full Moon: Thursday 3/9
Spring:13 days!

1 comment:

Jim Anders said...

Google "East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania flood of 1955" to get additions to this: "Between 10:30 and 11 PM it came up better than 20 feet and didn’t stop until about 12:45 AM when it reached a crest of about 33 feet, above normal." I was five years old and in that flood. The water came 4 inches from our 4th floor attic.