Thursday, January 4, 2018

Doing a Wendy and Jack in the Overlook Hotel today

Mornin'!  It's 28° in Wildwood NJ (feels like 12° with that blasting wind chill). It's been snowing since around 9p.m. last night and we've got a couple of inches of the white stuff depending on where you look (the winds are having their way with where the snow accumulates).  They're intense and howling (in fact that's what woke me this early morn) out of the NW at 30-40mph w/gusting and already creating snow drifting (it's the light variety and blowing everywhere).  It's the start of a blizzard here down the shore as I can't help but think of Wendy and Jack in The Shining.  The coast is experiencing frigid, arctic air with a strengthening Nor'easter bringing blinding snow and gusts of blizzard condition winds all day today. As we hunker down, the coast is to expect minor-major coastal flooding and beach erosion, especially during high tides.  We're also to expect dangerous travel conditions, scattered power outages and bitter wind chill across the entire east coast (wind chill will be below 10° today).  Blizzard warnings are posted until tonight around 7p.m.  The snowfall could be heavy at times as temps tap 30°.  Winds will be out of the NW (even though it's a Nor'easter) at 25-35mph w/gusting as high as 40+mph.  The forecasts are saying that snow accumulation will be 3-6" (we can only hope).  By late afternoon, the heavy snowfall should turn into snow showers and by tonight...the snowfall should be gone and we'll have just those frigid-icy temps with those nasty, biting winds hanging around...low around 17° and West winds at 18-22mph w/35mph gusts. We're hunkered.  Candles are ready.  Ice is made for the coolers.  Vehicles are moved.  Tomorrow...a mix of clouds and sun but very cold with below zero wind chills.'s soup ingredients are in as I'm going with a recipe I haven't tried yet...Asian Noodle Soup.  This one has Pork, snow peas, cabbage, carrots (I'm adding parsnips too)and of course noodles with lots of tasty herbs and onions, cilantro, parsley, ginger root, and tamari (I prefer this instead of plain ol' soy sauce).  Stay safe all you Coastal folk!  Here's Johnny!
High tide:9:25a.m. and 10:05p.m.
Low tide:3:42p.m.
Ocean temp:43°
FOOTNOTE: It's 9a.m. and the local weather man (a weather genius in my book) just announced that the coast will receive at least
 12" of the white stuff. 


Anonymous said...

No snow here in rural Missouri, but temp has been as low as 6 below (actual). Split pea and ham soup on the menu today. It takes 2 days of cooking because I like it to be the constancy of pudding rather than soup. Should finally go above the freezing mark on Sunday, with freezing rain possible, so not out of the woods yet. Stay warm and safe.

dodi said...

I feel lucky that I am not having these storms, much like we did last year. I'll take a mild winter any day!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to another snow day tomorrow.

Wayne Wright said...

Hi Kathy,
I stumbled across your blog...I reall enjoy the photos and the weather updates...when I was a kid we would spend 1 week in July in Wildwood... I’ll always have fond memories on the beach and the boardwalk...we lived in northern Virginia and would look forward to the Vacation each year....
Thank you

Wayne Wright