New Jersey is in the midst of it's second major winter storm. The snow began last night. This is what it looked like at 8am.
There is a blizzard warning in effect, and it's expected we'll have accumulation of up to 25 inches. The worst of the storm will hit early this afternoon with increasing winds up to 40 to 50 miles per hour, out of the north-northeast. That's not good news for long Beach Island, already suffering severe from fall and winter beach erosion.
The National Weather Service has also posted a flood warning for the coastal areas of the Jersey. High tide this afternoon is expected to bring the most widespread tidal flooding. High tides today will occur between 1:30pm and 3pm. The high tide occurs later in the coastal wetlands and lagoons. The wave action during the high tide is the cause of beach erosion.
There's not much to do now, it's snowing too hard to even think about digging out, so we'll sit back and enjoy the ride!
February 6, 2010 9am Manahawkin Time!