Wednesday, March 17, 2010


On Friday, March 12 the Hunter Brook Arm of the New Croton Reservoir was still frozen over. This was at the start of the massive nor'easter that did not begin to wind down until Monday. By then it was 250 miles east-southeast of Montauk and weakening with a retrogradng southeasterly motion. When I looked at the Reservoir on Monday, all the ice was gone. So I'm declaring our ice-out to be Sunday, March 14. The storm was moderate around here, bringing down a few more trees in addition to those that fell in the wet snow of February 25 and 26. In central and southern parts of this county, the damage was severe; winds gusted to near hurricane force down there and many are still without power.


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