Friday we hit 71F in Central New Jersey, today into tomorrow 12-16 inches of snow coming, already had 2 iches with the small FIRST wave, it should be around 4pm here when wave #2 starts and goes until late tomorrow afternoon.
As my Dad would have said, "Dress Appropriately" lol. I was always amazed how the desert can be 120 in the day and 30 at night, sounds more like the moon than Arizona.
The first wave almost melted as temps climbed to 36 and the sun was out, it is dipping again and will really dump on us later. It is official though, this was our WARMEST February (average temps) on record, so might as well start March out with something to let us know Winter is not over yet. I'm just glad that MOST TREES use the Earths position on its axis to start blooming and also for shedding in the Fall - if it were ALL a TEMP THING, then I think we'd be suffering as our bees had blooming trees and 20 degree temps. A few years ago exactly that happened as our main Spring pollen flow was blooming, we had two weeks of near teens temperatures. Nothing got gathered that month, and the brood food was scarse until things got better.
Of course the queen is indeed a magical machine, she slowed egg production to match the brood food and the only thing to really suffer was hive growth which eventually caught back up.
I'll be shoveling 2 sidewalks again, our new home and old home which I don't plan on selling until around June - in both cases, you are required to shovel the walks or be fined by the township - just as you are fined if you park in the street during snow removal. That isn't just it either, first you are fined and the police call for the tow truck ( the only requirement to the ticket rule is that the township plows are out) once they are salt spreading or plowing, the ticket and tow trucks are in business and pulling in BIG BUCKS, the fine for parking in the street alone is $105.00 - no idea what the towing would set you back.
Having the 38 foot motor home in our old yard (we keep it there for now) didn't leave any place for our cars, which we parked next door in a business parking lot - now we have lots of room for our cars at the new house and eventually well move the "bus" too.
I think this time around, we are gonna get the biggest part of the snow, I remember March of 89 we had a 4 footer come through, biggest single snow fall I ever saw. Of course to the New Englanders, 4 foot of snow they call "A chance of flurries" :)