Iced Over Bays

 

Photo credit NASA … The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on Terra captured this image on January 7, 2018. Ice in Delaware Bay—between New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware—and the northern part of the Chesapeake Bay between Maryland and Delaware.

The Delaware and Chesapeake and inland bays are all iced over.  In some areas the ice is so thick you have to use barges to break a path for boats with lesser hulls.  Maryland has been using ice breakers for the islands to deliver food, mail, and school kids.  The Coast Guard put out level two ice alerts for the northern Chesapeake bay.  The Delaware Bay has a huge amount of ice and it is flowing into the Atlantic ocean, this is where all of the ice that is piling up in Lewes is coming from.  The ice chunks washing up on our beaches are from the frozen bays.   You can watch ice float right out of the Indian river inlet it looks like something you wold see in the arctic.  It is surreal looking in many areas.  There are places down south in North Carolina that are freezing over or have ice packed in them that haven’t seen ice in a very long time.  The entire east coast got dumped on by this storm and temperatures.  Massachusetts had a storm surge that flooded streets then froze.  Florida had palm trees covered in snow.  Hopefully this weekends heat wave will help us warm up a little.

It is going to take some time to thaw out despite the rise in temperatures.

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