Poof … It Is Snowing Hard In Sussex County

 

daffodils in snow, spring snow, milton, delaware, sussex county
Daffodils in Milton .. Shauna McVey

Careful what you wish for it is snowing like gangbusters out here in the country.  All day everyone on social media has been complaining where is the snow, now people are complaining where are the snow plows.

Route 1 below Dover is proving to be a disaster now due to accidents and jammed up traffic.  Near the beach there is less snow, but out here in the country we are seeing a lot of snow coming down really fast.  It is picking up at the beach now too.

Snow geese or geese covered in snow in Milton and the boat basin has flooded into the street a little … Shauna McVey

At this rate I will be car hooding in a matter of hours.  In one hour we have over an inch of snow.  It is supposed to do this all night but taper off after midnight, so we might get buried, just a late arrival.  Glad today’s rain was not snow.

Snow at my house is twice this deep already.

The DelDOT app won’t help you find the snowplows it is having some “issues”.  Honestly who cares where the plows are, they can’t do the whole state at once, and the north got walloped earlier today.  We are going to be the last to see any plows and no the roads weren’t treated because treating in the rain is pointless.

If you area flooded a little look on the bright side,the road is clear.

Time to fire up the woodstoves and eat some hot chili, tomorrow is a day off … well sort of.

Fish On!

Rich King

 

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Marine Forecast …

SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY…

A major Nor’easter located just east of the Mid-Atlantic coast today
will slowly track to the northeast. High pressure will attempt to
build southward to start the weekend, as cold air settles into the
region. High pressure should then build back in for early next
week.

Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm-
629 PM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

TONIGHT
N winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 9 to 12 ft, subsiding to 7 to
10 ft after midnight. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant
period of 10 seconds. Snow. Vsby 1 NM or less.

THU
NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 35 kt, decreasing to
30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 4 to 7 ft in
the afternoon. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
10 seconds. A chance of snow early in the morning with vsby 1 NM
or less.

THU NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in
the late evening and overnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft after midnight. Swell mainly from
the E with a dominant period of 10 seconds.

FRI
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft. Swell mainly from the N with a dominant period of
9 seconds.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft.

SAT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft.

SAT NIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. A chance of
rain and snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

 

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