Seals And Snow Totals
The seal at Courseys pond spillway keeps crossing route 15 and going into the pond. Please keep an eye out if you are traveling in that area, so it does not get hit by a car. Yesterday it was sitting in the middle of the road. MERR is aware of the situation and wants to remind everyone to stay at least a hundred and fifty feet away from the seal. That is actually a federal law by the way. Granted that is hard to do when it is sitting in the middle of the road with cars going around it. People have been taking selfies with the seal, one guy almost got bit when the seal lunged at him at the boat ramp. This is not a trained seal at Sea world, it is a wild juvenile seal, they can and will bite you. Kudos to Chris Lambert for holding up traffic so the seal could finish crossing the road. He took a quick video of the seal moving towards the boat ramp.
Snow totals are in from the state’s monitoring system. I am posting the chart as a picture so you can see it easier. The link to see the stations in real time for the Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS). I don’t think many people even know this exists. It is a great way to see accumulations in real time. It is updated every five minutes. From the website … “Real-time snow depth measurements are provided by the Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS) to the State of Delaware through funding from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) for the Snow Removal Reimbursement Program. Snow measurements are now being taken over official National Weather Service snowboards. The snow monitoring stations directly measure snow depth, which is processed every five minutes to produce snow accumulation data.”