Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Friday, June 22, 2012:
An update of sorts --
Why won’t this storm let us be? Looking at the radar, just to our west are more deep orange and red splotches, headed our way. Oddly, all this stormage has been training north instead of going directly eastward and out to sea. That’s a suckacious set-up, leading to storm cell after storm cell.
There are actually so many things happening in the area I can’t even keep track of all the emergency transmissions and radio calls. The good thing is the way the utter urgency has slipped into controlled urgency. Either the first-responders and cops are losing their steam or things are under something resembling control. Likely a bit of both.
While our law enforcement folks have shined as usual, how about those dispatchers? Give them a hand. From the get-go they were calm and collected. That literally kept the entire response scenario in that cool mind-set.
I have to go much more dismal on the road wash-off thing. The bay is going to be effed up. This is just too much water going down the drains, i.e. sewers. Factoring in all the runoff crap, we could literally lose an entire year-class of some spawning species. And that is not over dramatizing, believe me.
Even way back in my commercial clamming days/years, I would compulsively home in on all the weather factors affecting the treading, raking and tonging realm. Back then, any downpour of note was never a good bay thing. And that was before we had all this over development and saw the building of new roadways running into thousands of miles, if laid end to end.
If there is one thread of silver lining to this weather event, it’s the way we’re not going to see any of that insane heat we just had. In fact, by next week some below to well-below average air temps could move in. That is actually a good thing. The spores of bad algae don’t grow as well in cooler temps. Still, those larval fish in the backbay were at their most vulnerable right about now.
By the by, thanks to all those on-scene reports sent my way. They’re Weather Service bound – and astoundingly helpful when similar situation arise.
The fuel leak was in the vicinity of Garden State Fuel – as in right there – located at 81st street.