Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Update 2 p.m. : We’re now slowly approaching historic territory – snow-wise. The sheer coverage of this storm is through the ceiling – hopefully only speaking hypothetically. Whereas the last biggy we had right before Christmas -- a 15- to 20-incher -- became a drift event. Snow was blown off objects and to the ground. Not this brute. Despite howling winds, this snowfall is stuck on everything. Maybe it was wet to begin with, then fast-froze in-place as colder air moved in. While I took a depth reading of 14 to 15 inches just a couple hours ago, I swear we’re well into the teen now. Snow if flying as heavily as at the start of the storm, when it was at its heaviest.
I, like many, are wondering about tomorrow’s Super Bowl parties. It sure doesn’t look to good right now. The up side is the seeming decent job road crews are doing, due in large part to the readiness. It’s hard to believe but I got a chuckle on my way to Wal-Mart at about 8 p.m. yesterday. I saw all these DOT trucks – not to mention a slew of local plow trucks – just sitting around doing nothing. I was likely in a bit of denial. I now realize that readiness was absolutely justified.
The police scanner is mainly chattering about downed wires, usually impacting small areas, if not just single homes. There are also those myriad first aid calls that always accompany storms and (likely) the related low barometric pressures known to impact invalids and chronically ill folks. In fact, dollars to donuts you yourself are feeling a bit off – aches and pains seemingly come out to check out what’s going on making this day so different.
Along with the tireless work of cops and first aiders, a huge thumb’s up to Atlantic Electric patrol which is being called every whichaway. In fact, the PDs are keeping as close track of the electric trucks as their own patrol cars. Then there are the burglar alarms, going off all over the place, due to wind blowing open door and even due to the impact of home literally shifting under the weight of snow. The cops have to respond and must even do a house check sending out alarms. I realize it’s a necessary evil since savvy thieve sometimes wait for weather emergencies to make their dirty moves. The stupid side to such stormy thievery is the trail of guilt often left in the snow. Some of you might recall during the December snowstorm, a burglarized house was investigated and tracks of the rip-off led right back to his nearby residence. Brilliant.