Nor’easter

January 29, 2015

BW photograph of Morgan Run after a light snow.

Copyright 2015 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

A major storm “skirted” (NPR’s term) New York City and is hammering the Northeast-the fact that 12″ of snow in the city is considered good gives a sense of perspective as to what had been forecast.  New England, though, is getting the brunt of the storm with several feet of snow and occasional hurricane-force winds.  The 3″ that fell locally hardly deserves a mention.

BW photograph of snow clinging to muddy branches at Morgan Run.

Copyright 2015 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

That 3″ though was enough to close some school systems and delay the openings of others.

BW photograph of a rock wall at Morgan Run after a light snow.

Copyright 2015 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

It truly is a matter of perspective and the kinds of weather to which an area becomes accustomed.  For instance, on the other end of the spectrum, the February 2015 issue of National Geographic contains an article about the danger(s) climate change is bringing to the state of Florida. The article is well worth a read as weather systems around the world are changing and with that comes a need for more highly refined problem solving.  3″ of snow is a nuisance.  3′ is crippling, but time-limited.  Ocean levels rising 5′ (I know I am mixing my forms of water here) is catastrophic.

No one, though, should be caught by surprise as the effects of climate change have already been apparent.

Take care.

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