#26: Finicky January


If you’re a snow lover, you’ve been in luck…at least in New Jersey. It’s been snowing off and on a lot lately. In fact, the weather here has been absolutely crazy the past few weeks!

January started off rather warm. As a warm-weather lover, I was beyond happy. Then it suddenly dipped down to below-average-near-record temperatures—mainly in the teens. To me, this was the worst weather that we’ve ever had. My hands feel dry and my lips are always cracked. It snowed a few times, although never anything substantial enough to build a snowman or a snow angel. I hate that, too. If it’s going to snow, I’d prefer to have it snow enough to go have fun and it (and get a day off from school, of course). It pretty much snows for a few hours, causing icy roads and dangerous conditions, then haphazardly stops, leaving nothing but a tracing.

Tomorrow is supposed to be sixty-five degrees, a sharp contrast from the snow yesterday morning and Friday night. The weather feels very finicky, like you never know what will come next. Tomorrow night is supposed to bring spring-like thunderstorms…uh-oh!

How’s the weather near you guys? How’ve you been?

Until next time,

~Kristen 

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Hurricane Sandy


So, New Jersey usually has very calm weather. This is very out of the ordinary.
But apparently Tropical Storm Sandy is expected to make landfall somewhere in South Jersey (right near where I live) as a tropical storm or Category 1 Hurricane.
Widespread power outages, flooding, inches to a foot of rain, and high winds are expected.
I’m actually pretty scared, but please stay safe! It’s important to bring in outside furniture or anything that could be blown around, have an emergency back up of food and water, and battery-powered weather radio.
Stay safe, readers. I’ll be back with an update on Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on when power comes back.
Until next time,
~Kristen

#9: It’s HOT


Doesn’t it suck when you go down the shore and the ocean breeze makes the beach chilly and unenjoyable?

Well, you won’t have to worry about that in New Jersey. Not recently anyway. It’s been HOT with a capital H O T. For the past 11 days New Jersey has been suffering through a heat wave, which means the temperatures have spiked over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Today, for example, we hit the triple digits.

Of course, heat can be incredibly dangerous, and with a lot of people still in the dark after last Friday’s storm, it can even be deadly. I’d personally prefer temperatures in the mid-eighties, but look on the bright-side–perfect beach weather.

Stay cool, friends.

Until next time,
~Kristen