2020-2021 NJ Storms, are they over?
Well, we are starting to relax here at the Jersey Shore. The Storm season is behind us. Winter months are fading and warmer weather is at our back door. This past winter, it was bad enough most of us were under quarantine due to the ever-famous virus but there were 4 Tornadoes, and don’t forget the Tropical Storms. Storm Isaias hit in August. Did you know that storm knocked out power to 1.4 million residents and businesses. 2 of the Tornadoes were sparked by Isaias. We had one of them touch down right here in Brant Beach and Ship Bottom with winds reported as high as 110mph. We even had a spinning waterspout in the Barnegat Bay. Then there was Tropical Storm Fay. That storm surprised us by making its initial landfall in New Jersey. The last time that happened was in 1903 by Hurricane Vagabond. There were other hurricanes, Laura, Sally, Delta and Zeta. We had heavy rain and gusty winds from the remnants of those storms. Don’t forget the “Snow”! It wasn’t classified a storm but sure did create havoc. Monmouth and Ocean County had 6 to 12 inches! There were several Thunderstorms that produced big hail stones. To get back to the change in weather, we can’t relax. It is still possible to get storms or record-breaking events. Last July was the hottest month on record. The extreme heat causes power outages as well.