Sunday, January 4, 2009

January 4 - Winter has come to New York

Failed winters are the bane of life in New York.
Winter means ice in the Hudson as the North River is commonly called.
Today winter came to New York.
At the Execution Rocks Buoy three miles east of City Island, outside Hempstead Harbor, just off Sands Point at 8 AM the wind is west gusting to 17.5 kts, it is 28 F, and the apparent temperature is 17.2 F.
Modest sheets of ice calm the North River outside our window and fragments bunch along the shore.