Monday, January 25, 2016

The lesser-liked Jonas

So the snow from the lesser-liked Jonas started falling around 3:00 on Fri afternoon, somewhat lightly, and continued for 5 or 6 hours.  We probably got about 5 inches before it changed over to rain.  Fortunately we did NOT get the 2-3 feet of snow many of our friends and family in the DC area got by the time it was all over.

We got a LOT of strong wind though.  Crazy, howeling wind that rattled the window screens and whistled past the eaves of the house.  Fortunately there was no damage to our home or property.  But the strong winds combined with the full moon and high tide created an unusual situation that caused the canal to flood, just 4 blocks from our house.
In the photo above, you can see in the distance a multi-level condo building, and in the foreground is a park.  Between the condo building and the park is the canal, which overflowed its banks on both sides. 

The canal also 'feeds' a large parcel of marshland nearby.  When the marsh could no longer contain itself, it too overflowed onto several neighboring streets.

Spouse was off because it was Sat, and my company decided not to open on Sat due to the weather so I was off too.  We didn't leave the house at all on Sat.  We texted with family and friends in the DC area, watched TV, played with the boys, and did some laundry.  Very easy, relaxing day.  Once high tide was over and the winds died down a bit the waters began to recede.  By Sun the roads were all passable again.

4 comments:

mistress maddie said...

Thank goodness your were fine. I was shocked to see some of Rehoboths damage and some of the beach erosion. The house we stay out was fine. I think I heard one awning blew off.

anne marie in philly said...

I know exactly where you are standing - OMB!

Anonymous said...

We had about 2 ft of snow in my area of MD. It was pretty to see but not much fun to shovel. It's good to hear you guys didn't have any damage or flooding to your property.

Take care,
Calvin

Jack said...

Good to hear you got by with little snow. We got over two feet in m part of New Jersey. The first use of the season for my snowblower is always fun and Im always popular with the neighbors. It's ben so warm since that we've had about twenty inches of melt already. Thanks for the blog...I enjoy checking in here. Jack