Here’s the scene, looking down my street, I was greeted to yesterday morning at around 7 A.M. The first nor’easter of Winter (and hopefully the last) brought over two feet of snow to my part of New Jersey. Because I live so near the ocean (only about 10 miles as the crow flies) this storm was very intense as it passed by, with 50 mph winds, bizzard white-out conditions, and about 14 hours of snow. Some parts of the state were reporting 80 mph wind gusts, so this was essentially a snow hurricane. During a news conference yesterday afternoon, New York City’s mayor said this was the 5th worst storm in the city’s history. I can believe it. We had 5 foot high drifts and the wind was still blowing hard most of the day. We share a driveway with our neighbors and it took us almost 5 hours to shovel out the cars. Last year we had three storms, all of them nearly this large, within a two week period. Here’s hoping that we don’t get a repeat this season!!