Once again we're sitting here enjoying an unseasonably warm day, with thermometers sneaking well into the 60s in some parts of Ocean County, and we're about to get a rude reminder that it is indeed still winter.
It's one of the worst feelings in the world - that feeling that slowly overtakes your body until you break out in cold sweats and a wave of nausea rises. No, I'm not talking about watching the new presidency (I kid!), I'm talking about the flu.
Usually, setting a record is a good thing. Something to be proud of. Something to brag about and shout from the rooftops. But early this morning, Toms River stood above (or below, as the case may be) the rest of the country for a rather startling reason.
Saturday's snow dumped a healthy amount of snow at the Jersey. Reports in Ocean County were as high as 9" in Lanoka Harbor. Monmouth County picked up a healthy amount of snow as well. 8" of fluffy white snow was reported just outside of Long Branch...
As we anticipate our first snowfall of 2017, some may be looking forward to the dusting that's about to befall Ocean County. But others (myself included) will be grumbling about it. But when we look at the country as a whole, at least we can take solace in the fact that it could be worse.
As we get set to deal with our first snow of winter 2016-2017, it's a good time to remind Ocean County drivers of a few things that seem obvious and some others that you may not think of until it's too late.