It never fails – there is a report on the news about a winter storm getting ready to hit New Jersey and this state loses its mind. I can understand if you’re up in Sussex, Warren, Morris, or any of the other northern counties. But if you’re in the most highly populated parts of Mercer, Monmouth, or Ocean counties, then you need to calm down. We never get blasted with huge amounts of snow and if we do, the snow melts relatively quickly.
I remember growing up in Morris County when we would get massive snow storms where you would be snowed in for a few days. Since I’ve been down in eastern Monmouth County (almost 10 years now) we’ve only been snowed in for a prolonged period of time once. Heck, they get more snow out in Las Vegas than we get in eastern Monmouth County! Okay, maybe that’s a stretch…
One of my roommates works for Wegmans grocery store and he was saying how people were stocking up on all different types of groceries yesterday in anticipation of the coming snow storm. What folly! Folks, we live in eastern Monmouth County – we’re too close to the shore to have any significant, long lasting snowfall. Plus, most of the population in this area drive gigantic sport utility vehicles so you shouldn’t have many problems getting stuck in the snow!
But anyway, everyone be prepared because here comes another “storm of the Century!” Or at least a dusting of snow that scares the locals once again… 🙂