White Winter- January 2011 Sets Record NY Snow Totals

January marks the snowiest month in NYC.  Central Park in NYC received 19 inches of snow, the most of all NY counties.  This month, Central Park broke its 1925 record of 27.7 inches, with 36 inches of snowfall. 

As a result of the storm, all NYC schools were closed Thursday and Regents exams were postponed until June.  Also, all non-emergency government offices were closed, flights cancelled and many forms of transit were either suspended or operated on reduced service.  Many residents of NYC, Brooklyn, Long Island, Orange and Rockland counties suffered power outages after the storm.

The safest thing to do was to stay home until the salt spreaders and snowplows cleared your street.

Time Heals All Wounds

Dear Readers,

Due to illness, I decided to take some off of blogging.   As I forge ahead through recovery, I will try to blog as often as possible.  Your prayers for my complete recovery would be greatly appreciated.  If you need any prayers, feel free to contact me with your request. 

God bless you.

-JJ

Let It Snow

We didn’t have a White Christmas, but Mother Nature made up for lost time, blanketing most of NY with a blizzard, which ranked 6th place on the National Weather Service’s top ten lists of storms.

Many parts of NY are still buried under snow making mobility nearly impossible and public transportation yet to resume “regular” service.

Here are the Snowfall totals (in inches) for NY:

TUXEDO — 26.0

PINE PLAINS — 25.0

BEDFORD PARK — 22.0

KINDERHOOK — 21.0

MONROE — 20.6

NORTH CHATHAM — 20.3

GHENT — 20.0

BROOKLYN — 17.5

MAPLECREST — 17.0

MOUNT VERNON — 17.0

LONG BEACH — 16.0

NEW HYDE PARK — 14.2

CENTRAL PARK — 13.0

ISLIP — 11.8

ALBANY — 9.0

Above is a picture of Bedford Park.

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a peaceful and joyful Christmas.

Micah 5:2

“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.”

Inspiration: The Nativity scene at St. Philip Neri Church in the Bronx, NY.

Star of Bethlehem

Numbers 24:17

“I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near: a star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel; it shall crush the forehead of Moab and break down all the sons of Sheth.”

Inspiration: This photo is based on a picture I took of the UNICEF Snowflake I took in NYC.