Well, not exactly. But the forecast high temperature for New Year's Day is supposed to be near 50F !!! A long way from the blizzard of last Sunday and the 11F that I woke up to this morning. Two small items regarding the recent snowfall that I read online:
1) The National Weather Service believes that we broke a record for snowfall amounts for a 24 hour period in New Jersey, and that's since record keeping began.
2) The barometric pressure during the severest period of the storm was equal to that found during a Category 2 hurricane.
That all said and done, I am once again looking forward to Straight Key Night tomorrow evening. If it's like the past few years, it will be hard to find a spot to transmit on the bands. And that really warms the cockles of my heart, as it reminds me how the bands used to be in my Novice days. I only wish it was like that all the time!
It isn't however, as you all know; so it's best to enjoy it for the evening while it lasts. I'll have the K2 going, of course, and I will probably be alternating between my Speed-X straight key and the Vibroplex bug - depending on how tired the wrist gets (if it even gets tired at all!).
And I'd like to take this opportunity to extend my wishes for a very Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you out there. A year from now, I hope that you may have found 2011 deserving enough to go down in your personal record books as one of the best you've ever had!
72 de Larry W2LJ
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