Plummeting Temperatures Cause Hunker Down Mode at the Jersey Shore
Brick, NJ - January 6, 2014
Sunshine. Laughter. Boardwalks and barbecues. This is what the Jersey Shore is famous for during the warm summery months of May, June, and July. More than ever, I am missing the pleasant exuberance that June can bring in Brick, NJ. I am having a hard time visualizing summer during this bout of extreme winter weather we are experiencing throughout the entire state of New Jersey.
To my dismay, I received an alarming email from my home insurance company today. In the midst of an oppressive cold snap, I was warned to take precautions this evening in order to avoid horrific damages to my home that the intense frigid weather could cause. According to Plymouth Rock Assurance, here is my checklist:
Let the cold water trickle from my faucets.
Turn off the water leading to the outside of my home.
Drain out any remaining water from the outside pipes.
Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to keep pipes warm.
Keep my thermostat set at 65°F.
Salt my property.
Bring my chopped wood into the house.
With average January temperatures falling between 22°F and 39°F in New Jersey, Jack Frost will certainly deliver a shocker with the expectation of climates dipping below 19°F by midnight and 7°F across the Midatlantic by early Tuesday morning.
I have heard buzz that schools may even be closed tomorrow due to the inclement weather. I have to admit that I would wholeheartedly welcome another day home with my family to snuggle by the fireplace.