by Al “Big Time” Daniels
If you wondered what it might look like in Alaska, when you awoke last Saturday you may have solved your curiosity. We had a tremendous snowstorm with wind, rain, thunder and plenty of snow. It has been a while since we have seen a couple of feet of snow! Wind topped 60 mph and there were whiteout conditions. The middle of Long Island took the brunt of the storm with over 30″ and miles of roads closed. Now it is over and we are just waiting for our next snow event.
Harborfrost had some setbacks but the majority of the events went off on Sunday. There is something about fireworks in the clear winter sky that is awesome. There was a big crowd of people to admire them. We were all stuck in the house for most of the weekend so Sunday’s events were a welcome respite.
It seems the winter codfishing rebounded after Nemo. Reports remain good on the cod grounds as charter and party boats work south and east of Block Island. Deep water wrecks have been loaded with seabass. Remember the seabass season closes at the end of February and who knows what will happen next? The weather put a damper on clamming. There were some good low tides after the storm. It looks like February may be a snowy month but it is only a few weeks until March.