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January 18, 2009

Cold on Long Island

Filed under: Winter by Bill @ 8:09 am

If you live on Long Island you’ve no doubt noticed the cold weather, so this is for all of my readers who’ve moved away and miss it here.

With daily highs in the teens and twenties and nighttime lows in the single digits, it’s been pretty darn cold. As dangerous and expensive as the cold weather can be there’s something about extreme weather conditions that excites me.

I know, all you folks in the Midwest are laughing, but for those of us here on The Island, single digit temperatures are not all that common.

The first thing I do when it’s been cold like this for a while is check to see if the bay is frozen, sure enough…

Here are some pictures taken yesterday morning on my way to the barber shop:

In the cold steaming chimneys like this one are a common sight.

Looking west: A half moon hovers over the frozen Great South Bay.

On her way to the Atlantic to fish for clams the dragger Susan H slowly cuts through the ice. Visible on the right is the Ocean Beach water tower.


  1. Jeez, where’s your barber shop?? The North Pole??

    Comment by Bettye — January 18, 2009 @ 4:43 pm

  2. Bettye, you have me LMAO. The North Pole… You don’t know how much I want to visit Alaska in the wintertime. What’s better than icebergs and the northern lights?

    Matt, I’d love to do some ice fishing. Remember the movie Grumpy Old Men? Those ice houses are the coolest things I ever saw. (P.S. I accidentally deleted your comment. Sorry, there’s no way to get it back.)

    Comment by Bill — January 18, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

  3. My girlfriend and I went down to Corey Beach in Patchogue on Saturday. What an amazing sight. It looked like you can skate to Fire Island. There was a rainbow over the ice as well. Really nice.

    Comment by Pete — January 19, 2009 @ 9:41 am

  4. That sounds beautiful, Pete. I’d post a picture if you had one to send me. Next time bring your camera…

    Comment by Bill — January 20, 2009 @ 8:01 pm

  5. Pictures have been sent to your lovinglongisland email. My girlfriend had her camera. Enjoy!

    Comment by Pete — January 20, 2009 @ 10:36 pm

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