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TRR photo by Amanda Reed

Snow, frigid air, rain

REGION — The snow and rainstorm followed by frigid arctic air left some neighborhoods in the region shimmering with a coating of ice.  By the time this issue of the paper hits mailboxes in the area the precipitation should once again be coming down in the form of rain.


Photo contributed by the Basket Historical Society

Mike Johnson walks down Highway 97 in snowy Long Eddy (date uncertain).

Historic snowfalls

Over the recent holiday weekend, Sullivan County saw heavy snow, brought on by winter storm Harper. After accumulating nine inches of snow on Saturday and Sunday, Monday morning’s temperature in Long Eddy was a -4 degrees F. Winter has surely arrived.


TRR photos by Sandy Long

The weight of the turkey that left these tracks, in combination with snow conditions, may have produced the interesting circular pattern. Tracks laid in snow expand as the snow melts, providing clues as to how recently the animal was there. 

Tackling tracking in the snow

The first snows have dusted the Upper Delaware River Region. Other than giving everyone something to crow about on social media, some areas saw just enough accumulation to provide early opportunities for tracking animals and learning more about their “hidden” lives.

 

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