This is what the wind looked like before dawn with 40 mph gusts and a wind chill no warmer than 14 Fahrenheit degress (courtesy of Wind Map):
November 24 and this is what some ponds in Morris County are beginning to look like, specifically Melanie Lane in the picture below:
An American Kestrel holding on in a fierce wind at the Great Swamp NWR.
From Susan Treesh earlier today:
Six Sandhill Cranes are wading in the Millstone River right at the junction of Randolph and Weston Canal Roads in Franklin Twp. They are visible from the road, but no place to park. I parked in the office park (Riverview Tech Center) at 50 Randolph. Nobody was there today. You can walk back to a rise overlooking the Canal & River from a parking lot (I disturbed a feasting No. Harrier in the process).