As summer approaches and water temperatures warm, many area residents and visitors take to the water. While some relax in the water in a quick cooling dip, others test themselves in one of the area’s many competitive open-water swimming events or triathlons slated for the summer months.
A frigid Arctic air mass has brought dangerous, and in some cases life-threatening, low temperatures and wind chills to much of the central and eastern United States. Wind chill advisories and warnings were in effect on January 7 for much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation, noting possible wind chill values as low as -50F in some locations.
The CBIBS Upper Potomac and Susquehanna buoys have been pulled for the winter. This is done each each in preparation for winter, as ice can damage the buoys' in-water sensors, and large ice floes can move buoys and their moorings.
Every year in the late fall, migratory striped bass (Morone saxatilis)—rockfish—make a trip into the Chesapeake Bay on the way from their summer home off New England to their winter grounds off the capes of Virginia and North Carolina.