EDITORIAL — In Tony Mondaro we trust

Well, we all seem to have gotten through the recent snow storm. Of course, we certainly didn’t need the one that followed it a couple of days later. Still, we digress.

As the storm was on its way, as always seems to be the case, television meteorologists had predictions ranging anywhere from 6 inches to the worst snow storm in the history of the world.

And of course, whenever this happens, it causes panic, long lines at the supermarket for bread and water and all the other fun that comes along with it.

However, throughout the lead-up to the storm, Tony Mondaro, the operator and head of the Harrison Weather Center, refused to panic. He refused to issue absurd predictions.

And he reminded everyone not to pay close attention to what the TV folks were saying.

Instead, he waited patiently, and as is always the case, he kept people calm. And when the time came, he issued, as per usual, an accurate prediction of what the snowfall would be.

He was right on the money for the “blizzard” and he was right on the money for the following snow that fell during the day Sunday, Feb. 7.

All of the panic that led up to the first storm could have been avoided if folks would just listen to Mondaro’s guidance.

The truth is, it is in Tony Mondaro that we trust when it comes to accurately and calmly predicting the weather, be it snow, hail, sleet, rain. You should trust in him, too.

Editor’s note: The print version of this story incorrectly spelled Mr. Mondaro’s last name. Our sincerest apologies.

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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.