Friday, January 21, 2011

The Snow: The FAIL!

People were running around like the world was coming to an end yesterday, bracing for a mysterious snow "event" that was heading our way. Mysterious because we were in for anywhere from 1 to 9 inches of snow - depending on which weather critters you listened or, or watched.  On the way to and from work I spotted many cars loaded down with supplies (why is it always milk, bread, and bathroom tissue?) as if they were going to be snowed in for a month.

I was in the thick of it as I did some shopping on Wednesday.  Frenzied (crazed?) shoppers talking about only one thing.  The Impending storm, that was suddenly re-forecast to arrive Thursday evening and not Friday afternoon.  Snowfall would begin at 7 pm and the "severe weather warning" would remain in effect until 7 am Friday.  Hence the madness.

Needless to say, I got a lot of puzzled looks as I made my way through the store with my tiny hand basket containing things like celery hearts, lettuce, cucumbers, bananas, grapefruit, oranges, some fresh fish, and olives. Yes, olives. Not in case of a storm, I was running out. Those in front of and behind me in the check out, were wide-eyed as they watched my stash pile up on the belt. Not a gallon of milk or loaf of bread in the lot.  I giggled a bit to my self, but said nothing.

As I walked home after work yesterday the sky was clear, it was 42'F, and there was a light breeze. The doom and gloom perpetrated by talking heads on the Weather Channel were scaring the hell out of people, and remembering last February's nightmare storms, they were very scared, indeed.

So, you can imagine my surprise, when I woke up this morning to - - - nothing! Checking online I discovered that the entire forecast had magically changed (completely) while I slept.  I'm not complaining, I prefer when forecasters are wrong in our favor and I don't have to look forward to trudging through 3 or 4 inches of white stuff (or worse) to get to work.

Happy dance all round as I prepare breakfast, scrape my face, and ready myself for work.

More later.


  1. Enjoy those olives! Yes, it is craziness when a storm, or chance of one, comes along. I choose not to participate in that madness. We got about two inches here and still the kids had a two hour delay. Ugh! For two inches? But mind you, I do remember the days when I used to enjoy a good nine incher!
    Your Friend, m.

  2. Ummm, and I'll wager there was no 'delayed opening' back then. ;-)


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