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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Are You Ready for Sno-maggedon?












It's on the way. Weather forecasters are telling us a substantial snow will be starting tonight and continue throughout tomorrow. We could see up to 10 inches before it's all over. But wait! There's more!

On Monday, our "high" temperature is supposed to be only 0 (zero) degrees, thanks to a polar vortex (yikes!) sending arctic air straight at us. This will bring the coldest temps we've had around here in more than a decade. On every channel, the weathermen (or weather ladies) are so excited they can barely contain themselves. There's nothing like a weather calamity to demonstrate what real troopers they are. Each one smiles giddily while orchestrating a tag team of non-stop weather broadcasting. I suppose it's the weather people's version of the Boston Marathon...pushing, pushing, pushing all the way to the finish line.

I've come to the conclusion that snow days have morphed into yet another holiday. We talk about them, plan for them, and get so excited we run to the grocery store in anticipation, because everybody knows you can't enjoy a holiday without plenty of good food. Consequently, store shelves that once were bursting with bread, milk, and chili beans have been picked cleaner than a Thanksgiving turkey.

My pantry is full and I have several good books to read. I'm ready to hunker down and enjoy a bit of our Sno-mageddon holiday. I hope you are, too.

And while you're hunkering, remember snow and frigid temps are NOT critter-friendly. Please bring in your pets and put out some food to help birds and other wildlife make it through the storm.

Brrrrrr! Baby, it's gonna get cold outside!

18 comments:

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE are not ONE BIT amused by this weather.... BUTT you have a FULL Pantry and a Bag of Books.... YOU are READY fur what SURELY is COMING...

UGH!!! When will it be SPRING??

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

We've got a teensy snowmageddon coming but temps plummeting to -10! EWWW!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Oh my dog. Thats a lot of snow. Stay warm and eat French Toast.

Ryker said...

I find a good storm kind of fun, but worry about power outages in the winter. Stay safe and warm and Happy New Year to all of you!

Sioux said...

Enjoy, Pat. Curl up with your two four-legged friends--along with your book--and relax. And stay warm.

Mariodacat said...

Good post. I feel so sorry for animals that are outside and don't have homes. It's not fit to be outside - human or animal.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Hope you stay safe and warm during the storm. Lee and Phod

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I actually saw a Craiglist ad from a friend in Arkansas that was offering a loaf of bread and a jug of milk for $1000!! They shelves were empty there... I don't know if they had any takers!

Here, our weathermen are frantically talking about the dip our temps are to take next week. Our high will be only 66!

Stay warm!

Fireblossom said...

The Humane Society here is offering free straw to anyone who needs it for their pets, though I can't imagine leaving my dog out for more than a couple of minutes in such cold weather.

Linda O'Connell said...

I bought lots of comfort foods that I swore off of two days ago. It is 3:00 a.m. and no sign of snow, YET. Hmmm? Maybe this was a test, only a test.

Molly The Wally said...

We read about the Polar Vortex yesterday. Yikes it is cold where you are. Hunker down sounds good to us. Have a serene Sunday and get some big easy on today.
Best wishes Molly

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

We have been hearing on the news about your terrible weather. Hope it warms up and thaws out for you soon.
Lynne x

Lynn said...

Pat enjoy the comfort of staying in and hunkering down. I am! I'm glad I just have cats as I wouldn't want to have to shovel for the dogs!

BECKY said...

Hi Pat! After reading your blog post the other day about sweeping/shoveling an area for your critters to walk on, I tried to do the same this evening for Vern. It was a bit difficult for him to find anywhere to "go"...with the snow being so deep. He finally had success.....very late in the day! :)
Stay warm!!

Tammy said...

You summed it up perfectly. Hope you and the critters are snuggled up and enjoying those books!

Theresa Sanders said...

Hope you and all your furry friends made it through all the snow and cold temps this week. I loved this post, especially your depiction of the giddy weather reports :)

Lady Lilith said...

Wow. Now that is allot of snow. I am glad to see how ready you are.

Lynn said...

I can't believe how it can be almost in the 60s one day and then below zero the next. Crazy weather and now we have more snow and burzy cold temps.