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!