Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's snowpocalyptic

We here on the east coast are in the midst of yet another snowstorm. This is the 3rd major storm we've had this winter, and apparently seasonal snowfall totals are being broken all over the place.Today's brings the possibility of real ugliness tomorrow. We still had about 5 inches on the ground from last weekend's snowfall. Today we got a mixture of rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow, while temperatures hovered around freezing. The temperatures tonight are going to drop, which means that tomorrow the roads should be a sheet of solid ice covered in snow. Awesome.

I really like snowstorms. It's nice to be forced to stay inside, play games, watch movies and drink cocoa. All the area schools (and Ry's work) are closed today and tomorrow, so we have had a bonus weekend.

Perhaps my favorite part of these storms has been the weather channel's coverage of them. I can't remember what they called the first one back in December, but last weekend's was "The Winter Powerhouse" and this one is "February Fury". Perhaps they should start naming them the way they do hurricanes. Otherwise we might end up with "Snowpocalptic Snowtastrophic Snownami Snowstorm of Doom!!" The reporters crack me up too, because they are always in location before anything really starts happening. Then they have to talk about how nothing is happening. Then they talk to bystanders about how nothing is happening ... yet. But of course, pretty soon it's going to be OMG SNOW!!! So stay home.

We intend to do just that.


Becky said...

This weekend it's supposed to be 75 and sunny here.

Ryan said...

...just like it was yesterday and the day before and the day before.... SoCal is so boooooring! ;)

Becky said...

True statement.

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