Tuesday, February 13, 2007

First Major Snowstorm Expected Tonight

The weather forecasters are predicting that we are going to have our first substantial snowstorm tonight. A couple of weeks ago we had 4" accumulate but this storm is supposed to dump a foot. That's about 1/3 of a meter for you internationals. :)

Update: They are now predicting 2 to 3 feet!

A couple of days ago, I posted about the 'lake effect' snow they were getting to the west of here on the shore of Lake Ontario. Those poor folks have continued to get massive amounts of snow. People are trying to shovel their roofs so they don't cave in and the snow banks are so high people can't throw the snow that high when they shovel!

Tonight's storm will be of the regular kind that we get here in the northeast. It sweeps across the northern part of the country as it is carried by the jet stream. It was in Chicago yesterday so we know we'll get it a day or two later. That makes it easy to predict and it gives the local news channels something to scare all their viewers. Mom watches the snow storm warnings and worries.

I'll be out and about this afternoon to pick up Mom's prescriptions before the roads turn into the Demolition Derby.

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