Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Blizzard

It is forty-four degrees now which, for Wisconsin in January, is balmy. It's drizzling outside and, were our light coats not packed away for the winter, we would be wearing them in lieu of our heavy parkas.

And yet, my desktop weather program keeps annoyingly thundering at me, letting me know that the National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert. And what is that alert? That there is a real, live, honest-to-goodness blizzard headed our way. The local television stations are already flashing warnings across their screens and littering the screen with a great number of businesses, schools and other community events that are closed for the evening.

I can't remember the last time a snowstorm has been upgraded to a blizzard. I have nowhere to be tonight; I'm sort of excited!

7 comments:

MOST with an attitude said...

I feel excited as well. I'm getting the family set up in the living room with hot cocoa & Mario is starting a fire. Sounds like we've got a doozy headed our way!!

dad said...

A flash freeze with blizzard. Will we turn the baseboard heat on tonight or not? Will we let the woodburner carry us through? Check back to find out in the morning. It comes at 5 a.m. for me? How about you?

Alexis Jacobs said...

Yikes!!! Stay safe!

SuperMom said...

How was that for a non-event? The wind sure sounded bad, and sure is RIDICULOUSLY cold outside, but a blizzard? C'mon.

Oh, and Dad, I'll pat you on the back tomorrow for diligently rising at such an absurd hour. I joined you this morning, though not intentionally; I just couldn't fall back to sleep.

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it's me, Val said...

We practically had a blizzard last night with 12 inches of snow and wind! I love snow :)