Thursday, November 30, 2006

Mother Nature at her finest

Today's Forecast: *WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9AM FRIDAY* Periods of freezing rain and sleet southeast of Jefferson City. Otherwise patchy freezing drizzle with falling temperatures into the low 20s. Strong north wind at 10-20 mph gusting to 30 at times. Snow developing during the mid afternoon hours. Snow may be heavy and blowing at times. Snow is likely through the evening hours. Snow will be blowing and heavy at times. Expect 6 inches to 12 inches by morning with some areas picking up as much as 18 inches.

Yup, that's the weather today. It started last night, with rain. Not a nice gentle rain, not even a rain storm. Nope, this was a gusher or a gully washer. Noah was building his ark last night folks. They say that for every inch of rain that falls, that is the equivelent of 12 inches of snow. If that's true, we could have had 6 feet of snow by now. Thank god the temps were warm enough it was just rain last night.

Sometime while I slept, the bottom fell out of the temperture, and we have ice. As of 8:00 this morning, the roads were still just warm enough they weren't bad, but you could tell they were hovering at 32/33 degrees, it was getting dicey out there. The rain had slowed down considerably, but it was no longer rain, it was sleet. They are calling for snow to start falling late this afternoon, early evening and not let up until sometime tomorrow. The numbers I've heard so far are anywhere from 9 to 14 inches, but who knows what we'll actually get when it's all said and done.

I braved the roads this morning, to get to work, (need the $$) and will gather the girls tonight and go home. The kitchen is stocked, the house is warm, and we have books, movies and games to entertain us. We're good.

I just mentioned yesterday that my kids have never experienced a snowfall like I used to play in. They've never had a 2-3 foot snowfall. 2 or 3 inches? Yes, 2 or 3 feet? Never. Me and my big mouth.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...inside and out. Bring it on Mother Nature. I'm ready.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what's going on with the weather in southeastern VA because we're expected to hit 80 today. It was 70 by 8 this morning...craziness. Hope y'all are handling the winter weather well;>