Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A snowy pattern

There are a lot of people who are already sick of the snow. Today we're getting our third winter storm in 10 days. It hasn't gotten warm enough to melt any of the snow that we've gotten. So in other words, it's a real winter, after so many pretend winters of 60 degrees on Christmas.

Here's the radar today.

(For my international friends not as familiar with US geography, we're just above dead center, covered mostly in blue, but the southeast corner has pink on it.)

All in all, it's not terrible. Nearly every school in the state cancelled today (except for ours.) It could be worse because I will take a blanket of snow any time over the glaze of ice that ice storms leave.

It's pretty, but I'll admit, I would like a break from it! It's messing up plans like crazy and I can't get the sidewalk shoveled before more winter weather comes through. I'm not sure when I'll clear the drive after this snow as I work tonight till 10:30 (best case scenario these days) and then leave for work on Wednesday at 7:00AM.

OK, yes, I've officially blogged the weather. How boring. I'm going to go take a nap before work. I stayed up too late last night and got up too early this morning.


Anonymous said...

Ames didn't cancel? That's insane!

xolondon said...

Have a nice warm cup of something and hang in there!

Yuяi said...

Dan, it was 80 degrees here today. A/Cs were kicking! I feel for ya. We got our snow in Toronto last month and it was fun for a day. Can't imagine it going on and on with no relief in sight. Bundle up and stay warm!

inkgrrl said...

LOL - I look at that map and remember being in Maquoketa during the coldest winter in 100 years and having the irresistable urge to lick a flagpole. (I was 12 or 13 at the time - that's not a metaphor for anything.) I was disappointed that my tongue didn't stick like everybody told me it would.