With Obama-bucks pouring into my program, I have had no time (and still don't have any) to breathe, let alone blog, but I figured I would pop in quickly and share an extremely brief update. In a pattern of ferocious winter weather, the northeast is now facing their turn with blizzard conditions knocking on their doors, stopping everything in its tracks, schools and businesses have been closed, flights have been cancelled, no doubt sending a surge of delays and missed flights throughout the country. With the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics just two days away, let's hope the weather here doesn't put a wrench in some of those athletes' travel plans. As always though, better them than me. I live in a place where snow hasn't accumulated in the 16 years that I've lived here. We have to travel great lengths to get a snow experience for our children... which is fine with me. I don't like the cold, and I don't care much for snow. The wording of the blizzard warning is chilling (I'm so punny)
...AN EXPLOSIVELY (strong word) DEVELOPING NOR/EASTER WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO MUCH OF OUR AREA TODAY AND THIS EVENING...WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR MANY AREAS.Ominous and serious warning. Be safe.
A COASTAL STORM DEVELOPING OFF THE CENTRAL MID ATLANTIC COAST BEFORE SUNRISE WILL INTENSIFY EXPLOSIVELY (there's that word again!) TODAY. STRONG WINDS GUSTING TO 40
TO 50 MILES AN HOUR THIS AFTERNOON...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES MAINLY FROM ABOUT MIDDAY AND THROUGH THE AFTERNOON... TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 8 TO 16 INCHES INTO EARLY TONIGHT...
NEAR-BLIZZARD OR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE RARE FOR OUR AREA...SO IT IS LIKELY THAT PEOPLE WILL NOT REALIZE THE PERIL (another strong word) THAT EXISTS IN VENTURING OUT IN SUCH STORMS. LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE...AND DRIVING WILL BE HAZARDOUS AT BEST DURING THIS WINTER STORM TODAY AND EARLY TONIGHT. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT TRAVEL BE CURTAILED DUE TO THE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS...AND ONLY DRIVE IF IT IS TRULY AN EMERGENCY SITUATION.
TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE
Sometime, I will try to post some pics from a recent adventure with my wonderful groom.
Have a great and safe day!