Surviving ” Armageddon ” is one thing. But Snowpocalypse? It’s hard to believe that surviving anything that sounds like the end of the world is at hand, or is even possible. With global warming in the media these days, just how do these wizards of wisdom come up with snow-Ageddon as the end all? But Snowpocalypse, now that’s the ticket! Yes Snowpocalypse is the way they portray the weather in my part, of this backward state. Not that we don’t get our share of snow in these parts. But if we get one good snow for our traditional 2-6 inches, which lasts a day or two, It then goes back to rain again. We are at this point saying “we had some winter after all”. Just a foot note for global warming. I do hope it comes to be. Because we will be able to take showers outside in the bath warm rain do to global warming and all. Just think of the multitasking. Lather up with soap and rinse off while mowing the lawn. Well I digress. Just saying somethings to look forward to. Multitasking?
With Snowpocalypse, the reports that the weather people were saying ” We may get some snow 2 / 6 inches then a warming trend with rain for the melt off. Buckle up for a day of slip and sliding around, kind of driving, Then back to rain.” That was the forecast. But as it is to be. It turned out differently.
Within 24 hours the forecast changed to ” We are going to get record snow in the low lands!” This term low lands is always ment as, snow right down to sea level. But saying record snow is coming? This means it’s going to get really bad! Truth is, we don’t even really know just how bad it is going to be! As you know weather-people can’t say anything to a degree of certainty. So they came up with the terms of record snow in the low lands. That then changed to Snow-Ageddon. That term must just mean. The state is turning into a winter wasteland of a renewed modern ” Ice age ” / ” Snowpoclypse “! It is 2012 and the so-called end of the world is at hand this year. What some say at least. But by way of Snow-Ageddon or Snowpocalypse? I don’t think so.
Had to go to work about 60 miles away from home and I knew that Snowpoclypse was on its way so I was only half way prepared for the worst. I had taken extra clothes along just in case if I get wet and cold. I had extra food in case the job was far away from any other food source. Forgot to pack the guns for hunting small rodents and such. Just in case of a real desperate situation. These are things we must do in the end of times I’m sure. I had a full tank of gas in the truck. Extra jacket, blankets, sleeping bag, and some emergency tools. The whole time I was packing these things I was thinking just what if this doesn’t happen? But better safe then sorry. So a packin I did. Total preparation for the worsted but hoping for the best!
The storm did come, and dumped about 13 inches of snow in 24 hours. That’s a lot of snow for us. Like 3 years, all in 24 hours. But the weather people said after all that snow, we are going then to have rain. Well rain it did, along with a real cold air mass, causing ( freezing rain ). Covering everything with 1/2 inch of ice. Trees broke, fell onto power lines, causing power outages that were wide-spread. Some times the power would come on and off again several times a day. Just to tease you. Try watching the TV when the power comes on again. The announcer said and next we will have a weather update. The power goes off again. Never getting the update, only having to live the update once again. But the weather wasn’t over. Just when all of the power outages were done, the wind came. Wind storms, knocking down new trees or old ones that were damaged in the Snowpocalypse. Some people just got their power back on today, some 7 days later.
Weather forecasters must have the easiest jobs in the world. First they come into work and read the script the national weather reports, just to get up to speed. Then they go to make-up and get pimped up. Then they head over to the set, for filming the weather part of the show. You know pointing to some spots on a green screen, making something up about the weather. All while looking smart. Little do they know, just what the producers are doing with the green screen. The weather people could be scratching the butts of wild animals on-screen. All the while saying something about the weather like, ” There will be some gusts of wind at times.” If they only knew! After filming they are done. Off to the bar and happy hour. Only having to check in every few hours to see if anything has changed. They call this “storm Tracking”. That they could do by looking out the windows I’m sure.
How is it possible for the weather people to see the snow storm days in advance of its arrival, but totally missing the freezing rain storm, followed by the wind storm? one word ” alcohol”! Hell yes! People might get mad at you all for the nasty weather, weather reporters! Not that you control the weather. But for your short-sighted alcohol goggled views of the weather. I probably should have listened to the creepy old guy at the end of the street. This guy clams he knows what kind of weather we are going to have, buy checking his wiener in the morning. I’ll let the next weeks weather surprise me. Because I’m not checking out creepy old guy’s wiener in the morning to find out just what the day has in store.
Dont worry about the things we can’t change! Rather worry about the things we can change, but choose not too!
Expect the best, but prepare for the worsted!
All the best!