Monday, February 20, 2012

SNOWSTORM!!! I Mean, snowstorm!

I'm channeling the title of a fifties-era science fiction film ... The Amazing Colossal Disappearing Snowstorm!

Yes, Dear Readers, our mighty snowstorm that started out with apocalyptic predictions (for Disneyland-on-the-Potomac) of four to five inches of the terrifying white stuff ... which then diminished to one to two inches ... then to an inch, mostly on cars and grassy areas ... to ... well, according to the old Pittsburgh tradition, it counts as "snow" if you can track a cat in it. Which you can. On the grass. Assuming you have any interest in finding a cat.

Oh, and the temperature today will be over 50 (that's 10 degrees Celsius for you, Jean-Luc, Craziequeen, and Amanda).

Now, I'm not sad that we've dodged the crystalline bullet, as we already have enough experience of major snowstorms for which our local governments are woefully unprepared and in the face of which local drivers grow unaccountably hysterical. But for pete's sake, if we're going to have a winter, let's get on with it!

At least we won't have the experience of Agnes's last trip to Germany, when she was scheduled to fly during our last Snowmageddon. You may recall that at that time, her flight to Germany was cancelled two days in a row ... then it flew as scheduled on the third day, but we were snowed into our neighborhood and couldn't get to the airport. She ended up leaving a week later.

The Old Farmer's Almanac (online edition) had predicted a major storm with heavy, wet snow along the East Coast for this time, so I guess they called it partly right. We dodged this storm, which tracked more to the south, but the next one the Almanac is calling for is supposed to hit on or about March 7th ... which is the date Agnes returns from Germany.


So, let's all do the No-Snow Dance so that we can avoid this ...

... at least until Agnes gets back.

Have a good day. Stay warm. More thoughts tomorrow.



The Mistress of the Dark said...

I'm so glad all of that white stuff avoided PA!

Duckbutt said...

I'm glad you avoided the colossal snowstorm. None of that freezy skid stuff!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

No snow is good news. I hope this repeats for Agnes's return on March 7th. Being stuck in an airport is no way to spend time!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Danger averted.
That makes me happy.
I am sure Nessa and Izzy would have preferred the white stuff.
I am ready for spring!!

Mike said...

But think of the extra money you could make shoveling snow. With Agnes gone what are you going to do?

(second try on wv)

Amanda said...

Well, that little mountain of snow behind you looks like it would have been tiring work. Glad that you escaped it this year. For now...

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

This has been a relatively snow-free winter, not that I'm sorry.