Thursday, February 26, 2009

I Interrupt This Economic Crisis for a Dramatic Winter Weather Event

Outside right now, it is both blizzarding (think old-fashioned, can't-see-your-hand-in-front-of-your-face, high plains snowstorm, with zero visibility out my back window toward the farm fields) AND THUNDERING . Huh? Good thing the girls and I went for our (very chilly) walk at 10:30 this morning instead of later this afternoon. (We were on a Snowstorm Hunt, by the way. It didn't start while we were out, though.)

Also, I don't think I'm going to be running my five miles today. Yikes!

[Edited to add: I just checked the online local weather forecast site, and underneath the temperature, where it usually says normal weather-forecast blurbs like "Partly Sunny" or "Freezing Rain" it currently says "Heavy Thunderstorm Snow." Uh.....]

1 comment:

Mnmom said...

Here's how Jonathan Yuhas jokingly explained it to KARE 11 news people on Thursday morning:

"If it's snowing and you hear one clap of thunder stop shoveling for a moment and take a break because you are going to get 3" of snow in the next hour. If its snowing and you hear two claps of thunder stop shoveling and go inside and have a meal because you are going to get 6" of snow in the next few hours. If it's snowing and you hear three claps of thunder stop shoveling then go inside eat a meal, watch TV, have another snack and go to bed because you are going to get +12" of snow in the next 6 hours."