Thursday the weather forecasters finally got it right. We have been in a severe drought since last June, so there hasn’t been much for them to talk about. It has been so bad that the mere suggestion of the possibility of precipitation has brought a flurry (no pun intended) of continuous weather reports. Our weather forecasters were downright giddy throughout the day having successfully predicting the Great Snowmageddon of 2013. It was touted as the biggest single day snowfall in decades.
They started predicting that the storm would arrive at midnight on Wednesday dropping one to two inches an hour. We got up at 2:30 am and looked outside, no snow, what a disappointment. We figured the weathermen got it wrong, again. We would probably just get a dusting. Well the snowflakes didn’t start to fall until about 7:00 am on Thursday long after we had been up and at work. It snowed with a vengeance for about 5 hours coming down fast and furious.
People were getting their cars stuck in the middle of the roads or sliding off the roads into ditches and just leaving their cars where they got stuck, causing huge traffic jams and wrecks. It was as if a lot of people that have lived here for years had forgotten how to drive in the snow. People over-estimated their ability and under-estimated the conditions. It made for spectacular news coverage. Nothing like a massive blizzard to give the media something to talk about. The media had reporters out on the roadways taking pictures of snarled traffic throughout the city, interviewing stranded travelers and pretty much making nuisances of themselves, as usual.
We ended up with about nine inches of snow and in the process making tow trucks, body shops and car dealers very happy. Business is booming for them.
Oh and Orso thinks the snow is pretty awesome!