Monday, January 12, 2009

I just had to share this.....

Summer asked if this was a normal winter for us and I have to say NO. This winter so far has been twice as bad as previous ones. Every once in a while we get a bad one and I guess this is the year for it. Let me tell you that there is nearly a foot of snow on the ground right now.

When I got home from work today I could hear my weather program going off again. I have copied the weather alert just to let you know what we are expecting. I'm very glad I don't have to worry about going into work until Friday. The wind is what worries me more than anything because if it takes out the power lines....then we have no heat (among other necessities).

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...AND WIND CHILLS... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY.

SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN LATE THIS EVENING AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES LATE TONIGHT THOUGH TOMORROW MORNING. AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 5 INCHES OF NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED. THE MAJORITY OF THIS SNOW WILL FALL DURING A SIX HOUR WINDOW TOMORROW MORNING...MAKING THE MORNING COMMUTE HAZARDOUS. WINDY CONDITIONS WILL THEN DEVELOP DURING THE LATE MORNING AS THE SNOW BEGINS TO TAPER OFF. WIND GUSTS NEAR 30 MPH WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...AND ALLOW WIND CHILL VALUES TO DROP BETWEEN -10 AND -20 DEGREES TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND FALLING TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE DANGEROUS WIND CHILL CONDITIONS

12 comments:

Kelly Jene said...

Intense! We had huge amounts of snow... now we're dealing with flooding. Yikes. Take care and stay warm! I love you!

Maria said...

Yeah....it sounds about the same in Nebraska...ugh.

Brad said...

FUN! - Make our litle snow issue sound like a kerfuffle. We're wimps out here. That much snow would shut us down till May.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Val - I hope you stay warm...Look at the storm as a gift, a reminder that we're vulnerable, and a reason to sit inside and drink hot chocolate wrapped up in a blanket without having to make excuses for anything! Oh what I wouldn't give for some snow.....

Secondly: THANK YOU SO MUCH for your tips on the spyware stuff. It may or may not shock you to know I HAD NO CLUE I needed to do any of that. Whatever I did seems to have improved things somewhat, but these improvements are usually short-lived and at some point I will need to ditch the whole thing and start with a new one, but I really mean it - thank you for helping me out.

Enjoy the snow!

Leon Basin said...

Hey, how are you doing? Hope all is well.

Romany Angel said...

Stay inside and keep warm Val. We had an absolute scorcher the other day but apart from that it has been one of the mildest summers I can remember in years. It's even been getting cool at night. I wish I could send some of this warmth your way.

busymama said...

Hi, Thanks for visiting my site. I really think I will enjoy reading here. Right now, I'm late starting school so will have to come back later. Poor kitty, they just don't have the leg length for that kind of wading!

Blessings,
Mary

happyone said...

We only got a light dusting of snow last night but it certainly has been cold!!
Just want to thank you for all the nice comments you leave. :-)

SOUL: said...

oooh my goshkness charlotte-- i don't know how you live there. you know i would die. you should get you a kerosene heater .. just in case you do end up losing power. it would be horrible to have no heat in that mess.

be careful on the roads and stay warm...

oh, and i'll take that recipe you mentioned if you have time to email it.

i'm on a roll baby-- third day in a row to cook at home-- i haven't done that in ions! (or is it eons??)
how bout ages. haven't done that in ages!

big hugs c
happy thursday-

Summer said...

How are you doing today? Are you still snowed in?

Joy Des Jardins said...

Just this past week alone....snow, snow, snow....14 below zero temps. Windchill, gusty winds...drifting snow...ice.... Uh, I'd say NO! I think this winter hasn't been normal for anyone; but it looks like we may be getting a few warmer temps to come...and then maybe more snow....so, even though we midwesterners do expect pretty much ANYTHING during the winter season...even we think some of this isn't so normal.

fiwa said...

Like Brad said, we are wimps! I hope you're able to stay in - I can imagine it's gone anywhere with the cold temps everyone has been having.

Stay warm and safe -
fiwa