For the past few weeks, there have been several Winter Storm threats. Each time, the meteorologists at the local television networks hyped up the storm, saying that they predict between 3-6 inches. Everyone would prepare for the impending onslaught of snow. Supermarkets would run out of milk and bread. Windshield wipers on cars would be lifted up so that ice and snow wouldn’t seal them to the glass and render them useless (and, sometimes, ruined). Then, starting the night before the storm, the predictions would dwindle. 1-2 inches. A trace. Flurries. Then, finally, well into the day of the storm… nothing at all.
Last Friday, the meteorologists started predicting what would happen for the next storm. There was a chance of snow, they said, but temperatures would be high enough that it would most likely be an all-rain event. They didn’t hype it. They didn’t think it would be a big deal. This continued up until the day before the storm, and even then no one was sure.
Most people lost power in our area due to this storm, and a lot of cars were abandoned on the side of the road due to the intensity of the snow. We got about 5 or 6 inches from this “most likely all-rain event”.
I know weather is hard to predict, but… seriously?!