white christmas

blizzardA WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY. * SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE TONIGHT AND THEN CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY. * 10 TO 15 INCHES OF SNOW MAY OCCUR WITH THIS SYSTEM. * WINDS WILL NOT BE A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR FOR TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY. THE WIND WILL TURN NORTH AND INCREASE TO 15 TO 30 MPH OVER THE RED RIVER VALLEY ON CHRISTMAS DAY CAUSING NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. STRONG WINDS COMBINED WITH HEAVY SNOW MAY CREATE SNOW DRIFTS THAT MAY CAUSE SOME ROADS TO BECOME IMPASSABLE. EAST OF THE RED RIVER VALLEY…WINDS WILL BE 10 TO 20 MPH…WHICH WILL CAUSE REDUCED VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW. * PERSONS WITH TRAVEL PLANS FOR CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES.

Hooray. It’s about time.  This looks to be one of those long, slow storms that are good for short walks, keeping the fire going, single malt, and the interwebs. A good distraction from Nine Lessons and Carols and rebroadcasts of Just A Minute.

Ten to 15 inches will snow us in solid, until our guy with the snow plow shows up on Boxing Day or later. In some scenarios, this kind of storm leads to Redrum and hide-and-go-seek with hatchets, but not here.  No tedium here. We can catch up on One Man and His Dog or Top Gear. The hours will just fly by.

2 comments

  1. I wonder if the ALL CAPS is a holdover from the teletype days. Three periods … for both full stops … and commas … is another characteristic.

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