Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Ice

Maryland is the land of the snow panic forecast.

Just the hint of that awful white stuff in the forecast sends perfectly rational (well mostly rational) people scurrying for cover and off to the grocery store for the essentials of life: milk, eggs, and toilet paper.

This winter, the weather people are playing right into that fear. I think they are trying to stimulate the economy through aggressive storm forecasting!

And it works--at least here.

I remember years where the total winter snowfall was 1 inch. Yes--1 measly inch.

I long for those winters.

If people could drive--it would be one thing, but Maryland drivers are among the worst in the world when it comes to avoiding accidents in bad weather. So even though I can drive--I prefer to stay off the roads because of the crazies out there who like to turn their vehicles into four-wheeled snow machines. Which is fine right up until the ditch ends or a tree doesn't get out of the way fast enough.

The last storm saw Nicole's new minivan stop an out-of-control car with its back end. And that was Saturday. No estimate yet on the damages.

We seem to be averaging one accident per big storm this year. Ugh!

Snow, Ice, Snow. Bring it on and I think I'm just going to stay inside right next ot the warm fire and watch the crazies try to make headway against the elements. Anyone know where the snow plow is right now?

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