Saturday, March 8, 2008

Blizzard of '08

It's Saturday, March 8th. My office closed early yesterday due to a snow emergency. It took me 3 hours to make the trek home in my Civic. The snow fall abated last night but it returned with a vengeance before dawn.

The snow depth at the moment is 10" and it's falling at a rate of about an inch an hour. And then there's the wind. I guess it is because of the wind that the national weather guys issued the BLIZZARD WARNING.

My 23 year old daughter who still lives with us has intentions of driving 40 miles to Columbus to see her beau and a concert. She spent about 30 minutes cleaning off her car and shovelling a space in front of her car, only to realize the futility of her efforts. She returned to the warmth of our living room and started crying. She can be so emotional! And stubborn.

Well, desire overcame common sense (which really isn't very common any more) and she got her car moving and has started the treacherous trek. She did take my advice and packed extra clothes, shoes, a blanket, her cell phone and her AAA card. If she makes the trip without getting stuck in a drift, I'll be surprised.

The 2 counties she needs to travel through have posted a Level 2 Snow Emergency. Roads are open but travel is strongly discouraged.

They are forecasting about 16" of snow before the storm ends tonight.

Next week they are forecasting sun for several days and a high of 55ยบ on Thursday!!! Sounds like typical Ohio weather.

I can handle being snow bound this weekend. I'll be riding next week.

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