February 5, 2011

When I woke up this morning I thought the gently falling snow was beautiful ….. four hours later I was wondering if it would ever stop.  Where was this in the forecast?  I watched the news yesterday morning and the friendly weatherman  said that they were tracking a weather system moving our way that “will bring a chance for light snow on Saturday”.  I just came in from shoveling our front walk (again!) and I’d say we’ve gotten at least 5 – 6″ of snow today (on top of the 6 inches we had from earlier this week).  Maybe the weatherman has a different definition of what “light snow” means or maybe they didn’t forecast that this system was going to develop to be as strong as it is, but either way I was not too thrilled.  I also am beginning to question the accuracy of the groundhog (Phil, I think is his name) who ironically has predicted an early Spring.   Seeing as how the weatherman has now changed the forecast to gloom and doom (otherwise known as snow and more snow) for the next few days I think that we may have to fire Phil and possibly the weatherman too.  While I’m on the subject I’d just like to add that I am a little disturbed by how excited those weathermen (or women) get about these storms … I, on the other hand, would be much more excited by the possiblity of sunshine and warmth.