Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ahoy Yon Blizzard

Time once more for





Five Things To Do During A Blizzard
  • Answer the phone to hear all the meeting cancellations pour in. 
  • Stare at the wall of white visible out of the windows.
  • Call the MIL to tell her I'd be over tomorrow when the worst is past to clean her sidewalk.
  • Try to explain to Molly the dog that pacing the house growling won't make the wind outside stop howling.
  • Be thankful that the total snowfall isn't measured in feet rather than inches.




For the curious, here is the warning from the NWS that came out late in the afternoon for this area:
Issued by The National Weather Service
Denver/Boulder, CO
6:07 pm MDT, Thu., Oct. 29, 2009

... BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT FRIDAY...

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT FRIDAY.

PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG NORTH WINDS GUSTING TO AROUND 45 MPH WILL PRODUCE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE. SEVERE DRIFTING WILL CAUSE ROAD CLOSURES IN THE AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. SUSTAINED WIND AND/OR FREQUENT WIND GUSTS OF 35 MPH OR HIGHER WILL COMBINE WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE QUARTER OF A MILE. TRAVEL WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND IS DISCOURAGED IN THESE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED... STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE AND WAIT FOR HELP TO ARRIVE.



8 comments:

  1. Wow. That alone stopped my complaining about the 3 inches of rain we're getting overnight. Yikes!

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  2. Wow. We don't get snow so that warning was actually interesting for me to read.

    Stay warm!

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  3. Ugh. You can have it. We're in for a Chinook to roll in midday tomorrow to warm and melt everything off. Just in time for the trick or treating. I love the Chinooks but hate the migraines that come with them.
    Stay safe and warm. :)

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  4. A blizzard...wow! We know about snow and we certainly know about ICE and tornadoes but thank God we don't have blizzards. I don't know what I would do. Snow is so pretty but I hate cold so I doubt I would do well. So nice of you to clean the MIL's sidewalk! If you getting Molly to understand, then I would truly appreciate it if you would explain this to Moose our bulldog. He barks and paces at every storm and wind as if somehow he can scare it away! Happy Halloween! My high five is up now too!

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  5. Stay warm and be careful. I've never had to deal with the likes of a blizzard. I've been flooded in, but never snowed in. Take care!!!

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  6. Blizzard. I guess I will be thankful for the weather we have here. Love your dog growling at the wind!! Happy Halloween!!

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  7. So did you ever get through to Molly?

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You know you want to ... so just do it!!!

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