Sunday, January 30, 2011
With modern technology meteorologists are making long term forecasts. By long term I mean the middle of next week. It was 70 degrees yesterday and it felt so good to go outside without a coat and breathe some fresh air. Then, last night I started receiving email alerts for a winter storm that is approaching from the west. The system is still in the Pacific Ocean and the weather service is predicting as much as 10 inches of snow and ice, and bone chilling cold. With the ice storm of two years ago still fresh in my memory I'll be spending the next two days stocking up on kerosene and candles. We lost electricity for 12 days in that storm so I'm getting ready to batten down the hatches. Of course, there's always the possibility that the forecast is wrong. I'll keep you posted.