OK, this is weird: It’s after 2 p.m., and so far, not a flake. See that hole in the precipitation over Detroit? I live under that hole. All around us are blizzard warnings, and I could walk down my driveway in strappy sandals and while my toes would get cold, they wouldn’t get snowy.
It’s kind of freaky, really, and I see it happen all year long. Banks of precipitation march east, get to I-94 and break up into nothing much.
Detroit: Where even the snow is afraid to go. I like it.
LA mary said on February 13, 2007 at 3:56 pm
Shh. The snow will hear you and come to your neighborhood.
ashley said on February 13, 2007 at 4:43 pm
You get no snow, I get a tornado. Nothing happened to our house but my buddy a couple o blocks away lost a roof.
Susan said on February 13, 2007 at 5:20 pm
It’s pretty bad here in Fort Wayne, Nancy! The snow forecast varies from 5-8″ to 11-16″, depending on which channel you are watching. I’m trying to work up the strength and determination to go snow-blow the driveway. A friend told me you are supposed to do it in shifts during a blizzard, which this is now officially being called. She said that you can’t wait until it’s over or it’ll be too deep and impossible to clear.
I’ve been reminiscing about the “blizzard of ’78” and how the city shut down for nearly a week. I don’t think you lived here in the 70’s, though? My (ex) husband and I soon got bored in our own apartment and decided to walk to my mother’s block where there was food and drink and partying going on for 3 days! We called ahead to let them know we were setting out, complete in snow gear and motorcycle helmets; many in her neighborhood placed cigarette orders in case we found a store open (we did, somewhere on McKinnie). I think that ’78 blizzard will be my all-time favorite. Must be the 30 year age difference that makes this one seem less fun. Back then, I “spit at death” and now, I’m a little wimp!
The Naep test? It’s a standard test that measures our 50 states against each other on all subjects-math, English, science and social studies. They select a random group from specific grade levels including L.D. students.
Glad you’re staying warm up there, but don’t hold your breath; that white stuff surrounding you isn’t going away any time soon!
LA mary said on February 13, 2007 at 7:49 pm
Derna derna derna (this is what my kids used to say to make the shark music sounds from jaws)
brian stouder said on February 13, 2007 at 8:05 pm
Hey – Fort Wayne has it’s own Blizzard Blog, thanks to the good ol’ News-Sentinel (and thanks to Leo’s blog for linking to it)
brian stouder said on February 13, 2007 at 11:22 pm
Well, Ryan Lengerich’s Blizzard Blog now has a few pics of our son Grant fighting the elements (and winning, I might add)
mouse said on February 13, 2007 at 11:55 pm
Memories of blizzard of 78–2 friends donned snowmobile suits & walked 5 miles to my house cause they knew we had weed &
beer-made brownies-48 hr. stupor-watching kent horman
broadcast,standing outside in the snow on WFFT 55 all nite
long.hell I’d probabably just go to bed nowadays.