Sunday, February 21, 2010

from the weather desk

Here is how I interpret the weather report for next week. In order of appearance:
  1. Rain
  2. Sleet
  3. Flooding
  4. Snow
  5. Arctic Blast
  6. and some of the worst potholes you have ever seen.
Leading up to all at the same time!  Could be a new experience all around. It is going to give a whole new meaning to the phrase: 'if you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes.'


Blogger n'at said...

Lewis Black's February in Boston:

"Giant frogs, giant frogs... what can i say? Back to you."

Sunday, February 21, 2010 7:26:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

I don't know how much rain we will get, but I spent much of Saturday doing a temporary patch to get the house back to watertight after the ice damage. The patch should hold against anything but high winds and that isn't on the list.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 8:58:00 AM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

high winds probably should be added to that list. Accuweather says "Brisk" winds. Not quite sure what that means... 'brisk' was not a adjective I remember on those navy weather messages.

I wasn't joking about the roofers who will be coming soon.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

Now I have to re-read that property tax assessment form. The damage to the house will be cheap to fix, but before it is fixed in almost certainly cuts the value by a much greater amount.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Comrade said...

Damn those Russkis and their evil Communist snow removal plot:

From 2/22 BBC

Record snowfall blankets Moscow

Thousands of snow-clearing machines have been working to dig the Russian capital Moscow out of a record-breaking fall of 63cm (nearly 25 inches).

After a weekend of heavy snow showers, the regional weather centre announced that the previous record of 62cm, set in 1966, had been broken.

Snow ploughs were due to make three clean sweeps of the city on Monday.

Drivers were asked to leave their cars at home but rail services are said to have been unaffected by the weather.

A Moscow railway spokesman said that 4,471km (2,778m) of track had been cleared of snow on Sunday.

In all, about 15,000 snow-clearing machines were deployed in the city of about 10.5 million people, backed by 8,500 dump trucks and about 5,500 street-sweeping personnel.

Monday's three scheduled sweeps were due to take place at 1000 (0700 GMT), 1300 and 1700.

A police source told Interfax news agency that Muscovites had largely heeded calls to avoid driving and there had been no significant increase in traffic accidents.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 9:24:00 AM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

15 THOUSAND snow clearing machines!! OMG. I bet few of them actually work.

ochen xorosho. I forget all the jokes in the Soviet Humor lecture I once had... there has to be an appopriate joke to that.

Thanks for that...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 9:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! I was actually posting it as a comment on Pittsburgh/Ravenstahl's woeful response. Three clean sweeps the day after the storm, and we could barely manage one nearly a week out. But I like your take too...hadn't thought about the overkill. Still, something to said for strong central planning on occasion.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 4:57:00 PM  

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