Monday, February 15, 2010

I'm Telling Ya

Phil did it!

Last weekend there was snow in 49 of the 50 United States. Hawaii, the only exception, does have snow on its highest mountain, just not last week. Still, the weather geeks have been searching and haven’t been able to find any record of the same happening before.

So what’s going on? According to experts, it’s the combination of an El Nino, which loads the subtropical jet steam with even more moisture than normal and a strong Arctic Oscillation, which causes polar air to shift south. That also explains why there’s so little snow at the Olympics. Vancouver is currently north of the cold air pattern.

Personally, I think it’s kinda cool that over two-thirds of the nation is covered with an average of eight inches of snow. It’s winter. There’s supposed to be snow. As far as I’m concerned the only drawback to it is that I’ve had to wear real shoes for over a week. Well, that and the constant shoveling and poor Howie being trapped in his parking spot. I’m pretty sure he could get out but the condition of the streets in Reading is not at all good. Ruts of ice most everywhere and some are still too deep for Howie to pass safely. This needing to ask for help and rely on others is starting to get to me but it’s no secret I have issues with that to begin with so it’s not really snow-related.

But who wants to go anywhere right now anyway? I’m more than happy to stay home and watch the Olympics. Speaking of which, they’re about to show more. Gotta go.

Oh by the way, tonight’s snow just began falling. More to follow over the weekend. Happy Winter!


Molly Daniels said...

I'm more than happy to let Vancouver come and get our snow...or let the skiers come here!

LOVED the snowboard cross finals last night!

Anny Cook said...

When is spring coming????