OK, so some of you are bored by all this talk of weather, but those of us who love being outdoors get jazzed whenever there is a significant weather event. A few days ago the Twin Cities had its first major snowfall in over a year prompting schools to close, roads to clog and Minnesotans everywhere to collectively rejoice. Our "big storm" coupled with Charlie and Rhonda's rain, and Gitsul and Kim's snow has generated a flurry of weather related discussion in our little blogoland. Songs of praise and thanksgiving, reminiscence of childhood and a more innocent time flew from our keyboards. One even offered to celebrate with a fertility ritual. It's these little pleasure that keep us alive and make life interesting. At the very least it give us something to talk about.
Today, I am perplexed. Can lightening strike twice? The weather people here are predicting another significant snowfall (6-9 inches) beginning late tonight into tomorrow. If they are right we could exceed the season-to-date snowfall in less than 4 days. Is it too good to be true? I've been reluctant to trust the weather people with any prediction ever since the day 9 years ago when they predicted no rain for days, Because of that I felt comfortable take my motorcycle to work. That afternoon I ended up riding 45 miles home through a piercing downpour. I don't trust these people.
There's an old saying that goes like this, "fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again!"
Color me skeptical but I doubt we get more than two inches.