Wednesday, March 15, 2006

We'll See About That - Reprise

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.

3 comments:

The Boy said...

I will ignore the "some of you" snark and carry on.

Here are our idiot weatherpeople in the desert:

Sunnyandhotsunnyandhotsunnyandhotsunnyandhot . . .

I don't know why the fools even show up to work. When it DOES rain twice a year, they never saw it coming.

Enjoy the snow you don't get.

Attila The Mom said...

No matter WHAT happens, I promise you it will be blamed on global warming. ;-)

Sven said...

Wrong again. Six inches and still snowing. This time it was light fluffy snow so I likely won't need accupuncture for my back.