Monday, February 12, 2007

Okay so maybe 8 inches of snow isn't so bad...

Lest it look like I was being overly complaining earlier when I stated we were expecting 8 inches of snow today and it's coming down at a rather nice pace, we here in the Toledo area could have it much, much worse:

REDFIELD, N.Y. (AP) - The snow just won't stop. Intense lake-effect snow squalls that buried communities along eastern Lake Ontario for nine straight days diminished Sunday - then started up again early Monday.

Unofficially, the squalls have dumped 12 feet, 2 inches of snow at Redfield. If accurate, that would break the state record of 10 feet, 7 inches of snow that fell in nearby Montague over seven days ending Jan. 1, 2002, said Steve McLaughlin, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Buffalo.


Let's see, 8 inches versus well over 8 feet...I think I'll just say..."Gee 8 inches really isn't that bad after all." Yes, it really made me put that issue in perspective...

:-)

1 comment:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Eight inches is plenty enough to befuddle the average Toledo driver.

Hell, most panic at the sight of a single snowflake, like they've never seen one before.

And those ninnies driving down the middle of two lanes at 22 miles an hour "white-knuckling" it all the way...

Maybe if we issued Winter driving licenses only for those who prove to be competent...

Nah, makes way too much sense. . .