I woke up at 4:30 this morning to an NPR news update claiming that a major snowstorm is hitting Eastern Colorado, with up to 2 feet of snow by the end of the day!!! Here’s what I observed: 2-3 inches of snow on the ground, most of which fell before bedtime last night, and some icy and snowpacked patches on the road. My commute to Baa Ram U. took an extra 10 minutes this morning. I am no daredevil–growing up in the Midwest plus my growing appreciation later in life for the laws of physics has made me a very cautious driver, particularly in snow or rain.
People sure are prone to weather-induced hysteria. This kind of hype used to be confined to the local teevee news channels, but I guess the Weather Channel has made it mainstream.
(More substantial blogging will resume in the near future.)