Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

Weather: Perspective is all.

The temps in Kansas and Minneapolis are about the same this week, yet the forecasts describe it differently. In Minneapolis, it's simply "Wind chills down to -5°F" while in Kansas it's "Bitterly cold," with no mention of numbers. Oh, and the coldest place I've ever lived (Peerless, Montana) continues to deliver: "Mostly clear, with a low around -23°F. Wind chill values as low as -33°F."

In similar news (especially for you, sf_reader), my photos from the first day of Snowpocalypse 2009™:

Here's a shot of my front yard snowscape. Snow is pretty in the sunshine.

To give you an idea of the total snowfall, those little black bumps are sidewalk lights, a little over a foot tall. It's much deeper now, and we're promised 2"-4" more over the next couple of days.

Yes, this man is walking his dog down the middle of the street. Sidewalks were impassible, and the few 4-wheel-drive vehicles out and about had cut some ruts for walking dogs.

You can see the layers of snow like geological strata in the front window.

Tags: house, weather-porn

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.