Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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.

Best,
Chris
Tags: house, weather-porn
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