March 20, 2006

Run For Your Lives!

It's the Return of the Storm of the Century of the Week!

Snow is expected to develop southwest to northeast across region Tuesday morning. The snow may mix with sleet at times. Accumulation of one to two inches of snow and sleet is possible. Since temperatures are expected to be at or a little above freezing... accumulations will be less on traveled roadways. The snow could affect the morning commute. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination.

As everybody in the Dee Cee area knows, an inch or two of snow in March is several orders of magnitude more dangerous than the same amount in, say, January. Don't ask how we know, we just do.

Pardon me while I head off to Costco to stock up on batteries, toilet paper, flares, bottled water, cans of ravioli and (perhaps) a mid-sized gas-powered generator.

Posted by Robert at March 20, 2006 06:13 PM | TrackBack

Don't forget the bread. And this is America, dammit, at least get the jumbo sized generator. Preferrably one that runs on baby seal oil.

Posted by: rbj at March 20, 2006 06:24 PM

I'm using a Hemi V-8 for a generator! Uses lotsa gas, makes lotsa noise and pollutes the air. Take that, AlGore!

Posted by: MCPO Airdale at March 20, 2006 06:39 PM

I trust you're already fully stocked on shotgun shells.

Posted by: Eric J at March 20, 2006 06:57 PM

You have my sympathy, sort of. In my part of the world we've been getting medium-size snowstorms every few days for--well, roughly forever. The cumulative snow for the season in the mountains a few miles east of me just passed 500 inches.

I once spent the night in a bar, and not for the reason you think, smarty-pants. It was in NYC, and maybe six inches or so of snow paralyzed the entire city. The next morning I walked the eight-plus miles back to my apartment. What is it about the white stuff that freaks you eastern urban types out so badly?

Posted by: utron at March 20, 2006 07:15 PM

Robbo, The survival stocks are not complete, without the ole standby, emergency meat, given to the world by team Hormel - SPAM. Buy a case of it.

Posted by: KMR at March 20, 2006 09:13 PM