Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Snow Keeps Falling and Falling and Falling...

...all the while that the global climate keeps warming and warming changing and warming changing. All I know is that it has been snowing a lot here lately. I guess that is because it is winter here and it is cold outside and there must have been some moisture in the air. I just don't know what it has to do with global warming or climate change because as long as I can remember it gets cold in the winter and snows. Yes it normally gets cold and even snows in winter here on Long island and in nearby NYC, maybe not usually as much as it has these last few years, not in the recent years before them, but I remember lots of snow when I was in my teens. So what! If the polar bears in the Arctic are missing out on this they should move south.
So far, as of about 10 minutes ago, when I went outside to shovel a relief station for our 4 dogs, I figure we got at least 10 to 12 inches since about 8PM last night. (I measured and I figure that is about average on my small postage stamp of a lot.) The weathermen were saying we were only going to get another 6 - 8 inches at most and more likely only 6 icnhes. Yeah they hedged their bets saying 6 to 12 but everyone of them said most likely not more than 6. (What do they know?) That is all on top of the few inches we got yesterday morning into the early afternoon; well not really on top of that since most of that melted due to some rain we also got.

This stuff now is pretty heavy snow, I know because I just spent about 20 minutes shoveling what normally takes me about 5-10 minutes with the lighter stuff. It is still coming down too, I cannot wait to have to shovel the side walkway, the front walkway, the sidewalk and then trudge to my government vehicle and have to dig that out. My guess is that my office will, at least, open late tomorrow, though I am thinking they may well stay closed for the day. One can only hope.

Maybe I should try to catch some Z's about now so I will be all recuperated for shoveling later this morning when the sun is up.

All the best,
Glenn B
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