Dear Mr. Weatherman....I just got done shoveling 6 inches of your "light dusting"
The winds of the "Great Blizzard of 2011" had left very little snow on the BBQ in my corner of my small yard - perhaps 2-3 inches at best. Needless to say, today's heavy snowfall, without any wind, floated gracefully down into neatly stacked piles now about 8-10 inches high.
Dear Mr. Weatherman .... I just got done shoveling about 6 inches of the "dusting" you predicted earlier today.
Upon heading out the door this morning, I vaguely recall hearing on the radio that counties south of my location were going to get 2-4 inches of snow, but that we would only see a "dusting" to an inch in Macomb County.
We had our monthly Carmelite meeting at Assumption Grotto today. After it ended, I went into the Adoration Chapel for a brief time at about 12:45. There wasn't even a hint that snow was about to fall. When I came out about 1:10, there was already a half-inch of snow on the ground and visibility was... well... kind of like snow was coming down about 2 inches/hour. I got home - some 6 miles from Grotto after stopping for lunch and dropping off a friend, and was rather shocked to be shoveling over 3 inches of snow at about 2:30. It's now just after 6:30 and it is still coming down, but radar shows it soon to be ending.... I think.
The National Weather Service updated it's Winter Weather Advisory to include Macomb County, and according to them, I'm suppose to get 2-4 inches of snow. There's only one problem... I already have over 5 inches, perhaps 6. Perhaps the NWS will update their totals.... after it's done.
Here is Sean Ash of local ABC-affiliate, WXYZ. What's a weather guy to do...
...If only the jet streams, localized wind directions, and other variables would obey the computer math models.
UPDATE: It appears to be more like 4.5 inches - less than the 6 I estimated, but more than the "dusting to an inch" - LOL.
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