Sunday, October 28, 2012
Wow! You look at the national news and one would think that we were facing the end of life as we know it. It's a storm! And we have several days' notice. The concerned looks. The clipped tones. The "meteorologists" at the beach: "It's windy here on Cape Hatteras and the rain is coming down hard and wind whipped. It's like little needles hitting you." Then go inside dummy.
It's a big story, but it's not the only story. How's the weather in the rest of the country? I am pretty sure they are having weather in Chicago, St Louis, Detroit, Phoenix, Los Angeles, MIssoula. My niece told me it was snowing in Minneapolis. I would never know from the Weather Channel.
My son in LA thinks he ought to come home to be with us in this "emergency situation." Mike! It's going to rain a lot. It will be windy. We may lose power for several hours or several days. Or not at all. "It's going to last 5 Days!" From North Carolina to Maine, but in any given location, less than 36 hours.
A big snow storm is much worse because you can never tell until it's over and the disruption is more long term. A tornado is much worse because there is no warning and the destruction is locally more devastating.
All that said, I am bagging it for going to DC to follow the Marine Corps Marathon. Rain is supposed to start in late morning and if I'm not running, I'd just as soon not get wet and miserable.
Call me lazy.