Friday, January 21, 2011
It was close to 0 this morning. I'm not sure of the exact temp because I forgot to look at the thermometer when I first got up and by the time I did look the morning was already half over and it was a huge 7 degrees. LOL.
Bitter cold, dangerous wind chill factors, snow, sleet, freezing rain, winter mix, ice pellets, sneet, snain, etc. - that's our forecast for the next week. Okay, I made up the last 2 but have you ever been watching something fall from the sky and had no idea what to call it? If it's not quite sleet and not quite snow and not quite rain but a combo of two of them what is it? I call it sneet or snain. LOL.
As many of you know I'm a NOAA Storm Spotter. I've been into weather since I was a young child as my grandmother was petrified of storms. As a teenager she was in the worst tornado in history - the tri-state tornado of 1925. Her home town was the worst hit. It was pretty gruesome and several schools were demolished in southern Illinois. A lot of children were killed. My grandmothers entire family of 11 survived but she never forgot the resulting fires and hearing people scream who were trapped in their houses while they burned alive.
So at an early age it was my desire to find a way to control the weather and it's still a goal of mine. LOL. I liken it to being a demi-god. I want to be the goddess of weather, Caillech. LOL. I built my own weather station in 8th grade and gathered my own meteorology information. I'm sure my teachers were thinking at the time, "This girl is a freak!" But I still like weather.
Meterorology is very interesting. One of my favorites weather conditions is the pogonip. It's a Shoshone native American word for cloud which refers to an ice fog. A pogonip is something that occurs in the Rocky mountains. A pogonip killed a lot of people in a Colorado wagon train many years ago. Fog ice crystal "needles" entered the wagon train members lungs when they breathed and shredded their lungs. TOTAL SCREAM!! I've been paranoid of Colorado and pogonips ever since.LOL. We don't have pogonips here but I'm always wary anyway. Beware the dreaded pogonip.
Now that I've scared you half to death I will just say nightie night, don't let the bedbugs bite, see you tomorrow night.....................Yes, bedbugs.....................an
other thing I'm paranoid of. Total freak.
(Disclaimer - Pay no intention to this blog. It's insanity precipitated by S.A.D.)