Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blizzard of 2011

Well it's finally here. After three days of advance warning and reports from the national weather bureau our blizzard has arrived. With expected snowfall of 15 to 20 inches and below zero temperatures. We had freezing drizzle over night and the snow and wind started this morning about 8:00 A.M.
Now days a blizzard doesn't have the impact as it did in the past. With our modern conveniences, and 4 Wheel drive vehicles. For most of us it's business as usuall. The primary concern is a power outage in these extreme temperatures. But for those who can afford them, portable generators will solve that problem. It's a far cry from what the effects were a hundred years ago. And there is still the possibilty of becoming stranded in a vehicle for an unlucky few who try traveling in a two wheel drive auto. We are more fortunate today than our ancestors. For them, many times a blizzard was life threatening. It still can be, but normally isn't if we use some common sense. That may be as simple as staying home and not going out. X.

1 comment:

  1. I worry about the power. We have freezing rain coming overnight and into tomorrow...and another storm on its way this weekend. We here in New York have had far more than our share. You are right. Our ancestors did not have an easy time of it. We are blessed in that sense.