After a VERY uneventful winter so far we look like we might actually be getting some REAL snow accumulations.
We had 2 maybe 3 storms that actual required a bit of snow clearing – besides that it was some light shoveling but that was about it.
There have been a few what they’re calling “coastal storms” that have passed by just to our South. Typically The Poconos is where snow hits pretty hard in PA, Philly might get some, out West gets a bit, but the Poconos is typically a sure thing for some decent snow accumulations.
This year it has been the exact opposite – my parents live in Philly(though they’re moving this year) and have gotten 2 HUGE storms recently with over 20+ inches each storm. The last storm that hit this past weekend we literally got a dusting – it wasn’t even enough to cover the ground. But a few hours South Philadelphia got their 2nd biggest snow storm EVER!
How there can be such a HUGE difference I’m not sure, and how the ‘flop’ has occurred this year I’m not sure of either.
Like most people this time of year I’m in an antsy stage. I love snow, love the winter but going long periods of time with no snow to make it feel like winter but having the cold dreariness…it doesn’t make for sunny times. A lot of people I talk to are more then ready for the winter to be over. Unfortunately we still have cold spells well into April – if you’re planning a spring wedding in the Poconos and are looking for warm weather be sure to do your homework.
So as I post this there is the occasional snowflake passing – it is suppose to start snowing heavily in the next couple of hours and continue until midnight tomorrow night.
Working from home has it’s advantages for sure – not having to shovel out the car tomorrow is definitely one of them. We had some meetings today, caught up on work projects and were able to pick up some last minute items. Tomorrow if it snows like it should, it will be a great day to work – there’s something calming and seems like I have the extra ability to focus as I glance outside and see all that snow. Well, at least I hope I get to see “all that snow” – there was a big storm predicted not too long ago that didn’t even drop a flake.
I’d like to know from a meteorologists point of view how difficult it really is. I understand it can be an iffy thing and it is not an exact science, but they’re wrong enough…really really wrong enough that people don’t even hold them accountable. Can you imagine that in any other business? “Your car will be ready tomorrow”. “Nope, not today maybe the next day…” People would be out of business!
Ah well, if you have to weather the storm tomorrow(pun intended) please be extra safe and take your time traveling. If you’re home tomorrow then enjoy the day!