Monday, February 1, 2010

A Dusting? 5 Inches? It's All the Same.

One of the things you quickly learn when you move to a mid-Atlantic state is that the weathermen have NO IDEA what they are talking about.

Ok – I will cut them a little bit of slack because the mountains and ocean and crazy south to north currents tend to play a little bit of havoc, but it is still a good general rule to watch the weather and then expect the exact opposite of what they say.

Saturday was a great example of this. The prediction was for Virginia to get slammed with snow. The Baltimore area would maybe see a light dusting, if anything at all.

Does this look like a light dusting to you?

The roads were horribly slick, because the city officials apparently DO listen to the weathermen and were not at all prepared with salt trucks, not to mention plows.

But, Gracie did get her first real chance to test out her new boots along with a head to toe lavender snow ensemble. She was hesitant at first, declaring the snow as 'yucky' and wanting it moved so she could walk, but she quickly discovered the joy in tromping in snow up to your knees.

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