My youngest son works for a landscaping company. In the winter they plow snow. Because he is in charge of plowing crews, he gets weather updates on his phone. Sometimes he will post these updates on Facebook. Friends and family have become accustomed to these weather related posts.
So when one of his forecasts did not appear right away this morning, his sister posted: "This is supposed to be the biggest storm of the year. Where is your weather report?"
This is his reply: "The snow will not start until around 10:00am. Indications of some westward shift. So, increasing snow to 4-8" west metro and 8-12" central and east ending 3am fri. This will also bring stronger wind gusts to 45 tmrw evening into fri."
Which was followed by: "Weather Update MSP: Snow exploding on radar will start within the next 30-45min. Small change to snow amounts...and not in a good way. Add 2" across the board over the area will mean up to 8" west and 12" in the east.
Woohooo! Take it easy if you're out driving this afternoon."
This forecast is for Minneapolis and the surrounding area. When a storm is approaching, I usually keep track of it here: http://radar.weather.gov/
It hasn't yet started snowing here SW of Minneapolis, but looks like my area will get hit momentarily. But I am stocked up for myself and the critters. I don't need to go outdoors for anything. I am pretty much caught up on what I wanted to get done here in my little apartment, so I think the rest of the day will be spent, yarn and crochet hook in hand, or maybe later, a good book. And watch the world outside become covered in a soft, white blanket of snow. Again.
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