We're now held in ol' man winter's icey grip. Wind gusts exceeding 40 mph woke me at 2:00 a.m No snow..yet. Weather forecast is grim. 12-18" of the wite stuff a-comin' at us! Get up again at 6:00. About 2" on ground, snow still falling. Windy! The lights blinked twice and then went out! Did it 2 more times. Did remain on. Weatherman sez: a low, sittin' down around Wichita KS will move. If it moves toward weat, we get buried! If more toward east, 1-3". Wind has gone down, but snow is still fallin'....hm-m-m? WE have made preparations though. Stay in. Snack...read...TV...nap.(repeat)
We gots snow! First came 3"...then started w/big, fat flakes(MsAnna called it-a Christmas snow),the size you can catch on your tongue. Then..switched to small stuff, coming down fast. Got 2". So, we gots snow. Warm-up coming this week-end and into next week. Middle of next..40! This 'white-flake event' will be history.
Um, snow. We are due; no, actually overdue. For deep stuff. Percentages go to 40% till Tues. I am here stating this, 'cuz I've seen it! I've seen 8" of snow from a 20% chance of precip! We got buried in the white flake event.
Having typical Nebr. weather...roller-coaster! Been in 40-50 range. NICE. However....January arctic blast arrives tomorrow. Sundays high of about 7.(if we're lucky) Below zero for overnight. Warm up into midweek of 30's. We gotta expect it; the arctic, I mean. It is January in Nebr. after all.
"Oh!...It's a Wal-Mart(Wally World)price roll back!! Ammo save sum money!" So says the dedicated Walmartian. Says I: "Wait a damn minute...it's always that price!" Example: men's F-o-t-L T's--rollback price $3.44. I sneak a peek under shelf tab. $3.44! Remained same for a year. When I'm at the store, my I.Q goes the other way. Feel like Einstein compared to the Walmartians! We shop at a store in Lincoln called Gordmans. Sell name-brand merchandise at half-price! Example: men's Polo Club sweaters. On tag has their price: $75.00. Our price: $35.00. There is a Wal-Mart SuperCenter down the street. Walmartians come to Gordmans, see prices, think they can purchase same at Wal-Mart! For less than $35.00. Um..,WM doesn't sell Polo Club at all!! . Why, just the other day, at WM, the kids were screaming! Almost took a fly-swatter to them! Then, I remembered..., I don't have kids! LOL!
Have had some days of "winter-schminter" & they quickly ended. This weekend is a sample of frigid Nebraska in Jan. Current temp. is 0! When we were kids, there was no wind chill index or real-feel temp. Our mothers bundled us up! Like Randy in A Christmas Story-he can't put his arms down. Anyway, we're buying catfood at (only place can get it)Wal-Mart. Ugh! Young man about middle school age, wearing BB shorts, T-shirt, light windbreaker. His bare legs were red! We had dangerous wind chill yesterday. Wut were his parents thinking?!? Or they didn't care. Made me feel even colder. The super center is like a giant deep freeze anyway!
Started watching Alamo Bowl. Ducks stepped on gas, put up lots of points. I got bored, then came back to the game. TCU has pulled within 11 points. Might make a game oughta it. Seems most bowls have been blow-outs.