Sunday, January 30, 2011

This is one time I hope the weather man is wrong!

Here we are at the end of January with still no end to winter in sight.  The past two winters, by mid-January we had a bit of a reprieve.  We were past the bitter cold and most of the snow.  We got 10 inches of snow 12 days ago, and it has not all melted yet.  Another storm of "historic proportion" is supposedly headed our way.

Here's the word from one of our local news stations, KSDK:
"A Winter Storm Warning is in effect Monday morning through Wednesday morning.  Significant ice accumulations (.25" to .5") Monday into Tuesday will be followed by a powerful snowstorm Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon with most areas getting 8" to 12" and some, especially north of St. Louis, 16" or more. Tuesday night through Wednesday morning very strong winds are likely further stressing trees and power lines."

Ugh.  James and I spent a little while this evening getting prepared for the worst.  If we loose electricity, we will still be able to cook on our gas range.  It just has to be manually lit, and we tested it today with no problem.  We will still have some heat too, thanks to our gas fireplace - it has to be manually lit no matter what.  I went to the grocery store to get my staples for bad weather: canned tuna and peanut butter.  And, no I do not eat them together :-)  It is going to be so cold that we will just move the food in the fridge out to a cooler in the garage, if need be.  James went out to get some other items.  We've got plenty of candles, flashlights, and batteries.  We should be OK.  I'm just ready for winter to be over.  I've got an appointment in the city (40 min from home) tomorrow morning, and I really want to be able to make it there.


  1. Oh, yuck, Stephanie! Hope it goes another way and ya'll are spared another "dose." Hope it's a good snow free week!

  2. Praying for much better than forecast. Please be careful. Did you get some water? Hopefully the water is never off, but you never know.