Thursday, February 11, 2010

Let It Snow - As If We Had A Choice

      On average, the Lancaster area receives two snowstorms of 12 inches or more every fifty years. We have had three so far this year, and it’s only the middle of February! It’s already a record year for the most snow.
      The first one at the beginning of January measured just over 12 inches, and by afternoon the highways were clear. No big deal.
      The second, about two feet deep, occurred last Friday night and Saturday; by Sunday the roads were still not in very good condition. We didn’t get out of the house until Monday.
      The double whammy hit Tuesday night – another 12 inches. We are again confined to the house.
      We are going stir crazy. Just to show how much we need a change, we rearranged the furniture this morning – the first rearrangement in three years.
      Of course, it’s really not that bad as long as we don’t have to go out in it – except for the boredom. Fortunately we shopped for groceries on Tuesday afternoon.
      I love it here, and I very seldom miss California. But today – well, maybe a little.
      PS – The deniers are pointing to this weather as proof that climate change is a hoax. But there was a small item in this morning’s paper stating that 32 people have died from the heat in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
      Scientists have been predicting more bad weather for several years. Warm water holds more moisture than cold water; consequently storms become more frequent and more violent. People are so parochial – they forget that Lancaster County’s temperature is not the temperature of the whole earth.

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