Blizzard warning? When's the last time we had one of those?
From the National Weather Serivce tonight:
A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CST TUESDAY.Oh nice, thundersnows are in the forecast. I've only experienced those once in my life, in Northern Illinois. The result was lots and lots of snow.
EXPECT LIGHT RAIN AND SLIGHT SLEET TO BEGIN THIS EVENING. THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND ACCUMULATE TO 6 TO 8 INCHES BY DAWN. LOCAL THUNDERSTORMS MAY ALSO ENHANCE THESE AMOUNTS. STRONG EAST-NORTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WILL GUST ABOVE 35 MPH AT TIMES... PRODUCING VERY LOW VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF GRADUALLY TUESDAY MORNING.
To make matters worse for me, the friggin' wind is pulling more and more siding off my house. We're having a hard time even getting someone out to give us an estimate on repairs. All the contractors are busy with bigger jobs I guess. I may not live in Jerome or in other hard hit areas of the city but considering I'm going to have to replace my roof and a lot of siding, the weather is costing me thousands of dollars. And I'll bet you anything, given my location, my storm damage hasn't been figured into the city totals.
Update: Don't forget to go out and vote tomorrow. I hear the Republican and Democratic parties will be providing free dog sled rides to the polls.