Freaked out by the forecast

We’re supposed to get a snowstorm later in the week.

It’ll be a pain, especially after the plow dumps snow at the end of the driveway, but neither of us has to be anywhere that day, and the snowblower ran fine when I used it a couple weeks ago.

But then I saw a forecast of 14 to 20 on the local news, and 24 to 36 down toward Cape Cod, where we used to live.

“That’s different than what I had seen,” I thought. Fourteen to 20 is an entirely different situation. It’s probably multiple passes with the snowblower. It’s huge plow drifts at the end of the driveway.

It’s worrying about power outages, although strangely enough, when it snowed for basically an entire month in 2015, our power never went out. I’d still rather not think about it, though.

Then I looked at the TV again.

And it’s then I noticed that next to the 14 to 20 and 24 to 36 were not the inch symbol, but the degree symbol. They were projected temperatures, not snowfall totals. The graphic was about how colder temperatures make snow fluffier and increase accumulation.

Which for us is expected to be four to eight inches.

It’s always important to read things properly, folks.


6 thoughts on “Freaked out by the forecast

  1. Overheard in the Triplet Household:

    “Gee, it’s going to snow. In December. Gasp.”

    Although the outlook here is all a bunch of maybes and where the snow squall line hits. If there’s any mention of Thruway… we’ll see a few inches here in Canastota.

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  2. Pingback: The week gone by — Dec. 20 – A Silly Place

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