A low pressure system will collide with a cold air mass right over my head. This is supposed to be the time of year when TV weather people say:
It’s gonna be cold and then some more cold. Oh, look! In two days it will still be cold. Five day forecast? Cold.”
Cold in Alabama starts in the 40s. A daytime high in the 40s is acceptable; in the 30s, we whine. Our coats are never thick enough. For weather forecasters, it’s the lazy season. I knew the predicted winter storm was serious because the experts were sounding the alarms a full two days ahead of time and on a Friday no less, the laziest of all days in television news.
Top biggest butt pains that companion snowfall in Alabama:
- My driveway looks like this.
- The bread aisle looks like this.
- The milk aisle looks like this.
- I have 16 trees in my yard.
- The school year is extended a day.
Now I have to go to the grocery store and fight with soccer moms and old ladies for the remaining bread and milk.
(Southerners make French toast when snowbound 😉 )
Update 1/9/11 5 p.m.: The French toast is delicious, and everything outside is coated with ice. Weird.