about a dream: Friday the 13th and weather

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday the 13th and weather

I really do hate winter. Maybe it's time to rethink living in Maine?

First, though, today is Friday the 13th. It was supposed to be winter carnival day at the elementary school, with all kinds of fun-in-the-snow activities, but that got postponed, because it's too cold for winter fun.

Really. Right now it's about 13 degrees, but there's a nice wind to go with it ("feels like" 1 degree). Fun! The sun is shining, that's nice...  the kids are going to do fun stuff indoors though. Valentine's day parties, games, movies, stuff like that. And yesterday we had fun cheering on the girls' and boys' basketball teams. Girls won, boys lost, I was helping my junior class advisees at the concessions downstairs and the girls were mostly playing with their friends, but Nick enjoyed himself.

Just T-1.5 hours until vacation starts! So excited! And what waits for us this week? Surely a bit of relief--warm weather, sun, maybe even a little thaw?

Ha! Ha hah ha ha!

We're in that bright pink 18-24 inch band, just FYI. Noaa weather has us at just 12 - 16 inches. One can only hope. All locations are pretty sure the temperature will hover right around the 0 mark, with wind gusts up to 50 mph driving the "real feel" windchill values deeply below zero.

So not excited. The only silver lining is that surely, this winter will go down in the girls' memories as the most epic ever. Because nothing beats 4-5 feet of snow on the ground when you're a kid.

Update: Even noaa is onboard with 18-24 inches now. Wind guts to 55 mph. It's a cold, cold morning (about five below), but there's a lovely mist rising up from the water and the skies are still clear. I'd never believe there was a massive blizzard just hours away if it wasn't forecast.

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