Monday, October 27, 2008

i know it is lame to talk about the weather

But with this in the forecast I can't help it:
THE FIRST MAJOR SNOW STORM OF THE SEASON LIKELY LATE TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. THIS IS AN ALERT TO THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF DANGEROUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THESE REGIONS. MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS..LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS.
HUMDINGER MAY NOT BE A SCIENTIFIC TERM BUT IT MAY VERY WELL SUM UP THE WEATHER THAT MOTHER NATURE HAS IN STORE FOR EASTERN ONTARIO. IT APPEARS A NOREASTER WILL BE BORN JUST OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST THIS EVENING THEN INTENSIFY RAPIDLY TONIGHT AND TUESDAY BEFORE SLICING THROUGH SOUTHWESTERN QUEBEC TUESDAY NIGHT. IN ADVANCE OF THIS SYSTEM AN EXPANDING AREA OF SIGNIFICANT RAIN WILL BLOSSOM ACROSS FAR EASTERN ONTARIO ON TUESDAY BEFORE CHANGING TO HEAVY WET SNOW IN MANY AREAS BY LATE AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING. IN A SWATH FROM OTTAWA THROUGH RENFREW TO ALGONQUIN SIGNIFICANT HEAVY SNOW WILL LIKELY SET IN LATE TUESDAY AND CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS IN EXCESS OF 15 CENTIMETRES ARE LIKELY BEFORE IT TAPERS OFF DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY. THE RAIN WILL LINGER IN THE EXTREME EAST ON TUESDAY..FROM CORNWALL TO HAWKESBURY..WHERE A RAINFALL WARNING IS POSSIBLE ONCE THE TRACK OF THE HEAVIEST RAIN BECOMES MORE CERTAIN. THE RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW TUESDAY NIGHT IN THIS AREA. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS OF 50 GUSTING UP TO 70 KM/H TUESDAY NIGHT IN COMBINATION WITH THE SNOW WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WITH LOW VISIBILITIES ESPECIALLY WHEN THE MERCURY EDGES JUST BELOW THE FREEZING MARK. ALSO ANY RESIDUAL LEAVES LEFT ON TREES MAY CREATE ADDITIONAL CONCERNS OF SNOW-LADEN LIMBS AFFECTING POWER LINES. THE STORM TRACK IS STILL SOMEWHAT UNCERTAIN. WINTER STORM WARNINGS AND RAINFALL WARNINGS WILL BE ISSUED AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE AS THE SITUATION UNFOLDS.

I guess I may not be running tomorrow after work. (and please note that the warning starts with "humdinger")

10 comments:

Kirst said...

Yikes! The weather seems to be weird everywhere. Although we can't complain about our weird weather. Hope you survive the next few days.

lu said...

ew. and it somehow makes it worse that the entire report is written in CAPITALS. sort of like they are yelling the forecast because it is THAT BAD.

kris said...

I heard about that weather warning on the news this morning and I felt bad for you. Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come.

kris said...

PS - I think I've heard some people say, "I felt badly for you", that isn't correct, is it?

K said...

Kris- the way I understand it, if you "feel badly" it means you are bad at feeling. Every so often I get caught by this one, but I just try to remember that feel is just like smell and you smell bad, not badly (unless you've had some sort of problem and are actually bad at smelling)

lu said...

that IS a tough one. adverbs, sheesh!

kris said...

That's how I think about it too. While I am bad at feeling, that's usually not what I'm referring to. It's just that when I've heard people say it, they've said it so confidently, in the same way that people say, "I'm well thank you."

And yes, I know it's lame to talk about grammar.

K said...

it is never lame to talk about grammar.

ok...it is always lame. but i like it.

lu said...

i can't help but cringe when people say they are 'doing good' but often saying 'well' or 'fine' don't really sound right either.

like i said, adverbs, sheesh.

kris said...

I never have that problem b/c I always say I'm doing crappy. Actually, I say "I'm good." I know that's wrong, but I have to maintain my bada$$ image.