Thursday, December 20, 2012

Blizzards = Snowdays!


Iowa Blizzard Dec. 20, 2012



OK~ We are in the thick of an old fashioned blizzard here in Iowa. I am always amazed at how we all tend to think the local and state weather people are hyping these types of storms up. We were told that we were under a blizzard warning last night at 6 p.m. and travel was not recommended in the state of Iowa after 8 p.m.

Several people do work for companies that require them to drive in these crazy weather conditions. Their jobs require them to transport packages from Point A to Point B.My husband is one of these people. He did drive last night; he only spent a couple hours waiting for a wrecker to dig him out of the snow. He was stuck on the on ramp to a major interstate. Thankfully he did get home this morning.

He commented that the amount of traffic on the interstate was high. Yep, in the thick of a blizzard warning. One of those things that makes me go Ummmmmmm.  I am assuming most of these were holiday travelers and not paying attention to local radio and news outlets. Sadly, a major accident happened on the roadway my husband traveled on earlier in the morning, and there were fatalities.

Here's my holiday reminder to all of you. If you are traveling, pay attention to the weather alerts that pertain to the area(s) you will be traveling through. The photo above was taken from my kitchen window later in the day, 22 hours into the blizzard warning. That is snow blowing, not clouds.

And of course, Garrett thought it was AOK- no school on the day before the last day of school before the holiday break! Let's face it, all 17 year olds love a snow day, as they can sleep in and watch movies all day! The 50+ mph winds were so bad here, that going outside was not an option. Gotta love a snow day in Iowa. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?




3 comments:

  1. We got the 12" here and although I am in town they have yet to plow the side streets.
    I was surprised that UPS came!

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  3. I'm wishing for some snow here in KY...we got a few little sprinkles yesterday....BUT I just don't think it's gonna happen. I hope you guys are having a wonderful holiday!

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