Monday, January 31, 2011

This global warming, er, climate change is a bitch

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A monster winter storm took aim at a third of the nation Monday, threatening to lay a potentially deadly path of heavy snow and ice from the Rockies to New England, followed by a wave of bitter, bone-rattling cold that could affect tens of millions of people.
Cities including St. Louis, Kansas City and Milwaukee could be hardest hit, with expected midweek snowfalls of up to 2 feet and drifts piled 5 to 10 feet. Even hardy Chicago could be in for its third-worst blizzard since record-keeping began.
"I wouldn't want to be on the road in open areas tomorrow night," said forecaster Tom Skilling of Chicago television station WGN. "I don't think I'd want to be driving in the city either. The fact is people die in these things. They skid off the road and go wandering around in whiteout conditions."
Warmer areas were not safe, either. The system could spawn tornadoes in parts of the South.


Tattoo Jim said...

Man! I hope Deb's stocked up on .... well, whatever it is Mainah's stock up on! She's probably not going to see the sun till well into July!!

Deb said...

Hey TJ: Just another storm to us. Another foot of snow. I go to the grocery store once a week, storm or no storm. Went to work today. Nine patients scheduled to come in before noon, ended up seeing 13! The drive home took an extra 30 minutes and had several "white outs", which truly suck, but the new 4-wheel drive handled like a champ! Bring the next one on! Heat wave on Sunday: temps in the mid 30's! Woo Hoo!