DANGER, WILL ROGERS!!!! DANGER!!!!
Yes, the weather terrorists are at it again and I couldn’t be happier. As of this morning, the forecast is now calling for up to 2 feet of snow, with high winds and drifts up to 5 FEET.
I am just GIDDY! I’m trying not to get my hopes up for it, for fear of only getting 6 inches and being disappointed. But as an Amateur Meteorologist (like all Minnesotans) I have taken a look at the latest models, and they are indicating 1.4″ of precipitation for the Twin Cities, in the next 24-48 hours. Now it’s a complicated algorithym to convert inches of precip to snow, I believe it involved the derivative of the temperature, measured with a wet bulb thermometer, raised to the square root of the barometric pressure, or something like that. Regardless, I am enough of a self appointed weather expert to know that 1.4″ inches of precipitation is a giant ass snowfall.
This can only mean one thing. I must stop at the liquor store on the way home, and have the kids bring a weekends worth of firewood up onto the back porch. So long as man as fire, and booze, there is no storm that he can’t survive. (I think I got that from a Jack London story)
There’s also a lesser known meteorological calculation, that is much easier than converting inches of precipitation to inches of snow. In fact, it’s a direct correlation. However much precipitation falls, that’s how full you need to fill the Scotch glass. So I’ll be pouring them 1.4″ deep tonight if you happen to be in the neighborhood. If not, please inform your local bartender of this meteorological law. You would hate to have to report him to the authorities.
Oh the weather outside is frightful…