Rain, Snow or Sunshine

Another storm system seems to be on the way, but I am always a skeptic when it comes to storms. The warnings go out early and then they fade into nothingness. I am one of those people who enjoys a good storm, whether it is in the summer or the winter season, it exhilerates me to a natural high. When these alerts start to move across the TV screen, by heart starts to race with excitement.

Of course, 9 times out of 10 I am sorely disappointed as it seems to dissapate before it arrives or it is only a spattering of what was forecasted. I have concluded that when the warnings come out too early, it is not going to happen and when there are none…expect the worst. So far, this has been a pretty accurate rule of thumb for me.

If a storm IS on the way and it seems it will hit, I am one of the smart ones who just cancels their travel plans and stays at home. If a storm begins to brew while on the road, chances are is wasn’t forecasted and I turn around and go back or I pull off at the nearest town to stay.

Don’t rely on a false sense of security that just because you have a cell phone you are safe. These can fail to work during your greatest time of need and if you DO happen to go into the ditch in the middle of nowhere, then you are putting some else’s life in jeaopardy to come and find you in the storm….all bad scenarios. A little common sense will go a long way.

I was geared up for the impending storm this weekend, but have come to realize it probably will not hit our area….so I am keeping my expectations low. I am sure my heart will race once I see the first snow flake hoping that maybe this time, they will be correct in their forecasts.

Can we blame the weathermen on these incorrect forecasts?? Probably not as forecasting is just that, guessing what the furture will bring based on the conditions today……it is just a guess. In essence it is strictly foreseeing into the future…chances are it may be wrong.

Stay safe in your ventures as the winter season arrives as it can change within minutes regardless of forecasts.

 

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