Feb 22 2011

False Advertising!

Published by at 7:30 am under Weather & Sky

Only four days ago we had clear skies and 66o

Spring was here, I shed my coat and took a long walk, enjoying the new season, making plans for spring activities.  Oh, how happy!

Four days ago the weather forecast said it would be colder today but it didn't sound bad.  Then yesterday morning the weatherman predicted 2"-4" of snow.  By afternoon he'd changed his mind and was calling for 3"-5" starting at 6:00pm.

Instead the snow started at 4:00pm and fell heavily, snarling rush hour traffic.  I didn't have my snow boots on (it was spring, wasn't it?) and I didn't want to walk far, so I waited for the bus that stops 300 feet from my house.

It never came.  After 50 minutes I took the bus that stops a half mile from my house.  Grrrr!

Our official snow total is 8.4" at the airport.  As you can see, there are 8 inches in my back yard.

I'd have nothing to gripe about if there hadn't been so much false advertising.

(photo by Kate St. John)

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “False Advertising!”

  1. kat walterson 22 Feb 2011 at 8:46 am

    Mother Nature has a real sense of humor. Must admit it is prettier than those ugly piles of road slag and dirt! Hope your feet got warmed up when you got home!!!

  2. Kathyon 22 Feb 2011 at 10:00 am

    Kate, your snow storm even made the Alabama news this morning. Video and all. I’m sorry.

  3. Steve-oon 23 Feb 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I was also caught unawares with no boots, but I had a car.

  4. Marianneon 25 Feb 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Funny pic! Bummer about no boots. 🙁

    We need to have a chat with Punxsy Phil about his early spring prediction….

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