Just a real short rant to provide some sort of monthly update to this ghost town that is my blog...
We just had a decent sized weekend snowstorm here in the Twin Cities. Anything over 6" and less than 2 feet ranks as average heavy snowfall... In late February, this is enough to muck up traffic for the time that it snows, and about 8 hours following. With the higher sun angle, and longer daylight hours, the asphalt doesn't stay snow covered for long. But I digress.
In my opinion, most of the weather people in this town seem to take some sort of twisted enjoyment in predicting massive, crippling, devastating amounts of snow. They are very smug in their predictions, using the same tone of voice that reminds me for some reason of elementary school teachers in a foul mood... they know more than you, and they know what's good for you, so you better not question it. Even if they're right, they still make you simmer under the surface, wishing they were wrong.
Okay, lame rant over. And as long as I'm updating and talking about the weather... If you're wondering why meteorologists can be reasonably accurate 24 hours out, and not a week, check out chaos theory
... fractals are cool.