Thursday, January 24, 2008

Is It A Blizzard Yet?

What constitutes a blizzard? Wind speed? Angle of snow fall? Visibility when facing/not facing into the wind?














Actual temperature? Wind Chill? Layers of clothes needed for survival? Depth of snow accumulation? Rate of snow accumulation? Snow quality, wet versus dry?














A dropping temperature as the day goes by? Snow piling up in strange places, not where it should? Eating more of the delicious home grown grapefruit brought back from Daytona remembering the scurvy doomed expedition of Shackleton in Antarctica?














The sheer stupidity involved in setting foot outside?

7 comments:

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

Here in Buffalo we know it's a blizzard if the media gives it a name - Blizzard of '77, October Surprise, or some other such nonsense.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

If you have to ask it is not a blizzard.

Carol said...

What Jim said. Today happens to be the 30th anniversary of the Blizzard of 78, thankfully the last real blizzard we've had around here. We've come close to a blizzard a couple of times the last few years, but close doesn't count!

chuck b. said...

So it's just a state of mind. You don't have to submit to the judgments of others. You're in a blizzard state of mind. You're not in a blizzard state of mind. This is a blizzard. This is not a blizzard. This is the blizzard fan club.

Christopher C. NC said...

I have a blog. Does that make me part of the new media? Then all I have to do is give it a ridiculous name.

However I think duration is also a factor and while it came out of no where it only lasted from noon to about five. "The Mini B"?

EAL said...

What Lisa said. Actually, a good blizzard can be fun, if you're safe. It's winter anyway, so may as well have a blizzard. And after a blizzard the silence is amazing.

The County Clerk said...

Lisa at Greenbow is right. If you have to ask...

You will KNOW when a blizzard comes. You will see it/ feel it and just sort of think: Blizzard.