Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Well, It's Here!...The Blizzard!

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Well, it's officially here! The big blizzard that the meteorologists have been yakking about the last couple of days. By tomorrow morning they are talking about us getting about two feet of snow. With white-out conditions visibility is about 20 feet. Winds are blasting away at 50 mph or more as temperatures plummet to around 19 degrees. With the wind chill, it is zero out there. I know-YIKES!

Everything is shut down around here. Schools, businesses, activities and roads. The General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee has canceled flights in and out of there. I can imagine Chicago's O'Hare is the same. Here in Racine, it's like a ghost town in a sea of white.

Above is a video I took just as the storm was hitting here. The video was taken at the lighthouse about a quarter of a mile down the road from here I live. If look closely you'll see Lake Michigan in the background raging...

While all of this is happening, I'm staying inside with a cup of hot cocoa and some good tunes...

UPDATE!!! JUST IN!!!

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
CIVIL DANGER WARNING
WISCONSIN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
1241 AM CST WED FEB 2 2011

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
WISCONSIN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN
WISCONSIN.

DRIVING IS EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TONIGHT ON ALL ROADS IN SOUTHERN
WISCONSIN. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED...EMERGENCY VEHICLES MAY NOT BE
ABLE TO REACH YOU.

IF YOU ARE STRANDED...DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE. RUN YOUR VEHICLE
10 MINUTES PER HOUR...AND CRACK A DOWNWIND WINDOW FOR VENTILATION.

This storm is getting really bad!

2 comments:

music obsessive said...

Eek! Makes me shiver just to watch your video! And I'm complaining about -5C (about 24F?)here in London. Wrap up warm!

drewzepmeister said...

Thanks for your concern MO! This is the worst snowstorm that I've seen since 1977/1978.