The extended forecast isn’t much better.
Let’s see shall I go out today? The wind chill is only 0 degrees; at least it’s not a minus number.
Sorry to whine but I didn’t want to get out of bed today. I’m trying to fight it but I’m struggling.
I live about an hour from Niagara Falls. The high today is 5 degrees and the low -5 degrees. Right now with wind chill it’s -15 degrees. I really want to go take a picture of Lake Ontario but I don’t know if I can make myself go out.
I hope you’re all staying warm 😀
On Tuesday night about 11pm I saw a truck with flashing lights and a man with a blue light on his helmet. He was walking up and down the street and at first I was suspicious. As time went on more and more trucks with flashing lights arrived. At one time I counted seven trucks all with lights flashing. Jackhammering commenced about 1am and continued until about 6am. At some point water was shut off, I don’t remember the exact time. Apparently there was a water main break (they can tell by the pressure?) and they had to find and repair it. I saw many, many workers and it was 2 degrees that night (with wind chill much lower.) Talk about a lousy job! Imagine being called out of your warm bed in freezing temperatures to stay up all night running a jackhammer or backhoe. A big thank you to our public service workers!
This is from my neighbor’s driveway a few minutes ago. I’m taking the picture from my SUV so I’m about four feet off the ground. If you look closely you can see the plow’s light in the center of the snowback. You can also just see the blade toward the right side of the picture. You can imagine how much fun this is when driving. Every corner is a blind corner. In the background is a sample of what our skies look like from November to April (I’m exaggerating slightly.)
Wind chill is currently 11 degrees below zero. An update on my cabin fever: I have not left my property since last Thursday (except for my neighbor’s driveway.) Out of curiosity I looked up the symptoms of cabin fever:
The American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association characterize the symptoms of cabin fever as:
• A lack of patience
• Always feeling tired
• Feeling unproductive and unmotivated
• Feeling sad or depressed
• Difficulty concentrating
• Craving carbohydrates or sugar
• Difficulty waking in the morning
• Sleep disturbance
• Social withdrawal
I found the above info in this article:
So heads up if I have no patience or am irritable it is from my ongoing cabin fever. Still not out of food, though 😀
Hope you’re having better weather! Tree
Snow showers with areas of blowing snow before 3am, then snow showers likely between 3am and 4am, then scattered snow showers after 4am. Low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -20. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Please tell me what the difference is between blowing snow before 3am, snow showers between 3am and 4am and scattered snow showers after 4am. There is also a wind chill warning and wind chill watch that goes through February 16.
I am really posting this because it depresses me to see it and I want to talk about it. I have asthma and can’t go out when it is below zero. I’ve been feeling trapped since I first saw the forecast. I get almost claustrophobic when I think about it.
We’ve had 18″ of snow so far today with 100% chance of snow continuing through 5 am tomorrow. Add high winds and negative temperatures and you get the picture. The street I live on has not been plowed in hours – no way could I get out. The malls are closed and they haven’t closed due to weather in a very long time . They are comparing this to the winter storms of 1966 and 1977. Fortunately when they were predicting this storm I listened and did grocery shopping early in the week 🙂
Please just let me keep power and internet and I’ll be fine!
Just saw this: