Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Kansas City forecast:
Cloudy. Chance of snow...rain and a slight chance of sleet in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Wintry mix of precipitation with isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Snow and sleet accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Wintry mix of precipitation in the morning...then snow and sleet in the afternoon. Snow and sleet accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent
St. Joseph Missouri, a smaller city about 60 miles north of downtown Kansas City--their forecast:
Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow and sleet in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Snow. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Lows in the upper 20s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Snow. Snow accumulation of 4 to 5 inches. Highs in the lower 30s. North winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Forecasting snow and snow totals and types of precip in the Midwest is much harder then in the East. You can have a storm move 50 miles and completely change the results in a given locale. If this storm were to move just a little south of where it is at now, or the temperatures be just a little cooler, we would have 6 inches of snow in the KC metro.
What do I do? I give the weather gurus some slack, and prepare for the worst cast situation. And with that, I will sign off for now, as I need to fill my gas tank!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
I'm a bit torqued off lately.
I have an uncle who has been in the hospital for some time, and tends to slip back and forth from doing well to doing poorly.
My aunt regularly posts updates of his condition on Facebook. Reading her posts, I can tell she is having a really rough time of it, and I wish I lived closer so I could actually do something. I would like to be able to go over once or twice a week and just give her a day off of caring for him. A break. A minute or two of freedom.
Unfortunately, I live too far away to be of regular use to her.
What bothers me is the comments left on her posts by the members of their church congregation. These supposed "friends" who actually DO live in the area. Do these "religious" people offer to help? Do they offer to pitch in for even one day? An hour? Do they offer any sort of physical, tangible help?
They say "We're praying for you."
They say "You're in our hearts and minds."
They say "May God give you the strength you need during these trying times."
Goddamnit, my aunt has plenty of strength. What she needs is not prayer. What she needs is a hand now and then. There area a hundred-something members of their church. If one a day stepped up to help, they would only have to do so once every three months.
But no. These people are so fucking full of themselves that they can't be bothered to provide any sort of physical assistance to their "brother".
Remind me again why I haven't gone to church since I was a kid...
I cannot tell you how much this blog post grieves my heart. Not to excuse anybody from Officer Smith's aunt's church for their failure, but it is more complicated than this, which in many ways makes it even sadder. It means that important aspects of the Gospel message have not been completely transformative.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
This is what it looks like from the road. When you get up to it, you find that there is a tremendous sound of rushing water. You don't see a tremendous amount of water--it sounds like a lot more, like a burst pipe. I don't know where that water is. However, it's obvious that there is water coming down the hill via this rock formation. It flows through a culvert under the road (which is behind me in this view) and into the nearby small river. I did not expect the sound, which was beautiful, that came with this visual. There will be more on the photo blog after a bit.
As you can see from these pictures, Wayside Waifs has progressed past the big empty room stage, and some of the new kennels are installed. Notice the lack of wire, and bright colors. They are definitely different! Although this animal lover will miss being able to rub dog noses, and feed treats through the wire, less public contact is actually healthier for the dogs as they will not come in contact with germs via people's hands. Ribbon cutting is scheduled for a week from Tuesday, February 23rd.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
630 PM Sat Feb 06 2010
... Preliminary indications of two-day storm snowfall record exceeded
at Baltimore/Washington international thurgood Marshall Airport...
At 4:54 PM EST this afternoon... a 24.8 inch two-day storm total
snowfall was estimated at Baltimore/Washington international
thurgood Marshall Airport.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
The radar at 1600. There we are in the middle, the place with nothing going on. Radar image from MSN.
And then there's this, from the scientific weather briefing from the weather service, included on www.wunderground.com.
Typical February winter storm playing out across the region this afternoon and through the upcoming 30 hours...with forcing issues...thermal issues...and track issues all present.
So, maybe it will snow around here today and tomorrow, or maybe it won't. We'll keep you posted.