We've watched the weather the last couple of nights and that's the phrase that the weatherman kept using.
"Enjoy these spring-like temperatures, folks, because this is the warm before the storm!"
So much hype about how this is going to be such a big storm. A possibility of 5-10 inches they claim. And:
"I don't want to use the b-word here just yet - but I think we just may see some blizzard-like conditions!"
Everything is said with big exclamation marks! They're positively giddy at the idea this could be a big storm! They kept talking it up on the radio this morning, too:
"You want to be sure you've stocked up on essentials at home! If this storm is as big as they think it will be, you could be snowed in for days!"
Hmmm... maybe. I did go through a quick mental check of the contents of my pantry and freezer, but I don't see running to the store to stock up. It seems like every time they hype up an incoming storm like this it fizzles out to practically nothing.
It's not that we CAN'T get big storms like this in March. In 2003 we had a March blizzard and we really were snowed in for days. I really only remember this because we were snowed in and didn't get to go out to celebrate our anniversary. But more often than not, the big storms they predict don't materialize... and then we get nailed with a big storm by surprise when they thought it wouldn't amount to much.
Then again... maybe all this cynicism about the weather predictions is just because I don't want to be snowed in for another anniversary! =)