A winter storm extending from Winfield, Kansas to The Outer Banks of North Carolina reaches us today (Monday, February 16th). The forecast accumulation for us increased to 6 to 10 inches tonight, with most of it falling overnight tonight.
Colorado experience taught us that our mileage may vary … by a lot. Usually it’s less, but occasionally much more. Therefore we take these developing storms seriously. Therefore we take these developing storms seriously.
The Thanksgiving Blizzard of 1997, which ended up dumped three feet of snow on us in Colorado Springs, started like this. (The photo is a 2006 storm in Colorado Springs. Notice the three foot fence post on the right is almost buried. Other spots are bare; blizzards are like that.) And we experienced several storms in the 80s in Poquoson, Virginia which deposited over a foot of whiteness. So it’s possible here.
One of the blessings of being at our stage of life is not having to go out in it. We keep a few days of everything stocked. Not because we’re worried; just an old logistician thinking ahead to worst case scenarios (and planning accordingly).
Fortunately, the freezing rain should stay south of us.
Not that we expect disaster–but then “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.”