I just finished commenting on Billy's Blog about how it was not snowing. Now it is. To make it more interesting, the weather forecast calls for light snow the next three or four days.
Light snow? Over the years I have learned to be suspicious of this term. I have also learned to not trust those weather maps they punch up with snow fall amounts for the different areas. Especially for my area. Acton is right on the line time after time for not so much snow and snow up to our keisters. If they call for 4 inches in our area, we can assume we will get double that amount. We are considered "coastal" by those smart guys who consider such things. But our weather emulates the weather coming in from the foothills of the White Mountains. More often than not we wake up to many inches of snow and eight miles away, they get a dusting.
I'm not complaining mind you. Live here long enough and you learn to turn a deaf ear to anything beyond the prediction of snow, rain, or sun. What we end up with is usually what they claimed, just not even close to the amounts they claimed we would get.
I just got off the phone with my daughter who lives in Richmond, Virginia. They got walloped with 14" of snow. Being born and bred in Maine, my kid is playing it safe and not venturing out today. She knows now how badly folks in the South handle snow. From my memories of living in the DC area, I know it also. Anyway, as much as I would have loved to share in this recent snow, I am just as glad we are only getting a brush by. I have all Winter to accumulate more snow than they will ever see.