IMG_1714There is snow in the forecast.

And you would think the world is ending.

Admittedly, the DC area does not handle snow well.  On the radio this morning, the meteorologist described the storm as a “disruptive weather event.”  The host commented back, “What are we talking, because snow flurries are a disruptive weather event here.”

It’s funny ’cause it’s true.

There is possible snow coming (or maybe just rain) and the people in my office are in a total panic.  Lots of talk about hitting the grocery store early and stocking up in case they get snowed in.  Now, if you notice the forecast above, the snow may start on Friday, but with the warmup on Monday, it’s not as if someone is going to get trapped in their house for a week.  If you usually do your grocery shopping on the weekends, I can see hitting the store early, but really, you’re probably going to be okay.  Make sure you have milk for the kids plus sugar and vanilla for snow ice cream.

I have cat food and Kind bars and wine, so my mom would say that I’m well prepared.

Of course, this means I will probably be doing my long run inside again this weekend.  Yes, I could go out in the cold and snow, but given my luck, I would find all of the ice and fall.  But it’s not the end of the world.

That said, part of me wants to go to the grocery store to just watch the crazy eyed people.  When snow hits the forecast, it’s like they go insane.  No one needs a cart filled with toilet paper just because the snow is coming.  Really.  You’ll be okay with just one bulk package.

By Megan

3 thoughts on “Oh no! Snow!”
  1. Ahhh I love the mid-atlantic when snow threatens. Our area (Chesapeake) is very similar with the panicking by residents with the threat of snow. We had unexpected snow last Sunday and I loved it simply because I hadn’t prepared. We got a few errands done and then hunkered down. It was quite lovely. Sometimes I feel like the hype makes everything unnecessarily complex and disruptive. Ok, off soap box! 🙂
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  2. As someone born and raised in Ffx County, I want to die of embarrassment with the way Washingtonians handle snow. Maybe its because I spent a dozen years working in animal service, where snow is no excuse not to come to work?
    That being said, this winter has been pathetic, and it has only started feeling cold recently, so I’m really excited for some real snow!!

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