The only thing I can see from my house is snow. I read NOAA’s weather forecast for fun. I haven’t started Second Job because of snow. The news is cluttered with stories about how the infrastructure of my area can’t handle the snow. I almost put my back out shoveling. More snow is on the way.
And then I read this:
We have a mass of arctic air pushing south towards [region redacted]. Ironically, it’s this cold dense air which likely will prevent us from seeing a big snow event Thursday. As this arctic air moves south, it will bring a period of light snow showers or flurries. This is where a coating to an inch or two of snow will come from tomorrow.
Now, I’m not a climate scientist, but I don’t think it’s ironic that cold dense air will prevent a snow event. I can’t explain why that’s going to happen, but I believe that there is a solid meteorological reason behind it. It probably has something to do with convection or orthogenesis or microbursts. [Management: Hold onto your woolen caps, readers. Indy Clause is perfectly aware that it has nothing to do with any of those things, except maybe convection.]
It’s almost enough to make me long for the days in the cubicle farm editing books about glass baubles when I couldn’t see natural light for eight hours a time. Almost.