On Monday, I waited for snow. Every two hours, they promised that it was only a couple of hours away, and because of that, I called it an early day.
That snow never arrived.
On Tuesday, I waited for snow. We were supposed to get 2″ – 7″, but by mid-day, I was staring up at the sun.
Today, Wednesday, the broken clock that is Seattle meteorology was a little closer to the mark.
As of right now, 9:30am, there is about 2″ of snow on the streets & sidewalks of Downtown Seattle. It’s a carbon copy of this past Sunday.
Now, is this the storm we were expecting? The storm of the century? Snowmageddon? Snowpocalypse? Snow snow suck my toe, all the way to Mexico? Snow say can you see, by the dawn’s early light? Snow, snow Sheila?
No. No it isn’t.
Then again, you would be hard pressed to find a native who thought it would be. Amongst those who have lived in Seattle for 30+ years, local meteorologists are held in roughly the same esteem as are used car salesmen. Hypesters and shuysters, constantly on the lookout for the easy sucker.
Still, it is snowing, so you have to give credit where it’s due … and that credit is to the National Weather Service, of course. They’re the ones who predict this stuff, the yapping heads on the tube just deliver it with “color”.
In any event, it’s snowing.
It’s forecast to stop in about an hour, which means that it will probably continue for the next 47 months.