Thursday, December 05, 2013

Bad weather on the way

The digits have flipped on the temperature: it was 73 yesterday and it’s 37 right now as we await the freezing rain.

The leading edge of the freezing rain is just west of Walnut Ridge, which means it has to creep another 35 miles or so to reach us, probably sometime after 6 p.m.

I gassed up the Lexus this morning and filled an empty 5 gallon gas can, giving us about 20 gallons or so to run the generator if we need it. My guess is that we won’t need it, but maybe that’s just wishful thinking.

Maria is subbing for our neighbor Sophie in her history classes today because Sophie had a death in the family that requires her attention. Maria just texted me to say there are no plans to close the school early.

But considering that we will get some unpleasant weather overnight, it’s a safe bet that all of the schools here will be closed tomorrow.

It looks like the same weather mess is headed for friends and family in Indiana and may reach them about the same time the crap hits us.

Nothing to do but wait.

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