Monday, February 8, 2010

February Snow in Michigan

Tomorrow's forecast calls for 6"-10" of snow in Southeast Michigan. In Washington, D.C., it seems they've taken to giving their recent snowstorm forecasts catchy nicknames like "Snowmaggedon" or "The Snowpocalypse."

So, in Southeast Michigan what do we call the forecast of up to a foot of snow on Feb. 9?



  1. Rich and I find it interesting to live here after Lake Placid. We used to mock these people for their inability to function when it snowed. Then we discovered that all of Adams County seemingly owns one snow plow and they're still waiting for the instructions to show up. And so we buy six gallons of milk and six loaves of bread and accept that we're Pennsylvanians now.

  2. Yeah, I remember staying in College Park, MD, with Rick and Katie during the St. Paddy's Blizzard in 1993. They got about a foot of snow and it took three days until they got even close to plowing the street Rick and Katie lived on. There was like one guy with a pickup trying to plow the whole city.

    The only thing I can think of that's even more pathetic? I plan to work at home tomorrow because I don't wanna drive in the snow. Just sad and pathetic.

  3. One of the things that they do differently here in Casper is that when they plow, they plow the snow into the middle of the street forming two lanes. At first I was completely puzzled, but then I realized it served three purposes.

    1. It provided a barrier to keep cars from crossing the center line into each other if they lost control.

    2. It doesn't plow in people who are parked in the street and force them when they dig out the cars to put more snow back into the street.

    3. Once they're done plowing they come along with bucket loaders and pick up all of the snow and put it into dump trucks.

    All in all, it seems to be a superior system for keeping city streets clear.

  4. Michael- that's how the village of Lake Placid plowed! It threw me at first, but it did work really well. It was kind of nice to know you weren't going to crash into oncoming traffic.