So, Friday Feb the 12th had arrived and it signaled the first day SW MO residents could expect to see a series of advisories, watches and warnings coming out of the weather service, almost non-stop. For today, their advice was as follows;
NWS – ‘Cold temperatures and flurries (at times) will continue today. With the cold temperatures the snow may lightly accumulate in some areas, but impacts are expected to be limited at best. Main story will be the cold. Frankly, just issuing a wind chill advisory through early next week and then picking/choosing possible warning periods as needed crossed my mind, but for now will stick with a piecemeal approach. Advisory or not, we are looking at a prolonged period of cold for the next few days.’
Now what does this mean for the citizens? Well, for one thing, I’d make sure to have enough food on hand to last for three to four days. You know just in case your road becomes impassable. Another great idea would be to add a blanket and some snacks along with a cell phone charging cord to any vehicle you plan to use. Also, the extreme cold can do a real number on exposed pipes and pets. Make sure that both are seen to.
Lastly, I was just a tiny bit upset because the Climate Change people keep insisting that our winters will be milder, than in the past, due to global warming. Well, I’ve been keeping temperature records for decades and frankly I think the whole Climate Changer Group are full of hooey.