Tuesday, January 13, 2009


We were under a "Blizzard Watch", last night. The kids and I were so excited because we thought it meant a snow day today, for sure. I mean isn't a blizzard a large amount of snow that falls in a short time, or in any time? The school district web pages even reminded parents that there might be a snow day today. How much more anticipatory can ya get?
Well....apparently a blizzard isn't categorized by the amount of snow that falls during it. It's about wind. Wind?!
Here's a little bit about what Wikipedia has to say about blizzards:

A blizzard is a severe winter storm condition characterized by low temperatures, strong winds, and heavy blowing snow.
My kids were so disappointed not to get that 5:30am phone call saying that there would be no school today. That's right, no watching the news or listening to the radio here. The school makes automated calls at the crack of dawn to say "don't get up and go to school, because we're not gonna be there". So, this being my first experience with blizzards of the meteorological variety (as opposed to the video game kind), I have to say I'm disappointed. No large amounts of snow, and no day off.


Kat said...

Huh. Learn something new every day. Although I suppose living in Georgia should excuse me from not knowing that blizzards are about wind. Cause it's not likely that we'll get blizzards. Or snow for that matter. Though it will be really cold here. Cold for us. It's going into the teens. Brrrr...

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Love the Wikipedia definition :). I rolled called by you again and I thought I'd stop by and say hi ;).

Hope you get a TRUE snow day.

Gratitude Gal said...

Well, the good news is there won't be a make-up day:)

Still plenty of season left for a snow day, though. Keep fingers crossed!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh well! Better luck next time???

tara @ kidz said...

Oh I loved blizzards and snow days when I was a little girl! My dad would always play hide and seek with me on really snowy days. Loved it!