Well this was it, our snow fall and slightly disappointing, please try better next time weather. The weather forecast always makes me wonder whether the snow will actually fall in between those lines on the map, we always look where we live and if we will be in the snow zone but what if you just live on the line? it's a case of panic isn't it?. Are we getting it or not, will they have it just down the road and not reach us, the lines are a bit bendy but so disappointing when they just don't edge towards your patch. The weather apps are very similar too, when I see a snow cloud or a 45mph wind arrow at 11am I want it to do what it says at that exact time, otherwise it's just let me down and completely lied.
I remember in the 70's when they had the weather maps on the tv, you would watch it not just for the suspense of a forthcoming hurricane they said wasn't on it's way ( yeah remember that one?) but you just prayed that, for a bit of excitement, the magnetic clouds would fall off the map or when it got a bit more technical, they would press the fancy button and nothing would happen. I loved looking for the panic, but the likes of Michael Fish were just too cool for that, they knew their stuff and could carry it on without any map.
Barbara Edwards became the first female weather presenter in 1974 and now if I'm honest I love to watch the whole added glamour aspect of what outfit was trending or even now still trying to pronounce the Polish-British meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker's name without it sounding rude. I am fascinated by the weather though, I love a warm front and have learnt about thundersnow this week which is a term I've not come across before. Is it someone sitting in the clouds a bit indecisive about when to send down in a thunderstorm.....oh shall we throw snow or rain, can't decide - oh send the snow and call it thundersnow, they'll love it! Personally I thought it was a new rock band when I heard it on the radio but hey it sounds dramatic.
Whatever your weather - stay safe and catch ya tomorrow.
What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.