Sunday, December 12, 2010

Blizzard cataclysm.

No, not the computer game, the storm that collapsed the roof of the Metrodome.

Luckily, we're on the southern fringe of that, and so snowfall totals aren't supposed to be much worse than 4" or so. The 30mph+ wind gusts are making things lively, though. Bobbi and I ran an errand to Target and the place was crawling with intrepid Christmas shoppers; on the drive home, we had about one block's worth of visibility...

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

You did buy bread and milk, right? Despite never actually, you know, eating them, apparently that's the norm for those late evening, OMG, snow is coming trips.

Me, it's scotch and ham. :)

Al T.

Old NFO said...

And don't forget the toilet paper... :-)

Joseph said...

I can't help but think of this video now whenever I read cataclysm.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF6fcInDtWU

I'm pretty sure this is how we'll say cataclysm 2 years from now.

Brigid said...

Since I know you and you don't check your email. :-)

If you lose the power, I may be out of town, but let yourself into the range (you have the security code) and hunker down with the heat on. Outside of an occassional realtor, it should be quiet.

Atom Smasher said...

Have fun with it, Tam. It was real pretty while it falling, but shoveling 2.5 foot drifts was another story, and my Jeep couldn't get through it either. Ow, my back.

Boyd said...

Besides, the Blizzard Cataclysm hit on Tuesday, December 7th.

maddmedic said...

Oh yeah..
We got close to 20 inches here in our part of Minnesota.
South of the Metro area.
2 and 1/2 hours shoviling and blowing snow this Am and then they finally plowed the roads about 3:30 this afternoon and my eldest and I went out and cleared that with the neighbors help as the damn muffler fell of my snowblower!!
I;ll fix that this week I guess..
Temps will be subzero for the next few days and nights also...

Why do I not flee this State??

Fred said...

I did notice an interesting side effect of the massive storm.  My little blog has had about twice the normal traffic for a Sunday.  It makes perfect sense when you look at the map on Sitemeter though.

Brad K. said...

@ maddmedic,

I imagine you don't flee for one of two reasons. First, your wife's family is there, or second, you just really feel like a contributing citizen as you pay your fair share, plus, in state taxes. I mean, how many other states would ask you to pay that much in taxes?

Tam,

I lived in Minneapolis '82 to '84. My company had us park on the south Metrodome parking lot. I recall the first snow of the '83 season was 12" the day before Thanksgiving, and then, too, they were concerned about snow on the Metrodome roof. On bright dude on the snow shovel crew on the inflated roof found a way to slice through. Unfortunately he didn't live to benefit from the experience. That was the event that gave rise to the ball caps with a Metrodome top - and a tube you could blow on to inflate and deflate the hat dome.

Anonymous said...

Living here in Perth, I spent the day at the beach playing volleyball. Great day with temps in the 90's till the sea breeze came in and cooled things down.
Did live in Wisconsin once.........Better here.

Jim said...

The wind or the snow aren't too bad, but they don't add up according to a linear function at all.

Jim

Anonymous said...

The big three things to buy are milk, bread, and eggs. We call them the "French Toast crowd"

Tam said...

"Did live in Wisconsin once.........Better here."

My AR-15 keeps me warm. :p

aczarnowski said...

We're going to get bent over for another stadium I just know it...

Anonymous said...

YOu'd think inflated and tensile structures like that would be be easy.

Ease off on the pressure a little and re-inflated, ease and inflate, and the stuff would basically slide off?

Heck, worst case, heat some air.. got to be cheaper than a new roof.

Tam said...

"Ease off on the pressure a little and re-inflated, ease and inflate, and the stuff would basically slide off? "

It works on Cessnas, after all...

Old Grouch said...

And don't forget the toilet paper... :-)

Or the kitty litter!!

Anonymous said...

Read this on my phone this AM.

As God is my witness, I read "Buzzard cataclysm" and I thought, "yeah, congress is in session, big deal"

og said...

Ahem: Sorry, that was me.

Cybrludite said...

We got the wind down here, but not the snow. The wind made the Appleseed I went to this weekend a bit interesting. The gusts were moving my muzzle around when standing or kneeling, and we were constantly chasing after shooting mats, targets, and some of the lighter shooters...