Wednesday, January 19, 2011

There's a thin coating of suck out there.

Yesterday it got up to a balmy 39°F, rained some, and got a good start on melting the snow cover...

Then it changed its mind and dropped into the low, low 20s last night, leaving a shiny glaze of ice on practically everything. So many cars and trucks turned into ditch-seeking missiles that chunks of interstate here and there in the Indy metro area were closed until they could fish everyone out of the medians.

I'll be giving it another couple hours before I attempt the grocery store, I think.

7 comments:

John said...

I think we're getting that schlock tonight, here a couple hours south of you.

Whee.

Blackwing1 said...

Head's up...Minnesnowta's going to be getting an arctic blast tomorrow night, with lows in the middle -20's. That means it'll probably be on top of Indy the next day. If you've got a brass monkey, you may want to move it indoors for a few days.

wolfwalker said...

a thin coating of suck, overlaid by a thick coating of Driverus idioticus winterus.

Firehand said...

That's heading into OK tonight & tomorrow morning; so far they're saying a short bit of rain/freezing rain followed by some snow.

The snow I don't mind, hope the other's not much, though

Anonymous said...

Aaaaahhhh, to live in balmy Houston, Texas...

cap'n chumbucket

ViolentIndifference said...

Temperatures that are positive numbers? Is it summer there?

Firehand said...

Not hardly, but at least they ARE positive numbers.

In more ways than one, it turns out