In keeping with my love of weather-related news...
It's not hurricane season, so we shift to winter weather coverage. As I sit here amid four or so inches of fluffy white stuff which came showering down throughout the day on Tuesday and resulted in the cancellation of AU's evening classes, I'm glad I don't live in up-state NY. I think even you folks from Denver might agree, although four feet of snow in the mountains causes different kinds of perils.
Oswego County has 96 inches on the ground. That's eight feet (almost three meters)! The article from CNN quotes one person as saying, "I just want to get it off my roof!" Have you ever heard the sound of snow sliding off a roof? I have heard it once. We had about six inches of snow, and suddenly I heard this enormous thundering sound that lasted for about five seconds and then stopped. I concluded that since there was no lightning, it must have been the heavy snow sliding off the roof. It was about the most frightening sound I had ever heard--mostly because I had no idea what it was or what it meant.
I like a little snow. But it is possible to have too much of a good thing.