Snowstorm Friday Has Potential To Be Historic
BOSTON (CBS) - The snowstorm Friday will be big, but will it be historic and rival some of the legendary storms of Boston’s past?
The short answer is it just might.
I think it is safe to say that Friday’s storm will easily be the biggest one of not only this season but last season as well.Now, I understand the cheerful weatherperson being excited about this story. Last year was a real bust, snow wise - we had one storm of any significance, and that happened before Halloween. So far this year we've had a couple of storms -one that even was worth dragging out the snowblower - but nothing like the monster storms of years past. Naturally, the meterological community is all abuzz with the latest winter storm (side note: Nemo? Really? It's not bad enough that you have to name every weather system that wanders down from Canada, but after Disney clownfish?).
And, naturally, the buzz spills over. We just received word that BabyGirl G.'s basketball game on Saturday is canceled in anticipation of the storm; I expect to receive word later today about TheBoy's last basketball practice tomorrow night. From all indications, this is going to be a large storm - whenever they stop talking inches and start talking feet you know it's serious - but again, this isn't anything that we haven't dealt with previously.
The hype, though, is really starting to get out of hand. I understand that this is a big(ish) story, and that we're excited about the prospect of a large winter storm. But for the love of all that's good and wholesome, do we really need 24/7 coverage of ZOMG STORMAGEDDON?!?!?!? The near-constant reminders of the blizzard of 1978 are getting tiresome - yes, we get it, this is the same sort of system - especially considering the advances we've made in alerting folks of these sorts of events. Anyone that gets snowed into their house for an entire week can only blame themselves at this point.
On the plus side, we'll have plenty of eggs, toast, and milk for the obligatory french toast party!
That is all.