Friday, March 21, 2008


Imagine you are at the doctor's office, nervously and anxiously awaiting the results of a blood test, or x-ray, or MRI. From the sound of the doctor's voice on the phone, it doesn't sound good. You walk in, he greets you solemnly, and says, "I'm sorry. The test results are back and it's not looking good for you. You are going to die, and you have between 1 week and 20 years to live." What would you do? What would you say? Would you request a more narrow time span? Most definitely. A range such as that is preposterous. It would never, ever happen.

So please tell me why the weathermen here feel it is acceptable to predict snowfall from 4"-13". Is that reasonable? No. NO. A 9" range? 4" of snow is hugely different than 13".

I take back everything I said yesterday about good moods and springtime and happiness.