The First Winter Storm Watch #sol18

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It’s that time of year again…the time when we find ourselves glued to the television, listening to weather forecasts that sound downright nasty.  Local meteorologists shared the first winter storm watch of the season, which seems entirely too early for me.  Tomorrow night into Thursday morning, sleet and freezing rain are predicted.  If the forecast is accurate and the sleet and freezing rain begins before midnight tomorrow night, it will be the earliest such event in local history.

I am not ready for this weather.  I am not ready for the early morning Honeywell Alert calls canceling or delaying school.  I am not ready for interrupted lessons and missing time with my students.  I am not ready for slipping and sliding and freezing temperatures, especially not in mid-November.  I have lessons to teach, books to read with my students, pieces of writing to work on, and so much to accomplish.  So, with all due respect to the meteorologists who are tasked with forecasting the weather, I hope that you’re wrong and that I’ll be at school with my kids on Thursday!

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8 thoughts on “The First Winter Storm Watch #sol18

  1. Stacey Shubitz

    Oye… don’t know what happened there. Let’s try this again.

    I’m totally not ready for it. I panicked and ordered my daughter snow boots on Zappos this morning. Plus, I fly through Dulles to get to NCTE and I’m just hoping I make it! ARGH!

    I’m hoping the predictions are incorrect and that none of us get hit with the white stuff (or even freezing rain) this week. There are still leaves on the trees for heaven’s sake!

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  2. Elisa Waingort

    Here in the Great White North, we had our first snow dump at the end of September. My husband says it was in October, but either way it was too early for winter to start. Lately we’ve been having some balmier weather, cold, but not impossible to live with. I hope it didn’t turn out too bad after all!

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