Judging by what's on the cars outside, I'd say we have about 5 inches of beautiful fresh snow. And it's still falling. This morning the weatherbees say we'll get close to a foot before it ends tonight. Then the temp will rise and we'll have thunderstorms on Saturday. We'll see.
Snow in March isn't unusual around here. But it being the first big snow since October is. The ski resorts are celebrating, I'm sure. The groundskeepers here are going around shoveling the stoops and ramps. They haven't plowed the street yet but I just saw the sidewalk snowblower come round the bend.
The midwest is devastated by a string of big tornadoes that ripped through seven states. 12 people have died. You can't even fully describe what you see on the news. Homes and businesses torn to bits and thrown around in towns and cities. Lives lost and changed forever. We can bitch about the snow (though it isn't warranted with how easy this winter's been) but the destruction they have out west of us should shut everyone up. Those poor people will be recovering from this for years. I just saw a shot of a brick church, all gone but the front door and bell tower.
And the west coast will be seeing the floating mass of wreckage from last March's tsunami in Japan:
Well, March is coming in like a lion. I hope it goes out like a lamb. As Marvin sang, "Things ain't what they used to be."
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