An unfair comparison

I know it’s unfair to compare how Marylanders handle weather versus Massachusetts natives, but it amuses me nonetheless. Here’s an example. This is the current weather forecast here from NOAA (it’s the same for tonight):

Periods of rain and sleet. High near 32. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

I just got a broadcast message from Loyola stating that they are closing at 3pm and the shuttle service will stop running at 4:30pm. I know that sleet is one of those iffy things — if the temps drop, the roads will be nasty, and they don’t really have the equipment here to deal with that the way Massachusetts cities & towns do.

Anyway, I just wanted to share. It’s slightly better than links, right?

6 thoughts on “An unfair comparison

  1. It’s been below 20 every morning for the past few days. I am almost ready to ask Ellen if you’d like to switch locations. I am soooo no designed for this. : )

  2. I know what you mean! We’ve been in the 70s for a week and suddenly “wintry mix/possible snow” has been forecasted for Friday. People are freaking out already and planning to take the afternoon off. Heh.

  3. *hahaha* Silly southerners who can’t handle snow.

    (But put me in “Tornado Alley” and I’d be peeing myself in fear. So I guess it’s all relative.)

  4. Nothing, though, compares to the bewilderment one faces should one happen to move from northern Indiana (in the path of the dread “Lake Effect Snow”) to southern California.

    SoCal is a magical land where should it happen to even hint at the lightest of rains, half of the people on the free way slow to an unnerving 35mph, while the other half skid around on the oil-slicked blacktop at their accustomed 95+mph.

    The fact that there is a “multiple car pile up” every time it rains would be funny… if it wasn’t for the fact that it is true.

  5. I learned winter driving down in MD in the blizzard of ’96, so I guess that prepared me for driving up here in the winter. I can’t believe they closed school for sleet!

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