Our weather alert tonight read as follows (DUH!):
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT CST
/11 PM MST/ TONIGHT TO NOON CST /11 AM MST/ TUESDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM CST /8 PM MST/
TUESDAY TO NOON CST /11 AM MST/ WEDNESDAY...
* TIMING: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
MIDDAY. WIND CHILL ADVISORY TUESDAY NIGHT/WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* MAIN IMPACT: SNOW AND POSSIBLY ICE ON ROADWAYS WILL MAY MAKE
TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. OUTDOOR ACTIVITY COULD LEAD TO FROST BITE.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: SNOW AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE. WIND
CHILL VALUES OF -5 TO 14 -DEGREES.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR
SIGNIFICANT SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT
TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. PREPARE
PLANTS... PIPES...AND PETS FOR THE HARSH WINTER WEATHER.
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
I mean really. Doesn't everyone know this already? Couldn't they give something a bit more dramatic or detailed? They apparently have to tell these things to the more simple folk where we live because they might not know, which seriously cracks me up! For one thing, most of those folks don't have the internet to receive the warning and many don't have TV either. So, pay attention just in case you're totally clueless in your world. When it's 73 degrees F one day and a Big Blow comes to turn you down to 28 degrees F in just a few hours, you should know it's one cold boogie man out there, right? I finally went out to cover the plants on the front porch, which I seldom have to do, but they'll come back in the spring anyway.They just looked very cold.
Find something or someone to snuggle up to and stay warm wherever you are....