The Lady Speaks

Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful

Yes, we did get walloped by this giant snowstorm hitting the eastern US, and yes, the snow continues to fall. I have no idea how much we’ve gotten so far.

Somewhere between 9 and 12 inches, I’d guesstimate, with still  more to come. According to weather reports, we’re supposed to have somewhere between 18 and 30 inches by midnight.


What fun.


February 14, 2007 - Posted by | America, Pennsylvania, Weather


  1. Thanks for posting the picture.
    I know we only live a couple blocks apart, but we might not get shoveled out for weeks.
    Take care.
    Keep warm.
    Break out the cocoa, and the bad movies.

    Comment by mom | February 14, 2007 | Reply

  2. Stay safe Pa. I heard of a 9 year old walking her dog in Ohio who died when a tree branch snapped and fell on her! My daughter in Chicago tells me they have been totally hammered with snow, wind and sub zero temperatures. I have to say, that’s the ONE thing I don’t miss about Chicago. Keep warm…. one things for certain. Spring is around the corner!

    Comment by QuestionGirl | February 15, 2007 | Reply

  3. Mom: Bad movies we’ve got in abundance – we’re replaying all selections from previous “Bad Movie Monday” showings. Cocoa, on the other hand…well, I knew I forgot something at the store!

    QG: We’re staying inside as much as possible, with the exception of the eldest child whose employer doesn’t seem to understand that “state of emergency” means he’s supposed to close and not risk the lives of his employees. The snow is bad enough, but the windchills! The kids finally get snow to go sledding, and it’s too dangerous to let them out of the house.

    Comment by PA_Lady | February 15, 2007 | Reply

  4. Pa….my daughter was at the train station when she called me. Train 45 minutes late. On her way to work. She was sure they’d “write her up” because a guy she works with got written up when he showed up late because….his house was on fire. LOL Nice employer, eh? Ya just can’t make this shit up!

    Comment by QuestionGirl | February 16, 2007 | Reply

  5. Good sweet Jeebus!

    The worst part is that, thanks to our lovely Republican leadership, they’re allowed to get away with it. Two of the guys Ry works with tried to call in – they both live some 15 and 20 miles away, respectively – and were told if they didn’t show up on time, they’d be fired. And if your company does fire you, there’s no point in taking it to the NLRB (or state agency) because BushCo lets big business make the rules.

    Comment by PA_Lady | February 16, 2007 | Reply

  6. For those out there hearing how badly PA handled the storm. There was one traffic tie up, on one highway, that lasted for over 20 hours. That is terrible. But remember it was ONE Highway, for ONE Day. Considering the disasters that have beset this nation, PA did quite well during the storm.
    A group of people being trapped for over 20 hours is not right, but please Media folks, this was not Katrina or even the effects of the Christmas Tornadoes in Florida. It was a snowstorm….
    No loss of life on that highway. Cold toes, yes. Cranky kids, yes. But the national guard came in and provided food, and water, and blankets, and took out anyone who was ill or in real danger. These folks were not isolated, or forgotten. (I am not trying to blame them, but most entered the highway during a state of emergency, when only emergency vehicles were suppose to be on the roadways. )
    This is why you should carry water, a few blankets, books, and snacks in your trunk.
    Native PA people know this.
    Thanks for listening.

    Comment by mom | February 19, 2007 | Reply

  7. Good point. If you’re going to travel during a major blizzard, you should have the proper supplies in the event your car becomes stuck or in a jam behind an auto accident. Blankets, books, chemical heat packs, snackies like chocolate bars and saltines, a cup or something for collecting snow to melt, plus sand, salt, and a small shovel.

    Comment by PA_Lady | February 19, 2007 | Reply

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