Friday, February 4, 2011
Blizzard of 2011
This past week was a week of weather alerts. We had winter storm advisories, winter storm warnings, blizzard warnings, and wind chill warnings. In spite of all of this, I didn't think the weather was near as bad as some we have had. Sure, we had a lot of snow and blowing snow, but within one day all of the main roads were open. Some of the back roads are still bad, I hear, but that is not so ununual after a winter storm. Interstate 70 was closed one night, between Kansas City and St. Louis, and that was unusual. All in all, I would say we got off pretty lucky. Ice storms elsewhere had big power outages and hundreds of stranded motorists. I do feel sorry for all the school kids who will have so many days to make up. Schools are reportedly trying to decide now whether to lengthen the school days, schedule Saturday school, or extend the school year to make up those days.