I am off today for the annual Christmas shopping day with Mrs. News Cut. We are embracing winter!
They — and you know who they are — were using words like “nightmare” and “crippled” to describe our lives this morning. The network news weatherpeople are set up in Rochester this morning to document our Highway 52 misery. They sell us short.
This is us not being cripped on I-94 just East of St. Paul at the height of the rush hour this morning.
A few minutes ago, I took Lucie the Blog Dog for the morning walk past a group of school kids huddled in the middle of the road waiting for the bus. As near as I could tell — not speaking the language well — they weren’t talking about the snow or the weather. They were talking about whatever schoolkids talk about while waiting for the bus. A minute later, a bus raced by (going way too fast, sir) and pounded them with snow wake. Life goes on.
At the airport, flight delays were 15 minutes or less, better than on a typical day.
In the middle of the blizzard, an anonymous person getting very little sleep did what he/she does every day: deliver the newspaper.
Facing winter? it’s all in the ‘tude:
Props to the meteorologists. They got it right. I’ll figure out the winner of the first leg of the Golden Snowball Challenge later today. But as of 8:03 a.m., the official accumulation for the Minneapolis St. Paul was 6.7 inches. If that doesn’t change, that would put MPR’s Paul Huttner at the top of the heap. But KSTP’s Patrick Hammer (7.5″ prediction) is charging on the outside.