Storm Warning! Batten Down The Hatches!

Yesterday we were under a winter storm advisory. 4-8 inches of snow was expected with winds up to 45 mph. Visibility would be poor. We canceled plans. Didn’t venture out at all. Baked some pumpkin pudding to keep the kitchen warm. My snowmobile suit and boots were by the front door. Snow shovel was on the porch. I was armed to the teeth and ready to dig us out. Every 20 minutes or so I looked out the window. It was sunny but bitter cold. Sky was mostly blue. Not black and threatening as far as the eye could see.

By 12 noon, the storm had been upgraded. We were told to expect a total of 5-10 inches of snow and a gale warning before it was to end around 1 AM. We checked with our friends in neighboring towns. No one had more than a dusting of snow on the ground. But this is New York. We are used to long, snowy winters. Days where you have to hunker down and ride it out. If they predict a storm you can bet something will happen. So we waited…

4:30 PM it is still sunny. Not a single snowflake.

10 PM… still nothing. Just quiet and very cold in the low 20s.

2 AM… no more storm warning. It will be a nice, quiet day in the 40s.

How could the weather people be completely off the mark? What exactly did they see on the radar? The only thing they got right was the high winds.


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17 thoughts on “Storm Warning! Batten Down The Hatches!

    1. Pumpkin pie custard

      1 – 15 oz. can pumpkin
      1 – 12 oz can evaporated milk
      8 large egg whites
      1/2 cup milk
      3/4 cup sugar
      1/4 teaspoon salt
      1 teaspoon cinnamon
      1/2 teaspoon ginger
      1/4 teaspoon cloves
      1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

      Preheat oven to 350. Bake 40-45 minutes. Refrigerate by 2 hours

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