Some of our church members are describing the winter of 2013-14 as a winter “like they used to be.” They recall other years with similar cold temperatures and the same number of snowfalls that we have received (and will receive) this year. Many can’t figure out why everyone is getting so upset because this is what winter is supposed to be like.
Well, I can tell you why there is such a ruckus raised about the weather–people have an idyllic concept of what winter should be. It ought to be a short time of snow on Christmas Eve, a little cool for a few days, and then it should warm right back up once again so everyone can get on with their lives. This winter certainly does not fit that description!
More snow is forecast for tomorrow and the Borough of Ringwood has informed its citizens that the streets will not be as clear of snow after the storm as is usual. They have run out of salt and whatever chemicals are used to treat the pavement and their distributors of additional supplies have no more either. From what I have heard, a state of emergency will be declared tomorrow which means everyone ought to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.
10 to 14 inches of snow is forecast which will pile up on the foot or so that is already on the ground. Staying home does sound like a very good idea.
But there is hope … Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to the St. Louis Cardinals training facility in Jupiter FL tomorrow. Spring is in the air!