Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bleepin' Blizzards, Batman!



Some of my newer blog sisters don't know that my family is traveling to Texas (from Nebraska) early, early Tuesday morning. This surprise turn in weather is a tad bit upsetting. We already have our hotel booked and a sturdy itinerary. Lee is defending his doctoral dissertation this week, so we hope this doesn't mess with our plans too much.

From the National Weather Service

... BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM MONDAY TO 6 AM MDT TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM MONDAY TO 6 AM MDT TUESDAY.

A STRONG SPRING STORM WILL ROAR INTO THE AREA LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO TUESDAY BRINGING SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL AND VERY STRONG NORTH WINDS. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED IN PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND THE WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE CREATING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR TRAVEL.

HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP MONDAY MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY TUESDAY. ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED WITH NORTH WINDS GUSTING 45 TO 50 MPH. THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA.

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS... MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST... HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED... STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. FOR SPECIFIC ROAD AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN WYOMING AND NEBRASKA... PLEASE DIAL 5 1 1.


26 ♥ thoughtful comments ♥:

Zie Zie said...

You're coming to Texas?!?! How long will you be here?! Please be safe!!!

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

Ugh!! Maybe weatherman made a mistake? Angels around you!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Oh no! Isn't is SPRING, for pete's sake? Good luck and stay safe.

Amanda said...

Uh oh! Please travel very carefully! We're quite familiar with whiteknuckle family trips through white-out blizzards, and I really hope this one doesn't interfere too much with your plans.

Mommyof2girlz said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, please have a safe trip...maybe the weather man will be wrong :)

Jenn Peacock said...

We were enjoying spring weather too, and now it is supposed to snow tonight and tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

FranticMommy said...

Wow...that looks a lot like a Minnesota forecast this time of year. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

beckyw said...

Please, please travel safe!

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

Mama comments: be sure to take extra blankets/comforter in the car; a flashlight; extra water; and before you hit the road, let us know your emergency phone # -- only in case we start pacing with worry!!!

southernrose said...

I love how the forecast says STRONG SPRING STORM... Doesn't sound too spring-ish to me. Be safe and pray that the forecasters are a little bit off.

P.S. When I chased down that guy who backed into me, I was in college, and he backed into my brand new (used) convertible. I guess I wasn't thinking about him being a possible wacko, just that he could have damaged my car.

Jess said...

We will pray for your safe travels to and from Texas. Blessings!!

Karen Brown Letarte said...

I hope all goes well with your trip. I have a feeling things may be clear enough by tomorrow mornng that it may not affect your travel. Best of luck to your hubby on defending his dissertation! (Something ELSE we have in common-- I was the trailing spouse of an academic for 18 years, and still managed to stay in library land)

Jeanne said...

Oh Shaye, I love catching up on your blog. Please, travel safe!!!

Love and Kisses to big and little people.

Jeanne

Ms Perfect said...

Thank you for the comment! I'm not fond of blizzards in Spring, let alone blizzards period. HAHA!

Jen Sue Wild said...

Good luck driveing.

I am so sick of this crazy weather this winter.

Nicole said...

Oh nooooo! Thank goodness it missed us here in Colorado. It's just really cold now. We need the moisture though. Sorry it came for you with such bad timing! Drive safe and have a wonderful vacation.

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

Blizzards! Drive safe and have a great time in Texas!

hellosweetworld said...

That's a long haul! Hope your travels are safe!

Stopping by from SITS...

Joy said...

Safe travels to you and your family!

Joy <--via SITS

Shauna said...

Coming from your Mom's blog! What a great blog you have here :)

Niecey said...

Eesh, just when you think winter is finally over. I hope it all goes smoothly and that the weather doesn't get as severe as they expect.

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

You signed in above me today at SITS. I'm glad you made it home safely! The weather this year has just been incredible. We are in Ohio and enjoying 60's all week. It just crazy how many normally warm states are covered this year!!

Cute header by the way!

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

I'm waiting for YOUR birthday pictures! Be sure and see what I posted about Brighton's birthday!!!

Rocksee said...

be careful! The midwest is a mess right now!

visiting from sits!

My New 30 said...

Hi Shaye, I'm Mary popping over from SITS to say hello! I'm trying to make a practice of visiting the blog of the person who posts on roll call ahead of me and today that was you!

I hope you have a safe trip out - I can't even imagine (I live on the coast in south Mississippi) all that snow, especially this late in the season. We've had the rain down here - already planted lots of veggies so need the sunshine to come back!!

Well, have a safe trip to Texas! You have a beautiful family.

Mary

Pam said...

Visiting from SITS. Snow on April 5th?! What's up with that! Maybe a late April Fool's joke.

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