Monday, January 31, 2011


Considering my last post was entitled "Heatwave" I feel just a little bit silly sharing with you tomorrow's forecast for here in Central Missouri.  Yes, it did get up into the 50s at the end of last week.   Yes, I did wash my car -- not that you can even tell it now, but that's another story.  I can tell you this . . . it is no longer 50 degrees.  Yes, the weather here in Missouri is consistent - - CONSISTENTLY CHANGING!!!!

Freezing rain will be my friend driving into work this morning.  And this, well, this is what the forecast is for tomorrow:

"Details for Tuesday, February 01

A wintry mix in the morning, becoming all snow and windy in the afternoon. Snow may be heavy at times. Cold. High 26F. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph. 10 to 15 inches of snow expected.

Evening: Occasional snow showers. Quite windy. Low 14F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Significant snow accumulation possible."
Yes, you read that correctly -- 10 TO 15 INCHES OF SNOW EXPECTED.  I'd definitely call that SIGNIFICANT.
I could count on one hand the number of times Central Missouri has gotten 10 to 15 inches of snow.  I am heading to work today, despite the freezing, 'cause I'm pretty sure I WON'T be able to make it to work tomorrow.  I drive a car after all, not a snow plow
My husband will be feeding LOTS of hay to our cows, and keeping an eye on our heifers, who have decided that this would be a good time to start having calves.  We've already had a few baby calves starting last week, and usually a big storm really gets the babies coming.  Something about the dropping barometric pressure ? ? ? ?
So, to all my Missouri blogging buddies, BE SAFE out there.  Drive carefully if you have to get out, and if you don't HAVE to get out, well, don't. Stock up on bread and milk and eggs, and flashlights :0!   Prayers for safe travels, and a big hug to each one of you.  Here's hoping and praying that the power stays on!!!


  1. I just saw a weather map this morning on KMIZ that said my area in central MO could get as much as 23 inches! Say what?? Surely not that much!! I don't remember us ever getting that much snow and I'm no spring chicken. Stay safe on today's icy roads and I hope you don't have to get out tomorrow.

  2. Oh, my goodness. Please be careful and stay warm, your animals, too.

  3. You be safe too!!! Our work is preparing for the worst.

  4. Robbin
    Can only say "Ditto for eastern Kansas as well!" School is off for tomorrow and who knows after that. Eggs, milk, and bread are bought! I'm sleeping in tomorrow! This is one of those things we have absolutely NO control over and so it's best just to be prepared and roll with it! HA!
    Shovels ready??????????