So I guess it is supposed to snow

The weather experts are forecasting a major snowstorm for this weekend. It is supposed to start snowing at three in the afternoon or perhaps at seven in the evening. I live in Hagerstown, Maryland. We may get anywhere from 10-15 inches or 15-20 inches. That’s what the weather experts say.

The problem is, the weather experts are all a bunch of lying liars. They lie more than politicians or televangelists. Unlike politicians or televangelists, who sometimes get thrown in prison for their lies, weather experts are never held accountable for their lies and half-truths.

I don’t really care either way. I lived in upstate New York for four years. I’m no stranger to snow. I’ve personally witnessed massive amounts of snow and arctic temperatures. If it snows, it snows. I will deal with it either way. The only problem I can see is that because of the timing, the city may not be out plowing like they’re supposed to. Because it’s supposed to start Friday night and maybe continue into Saturday, the city may not be as concerned with getting all that white death off the roads.

And then there is the neighborhood we live in. Although we live in the middle of the city, technically, we live in a private community. I like to refer to it as a non-gated gated community. The city doesn’t pick up our trash. The city doesn’t pick up our recyclables. The city also does not remove the snow from our roads. Our HOA hires a private company to handle our trash pickup and another private company to remove the snow. I have noticed in the five years living here, we do not seem to be a high-priority to whatever company has the contract to remove our snow.

So we may not be going anywhere this weekend and that’s okay. As fate would have it, I don’t really feel like going anywhere this weekend.

I don't like Meteorologists

One of the things that I hate about meteorologists is that when they do share information that it actually relevant and not just made up, it makes no sense.

It rained last night in the Hagerstown area. Looking out the window, there appears to be ice everywhere. Needing more information, I checked out the WHAG weather Twitter feed. WHAG is the local NBC affiliate here in Hagerstown. What I saw was the above image showing a large area of pink and violet, with a bit of creamy tan thrown in.

What do all these colors mean?

Hagerstown is in the pink area. What does this mean in relationship to the weather? All I want to know if the current weather conditions are going to impose problems on my morning drive to work through the streets of Hagerstown. Instead, what I get is a map that shows Hagerstown is in a large area of pink.

isolated-breast-cancer-ribbonDoes this mean we’re more dedicated to the fight against breast cancer than the people living in Chambersburg or Bedford?

If you’re going to color-code a map, you really should show what the colors mean. Have a little chart to the side that shows what colors mean what. They should teach this in meteorologist school, instead of spending so much time training how to make crack pipes out of everyday household items, or how to lie about the weather and remain employed.

Meteorologists stink and I don’t like them.