And then he said to expect the possibility of a bit of snow mixed in starting around 4:00, but nothing that would accumulate or stick. So I'm thinking maybe we might get a bit of slush ... and I picture this ...
So, okay, maybe today would be a good day to wear regular shoes instead of sandals. And maybe if we're getting a bit of "cold" rain I should wear thin black socks instead of nylons. And maybe instead of that light linen jacket I'll grab a heavier fleece jacket.
And I'll take the umbrella, just in case.
As I got out of the car, I grabbed the umbrella, even though there wasn't any rain falling yet. By the time I crossed the street, the winds picked up dramatically. It was all I could to to walk upright as I got closer to my office building (which happens to be the tallest building in our downtown district). It is so tall, in fact, that it creates a vortex for ALL weather conditions making them seem ten times worse than they actually are once you reach the end of the block.
Anyway, it is now just about 3:00. The rain turned to HORIZONTAL blowing snow about 11:00 this morning. Snow IS in fact accumulating and making the roads a bit treacherous. Which means that by 4:30 when I leave for the drive home it should be a HUGE adventure just getting back to my car.
And NO ONE remembers how to drive in ice/snow conditions ... they have completely erased from their memories any safe driving tactics one should employ when driving on ice/snow covered roads. I will not be surprised to see cars off the highway as I drive home, because they didn't take the necessary step of reducing their speed to accommodate the road conditions.
UGH. I'm not ready for winter. I want to join the bears and hybernate until spring.