Thursday, April 10, 2008

April Snow

I'm taking a dinner break from work. It's April 10th and we've got a winter storm warning in effect. I looked out the window and saw big clumps of snow falling where the rain was earlier. The wind is blowing the still-bare trees around, but the snow is so heavy and wet it's falling nearly straight down anyway.

Some of the highlights from NOAA at the moment:
Wind Speed - NE 24 G 37 MPH
36°F (2°C), wind chill 24°F (-4°C)
Chance of precipitation is 100%

Minnesota, Hennepin
Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 12:49 PM CDT on April 10, 2008
Expires 8:00 AM EDT on April 12, 2008
A period of rain is expected across central and southern Minnesota
this afternoon. The rain will mix with snow for a period this
afternoon and evening. A longer period of mixed
precipitation... including rain... snow... and sleet... is expected
across east central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin... where
the transition to all snow will likely not occur until closer to
daybreak Friday.
Welcome to Minnesota. Even the locals are griping about the weather now, which is unusual. They're usually proud of their tolerance for snow. On the up side, at least it isn't very cold.

This calls for a little music.

Chiron Beta Prime by Jonathan Coulton

This year has been a little crazy for the Andersons
You may recall we had some trouble last year
The Robot Council had us banished to an asteroid
That hasn't undermined our holiday cheer
And we know it's almost Christmas
By the marks we make on the wall
That's our favorite time of year

Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime
Where we're working in a mine
For our robot overlords
Did I say "overlords"? I meant "protectors"
Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime

Check out Coulton's listening primer on his website to hear the whole song. It's in the table labeled "4 Geeky Ones".
I think the robots sent us a pie
You know, I love my Soylent Green
Ok. Back to work.

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