A massive storm is swirling along the Northeast Coast. And apparently it isn’t just bringing snow.
Forecasts call for brutal wind and plunging temperatures.
When did they start naming snowstorms anyway? And who picked “Grayson?”
Grayson sounds like the name you’d give some prep school kid from the Hamptons.
Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency for downstate New York.
But here in Syracuse we’re just seeing the edges of this storm. But that doesn’t surprise me. Nobody named Grayson would willingly come to Syracuse.
Now, if they named it Winter Storm Somali Refugee, I’d be under six feet of snow right now.
But from what I can tell, we’re not expecting a whole lot of snow – just a whole lot of ass-clenching cold.
Add the high winds, and we’ll probably be looking at wind chills of twenty below zero tomorrow.
It’s times like this I wish I could teach my pitbull to use the toilet. But I can’t even to teach her to play fetch, so I doubt that’s in the cards.
The poor dog. I can’t imagine having to pee in sub-zero temperatures while in my bare feet. But Mary has to do that four times a day. In cold like this, I try and keep her outdoor excursions to less than a minute. Any more than that and she ends up limping on frozen paws.
But this is January in Central New York.
I grew up here. Trust me. Every January we get plunged into a deep freeze for a few days. Days where your car takes forever to warm up, where your snot freezes and your eyes water.
These are the kind of days that going out to get the mail makes you feel like Luke Skywalker lost in the snowstorm on the Hoth Planet waiting for Han Solo to rescue you and shove you into the still-warm body of a dead Tauntaun.
And it’s days like this that I am forever grateful I work for myself from the warmth of my own home.
If you live in the Northeast, please bundle up and stay warm.
And remember. It’s days like this that make the Spring thaw even sweeter.
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