Spring in Wyoming

The weather reporters were practically frothing at the mouth this morning- "100% chance of snow! Blizzard Warning for all of Eastern Wyoming! Expect 5 to 10 inches of snow! No unnecessary travel - there will be showers of snow, sleet, freezing rain, frogs, kittens, and Jehovah's Witnesses today!"

It didn't seem all that likely to me when I peeked out of the papal apartments this morning, so I wore my Converse, as usual. Although it was gusty and cold and wet and crappy all day, the snow amounted to about 1 inch. By Wyoming standards, that's not enough to even shovel - you just take a broom to your porch and call it good.

This is Spring in Wyoming; all the excitement of a floating craps game, without the mob connections. One day it's in the 60s, the next it's snowing - with equal probability of either, it seems. Reason #234 that I am ready to move away from here...

6 comments:

Cerus said...

Even if we had gotten the weather they had predicted, Laramie has quite the reputation for stubbornly refusing to close given bad weather. Unless the drifts dwarf the tallest of men and women or someone dies because of the snow, they will not close, and, even then, they just close a little bit early for the day.

Tammy said...

Amen!

His Sinfulness said...

I forgot to mention slush - that is another of my favorite weather conditions...

Cerus said...

Here is something interesting, if you accidentally type in http://linusfurious.blogpsot.com/ it leads to a very religious website.

Kate said...

Ha! Here in Casper we got a foot of snow before drifting. They closed the schools and then the buses taking the kids home got stuck in the snow. Then today 40's and everything melting.

His Sinfulness said...

Cerus - I've seen that site before. They have a lot of mistyped URLs that all forward to that site. Creepy...

Kate - At least it wasn't all anticipation, like here. :)

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