Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Saturday 6

Saturday Six – Episode 305

Last week, I mentioned the strange weather the country had seen, and pointed out that all we’d gotten in Charleston was too much rain.

Maybe I tempted fate.

But fate responded with a nice bit of snow: nothing paralyzing, but definitely pretty to look at. Before I get out and play in the snow go to work to produce a promo about our winter weather coverage, here’s this week’s set of questions.

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Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your journal…but either way, leave a link to your journal so that everyone else can visit! Permission is not granted to copy the questions to message boards for the purpose of having members answer and play along there. Enjoy!

1. What is the most snow you remember ever seeing where you live?

2. Given a choice, would you prefer a day of snow or a day of rain?

3. How easily does your local area respond to snow or ice on roads?

4. Considering the source from which you most often get your forecast, how accurate was that source over the past week?

5. Take the quiz: Are You a Snow Bunny?

6. Okay, it’s time to confess: when the snow starts moving in, do you go to the grocery store and buy up all of the milk and bread?

If you have a Reader’s Choice question you’d like to see asked (and answered), send me an email! I’d love to be able to include it in a future edition of the Saturday Six.

8 Comments

  1. 1. I would have to say it was in the late 70s? 78 or 79! MOUNDS of snow, snow days, playing as a kid. I was too little to remember the ’62 one when my sis was born. My dad had to shovel himself to work! Yes he actually took his shovel & did! I was like who showed up? Was it worth it? HA! I think my dad said that late 70s one

    2. If it is a huge amount of snow I prefer that. I like the winter wonderland idea. Enough to have work/school off though! HA! Rain is good for not having to water my flowers, crops & trees but otherwise I could do without it. My bones ache now HA! Besides more likely to light a fireplace with snow that rain so…hee hee.

    3. Well they are not too fast/good in rural areas or on my driveway which is currently a patch of ICE! Ugh. Chicago suburbs are pretty good. Last week the trucks were on the highway hours before it was predicted on starting? Our lovely tax dollars being spent…waste!

    4. They have been horrible the last few years predicting. They keep saying we are going to get hit hard & we don’t get anything near what they say. They keep crying wolf & there is going to be a problem. I think the weather guys were more accurate when I was a kid. My dad says it is because they would look out the window & say, “Hey, it is still snowing!” HA! Seriously though I think they are getting worse & worse despite all this new technology. Heck they are sometimes missing where the hurricanes are going to hit land etc.

    5. Snow Kitten! 🙂

    6. Yes I do go out & get some staples just in case. Doesn’t harm anything & hey then I don’t have to go for awhile so. I hate the crowds then though! And shelves were empty the Monday after SuperBowl so that was not good for our Tues snow start!

  2. 1. What is the most snow you remember ever seeing where you live?
    Whatever few inches we got yesterday. I’ve never seen proper snow here in Texas before, although this is my first winter in East Texas; the last six years I spent in the southwest part of the state, so that may make a difference.

    2. Given a choice, would you prefer a day of snow or a day of rain?
    Spend a quarter of a century in Scandinavia, and then ask how much you miss snow. It’s certainly nice and all, but I find rain much more pleasant.

    3. How easily does your local area respond to snow or ice on roads?
    I don’t know about road maintenance crews or whatever, but people around this area seem to drive pretty much as fast and recklessly in the snow as they do when it’s July.

    4. Considering the source from which you most often get your forecast, how accurate was that source over the past week?
    Weather.com was pretty accurate this past week. Fairly. They never really get it all that right, anyway. They are good with temperature estimates, but typically way off when it comes to how much it’s going to rain (or snow) or when.

    5. Take the quiz: Are You a Snow Bunny?
    I am a Snow Bunny.

    6. Okay, it’s time to confess: when the snow starts moving in, do you go to the grocery store and buy up all of the milk and bread?
    No. I grew up in Finland; 35 inches of snow – which is what they have there right now – is not enough to turn anyone’s head there, and people never rushed to shops to buy supplies. And the temp had to drop below -13 F before they’d even consider closing a school for a day or two. We got a few inches of snow, and people are harvesting the shops here. It feels absolutely ridiculous and overly alarmist to me, but I try to remind myself that they’re just not as accustomed to this kind of weather.

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