I live in that 1″ Advisory area but yeah, we got more than that. I measured an inch and a half at my house. Our daughter’s pre-K closed at 11:30 on Tuesday and the system was closed for the rest of the week. I haven’t been to work since Monday, all over a couple inches of snow. But everybody’s heard that story. We made snow creme Tuesday afternoon, had plenty of food and milk, then made it out to Walmart on Thursday. All in all we were very fortunate, much more so than Atlanta farther south.
Super Bowl XLVIII is this Sunday and of all things people can’t stop talking about the weather. Met Life Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, is actually in New Jersey. For the first time in Super Bowl history two states will be hosting. 13 blocks of Broadway have been recreated as Super Bowl Boulevard. The Super Bowl is also breaking their own in-house rule regarding outdoor stadiums in cold weather cities. New York is a major metropolitan area with two NFL teams, I’m not saying they should be excluded from consideration. But if this thing turns ugly it could be a long time before they deviate from their standard policy again. London comes up for consideration every now and then, but the usual kickoff time of 6:30 p.m. would be 11:30 p.m. local time.
Speaking of weather and sports, the 2014 Olympiad in Sochi begins Thursday, February 6th. How was Sochi ever approved for this thing? Several athletes have asked their families to stay at home. There has been talk about terrorism for months, and U.S. officials are saying they are getting less cooperation from Russia than they did in Greece, China or Great Britain. Now ABC News is reporting that the decision was influenced by a predominant business man who is in deep with the Sochi mafia. Routing for your team may be trite; let’s pray for the safe return of our athletes and media personal, and maybe even that this thing doesn’t lead to war.