The Weather in Rochester, NY
Does the forecast keep changing because it’s so hard to predict, or is it so hard to predict because it keeps changing?
Consider: since I woke up this morning, the temperature has dropped by 6 degrees F. At 9:30 the forecast called for an 80% chance of snow by 4:15 pm. (How do they get it right to the minute?)
By noon, it had lessened to a 60% chance of snow.
Now, at 3:00 pm, there’s still a 60% chance, but instead of 4:15, it’s supposed to start snowing in 15 minutes.
But here’s the thing: another forecast says “Thunderstorms ending by 9:00 pm.”
So who’s a girl supposed to believe? The National Weather Service, or the National Weather Service? After all, both forecasts come from the same source.
I’m just glad I did my grocery shopping yesterday when it was a balmy 60 degrees and the sun was shining.
It’s enough to drive a woman to drink. Fortunately, I’m prepared for that eventuality, having restocked both my Irish Breakfast and my Earl Grey stocks yesterday.
So let it rain or let it snow: either way I have exactly zero f***s to give.
UPDATE: It’s 3:30 and snowing.