"Snowfall will start out light across the western Plains, northern Plains, and upper Midwest early Wednesday. Later Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night the storm will gain considerable strength and ample moisture will be pulled in from the Gulf.
Increasing winds later Wednesday and Wednesday night could create blizzard conditions from southwest Kansas into western and central Nebraska. Considerable blowing and drifting snow will likely make roads and interstates impassable.
Freezing rain and sleet are likely across central Kansas, southeastern Nebraska, Iowa, and part of northern Illinois Wednesday. Some ice and sleet accumulation is likely, especially across Nebraska and Kansas. By later afternoon, freezing rain should change to rain in southern Iowa and parts of northern Illinois.
On Thursday the storm continues to pummel the Plains with blizzard conditions and heavy snow, the Mississippi Valley with heavy snow and blizzard conditions north and rain and possibly severe thunderstorms south, and an icy mix of sleet and snow in the middle.
Snow will continue across the Upper Midwest on Friday, along with strong winds."
Instead of this:
Song of the Sea
We have this to look forward to:
Let's look on the bright side, shall we?
The fridge is stocked.
I don't have to decide which books to pack.
I don't have to stress out about which bathing suit fits.
We don't have to pay premium prices on our rental car.
I can actually get our Christmas cards written before the end of the year (although, I was planning to write my letters while sitting on the beach, listening to the gentle sound of the waves lapping against the shore. Sigh.)
I don't have to have a panic attack about the reliability of the de-icing machines at Eppley Airfield in Omaha.
I don't have to worry about our pipes freezing while we're gone.
I do, however, have to listen to my brother give me all kinds of grief about the gorgeous weather in San Diego.
Annie, on the other hand, was hoping to be left home alone!