A weather blahg

But not necessarily the weather here on the Planet Ann Arbor. It was mildly interesting in that we got a really mixed bag featuring high winds and a snowball from Ol’ Man Winter this afternoon, a very ineffectual snowball that didn’t stick to ANYTHING. Cygnus was covered with water droplets. Late in the afternoon, Mr. Golden made a strong reappearance but it is cold and blustery out there. Do you have a hat? I do.

I told MMCB this morning that if we got any more snow, I was NOT gonna shovel. They replied that any snow we get this late is not shovel-able anyway. They are right, although I doubt either of them has wielded a shovel in many years🤣 Let it melt, let it melt, let it melt.

None of that was worth blahgging about but then I looked at facebook and a Soo Facebook/real life friend had shared a post from Chippewa Country Central Dispatch (9-1-1 dispatcher) with a FUGLY photo. STAY OFF THE ROADS! A stretch of M28 (major two-lane artery between the Soo and Marquette, etc.) was closed for a while this afternoon so emergency responders could sort out NUMEROUS accidents, some of them involving multiple vee-hickles. What caused those crashes? Significant snowfall, wind, and the resulting low visibility. White-outs anyone? No reports in that post of any injuries or fatalities. Fingers crossed.

Meanwhile, our intrepid North Country Trail hikers decided to abandon post-holing in the deep, wet spring snow on the eastern yooperland stretch of trail. They headed to Petoskey today for some easier urban hiking on the Petoskey section of trail. I totally approve of that decision. But. Crossing the Big Mac Bridge, they were both pulling small camping trailers, therefore they were tagged for an escort across the bridge. This was a first. I did see a FB post sometime this morning showing semis lined up waiting to be escorted.

Winter in the yooperland ain’t over ’til it’s over. Drive safe (or preferably don’t drive). Oh, and wear a hat!

2 Responses to “A weather blahg”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Crazy weather indeed! A mixed bag. An escort? Due to wind?

  2. Pooh Says:

    I don’t know about her camper, but the Lyme Lounge is light and broad abeam. Escorts in high wind conditions seems sensible.