Blizzard Blogging 2007 Part One
Post by dane101 on 2/24/2007 10:42pm
Taking a moment to escape cabin fever and the constant coverage of Anna Nicole on cable news - and the occasional break from CNN to hear a bunch of white people ask if Hip Hop is poison - we thought we would take a peek around the Internet to see what people are writing about Blizzard 2007 here in Madison. What we know so far, Wisconsin has experienced seven deaths and one of those was in Dane County. There have been some reports of "thundersnow." Channel3000 has an extensive list of closing on their site, you can read it here.
As for the bloggers:
Suibhne_geilt rants about the National Weather Service reports:
Snow + wind = stay of the damned road unless absolutely necessary. This one will be bad enough that Madison Metro stopped bus service at 6 this evening, and won't restart until sometime tomorrow. But seriously, "If you leave the safety of indoors...You are putting your life at risk". Chill a bit, dudes. We've had a couple of multi-car pile-ups this month to remind people (after a few very mild winters) that winter in Wisconsin is an unpleasant business. It gets cold, and snow falls, and you up the risk factor significantly when you get in a car.
Thaaang has a rather detailed report about biking in last night's snow:
the streets were nothing but thick mashed potatoes, which is really hazardous to bike in, so I ended up having to push the thing all the way home. It was like pushing a plow through slippery mud without the aid of a horse. Really, really shitty. I got home and my stomach was all funny-feeling, and I thought I'd injured myself or something. And then I thought, "Oh, that's not bad pain. I was just engaging in what is known as exercise. The really crap-ass, no-fun 30-minute ab workout! I should copyright it.
Punkin, a dog blogging from somewhere in southeastern Wisconsin writes of the "Giant fluffy marshmallow playland": "Just when I thought winter might be over, it returns with a vengeance. We had lovely days with temperatures higher than 40 degrees this past week. Last night we got about 5 inches of snow, and tonight we're suppose to get 7 to 14 more!"
Atomicfork writes after returning home from the Sunspot CD release party at Madison Avenue last night:
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve never really considered winter storms to be anything but cool, since usually they were associated with getting school canceled. UW rarely cancels classes and besides, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the weekend, so the fact weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re about to get another 7-14 inches into tomorrow night just seems neat. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m glad I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t drive, it lets me ignore the fact no one is going to be able to go anywhere tomorrow. I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t actually remember the last time we had a Blizzard Warning (we had a good snowstorm a few years back and some relatives got stuck at our place, but I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know if it was an official warning).
Katy Pie has a picture of a snowed in Geek Squad bug.
Hoses 'n' Stuff is tracking the progress of the storm to see if we break any records in inches here in Madison, "i believe ~21" is the most madison has ever seen in a snowstorm (and like this one, it was spread over a few days). i'll check back on that, but obviously you'll be hearing about it if we break it."
Syberw reports that the Wild Welsh Weekend was cancelled in Madison this weekend.