Feb 10, 2009

I was out early making snow angels. The likelihood of a particular weather event actually occurring is inversely proportional (Ka = pH α 1/ Ka) to the level of hysteria among the television weather people--Merle Wayne Sneed's First Law of Weather Prediction. There was snow in a lot of places in Southern Arizona overnight, just not any to speak of in Hooterville. Snow is not uncommon in the Southern part of our state because despite what you would think, most of the area is over 3000 feet in elevation. Most people don't think of the desert Southwest as a high locale, but it is. Arizona is more mountainous in terrain than flat. Most people wouldn't guess that that Tombstone, AZ is located at 4540 feet above sea level or that Bisbee, AZ, the famous mining town, is higher in elevation than Denver, the Mile High City. In the Northern part of the state, Flagstaff on the old Route 66, now I-40, is over 7000 feet. It is only the Central and Western parts of Arizona that are low desert. Phoenix is about 1000 feet in elevation and when you go to the Western part of the state, Yuma is near sea level. I guess I have to put away my sled and go to work today. I just called and the hardware store is going to be open. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

15 comments:

Adrianne said...

Laughing hysterically as I type this! Thank you -- I needed that. And your law of weather predicition is spot-on.

Megan said...

I love this blog.

Reya Mellicker said...

Nice conceptual snow angel. You are SO funny!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

your first law of weather prediction is absolutely spot on! with a 70 per cent chance of being accurate

great snow angel

I just looked out my window and saw someone in a tank top walk by!!! enjoy it while you can sweetheart by thursday it will be back to winter here and maybe summer in hooterville.

Karen said...

Careful there, Merle. Wouldn't want to get road rash while making your snow angel...

Kurt said...

If that's really you on the ground, then kudos!

sleeping dragon said...

Wow! Snow angels, without snow look just like a traffic accident :)

e said...

wonderful snow angel--you had me falling off my seat with laughter!

Avid Reader said...

That doesn't look like you on the ground--

Merle Sneed said...

Well, it is.

e said...

You know, I had a strange dream and your photo here was in it...Woke up in a great mood!

Coffee Messiah said...

Ouch ; )

Squirrel said...

glad you enjoyed your imaginary snow.

Squirrel said...

going to be nearly 60 degrees in Nyack today--winter had better return within a day or two.

bella rum said...

I didn't have a clue. I always learn something when I visit this place.

Did anyone have to help you up?