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Got Snow?

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Prediction for tomorrow is two to four inches of snow across eastern Iowa, along with powerful winds which will produce blowing and drifting snow. Bad? yes, but it's not the worst that we have had thrown at us. Not compared to last saturday when we had fourty mile per hour winds and the snow became so highly drifted along the roads that I was unable to get home and had to stay over night at my brother's house. Nor can you compare it to the day that we receieved 12 to 14 inches of snow.

Basically the weather pattern is as follows. One strong winter snow storm each week, and several light snow falls throughout that same week.

We are nearing the winter snow fall record. I believe that the record was 77 inches of snow, and we have currently reached 55 inches. Or something very similar to that. This may well be the worst winter yet. We still have two or so months yet of winter weather in which to beat that current record ... and that's 'if' April finally brings spring showers.

*sigh* think green thoughts ...
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This winter is costing me dearly when it comes to the sums on my paychecks. Due to the frequency of snow storms that we have been having I have at times been unable to make it to work, much less out of the driveway. Thankfully everyone at work understands, and realizes that our country roads can really take a toll when bad weather rolls around. However one of my supervisor's lives in town within walking distance of Hardees, and I always feel like slapping him when he refuses to let me go home early due to bad weather. He just doesn't get the fact that when the weather is bad in town then it is always twice as bad out in the country. Be it fog or snow. I have experienced both. While he lives within a block from Hardees, I live 7 miles outside of town. There is a rather big difference.

I usually do make it into work, but there are those days where there is more risk trying to get to work then it's even worth. Ah well, sometimes those 'snow days' are the only days off that I receive anyway. I am working a straight week this week ... 45 hours total. Hey, at least those five hours overtime will make up for lost hours.
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