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April 11, 2008

Sound advice from the west

As of 8:45 a.m., this is the Fox Cities forecast from the National Weather Service:
Tonight: Occasional rain before 8pm, then periods of rain and snow, possibly mixed with sleet between 8pm and 1am, then occasional snow after 1am. Low around 32. South southeast wind 6 to 15 mph becoming north. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow and sleet accumulation of around 2 inches.

Saturday: Occasional snow showers, mainly before 1pm. High near 36. Northeast wind between 16 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around 1 inch.
With that in mind, read the following from James Lileks, who posts in the Twin Cities (no, not Neenah and Menasha), where they got more than our forecasted up to three inches:
It’s like anti-April out there. Horrible extra-stupid anti-April. Oh, we could go all poetic and talk about Winter’s Last Futile Blows and the Mean Fist of a Defeated Giant, but for heaven’s sake, we’ve suffered enough.

Just remember that we’re three weeks away from leafy trees and bounteous flowers. Don't despair. When you get in the car this morning and turn on the ignition, open the garage door. This will pass.

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