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“A Blizzard Is When IT Snows Sideways”

A long time colleague and friend sent this to me. It’s answers kids gave to a St. Louis, Missouri elementary school teacher when asked about different weather events.

A long time colleague and friend sent this to me.  It’s answers kids gave to a St.
Louis, Missouri  elementary school teacher when asked about different weather events.  This is a nice break from politics.  I think it’s from the 1989 Old Farmer’s Almanac. 

The wind is like air, only pushier.

It is so hot in some parts of the world that the inhabitants there have to live somewhere else.

Rain is saved up in cloud banks.

Humidity is the experience of looking for air and finding rain.

The main value of tornadoes is yet to be discovered.

You can listen to thunder after lightning and tell how close you came to getting hit.  If you don’t hear it, you got hit, so never mind.

Meteorologists look something like people.  (This is my favorite.)

In order to have different seasons, we had to get the earth tilted over on its axis.  But it has been worth it.

When lightning goes through them, clouds start making sounds.  So would anybody.

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dexterjibs October 10, 2012 at 05:45 AM
I agree. I grewup in Minnesota. We had snowfalls and blizzards. Blizzards and snowfalls may have had the same amount of snowfall, but the blizzard involved wind which blew across roads and "whited" out the lines on the road, thus being a safety hazard.
Kristin Gulledge October 11, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Thank You John! Unfortunately I grew up in Chicago and I remember the Blizzard of 79, so "blizzard talk" just brings me back to politics :) Search - Michael Bilandic and Jane Byrne if you are unfamiliar with this reference Thank you for letting me be a Semi-Native of your beautiful state! (twenty years so far)
Bob McCoy November 04, 2012 at 07:02 PM
"Welcome to Maine, it's a balmy five below zero." Thus started my Navy SERE (survival, evasion, resistance, escape) school training. After the first day, it snowed the rest of the week. I'm still cold from it. That's how I think of a blizzard, it wasn't sideways, but it was grey and incessant, Thank you for the post, John, I always enjoy yours. "You can listen to thunder after lightning and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don’t hear it, you got hit, so never mind."

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