As I type this, it’s snowing out quite hard. Again, the weather people seem to have gotten it right: they’ve correctly predicted that it would snow copiously starting this evening, then by mid-morning tomorrow, they are antipating that the temperature will rise and it will turn to rain and all will be well and normal here on the Wet Coast.
So we Vancouverites can’t say we didn’t know. We have time to prepare. It looks like the morning rush tomorrow just might be terrible, so we can all plan ahead. We’ll need to allow for extra time for our commute to work tomorrow, or we’ll need to make alternate arrangements like taking the bus or having a colleague with a 4 x 4 pick us up and drive us in.
After my last experience with snow, where I couldn’t get out of my unploughed, hilly driveway to even get to work, I am now as prepared as I can possibly be. My snow tires are on my car, I’ve salted in front of my garage so I’ll be able to get a better grip when backing out, I hope. My winter boots and ski gloves are ready and waiting.
I’ve also booked the day off tomorrow.
(I have a doctor’s appointment. Really!)