Dec 22 2009
OK, I’ll admit it. I love snow. I hate to drive in it but everything else about it is gorgeous.
I love when it’s 28oF with no wind and there are big snowflakes falling around me. Better yet, I love the day after a snowstorm when the sky clears and the sun glints on untouched snow. Bing Crosby describes my ideal in his song White Christmas. Beautiful!
But I’m conflicted. As I said, I hate – even avoid – driving in snow so I’ve been keeping track of the holiday weather forecast because I’ll be driving the Pennsylvania Turnpike to visit my husband’s family on Christmas (my husband doesn’t drive). I look at the forecast every day. Will there be snow?
The good news is that it won’t snow on Christmas Day, the bad news is it’ll rain. Cold rain. A forecast high of 41oF in Pittsburgh and 36o in Somerset which is, in my opinion, the Bad Weather Capitol of Pennsylvania and guaranteed to have the worst weather on the Turnpike.
Alas. Western Pennsylvania looks like Bing Crosby’s White Christmas right now but when Christmas Day comes I’ll just have to dream of it.
(photo by Marcy Cunkelman)