So I walk past my computer and glance at the sidebar where I have current weather conditions for home and where each of the girls are at school. I was expecting the snow icon for here, and for Duluth, but Portland? So I looked it up and this is what I found:
Forecast for Greater Portland Metro Area
Updated: 10:57 am PST on December 1, 2007
Snow Advisory in effect until 6 PM PST this afternoon...
Snow...possibly changing to rain south part of the Portland Metro area in the afternoon. New snow accumulation around an inch with 1 to 3 inches possible above 500 to 1000 feet. Highs 35 to 40. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Rain...except areas of snow north and east of downtown Portland in the evening. Breezy. Local snow accumulations 1 or 2 inches. Lows around 35. Southeast wind 15 to 25 mph.
Here at home:
Forecast for Olmsted
Updated: 11:43 am CST on December 1, 2007
Winter Storm Warning in effect until 6 am CST Sunday...
Snow early in the afternoon...changing over to sleet. May mix with freezing rain late. Brisk. Snow may be heavy at times early in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. New ice accumulation of up to one quarter of an inch. Highs in the mid 20s. Southeast winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
DTE's school city:
Winter Storm Warning in effect until 12 PM CST Sunday...
Snow. New snow accumulation of 3 to 6 inches. Highs 18 to 23. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.
Snow. Snow accumulation of 4 to 7 inches. Total snow accumulation 8 to 13 inches. Lows 15 to 20. East winds 10 to 20 mph becoming north 10 to 15 mph early in the morning.
So for the most part we all get to share the same weather. Lucky DTE gets to miss the freezing rain on top of snow. Oh, and we might just need to do something about the weather stripping on the garage door.