They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me

Come Out Here...

says Mrs. Dr. Phil, "And take a picture of the kitchen window."

So I did.

Just a few days ago there was no snow. Tonight, as the winter storm -- an Alberta Clipper -- builds there is about a foot and a half drift on the back porch.

And the window? It was just the other day that Mrs. Dr. Phil finally pulled the screen, that let the snow make this neat pattern on the glass.

Decided to go with straight lighting, but amped the sensor up to ISO 1600. Had to mask one hot pixel that was really annoying in the dark section. (Click on photo for larger.)
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By 8pm the West Michigan closings had included Allendale Public and Christian, Coopersville, Grand Haven, Holland around us. K-zoo and south, well Kalamazoo Public hadn't yet declared, but closed the last two days due to ice. KVCC -- Kalamazoo Valley Community College -- has closed for Friday. I-94 has been a horror show the past two days and they are so exposed out there. Vicksburg and other communities south of K-zoo pulled the plug already.

Larc on Facebook noted that the Detroit closings had gone from 11 to 9. How do you unclose? (grin) A comment suggested that the stations assume closed if you're closed today, so they do have to call in. That makes sense. Call to close, call to reopen. Less confusion there.

Speaking of ConFusion, the long range forecasts for Allendale and Detroit show sunny and mostly sunny all next week. Don't have the forecast for Sunday the 18th, and in Michigan it's hard to trust the tail end of long range forecasts -- or hell ANY Michigan forecasts (grin) -- but right now the drive east should be sun and temps around 30°F. I can deal with that.

Dr. Phil
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