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Leon

In case you did not know, I love weather.  All weather.  My mom loves weather.  I have special weather buddies (GARY!)  My brother’s friends in high school called our mom Accu-Kate and Kate Cantore because she always wanted to tell us about the weather and talk about what might happen.  I love tracking hurricanes.  I had a ten page, hand written note from a cousin in Charleston detailing the events of hurricane Huge that I read over and over again.  I remember exactly where I was during hurricane Katrina (on my bedroom floor in Athens watching the weather channel and talking to my mom on the phone, obviously).  To this day, my parents will get in the car and drive around specifically to look at trees felled by a storm.  Twister and The Perfect Storm are excellent movies.  I count the flooding in Charleston as one of my hobbies.  Twitter is shockingly entertaining when it comes to inclement weather.  Don’t you just love the word inclement?  It gives me happy shivers.  

I have no less than six weather apps on my phone, at least if you count my tide app, which I do, and you don’t count Twitter, which i could.  My NOAA Hi-Def Doppler app is my favorite, but when it comes to free apps, Intellicast and TWC are my favorite.  I could get lost on the NOAA website for hours.  

Y’all, I am absolutely giddy about the weather right now.  This is the best weather week ever.  I’m on tour with Jim Cantore (side note – I’m going to the super bowl!).  It is DUMPING snow in the ATL, and Jim Cantore is reporting live from the Cistern.  Jim says we are going to have 2-3 inches!  I will die.  Seriously die.  Last night when twitter told me that Jim Cantore was headed to Charleston, I was frightened, since Jim generally heralds the angel of natural disaster destruction, but now I’m optimistically delusional that we might get a fun winter storm instead of a scary ice storm.  

It’s hard to imagine what this town is going to be like when it actually starts storming here.  The power lines in my neighborhood are threaded through and basically wrapped around branches.  I live on a peninsula, with three grocery stores.  We are at a dead end.  I heard the Harris Teeter manager tell someone yesterday that he was planning on spending the night at a hotel downtown.  

ANNNNDDDD it’s starting to rain! I just made Briscoe go out real fast.  I think it’s raining.  Sleeting?  Whatever it is, it’s coming down.  

Man.  I did a ton of laundry, and I’ve got everything charged.  I made soup last night. I bought a couple bags of ice on Chuck’s advice.  Lots of beer and wine.  I think I’m going to take a shower, since my hot water heater is electric.  Jim said it’s freezing rain at the airport.  It’s coming for us!  I really want one of those laser thermometers, for future gift ideas.  Yippee!  Stay safe and warm my friends!  

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