Drudge is going crazy with the weather stories today, taking a cue from the mainstreamers, who are all talking about "Hercules". By the way, who started naming winter storms and what's the criteria for getting a name anyway?
It's winter and it's cold outside today in Memphis. No newsflash. But the local news is highlighting an even colder "Arctic Blast" heading in over the weekend, which could be trouble. Presuming this name thing works alphabetically as with hurricanes, what will they name this one? How about "Imhotep". Or would that be offensive to the Egyptians?
Whatever the case it could be a doozy, not so much for snow but temperatures; Memphis is expected to remain in the teens on Monday according to the NWS..
We barely drop down into the teens during a normal winter, much less have a high in the teens. The south isn't built for such temperatures; pipes and people tend to freeze. So it's prudent for residents to take it seriously.
Actually, it's been a cold year here overall-- 2013 was probably below average. None of which signals an end to global warming, or climate change, or Tea Party induced planetary death, or whatever the official liberal name is now. But it sure would be funny if Al Gore were coming to town next week for a global warming conference, assuming he wasn't on that expedition ship trapped in the summer Antarctic ice.