Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit
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Manhattan, Kansas is WIN!

We got snow before Oulu, Finland!
We got snow before Oulu, Finland!
We-- hey, wait a minute!

Man, was it windy today.

I walked through the snow to get to my meetings in Durland and Nichols, coming back from Throckmorton... uphill, backwards, on my knees....

"Back in my day..."

Oh, but I learned a new definition. A blizzard, says our state climatologist Mary Knapp, who happens to be a co-PI on our ecological genomics project, is a snowfall consisting of wind speeds of up to 40mph, with snow dense enough to limit visibility to less than one mile for at least 2-3 hours. The same conditions without precipitation (where gusts drive powdered snow from the ground into the air) are called a ground blizzard. The 40mph is one of several standards, according to Wikipedia's entry on blizzard.

I wrote this before, but LJ seems to have eaten it, and I don't think I saved over it, but anyway, here it is again!
Happy 18th birthday, spaced_oddity!

Being old enough to drink means you're also old enough to slay orcs, dragons, balrogs, trolls, and other assorted eViol! Go forth and kick ass!


Nanowrimo midterm report

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meterZokutou word meter
12,014 / 50,000
(50,200 +) (24.0%)


Not as far in as I'd like to be, and only half of the current quota, but I hope to get caught up this week. I was at 5,000 at this time last year, so I'm not terribly worried.


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Banazir
Tags: snow, weather, winter
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