Saturday, January 4, 2014

Headline Poem 1/4/14 -- Hercules out, Ion in

(Photo credit Frank Franklin II/AP)

Today's poem is inspired by the departing winter storm 'Hercules,' and the incoming storm 'Ion.' I'm watching the weather channel, and although I am amazed, it is hard to relate. I've been in snow, in cold temperatures, but I've never shoveled my car out of it, and I've never been stuck inside more than a few days. Snow Days? We don't have those in Southern California. What a wimp huh?! 

Hercules out, Ion in

Arctic freeze
Frostbite lingers
Frigid, frosty, swathing air
Stay home people, stay home
Connecticut Govenor warns, "Do not put your tongue on a pole..." Har, har, har

Hercules departs, Ion begins 
Green Bay vs 49er forecast is 1 degree
1 degree!
Ion is a massive system
Negative temps looming
Snow in Denver
Slick roads
Detroit 8-12 inches
A lot to deal with

Energy with two combined forces
Wind blowing in all directions
Dangerously cold
Windchill
Frozen tundra 
Coldest in 20 years
13 dead

Second winter blast coming
Be safe, take advantage of the break
It's right around the corner...
Respond and prepare!
Holiday travelers stopped in tracks
Plans snarled
Grounded for days

Forecast at home is 72 degrees