Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Run, Don't Walk

Ice, sleet, freezing rain, slush... and now talk of flooding before refreezing tonight. I'm going with "Don't Walk." Is it May yet?

New Yorkers actually have nothing to complain about, as a massive storm barreled across the midwest, dumping 20 inches in Chicago—the city's third-largest blizzard in history, closing schools for the first time in 12 years—with more on the way.

A foot of snow blanketed a 2,000-mile path through Missouri, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma and upstate New York. Here in NYC, we got an inch of icy sleet, now morphed into rain, which will refreeze tonight and continue to make this wintry February hell on earth.

More than 5,500 flights in or out of the U.S. were canceled Wednesday morning, while massic power outages are also catastrophic in pockets of the country.

But there's alleged good news afoot. On this Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil did not seen his shadow. The dorks in top hats in Punxsutawney, Pa., report that winter will thus end within six weeks, according to tradition. You betcha.