"Hang on Sloopy" Pattern

This Throwback winter is about to ramp up again this week. Tony calls upon a Buckeye favorite with today's whimsical blog.

9 PM Update

Quick moving snowfall arrives pre-dawn and fouls up AM drive to work and the school schedule. Looks like a fast and furious 1"-3" by 9 AM followed by a transition to rain. A bit more snow will fall in Interior Southern Ohio and Central WV. I will be on Virginia Street in Charleston reporting in the morn while Josh mans our snowy coverage in Huntington.

Rain in afternoon will saturate the snow, and melt some of it away. If we don't melt it all watch out because by late Tuesday night into Wednesday more snow will cause new travel headaches.

Play it safe, shovel your walk before Tuesday night because a deep freeze and more snow will ice up uncleared sidewalks as this Endless Winter of 2010!

Hang On Sloopy Pattern

They play it at every Buckeye game after the third quarter. "Hang on Sloopy" is indeed the "fun" song when you go to an OSU football game. That's when the "best damn band" in the land let's it all hang out at the Horseshoe.

Fast forward to this second week of February and the weather pattern is looking so bizarre and incredible that it could snow all the way to the Grand Strand (Rick send me some e-pixs from Myrtle) to Daytona (flurries are possible during speed week before the Great American Race) and even BERMUDA. Don't laugh, the latter last happened in the winter of 1977 which just so happened to be the coldest of the 20th century here in Appalachia.

I will leave details of the snow and cold for when I get to work later today. Let's just say that a second crippling blizzard in 4 days will be impacting the Eastern Seaboard Tuesday thru Thursday. NOW WHILE WE WILL NOT EXPERIENCE THE WORST OF THIS STORM, healthy snow accumulations and plummeting temperatures may well give our area the look and feel of the Klondike.

So school superintendents, get your calendars out and get set to do some creative scheduling as more snow days are all but assured as we indeed GET SET TO HANG ON FOR DEAR LIFE just like Sloopy hangs on in the 1960s song by the McCoys.

Check out this U-tube version of Sloopy thanks to OSU band!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubFfJ8uEzi4
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