Snow Daze

Everyone gets their weather news differently, and not always from the latest, hippest source.

I found myself at the grocery store on Sunday, and although I hadn’t gone near a newspaper, television, radio or website that morning I knew snow was a probability. How, you ask? Simple: They were out of milk, low on bread, and there wasn’t an egg in sight. (What is it about snow that makes people hoard the ingredients for French toast, anyway?)

Barring a need to restock my cupboards, I usually go first to the Internet for weather. I’ve also got the Weather Channel’s app on my phone, so I can check what’s set to rain down, literally, on me from my desk or on the go.

Many people still tune into the local weather gurus on television, and another group relies on the newspaper (both print and online versions) to keep ‘em in the meteorological loop.

A personal favorite of mine, and this is beyond old school, is the Farmer’s Almanac. You can find these gems at the drugstore, usually just before Christmas, and it’s a treasure trove of arcane factoids, planting tidbits, charts by the bushel, and much more. And … they predict the weather.
I always buy the one with a hole drilled into the upper-left corner, the better to hang it from a nail by my back door. The Internet’s well and good, but if there’s snow piled up outside and the power’s out, I want to know when I can expect a thaw.

How do you find your weather info, and how many different sources do you rely on when looking for that data?