Just getting up and it's still snowing - we have 16 on the ground with 6 foot drifts as 30-50mph winds blow it around. I'm off to work today too at 3pm, releacing a guy who has been there since 7am yesterday morning.
The Naval Base has restricted access during snow emergency (our term I suppose for anything over 10 inches) and I'm eccential personnel. The thing that prevents us from getting to work is always the ighway and local road access, which are usually closed to ALL BUT PLOW and EMERGENCY TRAFFIC during the first hours of the storm.
So tonight, Beemaster will be making rounds to 42 buildings, inspecting 48 boilers and doing it twice while drudging around in 12 foot snow drifts between huge (literally 800ft long hangars) laterally placed to take the 40mph winds that go in and magnify them to nearly 100mph coming out.
So, we have special rules which apply: they are called the Federal Aviation Standard of Hangar Access and Manuverability. the FASHAM is a charting system we use to judge windchill and windspeeds around and between hangars - literally you can take 10F temps and drop them to nearly -100F at the right place and conditions, instantly causing deadly conditions.
So I'll miss you all - lol and hope to post after my near death experiences today. Lucky for me I've had (and will swear in court) that I've had many Out of Body Experiences - so Near Death is supposedly very much the same, so I'm ready for anything - but... I want 14 layers of every piece of clothing ESPECIALLY my JAMMIES, cause if I'm gonna freezr to death tonight, I want to go in my Pajamas :shock:
All kidding aside, it's a mess out there. Tracey (AKA Ladybee) is the owner of an ALL WHEEL DRIVE CAR - a Suburu Outback Impreza which I will be taking to work today - I'm sure my big Mecury Grand Marquis would be useless in this snow, with it's rear wheel drive.
All you folks here in the East - becareful and drive sanely, it might be me that you bump into and I promise to respect the roads back :)