Buried by Snow Coverage

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Photo: National Weather Service

A large winter storm has blanketed much of the nation with snow.

I love watching TV snow coverage.  At our house we play count-the-cliche’s: “It’s a commuter’s worst nightmare!”  COUNT IT!

The big prize goes for the compound cliche sentence:

“Central Ohio is digging out after old man winter teamed up with mother nature to bury us with 3 inches of the white stuff!”

No doubt this storm is very newsworthy. It covers much of the country and it’s causing a lot of problems, but it’s still fun to monitor the hype.

A quick search found the following monikers for the storm:

  • MASSIVE
  • HUGE
  • MONSTER
  • ENORMOUS
  • DANGEROUS
  • MAJOR
  • POWERFUL
  • NASTY
  • Severe winter weather (Boooorrrrriiinnnnggg….)
  • WINTER STORM OF THE CENTURY (That’s more like it.)
  • LIFE THREATENING
  • WINTER’S FURY
  • SNOWPOCALYPSE
  • THUNDERSNOW!
  • DOUBLE SNOW STORM (Someone’s counting low pressure systems.)
  • ELLA (WFSB-TV in Hartford names its storms)

The verbs are just as good:

  • BLASTS
  • THREATENS
  • SOCKS
  • GROUNDS
  • PACKS
  • BEARS DOWN (I thought the Packers did that?)
  • IMPACTS (Impact is not a verb.)
  • BURYS
  • PUMMEL
  • HITS

It’s a good thing there is a revolution in Egypt to give us a break from the coverage.

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