I, for one, am some glad that’s over.
The sun is just dawning on a gorgeous Monday morning here in Digby – the sky is blue, not a hint of a breeze, the birds are singing—just a much nicer day to be out and about.
Just like the meteorologists said it would be.
I can’t help thinking every time we get a storm like this how lucky we are to have weather forecasters.
Can you imagine living back in the day when you had no idea there was such a storm barrelling down on you?
To just be living your life, perhaps out on the ocean fishing or deep in the woods working, or even just out for a drive with the family, when a storm like this hits unexpectedly?
I’m not saying I believe every word of their forecasts or put all my trust in them blindly.
They are after all making an educated guess about the future. Not easy stuff when you think about it.
They are by necessity working quickly and not able to look at every little community in particular.
I have always believed it is up to each one of us to take the information the meteorologists are sharing and come up with a more localized forecast.
What too many people do, is take the information the forecasters are sharing and then criticize the forecasters.
People complain that the forecasters, and we the media, over-hype these storms.
However when we undersell a weather event people complain there was not enough warning.
I’m glad to err on the side of caution. I think it is right to say: “This is what could happen, it could be this bad. Make your plans accordingly.”
Because my son was visiting, I wanted to fill the fridge and pantry anyway. We had everything we needed and a perfect spot to watch the storm, living on the waterfront as I do. I guess part of me does wish the storm was still raging, so he couldn’t head home…
But he is heading home and fortunately, the roads look great today.
Here’s another little shout out to the crews that keep the roads clear, the power on and the community safe.
Thanks everyone for “keeping it safe” this weekend.