from the Tuvalu Weather Department


* HAZARDS... HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS... WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES.
* ACCUMULATIONS... 11 TO 16 INCHES... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN HEAVIER SNOW BANDS WHOSE EXACT LOCATION IS STILL TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE. SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO RAIN AND SLEET AT THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT ... BUT ONLY AFTER SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS HAVE ALREADY TAKEN PLACE.
* IMPACTS... EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DEVELOPING DUE TO SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... AND STRONG WINDS CAUSING CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BE NEAR ZERO AT TIMES... WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS MAY ALSO DOWN SOME POWER LINES... TREE LIMBS... AND CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.
* TIMING... LIGHT SNOW WILL LIKELY BEGIN DURING SUNDAY MORNING... THEN BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES FROM LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO MUCH OF SUNDAY NIGHT. LIGHT SNOWS WILL LIKELY LINGER INTO MONDAY MORNING AND POSSIBLY INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON.
* WINDS... .DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM SUNDAY NIGHT... NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 55 MPH.
A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS... MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED... STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.


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We were at the beach at 6pm teaching Felix and Jasper to catch waves with their new surf mats.

For months I've been oh-so-slightly moribund about being in a hot climate for Christmas.

But last night, on the beach, with my children totally exhilarated, families and couples or groups of friends walking along the waters edge and seeing a game of beach cricket unfold, well, I realised how truly wonderful a summer Christmas can be.

Still want a white one though.
Crazy Mom Tats! said…
We have snow here in Hotlanta - the first Christmas with any measurable snow since 1886.

Stay warm!
Badger said…
Well, THAT certainly sounds exciting! If you're all stocked up on vodka and toilet paper and don't have to be anywhere, that is.

It was in the 30s all day here. CRAZY!
Does that mean I can't leave for the Cape???????
Suzanne said…
Glad you got all your traveling done today! Keep warm and safe!
Paola said…
The perfect reason to stay home and do exactly WHATEVAH you want (if you got what Badge calls first aid!).
Enjoy the warmth of your cozy home.

...says I with snow up to my knees ...
Hilary said…
So, am I really in denial that when I read this, and watch the weather channel and see there is 100% chance, I still think it will miss us?
Poppy Buxom said…
Yow, I thought we had a lot of snow dumped on us! This is the whitest Christmas I can remember. It looks like Home Alone around here. (Which is appropriate, since we drove past Kevin's house on our way to church Christmas Eve.)
Stay safe, stay warm. Eat and drink well.
RW said…
yep.
I'd be staying inside.
Anonymous said…
Holy crap. I was complaining because it was raining here. I should count my blessings.

jbhat
Ah, the weather outside IS frightful for you.

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