I went to bed around 2am last night.
I tried to shut my computer down no less than three times before midnight. I finally admitted defeat and spent a few more hours cruising around meteorologist forums getting my fix of storm tracks, snow total predictions and snarky weather geek banter.
Weather forums, especially those populated by meteorologists, are better than soap operas right before a snow storm. They curse their luck about being in the screw zone (read: rain), argue over inches and bash each other for wishcasting.
Wishcasting is the act of upping snow totals in the area you live despite radars, models and conditions. The worst thing you can do is wishcast. If you're in rainy NYC and Philly is getting 2 feet of snow, you choke back your anger and congratulate the Philadelphians. What you don't do, is state (on the forums, that is), that snow is headed to NYC, despite it being 40 degrees.
The above reveals that I am somewhat of a weather geek myself. I have special graph paper to track hurricanes (oh yes!) and sneaked in a few meteorology classes in college despite being terrified of the math.
But regardless of the tracking, obsessing and radar reading, today I am just enjoying the white, the quiet and fact that the bigger storm has not yet reached us. Anticipation!
PS. For all other weather geeks, here is where I'll be today: Eastern Weather Forums.