March 14, 2017
What — what is this? Is this the snow we've all been hearing was out to threaten our lives? Yes, it's nasty out there. It's blustery and cold, it's wet, there's definitely snow, but Stella's not looking as ferocious as many forecasters had projected in Philadelphia.
That's because the dividing line between snow and wintry mix moved further inward than meteorologists anticipated, making it hard to say what, exactly, has been falling from the sky.
Thankfully, Philly is home to a world-famous comedian who happens to be in the area to shoot a movie. He summed up the weather pretty well on Tuesday.
Man it's all types of shit falling from the sky. It's Hail, sleet, snow, fingernails, baby feet, peppermints....This shit is ridiculous— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) March 14, 2017
I can't go no where....I swear I was going to shovel a couple of people's pavements today but the roads are to bad for us to drive!— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) March 14, 2017
Here's a sampling of what the rest of Philly had to say about Stella, including an opportune promo for the upcoming HoagieNation festival led by Hall & Oates.
philly forecasters this morning after predicting 12" of snow but it turns out it was just rain pic.twitter.com/G38HbOzIYP— holly (@hollyollly) March 14, 2017
Philly may not have a lot of snow but there is a solid 4-5 inches of ice on my windowsill— Adrianna (@lombster) March 14, 2017
KING EURO MODEL had 17 inches as of 5am for Philly area. Our consolation prize: 5 inches of sleet and snow 😈😬 pic.twitter.com/JuCkK4Ksui— Delaware Weather Guy (@delawareguy70) March 14, 2017
Is it philly weathermen that suck. I'm looking at like 3 inches of snow. What's happened to 12-20"🤔— Nick Grindrod (@nick_grindrod) March 14, 2017
Everyone on my TL in Philly is complaining about lack of snow and I'm like pic.twitter.com/tN9XEXY4Wv— Alshon Jeffery haver (@Mikelennial) March 14, 2017
St Trails Day? There is more than one way to have good time out on the trails in Northeast Philly. I prefer a 7 mile run through deep snow. pic.twitter.com/dVsEowlzAm— Fr. Chris Landis (@fr_landis) March 14, 2017
Why do they always exagerate how much snow were gunna get???? They literally called this a blizzard for the philly area— sayyestotheJESS (@jesslaranko7) March 14, 2017
With sun peeking through clouds, I am suffering from snow (er, slush) glare now. 😎— Melted Goof™ (@MetsFanInPhilly) March 14, 2017
Hey #Philly, how do you find Will Smith in the snow?— jasoncenteno (@jasoncenteno) March 14, 2017
Look for Fresh Prints.
(Don't front, you know that one's nice)
@weatherchannel I love the Weather Channel but all stations got this "blizzard" wrong here in Philly. I really wanted more snow!— Ellen Getzik (@EGetzik) March 14, 2017
Before we blame the meteorologists, let's point out that they had their own Twitter disagreements about the impact of the storm. It's an imperfect science.
The real downside to this wintry mix business is that it will now be a much bigger pain to remove. Viva la Shovelution.