Who uses it: Meteorologists
What it means: A storm with heavy snow and winds of at least 35 miles an hour, and visibility of less than a quarter of a mile.
How you can use it: When the weather gets really bad.
It is not quite blizzarding here. The winds are only up to 25 miles an hour or so, but it's snowing hard, and it's cold again.
The Lechners had a dinner party last night. Grace beat me soundly at Candyland, and after dinner, we danced to They Might Be Giants. "I didn't know they made a children's record," Anna said. "But then, I think of everything They Might Be Giants do as a children's record."
It's why I like them. I have lots of work to do on this blizzardish day, and while I'm at it, I'll leave the nightlight on inside the birdhouse in my soul...