Take 5 (below): What’s Your Blizzard of Oz Story?

“That was the most over rated weather event in the last 20 years. I HATE the news for working us all up into a frenzy. The media wanted this storm to be so bad. I can tell you there have been much worse storms.”
Bob Fescoe, Wednesday morning on Twitter
“Blizzard conditions. I-70 shut down to StL/1st time since it was built in 58. KCI shut down. No buses. KCMO St of Emergency…and it’s overrated?”
Kris Ketz, responding to Fescoe’s tweet, Twitter
GH: I thought the weather people got this one spot-on right – and they did it three days in advance! When over half the country is crippled by a winter storm, I think it is difficult to consider any part of it overrated. But maybe your experience with The Blizzard of Oz is similar to Fescoe’s. Or more like mine where I was stranded in an Overland Park hotel Tuesday night with my truck snowbound in our office parking lot. I took the photo (above) near College Blvd. & Cedar in OP, just as the postman was making his daily pick up Tuesday at 3:30 PM. This dude definitely follows the USPS unofficial creed; “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."
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13 Responses to Take 5 (below): What’s Your Blizzard of Oz Story?

  1. Ptolemy says:

    Telecommute
    Snow story…I telecommute, so I have actually been more productive that usual, because I don’t have to deal with human social interaction issues. I don’t have to deal with employees complaining about the temperature in the office. I don’t have to stop work to listen to their inane stories about their dogs. I don’t have to find them a new keyboard because their old one is caked with food due to their eating while they check-in with their friends on Facebook.

    And I got to break-up my cerebral workload with a 2-hour snow shoveling workout!

    All is good. This is the most snow I can recall getting hear in nearly 50 years, but Minnesotans deal with this all the time, so no big deal.

  2. Harley says:

    IT SNOWED…WOW…IMAGINE THAT…
    iTS FEBRUARY IN KC…AND IMAGINE THAT….IT SNOWED…
    Okay …it snowed 14 inches….okay…..it will eventually melt….it will eventually
    warm up like this weekend…
    the weather prdictors were right..lezak should be fired for his overalll
    weather predictions……..
    The snow will be gone in about 2 weeks….it will get into the 80’s in
    may/june/july/august…it will be hot…and humid…
    we’ll all be outside in a month or 6 weeks…. as it warms up
    We don’t control the weather…is everyone so pent up with anxiety that
    a snow storm send them off into a panic.
    Get out and shovel that driveway…and the walk to the house……..
    this is what happens in kc in the winter….snow and cold.
    get used to it….its going to do this for the next 100 years…
    unless al gore is right and we’re headed for really really extreme winters…
    take care…drive safe….

  3. Ptolemy says:

    Telecommute
    Snow story…I telecommute, so I have actually been more productive that usual, because I don’t have to deal with human social interaction issues. I don’t have to deal with employees complaining about the temperature in the office. I don’t have to stop work to listen to their inane stories about their dogs. I don’t have to find them a new keyboard because their old one is caked with food due to their eating while they check-in with their friends on Facebook.

    And I got to break-up my cerebral workload with a 2-hour snow shoveling workout!

    All is good. This is the most snow I can recall getting hear in nearly 50 years, but Minnesotans deal with this all the time, so no big deal.

  4. Images says:

    Hi
    I got stuck driving 2 times during my short drive home. Both times somebody with a snow shovel came to my rescue. I’m not sure I would’ve made it home without these two people. Thank you!

  5. Cliffy says:

    We’re so accustomed to the news media blowing things out …
    … of proportion that we just expect it. Fescoe jumped the gun, which isn’t surprising given his apparent mental capacity. The newsies did OK this time because the severity of the storm warranted the coverage. This was a BAD one. Yes, Minnesotans might be used to this type of thing but we are not so it is/was a big deal.

    Out here east of the city we got over a foot. I can vaguely recall a snowstorm in 1977 that might have compared to this one but they didn’t close I-70. This was kind of fun … but I’m ready for spring.

  6. Chet says:

    Fescoe proves it again…
    He’s nothing more than a moron and I can’t see his contract being renewed. This storm was bad, and multiplied by the fact that is happened during the day. My company called in the first Snow Day in it’s history, but only for the afternoon. I got stuck trying to get out of the parking lot (Big Thanks to the help from a stranger), then had to sit through 10 cycles of the light on 87th trying to get enough traction to hit the 35 exit ramp. I was nearly home before getting stopped dead in my tracks 60 feet from my house. 15″ of snow on the street, and I wasn’t going anywhere. If not for the help of a neighbor with a 4×4 truck and a tow roap, I’d still be there.

    This one was a doozy, and probably the worst I’ve seen in my 35 years. I’ve seen more snow, but not more snow matched with the high winds.

  7. Johnny Utah says:

    Fescoe
    did we really need this storm to tell us that Fescoe is an idiot?

  8. Brian says:

    The guy is a dipshit. Seriously. At one point yesterday the snow was coming down at a rate where I could not see the house behind me. Coupled with the wind and a clap of thunder it was one storm for the record books.

  9. Lee says:

    Where are the trucks with shovelers?
    I have not seen one person offering to shovel driveways for money on my block in this storm or the last one. I would think in this rotten economy that there would be a bunch of unemployed or under-employed adults or their teenage sons out making some cash. I live in Prairie Village.

  10. Jayhawk Fan says:

    Just one story
    Bill Self and The Mighty Kansas Jayhawk Basketball Team win 88-66 against Texas Tech. It is good to see our team win there.

  11. Curt says:

    Fescoe is a Douche Bag
    Seriously..who thought hiring this guy was a good idea? That person should be shown the door along with Fescoe.

  12. Merle Tagladucci says:

    Bob Fescoe is a punch line
    Whenever somebody says something stupid I say, “Don’t be such a Bob Fescoe”

  13. mike t says:

    get out and help stranded cars
    When you see someone stuck it doesn’t take much to stop your car, put the flashers on and help that 2 wheel, rear wheel drive car get unstuck from a snow bank. Ok, they probably shouldn’t have made the left turn through a snow bank, they probably shouldn’t be driving at all in this stuff but they are stuck, stop and help. When people see you stop others will follow. It’s what makes us human, it’s our nature to help.

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