Now that the Christmas Eve cold front has passed leaving a White Christmas behind, the weather focus will shift from snow to cold. With snow on the ground, overnight low temperatures will fall to the teens Christmas morning (with an isolated snow shower left) to single digits and even below zero lows Saturday and Sunday mornings. High temperatures should stay at or below the freezing mark through the weekend. Expect the skies to clear out for Saturday, with a few clouds and isolated snow showers back on Sunday and Monday.
Yesterday I mentioned the “Triangle of Life” theory on earthquake response. Its main proponent, Doug Copp, says the drop, cover and hold on method espoused by nearly every major emergency is wrong because if a building collapses you will be crushed underneath a table with a “pancake collapse” type of building failure. Instead he recommends getting up against a wall or other solid object that could provide a triangle shaped void in the event of a collapse. It has gotten a lot of play on the internet. And while it may make some sense at first, I (along with almost every expert) would not recommend following his advice. I’ll tell you why tomorrow.