Reflections on a storm called Orlena

Snow Scoop Shovel In Deep Snow Clearing Driveway During Bad Winter Weather Newtownabbey Uk Photograph by Joe Fox


This morning I woke at the crack of dawn

Expecting ten inches of snow in Oak Lawn.

I found an arena

Of snow from Orlena

That gladiators shovel and hope she is gone.


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  • It'll thaw in about a month.

  • Wonderful post, AW! How much snow did you get? An arena is right! Be careful shoveling, my friend.

  • I'm glad to know it has a legal name -- rather more polite than what I've been calling it.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Unlike the hurricane center, I don't think The Weather Channel has any official status.

  • In reply to jack:

    That's right, Jack. The Weather Channel does make a list of winter storm names, but they are not official. National Weather Service does not use them.

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