The East Coast was preparing to be hit by yet another major blizzard that nobody was really excited about, because for the previous two years, they had gotten completely hammered.
For whatever reason, the snow keeps getting dumped on them.
We’d suggest moving south, but that might be hard for an entire region to do.
The crazy weather reminded everyone of what happened the year before, so one clever meteorologist came to the rescue with some vital information.
Wine and snow
He decided to supply East Coast residents with a guide to how much wine they would need to make it through the coming blizzard.
As seen on the Newscast Studio, WPVI’s own Chris Sowers tweeted an image, which ended up being a clever Photoshop edit. The image, while not used on the air, went viral anyhow, even if Chris wanted people to know he wasn’t so audacious as to broadcast his humorous Photoshop job on the news.
Chris did say that he did not expect his diagram, which he made as a joke to lighten the air around the coming snow, to go viral like it did. He was, however, happy to see that some people still had a sense of humor and enjoyed his making light of otherwise not-so-pleasant weather conditions.
Here’s what the original (not photoshopped) image looked like:
A very necessary chart
Chris’ graphed showed that people in Allentown and the Pocono Mountain area, as well as those further north, would need about twenty-five bottles of wine just to get through the amount of snow that was predicted to be heading their way.
He calculated that the amount should be just enough to consume before going out to shovel, in between shoveling, and while procrastinating about going back out to shovel.
People in the Lancaster, Philadelphia, Trenton, and Wilmington areas would not be getting quite as much snow, so Chris felt that about fifteen bottles would be sufficient to deal with the white, fluffy stuff.
Those in the Lakehurst area would only need about seven bottles for the snow storm, while residents of Dover, Millville and Atlantic City would only need three bottles. People down in Wildwood would only need one bottle, since they wouldn’t receive nearly as much snow as their northern friends.
While his graph was a joke, the coming snow was definitely not. Many people absolutely hate the snow and all the work that comes with it, including shoveling and being stuck inside their house, so Chris decided to make light of a not-so-light situation.
Winter weather is enough to make travel difficult, if not impossible, and roads dangerous. If you do not need to drive anywhere during a snow storm, it’s advisable to stay home where you can be safe, warm, and in easy reach of those bottles of wine. If you do have to go out on the roads for whatever reason, be sure to drive slowly and with caution, because other people may not be as cautious as you are.
Now that you know how much wine you will need to weather any storm, you should probably head out and pick it up. You might as well get a few extra bottles for good measure while you’re at it. Wine (or alcohol-free wine if that is more your thing) is always good, and with the amount of snow that the East Coast gets, it will be flying off the shelves thanks to Chris and his diagram. There is nothing wrong with being prepared!
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Source: Country Living