I’m On Hold

Weather is a traveler’s enemy. And, when you forecast the weather for a living, you can sometimes see the enemy vividly, even from a distance. That’s the case today, looking at tomorrow.

I’m writing while on hold with Southwest trying to change our tickets.

Here’s the official Weather Service forecast. I normally don’t use the Weather Service, but this is ‘informational purposes only.’ There’s not much they’re saying I don’t agree with.

Tuesday: Periods of snow and sleet. High around 31. Blustery, with a north wind between 20 and 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

Tuesday Night: Periods of snow possibly mixed with sleet, mainly before 9pm. Low near 26. Blustery, with a north wind between 17 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Our cruise leaves Wednesday. Our reservations to Los Angeles are for tomorrow. Miss the flight, miss the cruise.

It’s likely our plane will be canceled or delayed (and we have to make the last connection of the night in Baltimore). All the flights for Wednesday are already booked solid!

I have just convinced Southwest to let us leave today… sort of. We’ll spend the night in Baltimore and spend tomorrow night in Los Angeles before boarding our ship.

Can’t stay. Must pack – quickly. Will explain later.

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