I’ve seen it before, during extended dry periods of past winters, people can become a little jaded and skeptical of storm predictions. Whether the forecasts are incorrect or simply not calling for any big dumps, after long stretches of winter that lack significant snowfall, some just refuse to believe it’s really coming when it finally does.
So when I got an email from Christy in regards to Joel Gratz’s big forecast for the weekend, I saw an opportunity. The message read,”I don’t know, if you read between the lines, it doesn’t really sound like more than a few inches for Aspen, if we’re lucky….”
I knew it was coming, so I challenged her.
“I bet we get 3-5 inches total, through the whole weekend.” she said, after which I insisted the storm could be big. “You think we’re getting more? Well how about the loser buys Takah [sushi].”
“You’re on.” I said, smirking.
Forget about what we got by Sunday, or even Monday (pics to come), she had lost the bet with the 5:30am snow report Saturday morning.
But for verification purposes and just to rub it in here, I took my camera when we went to Highlands with Amy and Neal on Saturday. Here’s some of the evidence used to determine who won the bet.
It was an awesome Saturday and the best weekend of the season. And truth-be-told, Christy was happy to lose the bet. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I’m starting to think she may have set it up to fail so as to have an excuse to go to sushi. I might be the one who actually got hustled here.
And that’s just fine with me.