I can't get on Facebook, can't check my email elsewhere - is it because everybody on the East Coast is posting their snow pictures or what? Sheesh!
Buffalonians: we are all laughing at the snow troubles of everyone else...when you go to bed at night and wake up with 36" of snow and are still expected to be to work in the morning, you tend to find others complaining about 20" laughable...
that's only my kneejerk reaction though. my reaction after the fact is that is must be pretty horrible when you're not equipped to deal with it...we get enough snow that it's a well-oiled machine when we get 20-30 inches overnight but I do understand that DC doesn't really usually need to be prepared for that type of thing...
it'd be like us having an earthquake/forest fire/flood...we're not ready to deal with that type of stuff...
Most people I know are having a lot of fun. Of course the folks in Buffalo think we are idiots. But it is because we are idiots that makes a blizzard such a happening! We are having 20 inches on top of the 30 inches we had 4 days ago. There are side streets downtown that are so narrow, the snow plow can't go down them. Then the people trying to dig out have no place to put the snow. Right now, no one is allowed to drive in Baltimore. Period. We are having white outs, so we didn't even go out for our usual blizzard walk!
I'm not trying to pick on anybody. Like I said, we're all set up for it. When we get four to seven feet of snow in two to three days (happens about once a year) we know what to do with it BECAUSE it happens once a year...
I always used to laugh when I was in college (went to college in Buffalo) and the out of towners would do two things:
1 - VERY FIRST day of snow they'd be outside playing in it
2 - They'd laugh at the fact that by the end of the first semester, we hadn't gotten a lot of snow.
the first semester ends in December, we usually only get a couple of light dustings in early December...by the time the second semester rolled around and these kids went through a real winter storm, they'd change their tune pretty quick...
BUT like I always say, I'd MUCH rather deal with a few feet of snow than a few feet of rain, or an earthquake, or a hurricane...
by Jane@CM 8 years ago
Yeah us! By tomorrow a.m. we will have 7 - 10 inches of beautiful white snow with 40 mile an hour winds and -30 windchill. Brrrr. Hubby has a flight to Denver (an interview) at 9 a.m. - hope the airport stays ON TIME. Looks like Iowa, Southern Mn & Southern WI are in for...
by Brian 7 years ago
I live in Michigan, and we are currently under a blizzard warning.They just had a report of lighting storms near Chicago mixed in with the Blizzard conditions. It's not the first time I have seen lightning in a blizzard, but the amount of lightning near Chicago is said to be the most on record.I am...
by Julie Grimes 7 years ago
As many of you know I live in Columbia, MO USA and we are under a blizzard winter storm warning. It first start to rain/ice yesterday and quit sometime in the afternoon. However it started up again at 6am, which quickly then turned into snow. So its official our winter storm is...
by Jennifer B 10 months ago
How much snow do you have locally right now?
by Holle Abee 8 years ago
for the first time in two decades, it's snowing and sticking!! My grandchildren are over the moon!!
by KRC 7 years ago
Last Friday we had several inches of snow after a few really cold days (temps in the teens). I was able to easily drive to work in it. Today was a different story. We had freezing rain and ice hit just before I left to go to work. 90% of my journey to work is on the...
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