Thursday, February 4, 2010

When Did I Move to Buffalo?

Since when did northern Virginia become Buffalo. So far we've gotten as much snow this year as in the last three years combined and it's still only the first week of February. We had the big storm in December where we got between 16 and 20 inches of snow. A season's worth for us. We got 6 inches of fluffy light snow last weekend and another 5 inches of the heavier traditional Virginia wet snow Tuesday night. Now come this weekend we are being told to expect between 16 and 24 inches of snow and near blizzard conditions. That could mean upward of 35 inches of snow in one week. That's three feet of snow people! To make matters even worse, they are predicting another storm for Monday night into Tuesday that could bring us another 12 inches of snow. Virginia is not Buffalo. We don't get lake effect snow. We're a mid-Atlantic state. We have moderate temperatures and precipitation. The closest ski areas are a good two hours drive away and they make most their snow because this region doesn't get enough natural snow. This makes no sense what so ever. At best we might get one good storm a winter season. Come tomorrow (Friday) I will do what every good Virginian does in the face of a storm - run to the grocery store and buy as much milk, bread and toilet paper as I can.

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