snow rant

Every winter I get in trouble with my Southern friends because I complain that the snow we get isn’t really snow. I’ve tried hard this year to restrain myself.

This last week we got the Big Blizzard of 2010 – an “arctic blast” as termed by the trusty meteorologists down at Channel 4. Stores ran out of milk and bread, school was called off for three days. My doctor’s office even shut down and canceled my appointment.

Snow removal trucks were sent out far and wide to protect us from deadly black ice, which comes in the middle of the night to steal away small children and pets.

Here’s a view down our hill after the big storm.  PS: All that white stuff is road salt to protect us from the 4 inches of snow that never did come.

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    • Rau
    • January 14th, 2010

    isnt that the worst 🙂 same thing happens here! even worse is that they call off all those things but when the snow doesnt come, we all still go to work and they now have beautiful days to enjoy not working!! those cheaters…

    • PK
    • March 21st, 2010

    Just a comment from a “Southern friend”. I haven’t read far enough into your blog to see how long you’ve lived in Nashvegas, but I lived there for almost 10 years. I didn’t like the winters, so I moved to Phoenix. 😛
    Really though, one thing “Northerners” don’t understand is that southern states don’t invest money into the plows, etc. needed to keep our streets safe during a snow storm. The reason? They’re too infrequent. One other thing that Nashvegas would be more likely to have than their northern neighbors is ice storms and melted/refrozen snow. The weather is too tepid to have snow on top of snow (most years). Can you imagine investing in the amount of snowplows, salting/sand trucks, etc. it would take to keep the city running smoothly and then have them sit idle for 5 years? My son only had one snow day in the 9 years we lived there.
    Now I have to put up with crazy drivers and empty grocery shelves every time it rains!

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