@PooltoyWolf I grew up in the mountains of northeastern PA. It got cold there in September and stayed cold until May. Accounting for spring and fall, summer was a few hours in mid July…
I could. not. wait. to get out of there and move to somewhere warm. So I moved to Boston… After that experience, I did not even look at jobs north of the Mason-Dixon line…
I miss snow, in theory. Kinda like my nostalgia for that time I had chicken pox. I will take the sweltering humidity and the occasional hurricanes over the frigid tundra any day. Though I do miss skiing
@shahnm I am quite literally the polar opposite. I HATE heat and humidity, but have to slog through it nine months out of the year. The very short winter we get in Florida is when I really ‘come alive’ and fully enjoy myself, and I’m in my element. It’s also the only time of year (besides Megaplex) that Mac gets to come out, and it’s always tragically short. Just the fact that Christmas here can be 80 degrees at midnight is depressing.
this winter? here in the boston area we’ve had more than “a dusting” but also nothing significant, IMO. mostly due to the somewhat erratic temperatures so thankfully anything that could have gotten annoying was completely melted. it’s snowing right now, actually, but we’re only supposed to get a few inches and roads look clear enough.
Dusting around Halloween, a couple of inches just before Thanksgiving, and 5+ inches on Sunday. NE Kansas. Here it’s not unusual to get a couple of big snowstorms per year, but we are definitely ahead of “normal” for snowfall.
Albuquerque, NM: We got an 8" snowfall here on Thanksgiving eve! It was mostly gone the day after Thanksgiving. This morning the temp was 16 F. The mountains of North New Mexico around Cloudcroft, Angelfire, and Taos are getting good snow and we’re looking at another great ski season!
MI near Detroit, that storm that came through around Thanksgiving wrecked the place. No salt trucks out, it being too early in the year, just tons of snow and rough ice. Almost spun out driving a mere 30 on a straight road. (Countersteering is fun!)
Then it all melted. Been getting some light snow that hasn’t been sticking around.