You may have heard that Seattle got a bit of snow in mid-January. As forecasts and news reports were made, we started getting calls from our relatives on the east coast wondering how we were surviving the snow storm.
For Seattle, it was a lot of snow – about 4-6 inches. For me, as an east coast native, it did not seem like a lot.
I remember, as a child in the early 80’s, seeing lots of snow in the winter and even walking to school in it. Heck, I was living in Boston for the 1997 April Fool’s Day Blizzard – now that was what I call snow!
I don’t want to poke too much fun at the Seattle snowstorm, because 1) then I wouldn’t be writing this post, and 2) there were people who lost power – some up to a week – during the storm. The issue is that, since these storms are not typical weather out here, the City of Seattle is not equipped to deal with the (more…)