Big winter storm?

I’m reading blogs from Seattle that are discussing the big winter storm that they had recently. Some people posted links to photo sites, so I took a look. What did I see here and here? I see maybe two inches of snow on the ground.

I’m sorry, but two inches of snow in Ohio would not constitute a snow day in Akron, Ohio. The salt trucks and the plows would have been sitting on the side of the highway for hours before the snow even started falling.

When I see stories like this, I remember one particular day when I was at the University of Michigan. I played in the basketball band. The night before a Saturday home game, an ice storm passed through Michigan. A literal sheet of ice covered everything. This was the kind of ice storm that breaks off huge tree branches due to the weight of the ice.

I had to walk about a mile from my room to get to the arena. I think I slipped and fell on the ice a half dozen times. By the time the game started, Crisler arena was nearly full. Even with the ice storm, the fans showed up for the game.

It’s all relative, I guess. This may be the most snow Seattle has seen in many years. To me, it’s an occurrence we’ll have several more times this winter.

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