Archive for February, 2010

We’re #6?

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

As winter continues to dump on the east coast, Dreamtown has dropped down the list of snowiest cities for the season. The linked list (obscure reference for all you programmers) is updated daily, but as of 11 February, it looks like this:

  1. Baltimore: 79.9
  2. Syracuse: 75.9
  3. Erie: 71.7
  4. Philadelphia: 71.6
  5. Rochester: 63.9
  6. Buffalo: 63.1
  7. Fort Collins: 59.0
  8. Pittsburgh: 57.8
  9. Grand Rapids: 57.4
  10. Washington: 55.9

We’ll no doubt move up the list, barring more wacky storms on the coast. But for us, this has been a pretty ho-hum winter. No huge storms, not a whole lot of snow on the ground even now. It’s been pretty cold, though, but that can be a good thing. The snow they’re getting on the coast is wet and heavy which is really annoying. And they have ice problems as the temperature keeps flirting with freezing.

Yes, we get snow in the winter. Not as much as you’d think from the national news network, but more than most places. And when we get it, we push it out of the way and go about our business. Just what you’d expect from Dreamtown USA.

One final note: I guess it’s good that the TV news is consistent in portraying the snowiness of an area by setting their reporters up next to plowed piles of snow just like they do whenever they visit here in the winter. But do they know that’s a dictionary definition of lying? Keep it real, people!

Big Snowstorm … where??

Friday, February 5th, 2010

There’s a huge storm moving across the country, expected to dump up to two feet of snow in places like Washington D.C. In Dreamtown? Not so much. Maybe some light flurries.

This is the second big storm to hit the east coast this winter. Neither hit Dreamtown. Yet I’ve been stuck in New York City for both. Go figure.

So the next time someone you know associates snow with Buffalo, tell them they must be thinking of Philadelphia or other east coast cities. You know, the places that can’t handle the snow. Heh.