Friday, November 18, 2011

Seattle Snow Buildups, Bloopers and Letdowns

Snow tends to bring out the extremists in us; kids, skiers and boarders, and my new boss from Arizona, get excited when they hear it's going to snow so they can play in it. I get extremely grouchy and go into hermit mode, and the local media outlets go crazy, providing wall to wall coverage of something we've had around here for years; winter.

If you think we go all out in the face of a snow storm though, imagine the panic that sets in when snow is predicted in Western Washington. Mayors, meter maids, and God. Apparently they all get involved when it snows in Seattle as this Seattle PI article points out, while also poking a little fun at themselves.

2 comments:

Charles Hansen said...

Well I got the snow blower gassed up and all oiled and ready to go, but looks like rain outside now.
I remember when I was in Pullman and we got an inch of snow the kids from Seattle would have their chains on.

SRTC Staff said...

Its snowing downtown right now, but it's really light at this point, so maybe it will come your way. Chains?? Really?? Classic overkill.

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