Where’s the snow?

There’s no snow outside and it’s not right, not just because the holidays demand a snowy scene, but because it’s winter and it’s supposed to be snowy. And because this is the first year in the last 20 I got my snowblower prepared for the season, but that’s another issue.

The first reaction I have every day, illogical as it is, is that this is the future and we might as well get used to it; we’re just a cold North Carolina now.

But today, NASA released this animation of snow cover on the globe in the last 10 years, which suggests to me that the snow will be back. Someday.

If it’s any consolation, snow lovers, Minnesota isn’t alone. This map of snowcover in the U.S. reveals that almost nobody has any…

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Compare that to a year ago this week…

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  • Mark Snyder

    “And because this is the first year in the last 20 I got my snowblower prepared for the season, but that’s another issue.”

    Obviously, it’s all your fault, Bob. If you want snow, I suggest you go break your snowblower. :-)

  • andy

    The fact that for the first time in my life I purchased snow tires for my car is probably another reason for the complete reversal in snow-fortune from a year ago. I even predicted it, telling my friends and family that if there is no snow this winter, they have me to thank (or curse).

  • BJ

    I purchased a new snow blower (the old one broke 3 years ago) and want to use it.

  • mike

    Aren’t you just one year separated from one of the top three snowiest winters the cities has seen? Last year drove us out of the state. To Colorado. Which is now where all your snow has been this season. I guess it was part of the Cuddy and Slowey deal.