It’s only February, early February at that and I’m already sick of this winter. We’ve had enough snow to last a lifetime around here. It snowed last Saturday. I thought we would only get a dusting or maybe an inch of snow. But it kept snowing and snowing and snowing all day long. So of course I had to clean the snow off my car on Sunday morning and do a little shoveling. At least it was easier to clean the snow off my car and shovel this time than it was with the snow we had the weekend before Christmas 2009.
Well last night we got more snow. Wasn’t as bad as last Saturday but I still had to clean the snow off my car again before going to work. And I still got to work on time. Imagine that, lol 🙂
And you know what? We’re supposed to get a major snowstorm Friday night and Saturday. Oh what fun. Snowbound again. I don’t know how much snow they’re talking about when they say major storm. But I’m not looking forward to it. More snow to clean off my car and probably more shoveling. Oh happy day 😦
The Washington Post has an article today on how folks in the D.C. area are getting sick of all this snow.
By Annie Gowen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, February 3, 2010; B01
February — there is so little to recommend it.
Endless gray skies, gray faces, and gray snowdrifts that never seem to melt entirely. The month has barely started and here it comes — unwelcome to much of the wind-chapped and crabby populace — snow on Tuesday and Wednesday and again this weekend.
Will it ever end?
“I’ve had enough snow to last me a lifetime,” said Keisha Mims, 28, a lawyer from Southeast Washington, slogging home during a recent rush hour. She’s dreaming of her vacation in April to an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica. Until then, she said, “I’m going to sit in the house and eat myself into a coma.”
Lower temperatures than normal and higher-than-average snowfall — including an unusual December snowstorm that dumped 16 inches on the region — have combined to make this winter more severe than most, weather experts said. They expected three to seven inches for Tuesday and Wednesday’s snowfall and even more this weekend, a bane to local jurisdictions where snow removal funds are rapidly being depleted.
Even though past Februarys felt dreary, the past six winters have been relatively mild, with below-average snowfall totals, said Bryan Jackson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling. In the past three years, the tally at Reagan National Airport has been less than 10 inches a year, far below the average of about 15 inches. This year, the total is 24 inches — and counting.
That’s why this year’s unrelenting snow and cold seems to some like, well, an affront.
I especially love the part about sitting in the house and eating yourself into a coma. I try not to do that when I’m stuck in the house during snowstorms but that refrigerator gets awfully damn tempting when you have cabin fever.