Oh for Pete’s sake! It snows in winter!

Stop the presses! Snow is coming!

I know! What a shock. It snows in winter. Who knew?

Every time New York City is expected to get some snow, they treat it like a big, white Armageddon.

Have you noticed that?

It’s winter. It snows in winter.

As someone who lives in one of the snowiest cities in America, I find this all manner of hilarious.

I remember six or seven years ago we got slammed with lake effect snow on April 17th.

It happens.

Snow happens.

Now here in Syracuse, they’re forecasting about 4-6” of snow tomorrow.

All things considered, that’s nothing.

Back in November we got about 24” in less than 24 hours.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I hate snow. I get sick of it about five minutes after saying, “Oh, look! The first snow of the season!”

But this winter has been surprisingly mild. Other than the hammering we got back in mid-November, we really haven’t had that much snow.

But New York City is about to get up to 18” and the world is coming to an end.

The New York Post describes this possible 18” snowfall like this:

Get out now while you still have the chance!
 
A blizzard warning has been issued for New York City and much of the tri-state area beginning at midnight Tuesday as Winter Storm Stella threatens to dump as much as 18 inches of snow.

Ahhh. Isn’t that cute?

They even named the stupid snowstorm.

If I had to name every snowstorm that hit Syracuse, I’d run out of names by January first.

“I encourage all New Yorkers in affected regions to plan ahead and avoid any unnecessary travel as the storm progresses,” Cuomo said in a statement, adding that commuters should expect road closures, delays and cancellations.

Thank you, Governor States-the-Obvious.

Is he presidential material or what?

Now, if this were happening in Georgia or Florida, I could understand the near-hysterical reporting about a snowstorm.

But in New York, it snows in winter.

For Pete’s sake, this isn’t some freak occurrence, you know.

Though given how ineptly Bill De Blasio handled the last “storm of the century” (and the one before that), I guess I understand the panic among city residents.

But chill out, peeps.

The beautiful thing about snow?

It melts.

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5 thoughts on “Oh for Pete’s sake! It snows in winter!

  • March 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm
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    When did they start naming snow storms? It’s positively weird.

    • March 13, 2017 at 3:33 pm
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      Climate change, donchaknow….it a “super storm”…as if it never snowed in NY in March before.
      Wait, (according to climatologists at East Anglia U) children in New York should have already forgotten what snow looks like.

  • March 13, 2017 at 4:41 pm
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    Oh but this is NYC – the center f the universe so we must commiserate with the inhabitants

  • March 14, 2017 at 5:13 pm
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    When did the Weather Channel become Chicken Little? I’ll tell you: When they were bought by NBC. Right on, Dianny!

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