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We're about to be clobbered

Written By venus on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | 12:45 AM

I give up. More snow is on the way for us.


A big nor'easter is heading our way. As I post, 50,000 electric customers already are without power in Texas and Louisiana. Ice is about to arrive in Georgia. Coastal North Carolina and Virginia will have a mix of anything and everything. In eastern Pennsylvania, it's likely to be entirely snow. Forecasts differ. The worst is 12 to 18 inches (30.5 to 46 centimeters) for Thursday. 


Many places get more in one snowfall than we get for an entire season, but darn it, we're city mice and aren't used to this sort of thing. On average we get just shy of 33 inches (84 centimeters) of snow for an entire season. The record is 75.2 inches (191 centimeters) for 1993-94. As of this posting, we've had 43.7 inches (111 centimeters). If we get the worst forecast for Thursday's expected dumping, we're bound to make it into our top 10 snowiest winters on record. We could become the fifth snowiest, with six more weeks to go.


As I noted, others have it worse. I just learned that the record 24-hour snowfall in the United States was 75.8 inches (nearly 6 feet), or 193 centimeters, in Silver Lake, Colorado, in mid-April 1921.

Some people see snow as nature's beauty. I do, too. But I also think there's nothing beautiful about a snow shovel.

But let's look on the positive side. Some men have shed their clothes and dashed into the frigid weather (at the risk of serious shrinkage) to make life happier for us. Enjoy.

The noted outdoor adventurer and TV personality. Let's call him Bare Grylls

'The Art of the Snowflake,' Kenneth Libbrech

Edited by Noah Parrell

Edited by Noah Parrell

'Winter in the Hills,' etching on paper, by George Jo Mess

Model: Colin Dobson


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