It's February 1. It's time for the weather to get serious.
I live in upstate New York, on the edge of what we casually call "The Snowbelt". At our airport, it isn't unusual to get 80 inches or more in a season. (For my metric friends, that is 203 cm of snow). You can track a friendly competition between five upstate New York cities at the GoldenSnowball website.
Right now we are at nearly 69 inches (175 cm) but the ground seems to have been bare quite enough throughout January. And, as I blog this, it is above freezing, and it is still dark.
For your Wednesday viewing pleasure , here is some snow from yesterday. If you are one of those people who doesn't live where it snows, let me assure you that you are not missing out on anything. Even if it is pretty from afar.
At the mall.
Happy February, and wishing ourselves, for once, a nice February.