Cold is an Understatement

Growing up in New York State, I remember a lot of snow during my childhood. The kids in our neighborhood often made snow forts, snowmen, and went sledding. Sure it was cold, but it never hurt to play outside.

Winter in New York StateFast forward to winter 2014 where Mother Nature is roaring across the country. She is dumping large amounts of snow all over. In addition to this, the temperature is plummeting while the snow continues to fall. Right now, it is zero degrees Fahrenheit, but feels like -25 thanks to the wind chill. Many roads in New York and beyond have been closed due to a snow emergency. Road crews are having a hard time dealing with blowing and drifting snow. In addition to this, salt does not work very well in these extreme temperatures.

Perhaps it is because I am an adult now, but winter seems so much worse. It could be because we have the responsibility of our own house, cars, and kids. Still, I do not recall the roads and places being so bad.

Time for you to weigh in: Has winter changed where you are or is it just different now that you are an adult? Now please excuse me if I am quiet for a little while, we have a lot of snow to shovel.

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  • Mandy says:

    I cannot EVEN imagine that much snow or it being that cold. Here in the south, we love our snow, but it only comes once in a blue moon and it only lasts for about a day. We did have a terrible ice storm in 1994 that left us without electricity for 2 weeks. I always try to be prepared for something like that. Sure hope you guys stay warm and safe!
    Mandy´s last blog post ..2014