The meterologists around here are calling it a “snowmageddon.” Whatever one wishes to call it, it’s piled up 7 inches in front of my doorway. Most of Western Washington is getting hammered today with snow amounts up to 20 inches, depending on where one lives. We aren’t used to all this snow. The northern part of Puget Sound near Canada did not get the snow amounts that the southern part of the Sound received, but they did get the much colder temperatures and wind gusts. Speaking of wind gusts, some areas of the Oregon coastline are getting hurricane strength winds up to 100mph. No, that is not unusual for a winter storm. We just don’t call them “hurricanes” around here. And in the Cascade Mountains, inches of snow measured down here at sea level are being measured in feet up there.
I don’t mind snow. I was born and raised in snowy Buffalo, NY. I loved winters as a kid and still can appreciate the snow for its own beauty as an adult. In fact, I put on my boots and a heavy coat and walked around outside in the deep snow, kicking it and smiling. Yes, it does bring back memories—good memories.