Date: 06:12:03 on Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Name: cougar
Subject: Send Spring instead, please

We've just started our 4th (mini)winter this season. Already 3 full rounds of [snow, thaw, refreeze, total cleanup, illusion of winter's finally over]. As of Monday, this is the 3rd time I've put the snow tires back on after thinking yay!-now we get Spring. Yeah right... But I don't mind; it doesn't take long to switch them.
Sites like twitter are useful for getting information on conditions of where I might want to go. Useful info aside, it's embarrassingly cringeworthy hearing people use words like snowpocalypse, snowmageddon, etc. OTHER places have real winter. We just get these snowy ones every 7 or 8 years or so.
I don't consider myself an old-timer but anyone aged 40 or more will remember that winters in the 60s and 70s were pretty much multi-month solid end-to-end snow, ice and cold. Only in the 80s and 90s did we start having a trend of warmer snow-less winters and green Christmases. Consequently, a whole (latest)generation has grown up thinking we don't get winter here, and that any snow is an anomaly.
Sometimes I look forward to snow, since it's a change from the usual forever-rain. We don't tan here - we rust.

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