First, remember I live in the Northeast.
That means I deal with snow most winters. Sure, there’s that rare winter where we’ll only get a few inches of snow. But those are few and far between. Most of the time, we average about 62 inches of snow per year, which is just over five feet.
Remember, that’s per year.
For our area, the snow can fly anytime from late October into April or early May. So that’s a long stretch. You also can get those crazy winters where we get snowstorms that dump 2-3 feet of snow on us in a weekend, so it differs.
Part of living in the Northeast, though, is dealing with all four seasons. We can have hot or mild summers; beautiful or rainy springs; beautiful or dull autumn; and harsh or mild winters. The winter is the crazy part in that … it could be decent temperatures with a lot of snow; arctic temperatures with nearly no snow; or arctic temperatures with a ton of snow.
There are many other variations as well.
And, for the most part, I love all the seasons. It’s nice that things change. I don’t like it uber hot out, though as I’ve gotten older, the frigid cold isn’t as fun, either. I like that middle ground.
That being said, snow during the holidays is still magical to me.
Let the snow fly around Christmas. Bring the cheer into the season with the white stuff falling from the sky. It’s a beautiful thing.
My perfect world?
We get the winter temps (preferably 20s-40s) for most of the winter, with snow from like … December 10-January 20. Then just let it be mild. No more dealing with snow removal or extreme weather. Unfortunately, we usually get a bad storm in March, so this is one of those things that I can dream about.
Snow is nice to have in a small window. Not for months on end.
What say you on snow?
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20 Days of Chill: 2020 Day 6