Snowiest Winter on Record
Wow. Have we all survived Snowmageddon? Snowpocalypse 2? Snoverkill? Well, we can certainly give ourselves an extra pat on the back, since it is officially the snowiest winter on record. All three major airports (DCA, IAD, BWI) reported record snowfall during the past week of blizzards. Amusingly, NBC4 ran this tidbit on their chyron the other day, noting that the DC record was 126 years old instead of 111; this year’s total beats out the winter of 1898-99. I’m not criticizing, though! They were tired after providing us with not one but two non-stop snow-coverage days inside of a week. The recordkeeping dates back 126 years, so it’s not like the number came out of nowhere, after all.
How did you cope, DC? Did you shovel snow for yourselves and your neighbors? Participate in a snowball fight? Go sledding? Go skiing? Go to some other part of the country? I’m one of those psychotic snow-lovers, so I have thoroughly enjoyed myself. Each day I went for a walk around my neighborhood, taking in the sights and the quiet that only a thick blanket of snow can provide.