Friends who live in on Vancouver Island in Canada tell me they just had a major blizzard, this in an area that supposedly “never gets snow.” Their power and phones were out for a couple of days, and more snow is coming. Yikes.
So, since they know Sue and I are moving to Connecticut, they ask, are you sure you want to move back into such weather?
Well, yes. New Englanders have lots of experience dealing with snow, plus temperatures never get to 119 in Connecticut, and traffic jams there are minor compared to the never-ending L.A. gridlock. Besides, as my dad, a life-long New Englander recently commented when I asked what winter is like there now, “It hardly ever gets below zero any more.”
Since winters are warmer there now, temperatures hover around freezing when there’s a storm. This means snow turns to rain, back to snow, causing ice to form on power lines, which then snap.
Seattle just had snow too, as well as record-breaking deluges of rain this month.
Climate change, anyone? Because, with global warming happening, some areas will indeed get warmer but others will get colder.