An Unessessary Freezing of Water

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
Carl Reiner

You have to hand it to the peeps over at Wikipedia. I was doing some research on average snowfall in the greater Seattle area this morning and this is what I found:

Snowfall is very infrequent, especially at lower altitudes and near the coast, and is usually light and fleeting, lasting only a few days. Heavier snowfall happens infrequently; a recent example happened from December 12-24, 2008…

Mind you, today is December 26, 2008. That’s some impressively quick updating (especially over the holiday) if you ask me.

Those of us who live in the greater Seattle area know we typically get snow a few times a year; light snowfall which rarely outlasts it’s beauty or novelty. I live in Maple Valley which is about 20 miles Southeast of Seattle and at a higher elevation. We will get a little more snow, a little more often.

But this year…wow! Since moving here in 1987, I don’t think we’ve ever had this much snow on the ground for such a long period of time.

It was a beautiful white Christmas, but I’m ready for it all to go away so I can get back to getting some houses sold!