Well, this is just my weather rant. I know most of the inhabitants of the mid-atlantic are probably loving this “balmy” weather here but I for one can’t stand it. I love cold weather, and more importantly, I love snow. I’m sure there have to be some skiers, boarders, or just plain snow lovers out there who agree with me!
Yet, here we are, in Virginia (and the rest of the mid-atlantic) on January 3, and it’s 65 degrees. I’ll be wearing a t-shirt and shorts. And, I could go running shirtless and be entirely comfortable. Now, of course, you expect this to happen in this area for a day or two… but looking at the forecasts, there is no end in sight. Highs wont fall below 50 for 2 weeks plus. Can I get a nice loud “WTF?”
Then you look at snow totals - so far the Mexican border of Texas has more snow than Northern VA/DC area, or even the normally chilly Shenandoah Valley… another “WTF?”
I have no idea what the deal is. People who have lived here a while (parents, grandparents, etc) assure me its normally cold here in the winter. I’m beginnning to wonder though - in my 5 years here I’ve experienced maybe 2 “real” winters. I’m not even sure how ski resorts can stay in business when the low temps are higher than the average highs for weeks on end.
Anyway, I digress. Maybe I just need to give up on Virginia and move… to Minneapolis, or Green Bay, or Salt Lake City. Somewhere where winter exists. The number 1 thing I hated about living in Houston,TX (where I grew up) was that winter was non-existant. Yet it seems Virginia, despite my love for it otherwise, is becoming the same way!