“It doesn’t really snow in Seattle.”

“It doesn’t really snow in Seattle.”

At least that is what I habitually tell family and friends back east who assume, given its latitude, Seattle must get several feet of snow each winter. “Really?!” they ask distrustingly. Well today made me a liar earlier this season than in the past.

Snow in Seattle

The snowing started before noon and kept going until just after 4PM. Thankfully, most of it didn’t stick along the routes I travel as the temperature never dipped below freezing. In case you have never lived in a place where it supposedly never snows, let me tell you the people here start freaking out — particularly those who relocated from areas around the globe where it really never snows. It is comical to see so many snow newbies become black ice pundits after a few flurries hit the ground. It got noticeably quieter around my building at work shortly after the “snowing” began as co-workers flooded the exits fearful “if [they didn’t] leave right now [they would] be stuck at work.” (Yeah, right!)

Keith