“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.
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!)