Buffalo, NY 2014 (Courtesy PBS)
Southeast Virginia’s TV meteorologists are in a full-blown tizzy because (gasp!) it looks like it’s going to snow. This is not necessarily bad, because TV meteorologists love to be in a tizzy over any weather event—but if you lived as boring a life as they do, wouldn’t you? The only other excoitement they get is standing outside in a storm on a live broadcast telling everyone else not to go outside.
Our neighboring states average the following annual snowfall:
West Virginia 62″
Delaware and Maryland 20.2″
North Carolina (due south of us) 7.6″
Virginia as a state averages 10.3″ per year, but the southeast (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Chesapeake, etc.) averages a paltry 5.8 inches, although eighty years ago, in January 1936, there was a record snowfall of 20 inches. Wow!
So, wish your television weatherman a happy blizzard, but leave quickly or risk having it all explained in great detail to you.