As snow-experienced as I am from 31 years of living in Central New York, it still takes my breath away when the view from the window is snow and only snow.
It had lightened up a bit by the time I went out on the side porch to snap a shot with my iPad Air just now.
But you get the picture.
And, to be fair, I must mention that people who live to the north of Syracuse have had it much worse than us, snow-wise. In the Lake Effect region, as I shall call it, the snow is measured in feet when we only get inches. No exaggeration.
The morning paper draped this headlinke under the A1 flag this morning: The Cold, Hard Facts.
The accompanying chart chills me to the bone. It points out:
On 13 days in January and February, the temperature has fallen below zero. January was 3.7 degrees colder than norma. February has been 3.2 degrees colder than normal.
The National Weather Service has officially recorded for Syracuse in January and February 34 cloudy days, 20 partly cloudy days, and zero days with clear skies.
On the weather page comes what I must consider good news. Well, average news, at least.
For the winter, Syracuse has received 105.5 inches of snow. That’s just a tick above the average snowfall by Feb. 27.