Friday, October 13, 2006

Buffalo Blizzard vs. Rochester Sunny Day: God Has a Sense of Humor

Buffalo and Rochester are a mere 60 miles apart, that span covered by lakes which generally increase the snowy weather in both locals. I’ve only been in Rochester a short time, but it’s already been enough time to know that both it and Buffalo get pummeled by winter storms, normally simultaneously.

Areas of Buffalo received between 8 and 24 inches of snow last night and this morning. The city experienced downed limbs and power lines, while dozens of schools were closed and 80% of all roads were considered impassible. Even the New York State Thruway between Rochester and Buffalo is closed at this very moment. Only one problem: here in Rochester, there is no snow.

Last night, I was driving around a pretty fair portion of the evening, and we got flurries, and that’s it. I look out the window this morning, and the sun is shining, the pavement is clean and dry, and there is no snow on the windshields of the cars in the parking lot. I’m watching the Rochester news, and nope, not one word about a heavy snow fall here in Rochester. Frankly, it looks like a nice day for a bike ride!

While in Buffalo, the snow continues to fall. It’s said to be the earliest heavy snowfall ever experienced in Western New York, and in a region that is amazing adept at dealing with snow efficiently, much of the region was caught unprepared. So while the majority of the Buffalo area remains in a state of emergency, Rochester enjoys a beautiful fall day!

Posted by Scottage at 10:46 AM / | |