The snow in Washington has forgotten where to fall.
In an unlikely scenario, the western side of the state is already under six to ten inches of snow, while those of us residing on the eastern side of Washington have only seen a mere dusting.
This will most certainly change overnight as the storm moves east, but for now, seeing Seattle on the national news for the white stuff instead of the wet stuff is more than a bit ironic, considering the lack of snow we have here, east of the Cascades.
As the storm continues to dump on Seattle, we will no doubt see images of their challenges, making some in the Inland Northwest feel greatly superior. But before you revel in the possibility of a Gortex-wrapped Starbucks junkie tumbling down the sidewalk or sliding into the ditch like an Emerald City elf in a Rudolph-esque blizzard, I must remind you, our first big snow of the year renders just as much havoc. It seems each summer, a certain percentage of people fail to retain the ability to navigate in the snow, regardless of their level of experience.
No matter what the outcome of this storm, the weather people will surely make it sound like the end of the world … until the next great catastrophe. We’ll keep you posted on the “real” results.