Wednesday, March 30, 2011

April Whine Day

I know what's coming Friday, and I'm sick of it.

No, I'm not talking about the snow.

I'm talking about the people bitching and moaning and whining about the snow.

According to Channel 5, Boston is expected to get a dusting to 2 inches of snow on Friday. In my neck of the woods (Worcester) we're supposed to get 2-6 inches. I trust Channel 5 because they tend to only moderately embellish snowfall totals -- if Channel 5 says 2-6 inches, then Worcester will end up getting 1.8 inches. On Channel 7, if they say we're expected to get 12-24 inches, it means we're getting a dusting.

I know snow can be a pain in the ass, especially after the kind of winter we just had. If we get two feet of snow, like we did on April Fool's Day 1997, then I get people's frustration. I highly doubt that will happen. Besides, this is NEW ENGLAND, people. We get snow in April. It happens every year.

Here are the facts. In an AVERAGE April,. Boston receives 1.1 inches of snow and Worcester, which is farther inland and at a higher altitude, receives 3.3 inches of snow. Unless Harvey Leonard totally undershot the forceast, which I doubt, Friday's snowfall is perfectly in line with a normal April.

So I don't want to hear from people complaning, "Waah, I have to go outside and shovel," or, "Waaaah, my hydrangias froze," or, "Waaaaaah, 1.8 inches of snow is going to ruin my Friday night plans." I have plans this Friday night, too, and I'll drive carefully and move forward with them.

Snow in April -- that's how we roll up here. Let's stop the bellyaching and remember what Mark Twain said -- if you don't like the weather in New England, wait a minute. Or move to Arizona.


  1. I agree. Besides, I am thinking that it is all an elaborate hoax and we're not getting any snow at all. Then the respectful weather man can just all say "April Fools"!

  2. Whaaa whaaa whaaa! Shit, we get snow pretty regularly in JUNE for chrissake! Quitcher bitchin!