Just recently the mid-Atlantic coast was hit by a record-breaking blizzard that had no sympathy whatsoever for the unprepared states that laid in its path. I myself am from Maryland and left for Norwich just a week prior to the blizzard; which was incredibly lucky if you ask me. Maryland has not had that much snowfall since 6 years ago or so. These are the snowfall totals that Maryland received last Saturday.
Maryland snowfall totals:
- Waldorf - 23.5" at 9:02 p.m. Sat
- La Plata - 19" at 7:43 a.m. Sun
- Germantown - 33.5" at 6:02 a.m. Sun
- Bethesda - 27" at 7:51 a.m. Sun
- Hyattsville - 25.2" at 10:32 p.m. Sat
The majority of my family lives in Waldorf,MD, so I constantly got to hear about the 9hr+ traffic, school closings, road conditions, and my mom not having the motivation to sit in that traffic that would add at least eight hours to her already hour and a half commute to Virginia. And you all know as soon as opportunity rang, there were thousands of memes on the internet about how the South and North deals with snow storms. My father, born and raised in Pennsylvania, agreed that once the South gets even a sheet of snow on the ground, it's a complete crisis and all schools are immediately shut down because the roads were not prepared. Whereas up North, you were given no excuses not to be at work or school that day in over a foot of snowfall.
As I am typing this, it is snowing a teeny-bit in VT; but it's as if we got rain while down South they got the blizzard! I hope that Norwich gets at least 4 inches of snow; enough it build a snowman! I am glad that during the midst of the snow storm that hit the mid-Atlantic region, the RA's decided to build snowmen last weekend, to kick off the semester!