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WEATHER: Two inches doesn’t a snowstorm make

Letter by Lee A. Dinehart, Tacoma on Jan. 5, 2011 at 11:24 am | 19 Comments »
January 6, 2011 1:38 pm

Where do the weather people on the local channels get their definition of a “storm”?

There was quite a bit of snow recently around the Everett area, but not much around Tacoma. We had about a 2-inch dusting and a 20-minute ice pellet shower, and the weather reporters have been talking about our “storm” ever since.

I was born in South Dakota, where they know what a storm was. They shut nothing down. The drifts were over the fences. You still went to school. There were no school buses, so you walked to school. Two miles. Uphill. Both ways.

In this area, we have a 2-inch dusting and they close schools and tell people to stay home.

A little snow it is. A storm it isn’t.

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