|Snow on South Fidalgo, November 22, 2010|
|South Fidalgo, December 22, 2008|
|Four Wheel Drive Country, December, 2008|
The people here have no idea what real weather is like. They cannot appreciate 34 below zero, a minus 70 wind chill or when the high for the day might be 5 below. They are naive to the joy that can come from getting your car started. They don't have any idea what an ice storm can do. They have never experienced a severe thunderstorm or a tornado. Remember the April blizzard of 1973? If it gets above 80 or down to freezing here, you cannot imagine the whining and bellyaching that goes on.
OK, I'm back now. It looks like this winter could be shaping up like the one in 1996-97. If that is the case, today is only a hint of what is yet to come. There is an inch of snow now on South Fidalgo. It should be gone by Wednesday, but there is still a lot of winter to go.