Thursday, November 20, 2014


Thundersnow? Did you know there was such a thing as thundersnow? It's a thunderstorm that's also a blizzard, like an icy chimera of suck. I didn't even know such a thing existed until I read the news about the unrelenting meteorological shitshow that has been the city of Buffalo N.Y. the last couple of days. They got seven feet of snow. Seven.
Above: Buffalo, N.Y. Schools are closed, the roads are impassable and
Tauntauns are freezing well before they even reach the first marker.
Thanks science, thanks for nothing...
That's just unreasonable. Buffalo is officially America's 4th snowiest city, averaging 96.1 inches of snow per year. 7 feet is 84 inches meaning they just got almost their entire annual snowfall in the last 48 hours. Even more preposterous is the fact that the weekend forecast calls for temperatures in the 60º's, which sounds awesome for a minute or two, until science reminds us what happens when seven feet of snow is quickly heated to 60º. Yup: calamitous flash flooding, so I guess Buffalonians have that to look forward to.

So why the hell would anybody want to live there in the first place? Got me. I moved out of nearby Rochester (#3 on America's snowiest list) for pretty much this very reason. Of course, I moved to America's sunniest active fault line, so maybe it's just about choosing which natural disaster you'd rather die in.
Nowhere is safe and death lurks around every corner. Sleep tight!

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