Washingtonian Comments on Minneapolis Blizzard

From the Capital Weather Gang in Washington comes this interesting comment regarding the blizzard:

I happen to be in Minneapolis this weekend. I never want to hear anyone criticize DC for not being able to handle snow. These people have completely freaked out. The neighbors are all up in arms over the amazing amount of snow…all of 17″.

Airport? Closed
Busses? Cancelled
Public events? Cancelled
Snowplows? Pulled off the roads during the height of the storm
Our street? Unplowed ( although they did plow the alley already?
lots of cars, SUVs, and trucks stuck in the snow and abandoned.

They had already postponed the Vikings game, even before the Metrodome collapsed…

That was yesterday. They get lots of credit…today, the airport and busses are back running and the plows are doing their work and people are shoveling their walks despite the -20 wind chill. But let’s not pretend that they handled this any better than Washingtonians.

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3 Responses to Washingtonian Comments on Minneapolis Blizzard

  1. David K says:

    Puff up your plumery about this? DC must have a serious inferiority complex. hey, DC you still bite, so just shut it.

  2. Luke K says:

    Oh really? Panicy, maybe if you live in the cities and your a yuppy. People who live out in the sticks with little tree coverage are used to this stuff. The people who live in the Cities are not a good example for how most Minnesotans react… Out in the county we were out doing our normal stuff on a Sat in December with just a little bit more clothing.
    Lets see how you DC people do when the temp drops to -5 and you get 17 inches of snow at the same time. I bet you have more panic, more accidents, more deaths…. etc.

    • Anne S says:

      Let’s not forget that along with the 17″ of snow, we had winds gusting to 3o+ mph. The winds were gusting to 58 mph in Worthington, MN. The airport closed because they couldn’t keep up with the *blowing* and drifting snow, not because of the amount. The plows were pulled off the road because visibility decreased to nothing due to the *blowing* snow. Sheesh. Get your facts straight!

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