It’s not like we’re suffering in quiet indignation or anything. But it’s been a while since I’ve witnessed the people of the Pacific Northwest rally in spirit and all come together in agreement about any one thing.
The catalyst was Wednesday afternoon’s blog headline from the Los Angeles Times...
Then add insult to injury...
“Color Seattle clueless. The city has always marched unarmed into its infrequent battles with snow, and Wednesday's snowstorm was no exception.”
Wow, them’s fightin’ words! “Now don’t hold back L.A., tell us what you really think.”
Oh, and they didn’t hold back continuing with...
“The snowstorm had been forecast to be the worst to hit the Puget Sound region in 30 years, an ominous warning that scared easily scareable Seattleites. As a result -- as is usually the case here when cold weather hits -- the city collectively declared a snow day and gave up most thoughts of going to work.”
KING 5’s Art Thiel made us proud yesterday when he defended our honor and returned fire with a quintessential Northwest canonical blast over the bow of their blog with:
“The incredibly shrinking newspaper has nothing to say to me about Seattle's weather. Especially when a Southland sprinkle sends literally millions of Angelenos into freeway aqua-spasms. TV reporters there hold microphones next to curbs so viewers can hear water running.”
Followed by another fine shot from Scott Sistek, meteorologist for KOMO News.
“Then, as if to prove my point, just hours later the National Weather Services in Los Angeles and San Diego each put out Special Weather Statements for an incoming weather system over the weekend that might bring a quarter to a third of an inch of rain to the coast.“
And you’re calling us wimps?
I have to admit laughing over “snow wimps” has been a most welcome relief from this weeks politics, the usual bad news, SOPA & PIPA, being snowed in, and worrying about loved one’s and friends out there on snowy icy streets.
Thanks L.A. Times.
As of 9:00 am yesterday the Washington State Patrol reported over 2,300 accidents. Later that afternoon over 300,000 people were without power and Gov. Chris Gregoire issued a State of Emergency so the National Guard could be mobilized in neccesary.