October in Siberia - Why I Wish it Had Been Warmer
November 7, 2015 2:16pm CST
There are dire predictions about above average snowfall here in the Northeast United States. And all because Siberia had a terrible October. See, the theory goes that if there is a lot of snow in Siberia in October, then there will be a lot of snow in the Northeast US the following winter. This is based on some scientific mumbo-jumbo having to do with the Polar Vortex. Bottom line is that, here in New England, we can expect a lot of snow. Honestly, that's been what we have had the last 4 out of 5 winters. Last year, they had 102 inches in Boston, MA. I don't remember having a whole week without snow starting from the end of January until about April. Don't get me wrong. I love snow. I love to watch it fall, I love the way it transforms the landscape. It's quiet, elegant and exquisitely beautiful. For a while. It's nice to be snowed in, safe behind a wall of white, knowing that only Santa would bother trying to visit you with six feet on snow on the ground. But it does lose some of its charm after a while. After three months or so, it's depressing to be snowed in. Even Spring sounds like a good idea and I hate Spring - it's all mud and insects. So, I want to say to everyone in Siberia "I am sorry you had such an abysmal October". Are you a lover of snow or someone who hates to see winter arrive? Do you live where there is no snow and want me to ship you some in February?
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7 Nov 15
Last winter we had hardly any snow at all in the south of Germany. The climate is getting milder and milder. But my husband and I aren't keen on snow. He because he's from Southern Italy and not used to snow and I because I'm not good at walking in snow. Two years ago I slipped and broke my arm.
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9 Nov 15
It is already November in our place. We are beginning to feel the cool weather and till December. But not much. February is the coolest month we could ever experience. That is the Siberian ice is already melting and the wind is blowing it towards our place. Grrr!
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• Boston, Massachusetts
7 Nov 15
You may not believe this, but there was a guy not too far from here who actually sold boxes of snow from his backyard last year. He packed them up in insulated boxes and plastic bags and shipped them overnight. That way, most of it was still frozen when it got there. He actually had people paying $100 for a box of snow.
• Boise, Idaho
7 Nov 15
I used to enjoy the snow when I was young and had the energy to transport myself around in it. I think the snow is pretty if I am inside with a hot totty. Now that I am not real sure footed anymore I don't like the ice that is sometimes underneath the snow is black ice that can be very dangerous to drivers.
• United Kingdom
8 Nov 15
You had a horrible winter last year. I would take a lot of it with a pinch of salt the weather doomsayers have been predicting bad weather here for the last couple of months surprisingly heatwaves (didnt arrive) Storms ( more like a little breeze) Rain ( it was dry all week) I guess the best weather forecast is your head on your shoulders when you stick it outside your door! I hope it is a mild winter for you this year?
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Nov 15
I love watching weather patterns, but had no idea Siberia entered into the equation for the eastern US. I love snow and we haven't gotten as much as the east coast in the last couple years. I'm hoping for a better winter this year, but with fall taking so long to arrive, we might be out of luck again this year. If we don't get much you can always ship some to me in February.
• Alicante, Spain
7 Nov 15
I love the snow.... I spend a lot of time in spain, on the Mediterranean coast, so we don't see snow, and even though I go to the uk frequently... we don't get much there either... I much prefer the quantities you have over in the USA...
• United States
12 Nov 15
I truthfully am not sure what is going to happen this winter, but I do think it is going to be wetter than normal. I think our temps here in VA may be above average, but it is supposed to be wetter so we may see our fair share of rain, freezing rain, and yes, ice and snow.