It’s getting ready to snow a foot, maybe more in Washington, Baltimore and other east coast cities.  They’re talking about it like the comet is coming to wipe out the planet.  Srsly?

Well, look: this is what Maryland thinks are snow plows

MDplow500

One blade, one lane, that’s fine for Maryland most of the time.

Up here in Western NY, this is what we send out on our highways to deal with snow

NY Plow500

Point is, I think the amount of paralysis engendered by snow is a result of the ratio of the snow that comes to the snow you’re ready for.  This is why an inch of snow completely flummoxes places like Atlanta or Dallas.