We in the Washington area have been using an amusing statistic this year: over the course of the winter, we had more snow then Denver, Colorado.
The National Weather Service said 31.8 inches of snow accumulated in Denver, the heaviest snowfall since a December 1913 storm that dumped 471/2 inches of snow on the city over five days.
There are a significant number of people there stranded in their homes, unreachable. Houses have been lost to fire because they can’t be reached.
This has been a wacky year for weather. Like the economy and the state of the world, I blame President Bush. He’s been ignoring the weather, preoccupied with Iraq. I call for the President to re-order his priorities and ensure that it never snows like this again.