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cbrandtbuffalo (4462)

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Perl programmer at the University at Buffalo.
Tuesday January 27, 2004
11:51 AM

Not a snow day

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We've had quite a few varieties of weather today including sleet, freezing rain, and several inches of snow. This is in addition to perpetual below-freezing temperatures. But in Buffalo, this just constitutes a normal day during the winter. The commute (if you can call it that) was a bit slow, and there were a few accidents, but for the most part everyone just goes on as normal.

Buffalo certainly takes its share of teasing for the weather, but we're pretty good at handling it. When a large portion of the US is hit with tough weather, it brings a smile to the face of a Buffalonian to see whole cities shut down while we just shovel out our car and go to work.

Of course, if we shut down because of snow, we'd never be open...
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  • I'm in Buffalo this week, working with Jim's peers in another group at the University, and I deliberately picked a hotel that was a short 5-minute jaunt (in fact I can see the work building from my hotel room). So, I planned on "maybe a few extra minutes" to knock some snow off the car this morning, and ended up taking 20 minutes to scrape off a half-inch freezing-rain ice layer from the car while standing in 5 degree (fahrenheit) temperatures.

    If this is "business as usual", I'm glad I don't live here!

    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
  • I am so glad I left Buffalo . . .

    Now I can talk about the good old days when school never closed and snow drifts were 6 ft high.

    But I don't have to drive in that anymore to get to work.

    However, I am looking forward to YAPC this June. The city should be thawed and I can go get wings.