Eastern Iowa saw a return to winter Friday, as a storm brought significant snow accumulations Thursday night into the day Friday.
Where do you stand on winter snow? Would you rather see a snowy winter, or a drier one?
I have 2 completely different answers to this question.
From the perspective of one who cares about the farmers in this area, the local economy and my lawn, I favor more snow because it will, in theory, add more moisture to the soil that is badly needed.
From a personal/selfish perspective I would prefer as little snow as possible. I’m tired of clearing my driveway and sidewalk.
If forced to say what is the more important perspective, I would say the first one. We really need the moisture.
What a silly question. What I prefer has absolutely no bearing on what the weather will do in any given winter. The Earth does its thing and we adapt to it as necessary.
Thanks for your comment, Fritz. The question wasn’t intended to imply that any of us have control over the weather. It’s simply to solicit input on users’ personal snow preferences.
Thanks Richard for that tid bit of useless information…
Snow on frozen ground does nothing to help out drought stricken lawns and fields….but it will sure help the lake and river levels when it melts…
We need snow! The last few years of sparce snowfall is showing up later in our drought conditions in the summer and fall. I remember when we got our first real snow the first of December and snow continued to fall through the month of March. What we now seem to recieve is cold and high winds. This sets us up for even worse drought conditions.
Count me in the more snow, that stays longer column.
Much more snow. Replenish the aquifers. Insulate the ground. Pretty up the place. Increase recreational options. Give me a bit more exercise. I’ve lived here since 2001….I’ve yet to see what I would consider even a moderate winter here. But then, I grew up in lake-effect snow country – Upstate NY – where shoveling 8″-12″ of partly cloudy was normal and not panic-inducing.