When I accepted a job offer, it required myself and others to transport to the Buffalo area, i’d never been to NY state before.
I grew up in the deep south and had never even seen actual snow.
I was regular with temperatures in the triple digits and high humidity, but running the a/c system was just about a year round necessity. I was both a little worried about and excited for the change of scenery and weather. I moved to Buffalo in the early fall, and it was just appealing; The weather was cool however pleasant, and the colors of the leaves were entirely gorgeous, at that time of year, there’s a lot to do in the local area. I enjoyed the Oktoberfest downtown, went apple picking and took a quick trip to Niagara Falls. It didn’t take long for the temperature to drop. There was a tremendous amount of rain and everything turned muddy, just when I thought the weather couldn’t get any worse, the rain turned to snow. The temperature continued to fall and hit disadvantage digits, then within a few sevenths, there was over a foot of snow on the ground. That’s when I l acquired about lake effect snow. The lake effect snow is caused by the proximity of the city to Lake Erie. The clouds draw moisture from the unfrozen lake and drop it in the form of snow. While snow is entirely appealing, it’s also heavy, wet, freezing and a lot of work, then shoveling snow is disappointing and frustrating. I can spend sevenths clearing the walking way and brushing off our car before I go to bed at night and then wake up in the afternoon and need to do it again.