It's EXACTLY like a barbie doll, it just looks pretty, but it naa nuh use! You don't believe me? Fine. Lemme break it down to you (and even then, I'm pretty sure if you've never experienced it, you're still gonna want to... you know... just because. Yuh too nuff, a dat do yuh >_< )
So what happens when it snows? Well my dear brethren and friends, this is what happens:
|Everybody wants to make snow|
angels! Even I used to want to...
In the good old days when like
you, I didn't know it was evil yet.
2. It makes driving even more difficult. Some people already couldn't drive good from mawnin' and now this just mek it rersara! (Worse-er-er--full ghetto style). The visibility can be pretty poor if snow's coming down real hard, and your poor wipers may not be able to fully fend it off. WORSE if it's the kind with ice that sticks to your windshield. Hope you have plenty anti-freeze wiper fluid! Also, if you hate skidding, a snow covered road is not for you, as the higher the snow, the more likely you are to skid. They will actually close certain roads where the conditions are too bad. They really should make every vehicle have at least a switch to become 4WD during the winter... *le sigh* (yuh know who nuh have 4WD right?)
Snow basically causes a domino effect of things to happen, so I'm just going down the line here. Point #3.
|A classic snow plough.|
P.S.A: If you do not possess a large tuchus, please have adequate padding to cushion your fall. That is all.
7. Everything is closed and postponed. This can be good and bad I suppose. When it snows, work may close--depending on your field of work (sorry nurses, CNAs, Wal-Mart employees--messed up but it serious--and snow ploughers, but your people need you). However, if your a temp/hourly paid worker; hush. You can make up the pay next week. Maybe. Oh wait, two snow days next week too? Bwoy yuh salt rasta! (I'll pretend I don't know how this feels (._.)
If you're a gym junkie (like me--I admit it now), even though the gym is 5mins away; they're closed too, so you can't take advantage of not having work. Bummer. (Plus your mother will probably cuss yuh and ask weh yuh tink yaa guh and if yuh cyaa miss gym fi one day -__-).
Oh! If you were planning to go to that big concert, you know, the one you spent $200USD on for tickets,
*New York accent* FUGGEDDABOUDIT! You'll probably get a refund, since it's not Jamaica (sorry homeland but a true) or they'll have it another day if you're lucky. Things will get cancelled all the time, thanks to the tiny white pellets of destruction from the sky.
|So beautiful right???|
10. Too much snow (if you're in the mountains) = Avalanche. An avalanche is like a landslide, just that it's snow (and whatever else the snow is taking down with it that you can't see). It can be very dangerous to have all that heavy white stuff fall on you. Several people have lost their lives. Avoid all mountains and hills when it snows.
Also, though surprising; snow tends to happen mostly above freezing temperatures, I'll still point out the obvious, in the final point, number eleven:
1. One major benefit of a good snow cover is snow functions as an excellent insulator of the soil. Without snow, very cold temperatures can freeze the soil deeper and deeper. This could lead to damage of root systems of trees and shrubs. That's actually pretty good BUT! (my grinch moment) Heavy snow can damage trees and shrubs as the weight accumulates on branches. Aha!
2. Small animals, such as voles (field mice) are now protected from predators. These pests may gnaw on tender bark at the base of young tree trunks and the stems of shrubs. Voles also will tunnel on the surface of lawns under the snow, making very visible winding trails as the snows melt in spring. Rabbits will also be more likely to feed on tender bark when the ground is covered. To this I say, SOOOOO?! Afta wi nuh like rat!
3. One final positive on the snow is the enhanced visibility of some landscape plantings. Trees and shrubs with ornamental bark, such as red twig dogwood or river birches, look more brilliant. Ornamental grasses left standing from last season are much more visible. Evergreens may look much greener, especially when a bright red cardinal is sitting in them. Meh. Mek dem move n gweh wid dat! Bout look brilliant. Brilliance naa help me shovel.
4. Melting snow provides needed moisture to many plants. Even dormant plants continue to lose moisture as water evaporates through their branches. Okay, I suppose that's good...
5. Snow also replenishes the water supply. You may have heard that 10 inches of snow equals 1 inch of rain, but it's actually much more complex than that... Alright, alright. Fine, two good things; three tops!
So anyway... After reading all this, are you still excited for snow? If you are; good for you. All I have to say to that is: