Great post (below) from RustWire.com about the year-round weather of our region. I do agree that we should enjoy the fact that our summers are summers and our winters are winters. I think our Springs and Falls leave a bit to be desired, but the year-round variety is something that many take for granted. Definitely something I'd prefer to hear less whining about in general, though folks on CU seem to enjoy our snow days more than most people. ;)
Rust Belt Weather 180: Can We Call it an Asset?
14 APRIL 2011
HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an affordable idea that we can put to use to immediately make our region a more enjoyable and attractive place to live. We need to straighten out our thinking about our weather Ã¢â‚¬â€œ stop complaining about it Ã¢â‚¬â€œ start enjoying it and making it a selling point. When locals complain about the weather, visitors and new comers pick up on it. We need to set aside all the moaning weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve heard (and done) our whole lives. LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s take a clear-eyed look at the weather in the Rust Belt, especially itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Snow Belt (Gary to Grand Rapids and Cleveland to Syracuse), and learn to appreciate what we have here.