If there’s one thing about Western New York winters I’ve found, it’s that the frigid season doesn’t just arrive all at once. Usually, winter takes a few false starts. For every one day of cold and a light snowfall there are several days of partly sunny skies and mild temperatures.
That kind of weather that makes for a difficult transition to winter mode.
For me, the switch to winter mode is marked by digging out the arctic attire from the back of the closet — the standard hat, gloves and jacket suited for -40 degree weather. Once the winter gear is in my outerwear circulation, it isn’t going anywhere for at least six months. Continue reading