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MoscowM: I Love Winter

Moscow Minidoka: Does anyone else get annoyed by the way our Inland Northwest “radio personalities” (and I suppose “television personalities” too) act when giving the weather forecast? Just this morning the guy on our local oldies station reported the possibility of snow with the same tone of dread that he might use to announce that he's been diagnosed with testicular cancer. Does it not occur to these folks that some of us LIKE snow, and maybe even PREFER snow over four months of dreary sogginess? Did these people get stuck up north against their will, and cannot control their compulsion to complain about winter all winter long? I love winter. I love snow. I love when it's cold. More below.

Question: Anyone else out there who loves winter?

I also like when it's hot and dry. I don't like it when it's dark and dreary and soggy and depressing, like the four winters I spent in Seattle.

But please, weather people - just give me the forecast without any editorials about what a disappointment the forecast is for you, personally. My kids and I always cheer at a forecast of snow, and it makes you sound like an idiotic sad sack to be so down on my second favorite season of the year.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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