This week, states from Florida to Maine suffered the wintry impacts of what was described as a “bomb cyclone” with Arctic-cold temperatures, high wind speeds, ice, low visibility and lots and lots of snow.
The storm was truly awful — flooding roadways, filling homeless shelters and canceling thousands of flights — and The Associated Press reported that at least eight people died in weather-related accidents.
Even parts of Florida saw snow, freezing rain and sleet. And with the Pacific Northwest and Midwest suffering their own low temperatures and another low-pressure system showing up on Friday, signaling more snow and ice into next week, the Southwest was pretty much the only place not suffering wicked winter weather.
None of this was lost on Californians this week.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that all week, Californians, especially the ones in the southern part of the state, were bragging about their sunny days in the 60- and 70-degree range on social media. Even the largest newspaper in the state got in on the action. Californians seemed to relish mocking those who were suffering.