In her March 15 Metro column, “Snow day in D.C.? More like Faux Day,” Petula Dvorak wrote, “With climate change, real snow days are going to become more sparse.” This was dangerously misleading and bordered on an alternative fact. Climate change does not mean fewer snow days. It means we will have more storms of all kinds (not just snow) of increased intensity and that we will see an increased frequency of irregular weather patterns like the snowfall in March that threatened Washington’s cherry blossoms.
Climate change is much more than just a perception of fewer “real” snow days.
Chris A. Pabon, Silver Spring
After reading complaints about the lack of snow, I want people to know that we here in northeastern Pennsylvania would have liked to have sent people in any metropolitan area all of the three to nearly five feet of snow we received during Winter Storm Stella. This snow broke records for snowfall in our area, so we had plenty to spare.
Three days later, some streets in Scranton and surrounding towns had yet to be plowed. Our ski resorts had great snow and are talking about extending their seasons. Of course, you would not know this by reading The Post, where the only mentions of the storm were complaints about the lack of snow.
Mary Golden, Jermyn, Pa.