Never let a crisis go to waste.
Lake Erie is still not frozen, exposing us to the possibility of additional lake effect storms. The two storms thus far, in November and December, have certainly raised concerns about how such storms are handled. Again. But this time the number of souls lost to the Christmas weekend storm gives the issue a much greater sense of urgency.
The storm was much worse than the Blizzard of ’77 in all respects. There probably will not be a series of Blizzard Balls like those that followed ’77 to commemorate the 2022 event.