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Pat McMahon

Updated Feb 21, 2013 - 8:15 pm

Don’t laugh: Snow in Phoenix is really a big deal

A week that will go down in history: an asteroid zooms by the earth, a meteor disintegrates over Russia, it snows on my car.

Hey! Forget about the meteor stuff. I’m talking about breaking news.

It snowed on a parking lot I was in at 2:40 p.m. in Phoenix on Feb. 20. A friend said look outside and it was snowing. There might have been a little sleet, but that’s just hard snow.

I was just a couple blocks from Northern, but it wasn’t that Northern. Why didn’t the weather gods consider how close I was to Sunnyslope?

Look, if right now you’re in Flagstaff, quit laughing. In Phoenix this is a big deal. People actually went to the front door of the building and took pictures of all our cars with their white roofs. Everybody was excited.

Well, everybody but this one woman standing in the back frowning with her arms folded. I said “I’ll bet you never thought you’d see something like this in Phoenix.” She responded curtly, “I’m from Michigan and I’m not impressed.” Well, that’s her opinion.

As for me, I have to go buy a shovel before it’s too late.

I’m Pat McMahon.

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