Well, Friday night-into-Saturday’s storm was frustrating (no Brad Paisley concert---and shoveling!), fun (the kids got to build some snow men) and fascinating (0” to 1 foot plus within 50 miles-what’s up with that), but you know what else it was? Farmer-friendly.
For farmers, snow can be a layer of insulation from the cold air, protecting any seeds already in the ground, and because it melts slowly, it gives the ground the moisture it needs. It is a source of fertilizer for agriculture; a good snow probably puts out anywhere from two to 20 pounds of nitrogen.
That's the reason us city folks will be seeing green grass pop up sooner rather than later!