Although the ground is covered with a blanket of white, we have not had the extreme snowfall that some places have had. I live in the western suburbs of Cleveland, and here we do not get as much snow as in the "snow belt" on the east side of Cleveland.
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As you can see from the map above, just to the east of downtown Cleveland, the shore of Lake Erie slopes northward. That means that the westerly, moisture-bearing winds coming across Lake Erie dump the most snow on the east side of the city. This "lake effect" snow is even worse along Pennsylvania's coast. Thus, while I only have a few inches of snow, the city of Erie, Pennsylvania was buried under five feet of snow!
Of course the "pendejo" in the White House has used this winter weather to mock the reality of global warming. His feeble, anti-scientific brain does not understand the difference between weather (the atmospheric conditions at a certain time in a given place) and climate (the long term trend).