This car parked next to Lake Erie demonstrates that winter is a cruel, cruel mistress.

This car parked next to Lake Erie demonstrates that winter is a cruel, cruel mistress.
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Winter—the authors of The Old Farmer's Almanac once called it "the dumbest season," or they would have if they weren't afraid of angering winter's few-but-powerful fans. And perhaps nowhere does winter have fewer fans right now than the lakeside city of Buffalo, NY, where wind gusts of over 45 miles an hour have combined with below-freezing temperatures to turn the city into a winter hellscape that makes the ice planet of Hoth look like a Sandals resort.* It's kind of Buffalo's "thing." The most important tip for out-of-towners? Don't park next to Lake Erie:

More snow is expected to hit Buffalo over the next few days, because Buffalo is apparently an underweight nerd, and winter is a middle school bully that just doesn't know when to stop.

*Bad news if you go to Sandals: Hoth—the Tauntaun rides are not part of the all-inclusive package.

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