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A Winter's Day

The winter weather in the mid-Atlantic this winter has been brutal!  Yesterday and the day before we were treated to a heavy (12") snowstorm, on top of one the week before.  That one dumped 18" but this latest snow was heavier and I think there was actually more of it even though it was only 12". 

Normally I would connect to my work computer from home and not bother to go into work on a day like today, but I needed to bring my work computer out of standby - there was a power failure at work during the storm.  The snowplow came early to my house, and I decided to plow ahead to work. 

The roads are usually cleared up pretty quickly around here (we're used to snow) but not today.  I had tried my FFH in snow before and it's not nearly as competent and fun in snow as my former car, an Audi A6 Quattro.  It's no BMW X5 either - during the last snowstorm, the 18" one, I was able to drive my wife's X5 out the driveway when it wasn't plowed!

Yet I was pleasantly surprised at how well my FFH handled the snow with its front wheel drive.  Much better than I expected.  I never felt in danger although I took it slow in places.  I even managed to snap this picture through the windshield with my new BlackBerry Storm 2:

When I got to work I was the only one there.  I brought my computer out of standby, but there was no network connectivity - the data center was still recovering.  I'd have been better off staying at home!

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Reader Comments (4)

I have been very pleased with the winter handling of this vehicle. Of course I should mention that my trade in vehicle needed new tires and all of us are driving our first winter on our new FFH tires. At my current mileage rate I could be driving a fourth or even fifth winter on these tires. It is then than I will really know about the FFH winter handling.

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July 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternfljerseyonline

Thanks for the great picture, almost as good as my FFH. I put the picture on my computer as a reminder of what's ahead. Here (near Washington, DC) it's hot ( even without the air from the Capitol) and humid and dry. When it gets as cold as your picture, I'll switch to Bermuda if it's still there after the latest hurricane. Thanks again.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertruthman

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