You Don’t Need an Umbrella in the Snow

A person with an umbrella in the snow. (Photo: Getty Images)

A person with an umbrella in the snow. (Photo: Getty Images)

A quick public service announcement on this blustery Monday morning: You don’t need an umbrella in the snow.

The subject was a source of heated discussion last year around this time, but it’s worth repeating. We have already seen a number of perpetrators brandishing their parapluies today as though it’s normal. It’s not. Beloved news anchor Pat Kiernan even weighed in on the matter last January, tweeting his disapproval of those who venture outside with umbrellas in hand.

All you need in a city snowstorm is good winter apparel and maybe a pair of sunglasses to shield your eyes from errant flakes. You can, of course, do whatever you want. But you’re wasting your energy if you go outside with an umbrella.

The snow is to be relished, not avoided. Enjoy it. It’s beautiful, harmless stuff.

You Don’t Need an Umbrella in the Snow