From 1979 through 1981, I commuted to Pittsburgh from Baton Rouge every week. I returned home to showcase the weather on WPXI, the NBC affiliate.

My wife, Mabyn, remained at home here in Baton Rouge.

On one Monday morning I landed in Pittsburgh with snow falling at a rapid rate. By the time I reached my car and began the customary trip from the airport to the north side of town, snowfall increased at a rapid rate. The normal drive time of 25 minutes was compromised as the parkway into the Fort Pitt tubes was locked-up in traffic. In just a few hours the Nov. 22 snow event found a 7-inch accumulation.

My morning wardrobe included shorts and a golf shirt. With my car stuck in snow, I was greeted by the floor crew with laughter.