Everyone moves away from here, People I knew from High School, People I worked with and Casual Friends - They all find a reason to move away. I don't blame them, Winters can be tough in the Mohawk Valley and Jobs are hard won and seldom rewarding. I guess if you don't love winter sports and have a rewarding career or your family doesn't come from money, this place isn't for you.
Unfortunately, my side of the family is poor. My Neighbor next door commented last winter that this place doesn't seem to get a lot of snow. I said just wait, you'll see... that comment has come back to haunt him this winter.
Across the street the neighbor from us has a mound of snow 12 feet tall next to his driveway. I have 4 foot tall berms of snow around mine and I had to have a plow truck come and clear out the driveway because it was too much for the snowblower.
It all depends upon if the winds are coming from the right direction, westerly winds and we get dumped upon, there is always that Nor'Easter hiding off the coast as well...