‘I love snow storms’: An ex-Bostonian flew in from Florida just to experience Saturday’s nor’easter

"This is beautiful. Look at the city."

Saturday's snowstorm

New Englanders like to talk a big game about their cold-blooded, “made-for-this-weather” ability to outlast — and even thrive — in the bitter, winter storms they witness.

But many may be hard-pressed to find a love for the snow as enduring as that of one former Bostonian.

On Saturday, as a potentially historic and potently-powerful nor’easter barreled down on the region, Colleen Glenney told WCVB she flew in from her current home in Florida just to witness it firsthand.

“Boston is my city, and I love snow storms,” Glenney, wearing a festive “BOSTON” knit cap, told reporter Matt Reed, as the storm intensified in Copley Square.


Glenney saw the storm forecast on Tuesday night and booked a flight north on Wednesday, she said. She arrived in town on Thursday.

So why did she make the last-minute travel plans?

“You can’t experience it when you’re watching like you do when you’re here in person,” Glenney said. “I mean, this is beautiful. Look at the city. The city never looks better [than it does] in the snow.”

Saturday’s storm promises to put on quite a show for Glenney. With potentially up to 30 inches of snow forecasted for Boston, the city may shatter its previous accumulation record of 27.6 inches set in 2003.

While Glenney was apparently ready to roll into the Hub, there was one thing (erm — two things) she needed to grab when she got here: snow boots.

“I threw my boots away when I moved to Florida a few years ago,” she said. “Luckily, I was able to get some and I’m good to go.”


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