Living in Michigan brings circumstances that you don't experience elsewhere. These snow situations can only be appreciated by the weather-worn stalwarts of the Midwest. Often called "salt of the earth" people, Michiganders could be called the "snow of the earth".

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Joshua Lott/ Getty Images
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"Snowtutations" or Snow Situations:

  • Kicking a snow booger from behind your tire.
  • Mopping up salt from the floor inside your house, typically near a pile of boots.
  • Counter-steering your entire way to work while pumping the brakes.
  • Having a basket full of nothing but gloves, scarfs and hats often containing a bachelor mitten.
  • Scheduling your errands based on accumulation. "We better go now before it snows more".
Photo by Victória Kubiaki on Unsplash
Photo by Victória Kubiaki on Unsplash
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  • Owning multiple pairs of boots based on the snow level and texture. Sometimes you need waterproof boots for function. Sometimes you want fashion boots as form.
  • Being woken at 4am by snow plows in front of your place. And then being glad they came!
  • Having kitty litter in your trunk in case you get stuck.
  • Owning multiple winter coats of varying lengths and thickness.
  • Driving around a huge pile of snow in parking lots.
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Luke Galganski added this Snowtuation. Here is one of the most irritating things when shoveling your driveway...it's when you hit that uneven patch of concrete. and...OUCH!

@the_michigander Followed by throwing shovel. #winter #michigan #michiganders ♬ originalljud - Christoffer Stål

Here's another Snowtuation offered by Midwestmamakin. She's wearing flip-flops while shoveling the snow. Notice that her shovel is a shovel, not a "snow-shovel". At some point, you'll see someone wearing shorts and a fleece while enduring a snow storm.

@midwestmamakin #michigan #michigancheck #mittenstate #winter #flipfloptiktok #flipflop #seger #sunspotbaby #fyp #foryou #iykyk #bobseger ♬ original sound - Midwest mama

We're Michigander's. We got this! Mother Nature's snow doesn't scare us, we adapt. Whatever Snowtuation you find yourself in, remember, it will soon be over and we'll be into construction season.

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