Then things get interesting: whole states get involved. Someone says, "In Missouri, we have 12 inches of snow," then someone else tells us, "In Oklahoma, drifts of snow are eight feet deep." In Kansas, it's colder than it is in Alaska, but in Texas, millions are without power.
Memes from one state are the same as in others, just with the name of the state changed. Someone writes something original and pithy about the weather in their state, and someone else swipes it to change the name of the state to their own.
It's a competition to be the most afflicted. "We've got it worse than you!" they are saying. Give us your pity. Be impressed by our tragedy. Our weather is stronger than your weather. And yes, they do it in every season of the year. In the summer, our heat is sweltering more than yours. Our flooding is deeper than your flooding. Our tornados are stronger. Our hurricanes are more destructive. Our wind is faster. Our raindrops are thicker. Our hail is more massive. Our fog is more opaque. You've never experienced more extreme weather than I have in [name your preferred state here].
The truth is, it's colder than it was last year. There is more snow than we've had in a decade. In some places, long-time records may have been broken. I will remind you that every season comes in time, that every year the weather follows different trends, and that my storm is only worse than yours because I'm living through my storm and not experiencing yours.
Mayhaps there is a life-lesson in there somewhere - that we all live unique experiences and have inner storms brewing that appear to us to be worse than the ones others have. Our own stresses may seem extreme because we don't see the storms brewing inside the people around us.
And for the record, our rainbows are more colorful, our sunrises are more beautiful, and our moon is fuller than yours!