>There was a freak snowstorm today in New York. (By the afternoon, it was sunny as if nothing had happened, and none of the snow stuck.) At the height of the mini-blizzard conditions, I had to go to a lunch appointment, and as I made my way to the subway, I was literally covered from head to toe with snow. I felt like a little snowman. I also felt vindicated in my insistence that any outerwear I purchase must have a hood. After all, you never know when a random snowstorm will hit.