“Really, it’s for the birds here now.”
An upstate New York city has a message for people thinking about coming to visit: head to Florida instead.
“Due to this ridiculously stupid winter, Ithaca invites you to visit the Florida Keys this week,” it says. “Please come back when things thaw out. Really, it’s for the birds here now.”
The website provides links to visiting the Florida Keys, the most southern city in the continental U.S.
It was in the teens in Ithaca on Monday, according to Weather.com, and the city is currently buried under snow.
“When wind chill is -26 degrees we can’t pretend that Ithaca is the most pleasant place to visit,” he said. “But three seasons of the year Ithaca is the most beautiful place you could want to be.”