I think I've stumbled on a way to make it snow. Granted, the set of observations I'm basing my conclusion on is rather limited (just two seasons), however, the data is compelling. Here's the evidence; you be the judges. Last winter, in late February, I removed my winter boat cover (heavy duty tarp supported by a pvc pipe framework). This was done in preparation for our March 2 departure for our Bahamas cruise. It hadn't snowed in weeks, and here in Leavenworth, our snowy period generally ends by late February. You guessed it, as soon as that cover came off it started snowing. Between 3 and 6 inches each day for a full week. I was out there every day with my electric leaf blower, clearing snow off the boat so we could proceed with preparations for our trip. Now, skip ahead to this winter. I've made arrangements with BWY to repower our boat. After10 years of loyal service, I'm planning to replace our Nissan 50hp TLDI with a brand spanking new Suzuki 60 hp 4 stroke. Todd has requested that I bring the boat over in February or March, before he gets really busy commissioning new boats and getting other boats ready for the upcoming boating season. This is a bit challenging for me, since I have to remove my winter boat cover and tow it across the Cascades to his shop. We've had a strange winter this year. Two periods of substantial snow fall, but most weeks have been free of storms. We haven't seen a flake for weeks around here. Yesterday I removed the cover and pulled the old motor. I'm planning on towing over the mountains tomorrow morning. Guess what. I look out my window this morning and it's snowing. My conclusion, the act of removing my winter boat cover is somehow intertwined with the forces of weather which produce snow here in Leavenworth. I'm curious to know if any of you out there, who store your boats under cover in snowy regions, have experienced the same phenomenon.