Here's something to think about. If one foot of snow roughly equals 10 inches of rain, depending on the temperature, why don't we start thinking about large-scale collection of rainwater?
Those storms are not likely to disappear with climate change. I'm sure that it's a more complex task than one might think, and will likely involve the creation of reservoirs over the objection of environmentalists. But if climate change really is beginning to occur, maybe we should start making plans to protect our water supply. We all know that it never stops raining around here.