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Old 10-29-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
 
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Holy crap it's been snowing all day

I can't remember it snowing in October before. We've had a wet snow falling all day. It's only sticking to the cars & lawns but tonight we are supposed to get an inch of the white stuff. Tomorrow it is supposed to be 44 degrees and the snow will only be a memory. Areas north of us will be getting up to a foot of snow and with all of the leaves still on the trees it means that the weight of the snow will bring down branches & trees and that means power outages.

It just started to thunder, can this be the end of the world.
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:08 PM   #2
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Oh how exciting! I always enjoyed the first snow of the season when I lived in an area that had real winters with snow. After that first snow the reality set in and the fun of shoveling it all the time wore thin. You will definitely look forward to spring now.
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It just started to thunder, can this be the end of the world.
Not likely. We get thundersnow in Wisconsin almost every year. Usually in March or April. So far we've only had a dusting here but it's not unusual to get accumulating snow in October. The next 5-6 months will suck just like every other year.
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I guess I shouldn't complain about the Canadian winters (at least not yet). 10C (50F) and sunny in Calgary today :-).
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It's been snowing pretty steady since 12:30 and I have a good 6". The damned lights have been flickering for the past 30 minutes. After being without power for 63 hours just 60 days ago to the day due to Irene I'm sick to death of losing it again. I have way too much stuff in the fridge and freezer from the garden to loose this stuff.
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It's been snowing pretty steady since 12:30 and I have a good 6". The damned lights have been flickering for the past 30 minutes. After being without power for 63 hours just 60 days ago to the day due to Irene I'm sick to death of losing it again. I have way too much stuff in the fridge and freezer from the garden to loose this stuff.
I just talked to my Mom, who lives out in the middle of nowhere on the Shenandoah River. Widowed 3 years ago, at my suggestion and after a 3 week power outage last winter she had a generator installed. I already have one. Anyway, her power was out but the gennie was humming along, so she can flush toilets (well), cook her continually refrigerated food, and watch DVDs or read. Not to mention she has heat. Hers is pretty much a whole house gennie, since she has a small house. I'm not sure if it ever pays for itself in food savings or whatever, but it's an incredible comfort, especially to an elderly lady by herself in the boonies. I highly recommend them.
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Propane. There was a choice between diesel and propane. Propane is quieter and less smelly. Also easier to get delivered. She has 4 100 gal tanks linked up, which should be good for a couple of weeks at her demand level.
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I escaped NY 5 years ago, I only like snow on post cards.
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I guess I shouldn't complain about the Canadian winters (at least not yet). 10C (50F) and sunny in Calgary today :-).
Those Nyawkers don't know what winter is, do they, CG?
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I guess I shouldn't complain about the Canadian winters (at least not yet). 10C (50F) and sunny in Calgary today :-).
Comparing temperature in Canada vs the US (all temperatures in F)

+70 degrees
- Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear.
- People in Canada go swimming in the Lakes.
+60 degrees
- North Carolinians try to turn on the heat.
- People in Canada plant gardens.
+50 degrees
- Californians shiver uncontrollably.
- People in Canada sunbathe.
+40 degrees
- Italian & English cars won't start.
- People in Canada drive with the windows down.
+32 degrees
- Distilled water freezes.
- Lake Superior's water gets thicker.
+20 degrees
- Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and woolly hats.
- People in Canada throw on a flannel shirt.
+15 degrees
- Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat.
- People in Canada have the last cookout before it gets cold.
0 degrees
- People in Miami all die...
- Canadians lick the flagpole.
20 below
- Californians fly away to Mexico.
- People in Canada get out their winter coats.
40 below
- Hollywood disintegrates.
- The Girl Scouts in Canada are selling cookies door to door.
60 below
- Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic.
- Canadian Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.
80 below
- Mt. St. Helens freezes.
- People in Canada rent some videos.
100 below
- Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
- Canadians get frustrated because they can't thaw the keg.
297 below
- Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products.
- Cows in Canada complain about farmers with cold hands.
460 below (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale)
- People in Canada start saying, "Eh, Cold 'nuff for ya?"
500 below
- Hell freezes over.
- The Leafs win the Stanley Cup
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Propane. There was a choice between diesel and propane. Propane is quieter and less smelly. Also easier to get delivered. She has 4 100 gal tanks linked up, which should be good for a couple of weeks at her demand level.
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Those Nyawkers don't know what winter is, do they, CG?
Sez who?

Just kidding...

Check out this map. I'm in the 100 inches AVERAGE belt, east of Syracuse NY.

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And not too long ago everyone was complaining about the 100+ heat!...especially in Texas and Southern Plains. Maybe 12 weeks ago?

Right now it is beautiful and sunny, and will reach 75 today. It is easy to think that this is forever weather...but, I have to realize that by next weekend, the steel-grey clouds full of rain and wind will usher in winter weather.
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THE FROZEN LOGGER

As I sat down one evening within a small cafe,
A forty year old waitress to me these words did say:

"I see that you are a logger, and not just a common bum,
'Cause nobody but a logger stirs his coffee with is thumb.

My lover was a logger, there's none like him today;
If you'd pour whiskey on it he could eat a bale of hay

He never shaved his whiskers from off of his horny hide;
He'd just drive them in with a hammer and bite them off inside.

My lover came to see me upon one freezing day;
He held me in his fond embrace which broke three vertebrae.

He kissed me when we parted, so hard that he broke my jaw;
I could not speak to tell him he'd forgot his mackinaw.
I saw my lover leaving, sauntering through the snow,
Going gaily homeward at forty-eight below.

The weather it tried to freeze him, it tried its level best;
At a hundred degrees below zero, he buttoned up his vest.

It froze clean through to China, it froze to the stars above;
At a thousand degrees below zero, it froze my logger love.

They tried in vain to thaw him, and would you believe me, sir
They made him into axeblades, to chop the Douglas fir.

And so I lost my lover, and to this cafe I come,
And here I wait till someone stirs his coffee with his thumb."
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Five inches in Amarillo. I guess it's going to be a long, hard winter.



Around here, about 700 miles south of Amarillo, it's 70 and I'm wearing a sweater.
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Those Nyawkers don't know what winter is, do they, CG?
I used to have a house in the Catskill Mts (NY). Many years back my wife and son were trapped in the house when there was a record 21" of snow on Oct. 18th. My son had to climb out of a window and dig out the front door.

If I had me druthers I wouldn't be in NY, it would be Prescott, AZ for me but gf refuses to move (she would rather bitch about the miserable winters & hot/humid summers).

By the way although things froze up during the night we never did get a snow accumulation and everything melted by this afternoon.
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Comparing temperature in Canada vs the US (all temperatures in F)

+70 degrees
- Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear.
- People in Canada go swimming in the Lakes.
+60 degrees
- North Carolinians try to turn on the heat.
- People in Canada plant gardens.
+50 degrees
- Californians shiver uncontrollably.
- People in Canada sunbathe.
+40 degrees
- Italian & English cars won't start.
- People in Canada drive with the windows down.
+32 degrees
- Distilled water freezes.
- Lake Superior's water gets thicker.
+20 degrees
- Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and woolly hats.
- People in Canada throw on a flannel shirt.
+15 degrees
- Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat.
- People in Canada have the last cookout before it gets cold.
0 degrees
- People in Miami all die...
- Canadians lick the flagpole.
20 below
- Californians fly away to Mexico.
- People in Canada get out their winter coats.
40 below
- Hollywood disintegrates.
- The Girl Scouts in Canada are selling cookies door to door.
60 below
- Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic.
- Canadian Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.
80 below
- Mt. St. Helens freezes.
- People in Canada rent some videos.
100 below
- Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
- Canadians get frustrated because they can't thaw the keg.
297 below
- Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products.
- Cows in Canada complain about farmers with cold hands.
460 below (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale)
- People in Canada start saying, "Eh, Cold 'nuff for ya?"
500 below
- Hell freezes over.
- The Leafs win the Stanley Cup
That was awesome! It was 16C today (64F). Everyone was out in shorts and t-shirts before the cold hits tomorrow.

Ed: so true. DH still complains about the Canadian winters, even 10 years later. I guess you can take the boy out of Yankee territory but you can't take the Yankee out of the boy 😃.
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Sez who?

Just kidding...

Check out this map. I'm in the 100 inches AVERAGE belt, east of Syracuse NY.

snowseason
I worked in Buffalo and later went to northern Alberta.

My temperature scale:
0 water freezes (= 32F)
-10C nose hairs freeze
-20C exposed skin freezes
-30C non-exposed skin freezes
-40C mercury freezes (-40C = -40F)

I like Mike's better
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