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Measurable snow

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Measurable snow

Postby jjoyce » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:22 am

I feel like we're now at the point where snow could not be considered too early or even unwelcome. I mean, once the holiday decorations start to appear, then you sorta want the white stuff on the ground to complete the scene, am I right?

So when's it going to be, Forons? Forecast says maybe Monday.
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Re: Measurable snow

Postby Michael Patrick » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:39 am

I'd be happy if it was sometime in late February.
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Re: Measurable snow

Postby kurt_w » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:56 am

Michael Patrick wrote:I'd be happy if it was sometime in late February.


I'd be happy if it was early November thru late March.

We already had snow here, but alas it all went away. More snow, please!
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Re: Measurable snow

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:12 pm

I don't like shoveling snow nor driving in it. Bah, humbug!
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Re: Measurable snow

Postby Ducatista » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:47 pm

If I ran this place, we'd have weekly falls of no more than 4" starting Dec 20 and ending Jan 31. Maybe a couple light February falls to keep things interesting, but all the white stuff would have to be gone by March 15.
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Re: Measurable snow

Postby gargantua » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:49 pm

Screw snow. You have to shovel it. You have to snow blow it. It makes the roads slippery, and after awhile most side streets develop icy ruts. It gets dirty almost immediately. It makes your car look like crap. It gets tracked into the house. You have to roof rake it. You are more likely to slip and fall when there is snow on the ground.

So, how about Christmas Eve, as long as it melts completely and stays away from the day after Christmas on.
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Re: Measurable snow

Postby kurt_w » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:02 pm

What is wrong with you guys? Were you traumatized by yetis as children, or something?

Snow is FUN. Lots of snow means LOTS OF FUN.

Bring on the snow!
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Re: Measurable snow

Postby gargantua » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:02 pm

kurt_w wrote:What is wrong with you guys? Were you traumatized by yetis as children, or something?


No.
I've had ice dams, rusty cars, and a lot of travel inconvenience such as flight cancellations though.
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Re: Measurable snow

Postby ilikebeans » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:27 pm

gargantua wrote:
kurt_w wrote:What is wrong with you guys? Were you traumatized by yetis as children, or something?


No.
I've had ice dams, rusty cars, and a lot of travel inconvenience such as flight cancellations though.

Ok, I'll bite and ask the obvious question.

Why do you continue to live in a climate where you're guaranteed to be miserable nearly half the year?
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Re: Measurable snow

Postby kissyfish » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:14 am

Bring on the snow!

If it is going to be cold, it may as well be pretty, which snow is.

Plus sledding is fun,

And skating too, fun fun fun fun.

More fun than a trampoline.

And trampolines spell FUN.
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Re: Measurable snow

Postby Bwis53 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:56 am

Enough to build a snowman for Christmas and that's about it. It's annoying that the first measurable snow makes it seem like everyone's driving for the first time!
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Re: Measurable snow

Postby fennel » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:05 am

kissyfish wrote:And skating too, fun fun fun fun.
More fun than a trampoline.
And trampolines spell FUN.
And skating on a trampoline–now that's fun.
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Re: Measurable snow

Postby gargantua » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:02 pm

ilikebeans wrote:
gargantua wrote:
kurt_w wrote:What is wrong with you guys? Were you traumatized by yetis as children, or something?


No.
I've had ice dams, rusty cars, and a lot of travel inconvenience such as flight cancellations though.

Ok, I'll bite and ask the obvious question.

Why do you continue to live in a climate where you're guaranteed to be miserable nearly half the year?


Born and raised here, and wouldn't live anywhere else May through October. Currently have elderly parents who need me here year round. At some point, I plan to do the snowbird thing, but my life circumstances don't permit it at the moment.

I didn't mind it as much when I was younger. It seems the older I get, the less tolerance I have for winter months here. I wonder if age-related disdain for winter is common or if it's just me and my wife.
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Re: Measurable snow

Postby ilikebeans » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:14 pm

gargantua wrote:Born and raised here, and wouldn't live anywhere else May through October. Currently have elderly parents who need me here year round. At some point, I plan to do the snowbird thing, but my life circumstances don't permit it at the moment.

I didn't mind it as much when I was younger. It seems the older I get, the less tolerance I have for winter months here. I wonder if age-related disdain for winter is common or if it's just me and my wife.

Makes sense.

I'd recommend getting out in it more often. Skiing (cross-country or downhill), snowboarding, skating, sledding, snowshoeing, whatever-- it makes me appreciate the season more, and the exercise helps my mood during these dark months.

At any rate, I'd rather have white on the ground consistently (minus the roads-- that's my big hangup) than this cycle of snow-melt-snow-melt we've had the past decade.
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Re: Measurable snow

Postby narcoleptish » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:44 am

gargantua wrote:
Born and raised here, and wouldn't live anywhere else May through October. Currently have elderly parents who need me here year round. At some point, I plan to do the snowbird thing, but my life circumstances don't permit it at the moment.

I didn't mind it as much when I was younger. It seems the older I get, the less tolerance I have for winter months here. I wonder if age-related disdain for winter is common or if it's just me and my wife.


Same situation.
Same snowbird aspirations.
Same age-related disdain.
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