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I saw on the news this morning that this area is all of two inches away from our average winter snowfall total, all of two weeks into the winter. I think that means we will probably have more snow than normal (we actually hit that total about four days after the season began). It seems unfair to have a harsh winter after a harsh summer, but I guess there's not supposed to be anything fair about it.

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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 5, 2011, 00:07 space captain
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 5, 2011, 00:01 kanniballl
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 4, 2011, 18:21:
I disagree....i hate the cold. I am tired of morons crashing into each other and cement barriers. It isn't that hard to keep your car on the road. If you have a little shitty car - stay the F home.

I much rather prefer a hot steamy day at the lake than a frozen one.

Eh, different folks different strokes.

I hate hot and steamy. It's harder to reach a comfortable temperature outside, particularly when humidity is a factor. Shade only does so much with humidity, and pools/lakes require prep and cleaning up.

Dealing with cold usualy just means an extra layer or two unless it's balls-cold out there like 10F without windsheer, -XF with windsheer. I'm sure some reader in Minnesota just called me a p*ssy but if I'm hitting those temps I need under-armor or I'm going inside.



The driving part sucks though, at least the part where you have to share the road with morons.

I can understand if someone in California or Texas where some parts see very little snow don't know how to drive on it properly. But when they live in a state that gets its fair share of snow EVERY FLIPPIN' YEAR you'd think they'd learn to drive on it.

And don't get me started on ice. I can see snow being more rare (even by me we've had the occasional light 2-snowfall winter). But ice is fairly common in the freezing states in the winter and yet people still fail to respect its danger.

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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2011, 18:33 Cutter
 
Feruary is just ass-wiping bad. I hate that month more than any other. And while we hate that cold, soggy spring, soon as you get that first real warm, sunny day you know it's all good as summer is almost here. Much as I like the heat over the cold I do love the 4 seasons and would have a hard time living somewhere where it's just hot all the time.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2011, 18:26 zirik
 
i love snow but not when i have to shovel it and remove drifts from the car parked outside. im just glad the blizzard bypassed the DC area and headed towards new york this year. i dont mind wearing multiple layers to keep warm outside but when its freakin hot there is nothing you can do buy stay indoors. lost count on how many days i had headache induced by the heat this past summer.  
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2011, 18:21 xXBatmanXx
 
nin wrote on Jan 4, 2011, 10:13:
I still find it very pretty.

And it beats the hell out of hot summer!

I disagree....i hate the cold. I am tired of morons crashing into each other and cement barriers. It isn't that hard to keep your car on the road. If you have a little shitty car - stay the F home.

I much rather prefer a hot steamy day at the lake than a frozen one.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2011, 15:43 PHJF
 
All my Ohio snow melted days ago when it was 50* for some reason. The next day it was below 30.  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2011, 13:59 nin
 

You summed it up well, kanniballl. I love the snow, but driving in it is less than desirable. As long as it's a snow and not melted/reiced, it's even fun to drive. But once ice gets involved, I'd rather just stay inside.

I still have flashbacks to a few years ago with the huge ice storm we had here. 9 days without power, and living with various friends/family. To finally get power back the week before xmas was like having the holiday early.

 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2011, 13:58 SpectralMeat
 
kanniballl wrote on Jan 4, 2011, 13:38:
I'd probably grow sick of it quickly if I lived somewhere known for heavy and frequent snow such as the northern states or even Canada.

Yup that's where I am from. There are tons of idiots on the road especially during the first snow falls. I do like the snow and the cold but like I said by around May I am pretty sick of seeing any snow on the ground.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2011, 13:38 kanniballl
 
I love the snow.

Everything looks pretty. All of the (now) dead grass is covered, and trees are often frosted in white for at least a short time. I recall a couple of beautiful scenes involved crystal-looking trees.

My dog loves it, gets to jump around and just randomly "eats" snow here and there. Plus unlimited "catch" ammunition.

I get a little bit of exercise from the little shoveling I do.

If it's only fairly bad, I can usually just work from home.

If it's really bad, we get either a delayed opening or a snow day at work.

Things quiet down, it's a good time to just sit on a comfy couch and watch a film.



The only time I don't like it is when I have to hit the roads and they're unplowed and/or sloppy. One year in particular was quite bad, a normal 20 minute commute took forever and I was almost in a whole bunch of accidents due to the way idiots were driving around.

Seriously, when there is snow (or ice or slush) on the ground, speeding is just plain stupid. If anything, you should be going under the speed limit. Yet I saw people doing 45 in a 25 that stomped on their brakes, only to skid and hit a car..


Granted, this is coming from upper/central New Jersey. I'd probably grow sick of it quickly if I lived somewhere known for heavy and frequent snow such as the northern states or even Canada.

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6. Stargazing and dark sky tourism Jan 4, 2011, 11:23 Jim
 
I just did this a week ago down in the Everglades (Big Cypress National Preserve to be exact).

Saw an incredible display of zodiacal light, Southern Cross, Eta Carinae, and Omega Centauri.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2011, 11:05 nin
 

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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2011, 11:01 osage no onna
 
That alcowebizer thing is apparently a phishing site.  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2011, 10:33 SpectralMeat
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 4, 2011, 10:11:
Whilst the shoveling and what not can be a pain in the ass, I still find it very pretty.

Same here, however around the end of April and beginning of May I am getting kind of sick and tired of seeing snow on the ground
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2011, 10:13 nin
 
I still find it very pretty.

And it beats the hell out of hot summer!
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2011, 10:11 Cutter
 
Told ya. After hot summer comes harsh winter. Whilst the shoveling and what not can be a pain in the ass, I still find it very pretty.
 
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