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02/16/2008 11:52:31 AM · #1
It was sunny and about 85 F here today. At night it drops into the 70s. Brrr. I make sure that our baby girl has good, warm pajamas on - the kind with feet attached - and a good blanket.
02/16/2008 11:17:45 AM · #2
One of the heaviest snow fall years combined with some heavy rain / freezing rain last week is wreaking havoc here in NH. We've had 4 or 5 buildings collapse. The most recent was here in my community. The local Social Center collapsed last night.

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There was a lot of history with this building going back to the big-band era. There have been countless dances, wedding receptions and other community functions here. It's sad to see it go. We've had ~90 inches of snow already this year and its only mid February.
02/16/2008 09:53:15 AM · #3
Even more snow, another 6-12 expected here by Monday morning. Running out of places to dump the stuff. Going to be July before the crap all melts if it keeps coming at this pace.
02/11/2008 02:30:00 PM · #4
We are supposed to get another 2-4 inches of that crap tonight. If you want snow bring a dump truck to Wisconsin and take as much as you like. It is free. Tell Your Friends.
02/11/2008 01:28:54 PM · #5
I used to love snow when I was a kid...now I just count the days until summer. (I would say spring, but it often snows throughout springtime too). Watching the news last week they said one ski resort here (in Colorado), has a recordbreaking snowfall in January of 250 some odd inches, and that was just for the month of January. The mountains have been pounded this year. I suppose it is a good thing in terms of the drought and water levels and all that, but I am with the majority here, enough already! On top of that, my husband is a snow plower, so he had to work on Christmas, and New Years, and my birthday, and just about every weekend as well. I wanted to strangle everyone who said, "I am so happy we had a white Christmas this year!" But enough of my ranting =) I still can't imagine living somewhere that we didn't get snow.
02/11/2008 01:05:07 PM · #6
I love snow, so no complaints here....but I wish the weather guys could at least get it right and provide fair warning. A couple weeks ago they said we would get a dusting and I woke up to 8 inches. By time it stopped snowing we had 14 inches. Same thing happened again over night. The forecast was for a few scattered snow showers. I got up this a.m. to 6 inches of new snow and it hasn't stopped falling yet. Must be nice having a job that pays well even when you're wrong all the time.
02/11/2008 12:59:15 PM · #7
I want snow!
02/11/2008 12:56:47 PM · #8
Yay!!! I go there regullary and go on the boats on the lake and fly huge kites on the beach! An i partake in the Aldeburgh festival every now and then!
02/08/2008 10:06:23 PM · #9
wow, I live in Thorpness, right next to Aldeburgh in the summers. I had no idea you all where so close, time for a knees up in June!!
02/08/2008 05:29:11 PM · #10
Woo! THats what I like to think :D
02/08/2008 05:22:03 PM · #11
Originally posted by Zodiac:

Wow well there hasnt been any snow like that there since I can remember! I live in Lowestoft, so right on the coast.
Well there was a lot when I was little, but I work out if I was really small or the snow was really tall!!!


Back in those dark days, the snow was really tall!!
02/07/2008 04:21:11 PM · #12
Wow well there hasnt been any snow like that there since I can remember! I live in Lowestoft, so right on the coast.
Well there was a lot when I was little, but I work out if I was really small or the snow was really tall!!!
02/07/2008 03:57:33 PM · #13
Originally posted by Zodiac:

I live right on the coast in Suffolk and we get minimal amounts every now and then but its only a few cm deep and lasts about 2 hours!
Ive not seen any snow in my time in Totnes :(
I just live in the wrong places it seems!


We lived on a farm just outside Ipswich in the early '80s(last century!!). At the beginning of December 1981, I was due to go for a job interview at Ascot Racecourse and on the morning of the interview, I awoke to 4" of snow, it took us 4 hours to get to Colchester, then the roads were clear. I called my future boss and explained that we had been delayed due to snow, and I could tell he didn't really believe me. He DID when I got to Ascot, the car still had 4" of snow on the roof!!

From then til the day we moved, we had more snow. No vehicles could down our lane, about a mile long, we had to walk - sorry - wade across the fields to get to the local shop. We thought that removal day was out, but on that day the snow had melted a bit and the removal van got to the house and we left.

Next day, we had moved in to the house in Ascot and it started snowing there, it was deep, over 6" and we spent the next six weeks clearing the grandstands of snow. Those were the days:))
02/07/2008 03:36:36 PM · #14
Looking at the "no parking" sign, I guess you can't really use the excuse that you were stuck in the snow. :-)
02/07/2008 03:14:41 PM · #15
16" of fresh snow on the ground. cleared our 300' + driveway plus the parking area, front and back porches, path around house for us and dogs - this morning. came to work and cleared 3' deep drifts from the back dock and the front porch/ stairway.

sucks that i'm the only that works here during the winter time.

yesterday i put 3 coats of paint on the kitchen walls because i stayed home.

my muscles are sore, and i am tired...

most snow i've seen at once was last year on valentines day. 38" in one day.
02/07/2008 01:16:41 PM · #16
Originally posted by NathanW:

All I know is I'm absolutely ecstatic that I purchased a snow-blower this year. We've got over 8 inches since yesterday morning. I started clearing the driveway this morning at 4:30am ...

I'm glad I'm not your neighbour!
02/07/2008 12:45:20 PM · #17
Originally posted by Konador:

Ahh yeh it's not great by the sea, maybe all the salt!


It's the fact that you're on an island and your local weather conditions in coastal areas are strongly influenced by the warmer, northward-flowing waters of the Gulf Stream. That's why, in general, you get so much less snow where you are compared with landlocked countries of Europe at similar latitudes.

R.
02/07/2008 12:43:43 PM · #18
All I know is I'm absolutely ecstatic that I purchased a snow-blower this year. We've got over 8 inches since yesterday morning. I started clearing the driveway this morning at 4:30am and it's already got another couple of inches. It's a good thing I'm home today (it's not a good thing that my daughter's sick though).
02/07/2008 12:39:01 PM · #19
Originally posted by imagesbytlp:

...I don't remember getting this much snow since I was a kid!...

I blame global warming!...er...wait....cooling?!? :-P

-drew

Message edited by author 2008-02-07 12:39:30.
02/07/2008 12:11:04 PM · #20
I have been training for this. All winter.

Originally posted by citymars:

Everyone be careful shoveling and don't overdo it! I didn't realize how out of shape I was until I volunteered to shovel my mom's driveway over Christmas holiday. I about gave myself a heart attack. Combination of hard work (harder than it looks), cold weather, etc. can be dangerous.
02/07/2008 11:55:08 AM · #21
Everyone be careful shoveling and don't overdo it! I didn't realize how out of shape I was until I volunteered to shovel my mom's driveway over Christmas holiday. I about gave myself a heart attack. Combination of hard work (harder than it looks), cold weather, etc. can be dangerous.
02/07/2008 10:38:52 AM · #22
i couldn't go to school today cause of the amount of snow we got!
02/07/2008 10:32:56 AM · #23
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No snow, but it's raining watermelons around here. : )
02/07/2008 10:07:02 AM · #24
I completely understand and totally agree. I remember winters like this but the last one must have been nearly 20 years ago. Yesterday was just horrible. Like you said Enough!!! I have already spent a better part of 4 hours clearing snow from this storm and as you can see in the photo I posted, I have alot more to do. The back of the house is all drifted shut but by the time I get that far I should have made it to my snowblower and will be able to do the rest with little effort.

Originally posted by imagesbytlp:

I live in Wisconsin...I have always been someone that loved winter/snow. BUT ENOUGH ALREADY!! I don't remember getting this much snow since I was a kid! We have been getting snow, if not daily, at least every other day! I'm sick do death of clearing it away! And if I see one more commercial with aqua blue waters and white sandy beaches...my tv is going to land on the curb!!
02/07/2008 09:55:30 AM · #25
Im still slightly jealous!
I remember we had a "Blizzard" while I was at school, we ended up with 2 inches of snow and everything shut down for almost a week....
I think i need to go travelling to get this fascination with snow out of my system :P
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