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I see the eastern coast of the US is experiencing what experts believe will be the biggest snow storm in a decade. 16 inches fell in one day which is the highest ever recorded on one December day.

We have had some snow here where i am, but nothing really exciting. It has however stayed for a few days which is kinda cool. Temperature tonight is expected to be as low as -5C. I love extreme weather conditions, i love the chaos the snow causes in the UK. I particularly love driving in it and more recently i've been keen on driving in it in the hope someone crashes into my car, writes it off and i get the insurance money to pay for a newer car.

I think i leave a topic like this at least once a year on Ozzu. I am just feeling slightly jealous of the snow in Eastern USA. I have not seen snow remotely like that for nearly 5 years now.
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We're not getting any snow here in Florida, but boy did we ever get some really strong winds the other day and a nice little cold snap today.
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Cold snap? 85 this morning, eh? :P
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Cold snap? 85 this morning, eh? :P


Was thinking the same thing actually :lol:
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It's 55 at 11AM here. Keep in mind this is FLORIDA. lol
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I am just feeling slightly jealous of the snow in Eastern USA. I have not seen snow remotely like that for nearly 5 years now.


Yo, it almost never snows in NYC (since I've been living here), but I grew up inland further north and always miss the "winter wonderland". But we did get a good 12-18" inches in a few hours last night!

I live in the middle of the Rockaway peninsula, which is seven miles long, less than a mile wide at many points (including this one -- its only three blocks side to side) and several miles out into the ocean, so when it's stormy, it's really stormy.

I spent half my elementary school years in Florida. When we first started going there for six month stretches, I totally hated it because there was no snow. 85 at Christmas was just not Christmas to me. In retrospect, I had a great time, there was nothing miserable about it. But whenever someone asked me if I liked living in Florida, I'd say no: "I hate it here -- there's no SNOW!"

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We got blasted with about 2 feet in one night last Thursday, but the weather's been pretty mild since then.

We've had a surprisingly mild winter here in the upstate NY region. That was our first real snowfall this winter, something that usually happens in October. Not that I'm complaining.

NYC and the D.C. area is getting hit pretty hard from what I hear, but we're seeing very little of it.
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This is what I woke up to Saturday
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Wish it was the same here. Shortly after leaving the original topic we had alot of heavy snowfall, the proper kinda that lays, and it was doing a good job. After half an hour though it stopped with about an inch of snowfall. There has been none overnight, although right now there is more snow so hopefully this will do something.
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I wish it would have never came. Somewhere under that snow is my driveway and I spent over 4 hours yesterday shoveling it so I could get to work this morning. There is nothing like being essential personnel when the government decides to close.
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Its been between 30 and 35 degrees and raining for a week straight here. It was actually bad enough Thursday of last week with ice and freezing rain that a school bus went off the highway and the other busses were having a hard time driving straight so they canceled school. We've only gotten about 8 inches of snow this year, which is unusual because I guess normally by Christmas there is at least 2 feet on the ground but by the end of the week it is suppose to stay below freezing and we'll get more accumulation.

The town I use to live in in Nebraska has already gotten upwards of 50 inches of snow, but snow there is stupid. It will snow like mad for a day or two, then it will all melt off in a couple days, and a few weeks later repeat.
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I was riding snowmobiles all weekend....... I want MORE snow please!!!
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I just want SOME snow!!! Looking out my window right now, I can see maybe 300 feet into the fog, and the end zone of the football field is completely flooded with more rain falling.
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Who me? I've only lived here since the beginning of April, but even when we got here there was still 3 feet of snow on the ground and it snowed a couple days a week for about the first month. There was snow on the higher peaks well into July, and that melting snow is what feeds most of the smaller creeks and ponds around here. From what I'm told, it usually starts snowing in the middle of October so the winters are fairly long. It takes a special kind of person to live here, there are only about 200 people in each town in this part of the state and to go grocery shopping or something you need to plan for the extra driving time.
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Kc0tma, sounds like my kinda place.

The thing i dislike about snow is when it melts. I was out driving tonight and while the snowfall was nowhere near as bad as what grinch got we still have aot of bad roads to drive on. I was having alot of fun enjoying the sliding about. Thankfully i am a very good driver and can control the car very well.

It has been alot worse up where my mum and dad live (150 miles north from here) and it's due to continue until beyond Christmas. I am actually driving up the road after work tomorrow, so i am looking forward to that drive very much.
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If I need a tauntaun to survive the night, it's too cold for me to hang around.
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:lol: @ tauntaun.
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At first I didn't know what a tauntaun was until I googled it. All I saw was a bunch of guys riding them around and I wondered how that would keep you warm, then I saw this:

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I guess I'm not nerdy enough to have ever seen those movies.....
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lol Yeah, my geek slipped out a little bit there.
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Star Wars weather
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At first I didn't know what a tauntaun was until I googled it. All I saw was a bunch of guys riding them around and I wondered how that would keep you warm, then I saw this:

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I guess I'm not nerdy enough to have ever seen those movies.....


You have never seen Star Wars? That is pretty amazing.
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At first I didn't know what a tauntaun was until I googled it. All I saw was a bunch of guys riding them around and I wondered how that would keep you warm, then I saw this:

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I guess I'm not nerdy enough to have ever seen those movies.....


You have never seen Star Wars? That is pretty amazing.



Not really, i too haven't seen them either. Not in any great hurry to see it either.
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I've seen the old ones, but it was years ago. Just the other day I watched the family guy star wars on cartoon network though! The new ones I've never seen.
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Hey so you probably think it's like a Kangeroo, with some helping friendly pouch, right?

Guess again. They cut the thing open and killed it while the flesh was still warm! Apparently, the Mongols and Vikings both used to do that with their horses in an emergency.
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Weren't those sleeping bags actually an April Fools day gag but they were such a big hit that they made them for real? Thats funny that their trick back fired on them like that.
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I'm loving the entrails on the insides of the bag.
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Haven't seen Star Wars? Don't want to see them? That's just sad, you curmudgeons. :P
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I barely see snow in Western Kansas...
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I just can't wait to get to Seattle.
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I see the eastern coast of the US is experiencing what experts believe will be the biggest snow storm in a decade. 16 inches fell in one day which is the highest ever recorded on one December day.

We have had some snow here where i am, but nothing really exciting. It has however stayed for a few days which is kinda cool. Temperature tonight is expected to be as low as -5C. I love extreme weather conditions, i love the chaos the snow causes in the UK. I particularly love driving in it and more recently i've been keen on driving in it in the hope someone crashes into my car, writes it off and i get the insurance money to pay for a newer car.

I think i leave a topic like this at least once a year on Ozzu. I am just feeling slightly jealous of the snow in Eastern USA. I have not seen snow remotely like that for nearly 5 years now.


yeah, i read it in newspaper... my biggest condolence for all victims :(
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We get -4F here in Kansas... I actually got a minor frost-bite... my toes turned dead white and I couldn't feel them at all... Cold water burned my toes, but revived them as well. Snow here is also not merciful :lol:
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I'll tell you what, the weather here right now is how i like it. We are going through some sort of big freeze and have done for about 2-3 weeks now. Temperatures reached -15C last night and still more snow.

I love it when snow stays, and this is the longest i have seen snow stay for years now.
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I just wonder, were you serious about the car inshurance?
it's kind of surprising to see someone say this aloud)))
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No, i was joking.
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I see the eastern coast of the US is experiencing what experts believe will be the biggest snow storm in a decade.


We got the backend of that today SB :mrgreen:

It started at 8am GMT and ended at 1600. More to come for the next two weeks.
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I actually got a minor frost-bite...


You be very careful of toes bogey my late sis got frostbite in 2000 and almost lost her toes, she ended up with diabetes.
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I actually got a minor frost-bite...


You be very careful of toes bogey my late sis got frostbite in 2000 and almost lost her toes, she ended up with diabetes.

A person could get diabetes from frostbite? :shock:

Thanks for that warning, I gotta find a way to keep my toes warm.
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Yes you must bogey,

Diabetes if goes unchecked is very much a killer still.

My sis went to Scotland with her hubby, he was a scout master and she caught the frostbite in Scotland. If she had lost the big toe to frostbite then she would have lost her balance on that foot...crippled..

Its not just that either Bogey. If your overweight with Diabetes you must diet, follow a strict diet can lose some eyesight and have to have laser treatment which is not pleasant.

Sometime later she got sick with a bug which caused septaceamia and because she could'nt take her diabetes meds she went into a coma over a weekend and she died in our intensive care unit.

So many things can cause Diabetes get checked anyway (water and sugar levels regular) and as you already know keep warm feet and head in winter.

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really sorry to hear that Suzie, it's interesting to see how serios something you hear about can be sometimes. I don't often think much of diabeties as a killer, or at least a leading cause to some sort of complications leading to death.

My health has been a bit funny recently and there are some things i really cannot be bothered getting checked up on. I kinda feel more interested in seeing the doctor now because of reading your post. It sort of made that so very real.
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Looks like the cold snap in the UK still doesn't look like it's going away. Another week expected and tonight is supposed to be a record breaking night for the lowest temperatures...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8446523.stm
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We got about 4 inches of snow followed by two days of sleet and freezing rain, and now it is all frozen solid. Its funny because I accidentally dropped my key for our post office box in the slush in my driveway, and just yesterday afternoon I found it frozen solid in the ice. We've got a spare, but I think I'll take a hatchet to it and get my key back.
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Issued by The National Weather Service
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... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SATURDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THE COMMUTE HOME THIS EVENING CAN BE CHALLENGING AS SNOW BEGINS TO ACCUMULATE AND MAKE UNTREATED PAVEMENTS SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS SNOW AMOUNTS WILL REACH 2 TO 4 INCHES IN STEADY SNOW LATE BY LATE TONIGHT FOLLOWED BY POTENTIALLY ANOTHER 2 TO 4 INCHES IN FREQUENT SNOW SHOWERS FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES... AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
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We're hoping to get a 'dusting' here in SC. Just imagine, 1 flake hits the ground and the whole city/county is going to shut down. Hehehehe
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8447023.stm

Never seen the UK like that before... to be honest I dont think anyone has lol
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Could live here

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/local_n ... on-NY-Snow

The last I heard they had 55 inches on the ground and snow in the forecast for the next few days. It had snowed for 9 days straight.
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We're hoping to get a 'dusting' here in SC. Just imagine, 1 flake hits the ground and the whole city/county is going to shut down. Hehehehe


Sounds like most of Texas. If it gets below freezing they declare it a severe winter weather event.
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Sounds like most of Texas. If it gets below freezing they declare it a severe winter weather event.


Ha! Yes! Exactly like that.

Outcome: Much ado about nothing. :) I don't even think it flurried.
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Its funny because a couple weeks ago I asked the office secretary how often they cancel school for snow days up here. She said in the 15 years she has worked here they only did once, and it was because there was 7 feet of snow on the roof and they were doing it for safety in case it caved in. Then literally 2 days after I asked her that we had a canceled day because there was enough freezing rain over night that two school buses went off the road before they could even get their first kids, one of them they had to call in a heavy duty tow truck to pull out. Something like 85% of our students ride the bus to school, so if the buses can't run then nobody would be here.
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The snow is still hitting some parts of the UK and is understandably getting a bit boring for some people, however at least some Police Officers in England had a bit of fun...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMPROa70RJg
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y health has been a bit funny recently and there are some things i really cannot be bothered getting checked up on. I kinda feel more interested in seeing the doctor now because of reading your post. It sort of made that so very real.


Initially it was an infection from holiday. Then of course when you have the runs you don't want to eat anything. Diabetics have to eat then take meds...vicious circle.

Everyone should have at least a six monthly..everything. So if this has helped someone hot foot it to their GP I am happy.

SB go see the GP and thanks!

Nucleo, We're still covered in snow, no grit, no bins emptied..argeeeeeeeeeeeeee...lazy <dirty word> I saw that in an email through a list I am on..lolololol...the dirty word thing...what a gentleman!

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SB,

Good vid! He should have broke his freaking neck.

I had to be a witness yesterday in a mobile phone case. The policemen did'nt turn up till after lunch, we were there at 09.30am.

When he did turn up looking at his paperwork his body language was crap when reading. Wiping his brow rubbing his face..sighing.

In court he could'nt remember seeing the hedgerow he saw my son using the phone from the other side of the hedgerow..

He said it was silver in color, blackberrys are...black :mrgreen:

The silver he saw was the silver VW emblem on the steering wheel but how, he pulled the van from the back of the van.

My son represented himself due to hire of a solicitor for the case is £500, he was exonerated on two charges one for the phone, the other the policeman said he had no licence.

In court they tried to trip me but it did'nt work :mrgreen:
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This weekend brought at least 20-24 inches to the Pittsburgh area in places. The weather forecast for tomorrow night is predicting another 6-8 inches possible. I have friends in Maryland and Virginia that got over 30 inches over the weekend.

Here's some of what I had to dig out.
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It pays to drive a jeep in weather like that! But when you have a jeep, you can't use the weather as an excuse to play hookie at work.

Its practically spring out here, we aren't even forcasted to go below freezing until next Monday. The lake ice here is melting pretty quick already, and there are an awful lot of little tweety birds coming around that don't usually show up until April or May, so spring time is early this year. They say the northern rockies are in an el nino cycle this year and are expecting an active forest fire season because of the lack of snow over the winter.
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I find it slightly ironic that I live in one of the few areas in the country (upstate NY) that is actually prepared to handle (and continue functioning normally in) this kind of snow, and yet we are receiving absolutely NONE of this. Nothing. Nadda. Zip.

Not that I'm complaining ;)
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Don't hate but this Floridian is enjoying the little bit of cool weather we are getting. We had a beautiful cool and sunny weekend with highs in the 60s. Went car shopping and everything!
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I find it slightly ironic that I live in one of the few areas in the country (upstate NY) that is actually prepared to handle (and continue functioning normally in) this kind of snow, and yet we are receiving absolutely NONE of this. Nothing. Nadda. Zip.

Not that I'm complaining ;)


Same here! From what I'm told, by Christmas there is usually three feet on the ground and it stays there until the spring thaw. And this winter we've gotten barely 2 feet of snow! I am complaining, I came to the mountains just for the winters but so far this winter has been almost identical to Nebraska winters. My uncle does forestry work and a couple times each year he does snow surveys way out in the woods and up high in the mountains. Last years measurements were an average of 120 inches, and he told me so far the most he's seen this year is 51 inches.
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I am complaining, I came to the mountains just for the winters...


That's what makes the world so interesting. To realize that there are people like yourself that actually "choose" to be around that much snow baffles my mind. lol.
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We got over 30 in WV. Loads of fun and another foot tonight is expected.
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My front door was opened to reveal a wall of snow the plow truck didn't feel would be an issue for us working class people to dig through in order to get to digging our cars out... haha. Ahhh, an eventful weekend. Should'a planned a trip to Florida, hear it's nice down their.
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Or how about when you are driving a small car, and the plow leaves a long mound of snow in the middle of the road and you get high centered and stuck when you are trying to pull into your own driveway. Yet another reason to drive a jeep!
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Should'a planned a trip to Florida, hear it's nice down their.


My boss is stuck in Florida because he can't get a flight back into Pittsburgh. Downright shame that is.
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I spent the weekend with my girlfriend in Ohio which is where the other pics are from. This is what I found at my place when I got home last night.
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WHOA. Do you have FOUR smokers??
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lol No. The other 3 green ones are trash cans that I believe are frozen to the patio
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I like the pictures of your patio table. The same thing happens on top of fence posts around here. That means there was no wind during your snow storm because the snow would blow off and not make that big tall column.
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I like the pictures of your patio table. The same thing happens on top of fence posts around here. That means there was no wind during your snow storm because the snow would blow off and not make that big tall column.


To be honest, i am trying to convince myself he doesn't have a car wheel on that table or something. I don't think i've seen snow like that for a very long time, i'd love it if we could have that here.

I'd also choose to live somewhere where there is alot of snowfall at winter. I love it when it arrives, but when it goes it always frustrates me. I especially love the chaos it brings to the UK and how, despite the fact we always get snow at winter, the authorities are never ready for it.
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To be honest, i am trying to convince myself he doesn't have a car wheel on that table or something.


I'm actually working on making the world's largest powdered sugar donut.

We had another 6 inches of that crap over night, and it's still coming down. And I'd be happy to send all of this over there to you craig.
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A friend of mine in Virginia just posted this at Facebook. Had to share it
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How can people not like snow? I can understand that it is bad when your power goes out and stuff (was without power for 6 days in Nebraska after an ice storm), but getting off work because roads are closed and stuff like that is always good. I bet every single kid in town is outside making happy snowmen at this very moment.
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I love when it snows, if it wasn't cold outside because of the snow, I'd love it even more! School was actually canceled for today at DCI, so I only have 2 days before my test. No big deal, but I will object to snow plows doing their job on roads that have houses on both sides... They seem to plow us in every time. I'm going to play with Fedora 12 in VMWare though, get some troubleshooting done, and spend the day sipping coffee.
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Its too bad unimogs are so expensive, because a unimog with a snow blower attachment sounds like it is what your neighborhood needs instead of a plow. Unimogs are freaking awesome.
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SB wrote:
To be honest, i am trying to convince myself he doesn't have a car wheel on that table or something.


I'm actually working on making the world's largest powdered sugar donut.

We had another 6 inches of that crap over night, and it's still coming down. And I'd be happy to send all of this over there to you craig.


I'd love that. I doubt i will see that kind of snow in Edinburgh though, it is more likely to fall closer to my parents home 150 miles north of here. They seemed to get it worse last month when the UK was going through a big cold snap.

I used to always look at the weather in the east coast of the USA as it often was a sign of how things might be here within the next few days. If you had snow then it would reach the UK a day or two later. So far though we've only had small snowfalls since this recent snowfall you are having Mark. I did hear there was more predicted, but i am not expecting anything quite as bad as what we got last month which is nothing near what you are getting at the moment.
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Weather is a weird thing. The town I work in is called Noxon, and just 10 miles north west is another tiny town called Heron. In Heron they regularly get dumped on with snow when nobody else within a couple miles gets nothing. Last weekend me and my wife were driving around looking for houses for sale and they have about a foot on the ground, but just a few miles down the highway is nothing.
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kc0tma I totally love and agree with your sig. That's one of the best.

And yeah weather is a weird thing. I was talking to a rep in Chicago before I left work and he was "bragging" about his 10". I was like, dude we are nearly over 30 and still going at the moment. That's a rarity that Chicago would have less snow than us. You should see all the pics my friends have been posting at facebook. Honestly the last time I saw this much snow was in 1978 when I was in College in the middle of the snow belt in PA at Clarion.

I can still recall when it started. It was about 10pm. about half the guys in my freshman dorm went out to play football in it. By 3AM the snow was to our hips. That was about the most fun I ever had in one night of snow.
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How can people not like snow? I can understand that it is bad when your power goes out and stuff (was without power for 6 days in Nebraska after an ice storm), but getting off work because roads are closed and stuff like that is always good. I bet every single kid in town is outside making happy snowmen at this very moment.


We got 52 inches total from these two storms. The snow is too deep for my kids to really enjoy it. I actually go nuts not being at work so all this time off work has actually made me a tad crazy. It was near impossible to leave the house until yesterday due to the horrible state of our roads. I have hated it.

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We got 52 inches total from these two storms. The snow is too deep for my kids to really enjoy it. I actually go nuts not being at work so all this time off work has actually made me a tad crazy. It was near impossible to leave the house until yesterday due to the horrible state of our roads. I have hated it.


Call me crazy, but I think it is kind of fun putting on coveralls and going out and digging in the snow to get to the car or whatever. Thats a bad thing when you sit in an office staring at a monitor for so many hours that back breaking manual labor is something to look forward to.
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It's windy as all hell here in Colorado. Weather said we'd get a measly 1 inch of snow. With all this bitter cold wind, I actually kind of wish we would have gotten some snow with it.
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I have to move to America someday. You seem to get better winters than what we get here. We had about 3 weeks of bad snowy type winter this year, which is much more than usual. I doubt it will be back again until next winter.
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Here in SC, we actually had a REAL snow with accumulation. It's funny, it's so rare that whenever that happens, everyone takes pictures of their home, their family and their pets. :)

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