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Old 12-05-03, 11:52 AM
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Talking Snow Snow Snow!!!!!!!!

well, as P O'd as i am about my paintball trip being cancelled for tomorrow, i am sooooo siked about the snow. we've already got about 3-4" here in NE Jersey!!! ill be on the golfcourse w/ the kids shredding the hills up all day saturday and sunday!!!! i really wanted to play PB in the snow cause i think that would be awesome, but tubing and sledding w/ the kids is just as good!!!!!
 
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Old 12-05-03, 03:40 PM
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Having grown up in the east, (suburban Washington DC) one thing I don't miss is the occassional dump of snow. When I want snow I go to colorado or utah, ski for a week, come back home.

This week it was mostly in the 70s although projected for mid 20s tonite. We like to joke down here "hmm, it's 73 today, but 72 with the wind chill".

Enjoy the white stuff and don't work too hard shoveling it.

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Old 12-05-03, 04:48 PM
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My two boys were heavy into paintball a few years ago and tried a winter battle.
I'm not sure if they make cold wx balls and masks but they came back with shattered eye protection and MAJOR bruises from being hit with round ice cubes.
That was the only time they tried that.

Text Forecast from Environment Canada

The Pas: Issued 4.00 PM CST Friday 5 December 2003
Tonight .. Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries overnight. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h early this evening. Low minus 15 with temperature rising to minus 10 by morning. Wind chill minus 26 this evening.
 
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Old 12-05-03, 05:03 PM
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Oh please keep your cold stuff away from here for a few more days! I just put in for them to cut my gas back on so we can have some real heat! The heat pump has been working fine but the forecast is saying below 30 next week. I just hate that I have to pay for the honor of having gas run to my house even if the pilot light isn't even turned on in the heater.

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Old 12-05-03, 06:16 PM
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Has anyone else noticed that snow is a four-letter -word in the same way that nature can be a mother?
 
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Old 12-05-03, 08:14 PM
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Greg,

How do you breathe when its that cold? Being in the high teens here is the worse we usually get, and that's tough. You're looking a MINUS teens!

I've always wanted to visit somewhere up North to see what a real winter was like, but I don't think I could survive it.

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Old 12-05-03, 10:30 PM
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I hate to shatter my tough guy image but Canucks speak Celcius.
We say minus xx and yous say xx below.
A comparative temp is minus 18 Celcius is equal to 0 deg F.

Any thing above 0 deg F. is a heat wave for us. -19 F. is kinda cold and lower is pretty nasty.
We average a few weeks of -30 F and once in a blue moon -40 F.

Not a very good site but here is our Trapper's Festival held mid February.

<a href="http://www.trappersfestival.com/photos/jpg33.jpg" alt="click for larger image"><img src="http://www.trappersfestival.com/photos/jpg33.jpg" height="450" width="450"></a>
 

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Old 12-05-03, 11:24 PM
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Greg,

Thats a relief to know LOL. Zero is still VERY cold to me.

I edited the pic to make it smaller for the board, but members can click the picture to see it enlarged.

Kay

Ps. Thanks for the pic. This is what I want to see. We get snow that falls, but seems to turn to slush or ice when it settles on the ground.

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Old 12-06-03, 06:42 AM
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K:

Most people are use to the long winters and there is no shortage of things to do, but the fact that the snow came at the end of October and won't go 'till the end of April helps define the term "cabin fever".
Every thing serves a usefull purpose though.
The long cold spell allows many remote communities, one near here, the luxury of ice road access.
The residents of Pukatawagan, a Native community which is 100 miles North of here are able to jump in their vehicles and drive to go shopping for the three months of the year the road is open.
There have been "bad" years though when it wasn't cold enough to properly freeze the lakes that access was only for a week or so.
Not a major problem for Puk as they have a railroad, but further North, communities have been short of supplies because it didn't get cold enough and the trucks couldn't get in all their supplies and winter fuel.
Can you imagine what a gallon of gas costs that had to be flown in.
Oh well, enough stories from the North.

BTW, I see the line of code you used to shrink the picture and it wasn't in the vB Code Explained page.
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Old 12-06-03, 11:31 AM
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Greg,

I used HTML coding to shrink the picture. It isn't 'square' in its original form, but I accidentally made it that way. Looks much nicer in the orignal size.

Kay
 
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Old 12-08-03, 06:56 AM
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Greg, hopefully the temp wouldnt have been that bad. i think the visibility would have made it interesting. also the layers of clothes make the shots hurt less!! We got about 18" and the temp on the way to work was 26F!!!
 
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Old 12-08-03, 07:07 AM
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They're coming to turn the gas on here today! After that it will be okay for you to let the cold come on down this way LOL. Just not 18" please. Us southerners can't cope LOL.

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Old 12-09-03, 09:29 PM
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Kay:

I've just made arrangements to take your cold wx.
You should be warming up soon.

Text Forecast from Environment Canada
The Pas: Issued 4.00 PM CST Tuesday 9 December 2003
Tonight .. Clear. Low minus 33.
Wednesday .. Sunny. High minus 24.
Thursday .. Sunny. Low minus 34. High minus 19.
Friday .. Sunny. Low minus 23. High minus 9.
Saturday .. Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 14. High minus 10.
Normals for the period .. Low minus 22. High minus 13.

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Old 12-10-03, 04:01 AM
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Wow, its cold up there.

Now that you're talking minus 32 etc, that's well below zero (f) correct? I need to find me a celsius chart.

Cold - period tho.

Now for a funny story. About 10-15 minutes before the guy gets here to turn on the gas the heat pump shuts off normally. Its warm in here, so it shuts off.

Gas guy lights the pilot and then tests it. "Ma'am, your unit doesn't work". Oh great! The pilot lit up, and stayed but we couldn't test the burners - no power to the unit.

So I skip and sing on over to the HVAC forum...

okay, OKAY! I trudged, stomping my feet and slamming doors on the way.

They helped me figure out the problem and now we officially do have heat!

It appears that my poor transformer bit the dust. I didn't know that my a/c-gas heater-heat pump had that many parts and wires. The scary part is that while the electrician was here making sure I had power, he found some wires that didn't have the wire nut on them. That's scary. They weren't touching anything but if they had been we could have really been hurt or the unit.

Hope you all stay warm up there! I keep seeing the winter advisories for the northern states and then I'm grateful I don't live there. I get cold when it gets below 60 (F).

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Old 12-10-03, 06:34 AM
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i really dont mind the cold, its nice that we get both the heat in summer and the cold in winter here. took the kids sledding last night and even took a couple of rides myself. boy was that awesome!!! im a little sore this AM, but it was well worth it. its supposed to rain today, and will get into the 50s, so after a week in the 30s(F), im sure alot of the snow will be going!!
 
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Old 12-10-03, 08:27 AM
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We have snow flurries! How exciting. Its about as heavy as ashes from a campfire, 6 sites down but the kids are excited. Of course, they think school is going to let out too hehehe. Hate to disappoint them and they don't grasp the fact that its been in the 50's and 60's here during the day. It won't stick unless a snow storm moves through here quickly and freezes up the ground.

Its fun though. I don't like the snow here because it turns to slush/ice. We have highs in the 40's and then it freezes at night. It gets dirty, dangerous and messy all at once. Not a pretty picture.

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Old 12-13-03, 08:35 AM
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They're predicting 3-5" here and should start sometime this afternoon. We'll see. You know it cracks me up how it seems with all the new equipment they're always adding to the weather dept. they still can't predict the weather any better than they could 25 years ago.

I picture God up there listening to the weather report and chuckling a little to himself and saying "Oh so you say it's going to snow. Welllllll I say it's going to be 60".
 
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Old 12-13-03, 08:39 AM
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"Oh so you say it's going to snow. Welllllll I say it's going to be 60".
Thank goodness He does have a sense of humor or we'd be in BIG BIG trouble!

Kay
 
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