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Old 03-16-18, 02:01 PM
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Who's ready for more snow?

Can't believe another Nor'easter is coming our way again! This is getting old this time of year. This below average cold is getting old too along with the big winds! Feels more like January.
 
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Crazy weather here too, we had snow earlier this week and today I mowed.This time we are just supposed to get rain.
 
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Old 03-16-18, 02:14 PM
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Looking out the window, we still have 3-4" on the ground but supposed to get up to 50 on Sunday, hoping this is the last of it!!!
 
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We have anywhere from an inch to a foot and higher where the piles are. 35f and 24mph winds right now. I can't remember it being more windy than this winter season.

Yeah.... the weather people are already priming the pump.
Take cover... another storm is "bearing down" on us.
 
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The sides of my driveway are now over 9 feet tall (maybe getting close to eleven); so I need a special procedure for starting down the driveway from a point where I can see the southbound traffic, and then trust that hasn't changed by the time I enter the road and can see the northbound traffic.

Exciting !
 
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We have large snow piles at street corners six to seven feet high.
People come flying around them like they're in an iron chariot.
 
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I grew up in snow country and remember the gas stations putting a little orange ball on top of your antenna to increase visibility when you approached an intersection with snow piled high along the sides. Do any of the new cars have an exterior antenna?
 
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We got 22" from the last one but most of it has melted. We probably have 5-6" left on the ground.

It's March, it's New England, snow happens. That doesn't mean that it doesn't suck though.
 
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Originally Posted by marksr
". . . remember the gas stations putting a little orange ball on top of your antenna to increase visibility when you approached an intersection with snow piled high along the sides . . ."
Who were those guys who used to have 12' or 15' tall antennae hooked to their rear bumpers . . . . short-wave officianatos ?

Those would be ideal for the orange balls . . . . but I guess that's a by-gone era, and the orange ball today would only help you find your car in a parking lot.
 
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Old 03-17-18, 05:31 AM
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The sides of my driveway are now over 9 feet tall (maybe getting close to eleven);
Send pics. I'd like to see that. Last time I had that much snow was the a few years ago when the South Buffalo area got buried and the north side of Buffalo was in sunshine with little or no snow.

Here in Western New York we have been spared all those storms hitting the east. It seems they are circling around us and to the south.
 
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Should be sunny and 50 degrees today. Might have to get out the shorts.
 
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Who were those guys who used to have 12' or 15' tall antennae hooked to their rear bumpers . . . . short-wave officianatos ?
You are probably thinking of the CB radio antennas although I think they were only 8' tall.
 
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". . . You are probably thinking of the CB radio antennas although I think they were only 8' tall . . ."
No, I think this was BEFORE Civil Band became popular and these guys would have these big antennae mounted, often with big chrome plated springs, on the rear bumpers, and they'd be so tall that, when not in use, they'd loop them back on themselves and hook the tip to the bumper so they'd not be so tall . . . . or go swishing back and forth like a fly fishing or casting rod when they came to a sudden stop.
 
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Probably ham radio guys. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 
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About 8" on the ground and 50° today.

I didn't understand why so many people lost power because of snow till one weather guy mentioned 80-90 mph winds - THAT would do it.


When I was a kid our constable had that long antenna on the back, don't remember the car make. Broderick Crawford?


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No doubt Hams. My dad had one for many years.

Sooner the snow stops falling up there, the sooner all the snowbirds down here can go home!
 
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That's a 1956 Buick Roadmaster !
 
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I can't believe anybody thinks Global Warming is a bad thing.
 
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Old 03-17-18, 11:48 AM
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It's Global Warming that's causing all the funny weather. Storms, high winds, floods, droughts, etc. All in excess of normal. Then the end result will be the next ice age. Yep, it's a bad thing.
 
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Actually this could be an effect of global warming. Current thinking is that the warming of the polar regions is supplying more cool moisture in the atmosphere thus providing a supply of snow material. The warmest years on record have been recorded since 1997 as per NASA. NOAA says the last several decades have been the warmest since 1000 AD. Where do they get these things from?

However, most scientist caution not equate our current harsh winters to climate change. To quote, "The NOAA defines climate as the average of weather over at least a 30-year period. So periodic aberrations—like the harsh winter storms ravaging the Southeast and other parts of the country this winter—do not call the science of human-induced global warming into question."
 
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What Norm said. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 
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Who's ready for more snow?

Can't believe another Nor'easter is coming our way again!

I don't think I'd wanna be out your way any time soon...


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Boring winter here, 30s during the day, teens at night.
 
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Old 03-20-18, 07:08 AM
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Yeah, I don't either, lol! They're calling for 6 - 12" (or more) tomorrow and it's that heavy, wet stuff!
Happy first day of spring!
 
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Originally Posted by Norm201
". . . Send pics. I'd like to see that. Last time I had that much snow was the a few years ago when the South Buffalo area got buried and the north side of Buffalo was in sunshine with little or no snow . . ."
Okay, here's the snowbank at the base of my driveway. The little vertical section down at the bottom is 24" indicating where the scoop of my snowblower cleans up the bottom of the snowbank:
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And here's my measuring Tape sitting inside the SnowRake. The wind was blowing so hard that I had to "twistum" the Tape to the handle of the SnowRake to stabelize it. It reads about 10'6"; but it's sitting at about 75° so the readat present is a mite less than 10'6":
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This next storm is going to bypass us by staying down south by the Jerseyites, New Yorkers and Bostonians.
 

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OMG! I've had close to that but this ia an enormous amount. Good Luck.
I assume you mailbox is buried. What are you doing about mail delivery?
 
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I take my mail at a Post Office Box located in the General Storn 6 miles up that road (open 7 days a week, 6AM thru 9PM).

30 Years ago I had a Rural Route Delivery; but the Post Man poisoned my dog so we parted ways.
 
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Yup...... here we go again. Another one "bearing down" on us.
 
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They're upgrading it to 12 - 18" around here. Keeps getting better.
 
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I think our local weathermen have lost it. They say heavy snow fall is on the way and should start in the middle of the night while the temps are still in the mid 40's. We could get 12 hrs of snow but no word on how much if any accumulation.
 
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I'm grinning a bit reading through this, but not at anyone here, honest. I'm in Michigan, and don't get out as much as some, but have travelled a fair amount, have never been shy about chatting with people I don't know, and it's always amazed me the number of people whose initial response is something like "how can you get through those winters", as if we have something like 9-10 months of it. It's about 40 degrees here now,not much change predicted in the near future, and the current forecast is that everything is going to go around us. So from your friend in Michigan, enjoy!
 
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No way, hate this stuff! Got an inch of ice and sleet right now. Never saw ice in late March before.
 
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I just noticed I have 2 or 3 windshield ice chipper/scrapers that I kept for some reason. Anyone want me to send them to you?
 
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It's 36 degrees and we have almost an inch of snow. With all the rain we've been getting I'd have never thought snow would stick at that temperature ...... but it's supposed to start warming up tomorrow.
 
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Originally Posted by Norm201
"...Last time I had that much snow was the a few years ago when the South Buffalo area got buried and the north side of Buffalo was in sunshine with little or no snow..."
We're prepared for 12 or 14 feet per year . . . . which is really nothing compared to some of those folks out near you in Oswego, where the Lake Effect requires them to use a GPS just to find their own driveways:

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You knew it was coming, right?

 
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Anyone want me to send them to you?
Ha, ha!

You knew it was coming, right?
Sigh!

At least we don't get anything even near what Vermont posted!
 
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Well Philly ended up with 7 - 8". Still too much but could have been worse. The areas to the west of us, ended up with the bullseye of 12 - 18" which Philly was supposed to get. Still so cold! That's the worst of it.
 
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Our local weather guessers were forecasting 6-12". We got 1/2".
 
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My son calls them the weather clowns, lol! Great job tho! Big bucks and can always get it wrong.
 
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I wrote a letter to Mark Knopfler asking him to make a new version of the Dire Straits song "Money For Nothing" but changing the line "I want my MTV" to "I want more globalwarming." He wrote back and said he'd love to but Sting wouldn't agree to do the guest vocal.

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