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I love snow

  1. Dec 22, 2006 #1

    BobG

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    I actually managed to get my Jeep stuck last night .... in a parking lot, no less. That's the first time I've ever managed to get stuck.

    It was hard to gauge the depth of the snow in an unplowed lot, and I wound up a little too close to the building where the snow was a little deeper. That light powdery stuff compresses pretty well under the tires, but not so well when the pressure is spread out over the entire bottom of the Jeep.

    It was fun! Would have been a lot more fun if I had a shovel to dig the snow out from under the chasis instead of an ice scraper, but hey, you can't have everything. :rofl:
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2006 #2

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    You were driving last night??!!:bugeye: Was it an emergency?
     
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  4. Dec 22, 2006 #3

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    Incidentally Bob - and I don't mean to derail the thread - you wouldn't happen to know what the weather in the Denver area's going to be like in early March, would you?
     
  5. Dec 22, 2006 #4

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    When I lived in upstate NY, I kept a shovel in the back, along with a couple of boards incase I got stuck.

    You must be in hog heaven with all that snow!!! :biggrin:
     
  6. Dec 22, 2006 #5

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    You're kidding, right?

    In March, it could be 76 or it could be 25. We could have both the same week (and that's whether you're talking about the weather or the interstates in town). We're more likely to have a blizzard in Spring or Fall than we are in the Winter, but, on the plus side, the snow melts in a day or two in the Spring or Fall.

    In other words, you'd have to be pretty unlucky and want to arrive right in the middle of the blizzard for it to affect you.

    Being at the foot of the front range, the weather's very unpredictable. Fronts can stall on the other side of the mountain or they can reach us early. Predicting the weather around here, especially in Spring or Fall, isn't much more than a guess.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2006 #6

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    Yes. I thought I had a class last night. Evidently no one showed up during the day to update their website, which just said DAY classes were canceled.

    First clue that class wasn't being held was the fact that no one had plowed the parking lot, hence being tempted with the irresistable temptation of an empty, snow swept parking lot.

    Someday, I gotta grow up.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2006 #7
    The system that made all the snow for you, is here in the form of rain:mad: Looks like no white Christmas for us here in Michigan.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2006 #8

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    Snow was up to our mailbox by Thursday morning, the highways were closed and the state was declared a disaster area, but my employer sent out an email saying we were open for business yesterday. You gotta love the working world.
     
  10. Dec 22, 2006 #9
    It's raining here today!!!!! AMAZING!!! Hasnt rained in forever
     
  11. Dec 22, 2006 #10

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    Yes I am - kinda.

    This bit, in a thread in GD, should have tipped you off:
    The upcoming APS March Meeting is in Denver, and ... I hate snow! Places should have snow quotas - once you've met your snowfall quota for the season, you're not allowed anymore snow! There ought to be a law to regulate these things; you can't just let the weather behave any which way it wants.
     
  12. Dec 22, 2006 #11

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    I'm not a fan of snow either, but I miss it in some ways. When I was a kid, my father and I had a tradition that we always upheld when it snowed. We would set out at dusk in his big truck, with a tow-rope, gas cans, water, and food, and we'd drive around the boondocks, pulling people's cars out of ditches and getting them back on the road. One night, we pulled more than 20 cars out of ditches! :bugeye:

    It was lot of fun for a kid, that's for sure. Sometimes my dad even let me work the truck (which amounted to pressing the gas pedal gently) while he steered the marooned vehicle out of the ditch.

    - Warren
     
  13. Dec 22, 2006 #12
    We got about 6 inches of snow here in Albuquerque! :surprised I made a snowman and a snowwomen :smile:
     
  14. Dec 23, 2006 #13
    wow is it snowing over there? wish it would snow here, its just cold and foggy.
     
  15. Dec 23, 2006 #14
    While the temperatures are low enough, not a trace of snow on my German mountain. Last year, snow was between one and two feet just before Christmas. There is unusual strong upper south westerly airflow here witholding the snow.
     
  16. Dec 23, 2006 #15

    Dr Transport

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    I miss big snow storms, lots of snow and the mayor telling everyone to stay home and have a cold one. As far as I'm concerned if you can see the grass all year you can't claim it is winter.
     
  17. Dec 23, 2006 #16
    What is this s-n-o-w you keep referring to?
     
  18. Dec 23, 2006 #17
    White, cold, made of water, falls from sky...
     
  19. Dec 23, 2006 #18
    Oh - we call that "acid rain".
     
  20. Dec 23, 2006 #19

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    White? That's a lot of sodium.
     
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