New Englanders: How's the Snow?

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  1. MM

    MM Administrator

    I just got done snowblowing the first 7 inches here.

    I guess there are many more to come.

    I even got out of work early today. :)
     
  2. deedee

    deedee Active Member

    Hello "New England", just a "Little New Yorker" here and the snow is just beautiful

    My husband was also "snowblowing" - and I have to tell you there was a lot of it. Now it's time to go out and have fun tonight in it.... :bigclap:


    diane
     
  3. MM

    MM Administrator

    It is still snowing at my house. I have snowblowed twice today.

    I have a huge horseshoe driveway, too.

    I bet I'll have to do it again. :mad:

    And tomorrow freezing rain? Ugh.
     
  4. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    At least you get weather that makes the Holidays feel like the Holidays.
    I went Christmas shopping today wearing a short sleeved shirt. :eek:
    High of 78 today.
     
  5. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Good ole Louisiana, you gotta love it. But now Sunday night and Monday we go back into the deep freeze it is suppose to be in the upper to mid 20's lows here in the Central and Northern part of the state. Then a quick warm up, followed by a warn Christmas Eve, only to cool off from Christmas Day! LOL

    You know what they say.. Stick around if you don't like the weather because it will change.

    You've got to love this forecast for the next 7 days!

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  6. snakester

    snakester Member

    You haven't lived up here very long have you?

    You get used to it after a while.;)
     
  7. roscoryan

    roscoryan DRC Graphics Guru

    We're getting our first REAL snowfall in the Twin Cities today as well. We've had a few nuisance snows (1" here and there, just enough to eff up the commute).

    We should have 6" of accumulation by tonight.
     
  8. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    The weather in Phoenix is very nice! Here is this week temperature and most of this week will be Sunny and Partly Cloudy.

    Sunday
    High: 64
    Low: 47

    Monday
    High: 64
    Low: 49

    Tuesday
    High: 58
    Low: 47

    Wednesday
    High: 61
    Low: 45

    Thursday
    High: 57
    Low: 47

    Friday
    High: 60
    Low: 41
     
  9. MM

    MM Administrator

    Oh I have! I have been here since 2003. That first winter we had a weekend where we got 37" of snow.

    I am from Michigan so I know snow. ;)

    I had a break from snow when I lived in Seattle for about 6 years. I think it snowed 4 times when I was there. :)
     
  10. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    Virginia has great weather. We get four seasons--cool winters with some snow and warm summers. Today was cloudy, with a high in the 50's and misty rain.

    I saw a wonderful quote the other day--"The weather is indifferent to your opinion of it."
     
  11. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Blah! Just 26 hours ago I left New Ulm with a load going to California. It was lightly snowing, about 25°, but there was a lot of snow on the ground.

    Highways 15 & 60 were snow covered. I had to go about 20 miles into Iowa before I could see the road, & that was only because the wind picked up so hard that it didn't have a chance to stick to the road...:(

    & today is only the first day of Winter!...:shock:

    :)
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  12. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    We're getting it good up here in Portland, OR. I haven't seen this much snow here for years.
     
  13. MM

    MM Administrator

    After over 24 hours of snow it stopped. We have about 13".

    It is now snowing again (new storm). Looking forward to snowblowing again.
     
  14. antsie

    antsie Well-Known Member

    MM, Please take no offense, but this is for you :)

    Diary of a Snow Shoveler...

    December 8 - 6:00 PM. It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!

    December 9 - We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the Whole World? Moving here was the best idea I've ever had. Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life.

    December 12 - The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment. My neighbor tells me not to worry, we'll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. l don't think that's possible. Bob is such a nice man, I'm glad he's our neighbor.

    December 14 - Snow lovely snow! 8" last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish l wouldn't huff and puff so.

    December 15 - 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's silly. We aren't in Alaska, after all.

    December 16 - Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife laughed for an hour, Which I think was very cruel.

    December 17 - Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should've bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to her. God I hate it when she's right. I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.

    December 20 - Electricity's back on, but had another 14" of the damn stuff last night. More shoveling. Took all day. God*&%$ snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they're lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they're out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's lying.

    December 22 - Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white s*&$ fell today, and it's so cold it probably won't melt till August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to piss. By the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again. I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter; but he says he's too busy. I think the a-hole is lying.

    December 23 - Only 2" of snow today. And it warmed up to 0. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she nuts!!! Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did but I think she's lying.

    December 24 - 6". Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son of a &*%$ who drives that snow plow I'll drag him through the snow by his balls and beat him to death with my broken shovel. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the god*%@# snowplow.

    December 25 - Merry &*%@#@ Christmas! 20 more inches of the god*&^# slop tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God I hate the snow!
    Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think shes a fricking idiot. If I have to watch "It's A Wondeful Life" one mor time, I'm going to stuff her into the microwave.

    December 26 - Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She's really getting on my nerves.

    December 27 - Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze, plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him, he only charged me 1,400 to replace all my pipes.

    December 28 - Warmed up to above -20. Still snowed in. THE B*&$# is driving me crazy!!!

    December 29 - 10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

    December 30 - Roof caved in. I beat up the snow plow driver he is now suing me for a million dollars not only the beating I gave him but also for trying to shove the broken snow shovel up his a&%. The wife went home to her mother. 9" predicted.

    December 31 - I set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling.

    January 8 - Feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2008
  15. v1ru5

    v1ru5 Well-Known Member

    Luckily we have a warm rain now that's pretty much washing away the 3 inches we got.
     
  16. Chrissyb

    Chrissyb Active Member

    We got about a foot of snow yesterday.. and it looks like another 6 inches is out there now, still coming down..I sorta getting cabin fever.. I have so much shopping to do..but I'm stuck in the house.
     
  17. TacoKid

    TacoKid Member

    Here in Irving, Tx. right outside the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport it is now 30 degrees.

    But being that this is Texas, the forecast for Xmas day is a mild 65 degrees.
     
  18. roscoryan

    roscoryan DRC Graphics Guru

    New Ulm is a world away from the Twin Cities when it comes to weather. Southern Minnesota (along with Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois) have been getting socked all month, while we've missed out until yesterday. And since we only officially got 3.8" yesterday, even that wasn't much.

    To those in the Sunbelt, I've lived in both. I'll take a couple of months here of cold weather with the beauty of the season over your few months of HELL in summer.
     
  19. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    It was cool watching bits of the Arizona at New England NFL game today.
     
  20. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    The weather is one of the things I miss most about Tennessee. We got all 4 seasons. But the winters were mild for the most part, rarely did it snow or stay really cold for long. The summers were also pretty mild, rarely got really hot and when it did it didn't stick around for long, and not nearly as humid as one would expect for all the rain we got. Beautifull springs that started in March and a long, dry fall with wonderful weather from the low 80's in September to low 60's up to Thanksgiving. Can't get much better than that.

    Kansas City weather SUCKS. Hot and humid as hell in the summer, and cold as a witches tit in the winter. The only mild weather you get there is in the fall, early fall.:mad:
     

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