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Old 04-03-2008, 11:10 AM   #99
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Freekin burried! Last time I went by, it had 4' on the ground!
Roof was still intact
Just start up one of your famous campfires and you'll defrost the whole neighborhood!!
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:18 PM   #100
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We had a half inch this morning and 3 1/2 Monday. We're up to 64 1/4", but the guy a mile away and 330 feet higher probably has had a 100"—Colorado is the land of microclimates. Recent snow has melted by afternoon and all the snow in the open spots is melted. It had been a rough winter for this area which hasn't had much snow most years since we moved here in 2000. Last winter was almost 70", but previous ones have ranged from 30 to 55". Where we used to live in the mountains west of Denver 100" was a dry year and 150" or so was normal. The rivers and streams are already running high. The snow melts one month or more earlier since global warming started affecting us here and the high(er) country is loaded with snow this year. The ski areas are measuring snow in feet. They promised us more severe weather from now on and it looks like we are all getting it. Most of Florida may disappear under the ocean and Phoenix will be 125˚ in summer. It's been in the low 90's a lot in the summers, even at 6,800', and the old timers say that never used to happen before. Grand Junction is often at 100˚ in the summer—75 miles west and 2,000' lower.

It looks rough in Ottawa and Moncton. Doesn't the government take it all away every day? I know you have high taxes, so isn't that part of the deal?

It was in the upper 60's in Santa Fe last week and we enjoyed the hot weather, even had to use the AC one day when it hit 72˚ early last week. It's supposed to be in 60's here the rest of the week and into the next, but we could get more snow, thundersnow, rain, or a heat wave in the next month. "Spring" is full of surprises here. Colorado never has freezing rain, but as the climate changes, we may get that someday.

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Old 04-04-2008, 02:24 PM   #101
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It looks rough in Ottawa and Moncton. Doesn't the government take it all away every day? I know you have high taxes, so isn't that part of the deal?


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Ha! If only they DID take it away. My street has been a one-lane with towering 12 foot snowbanks since, well, forever now. Forget about sidewalks. I pity the poor folks in wheelchairs.

And the city of Ottawa has been mulling over a surcharge tax for us lucky citizens because of the extra cost that snow removal has cost this year due to a higher than average snowfall. Well that's all fine and dandy. And I guess my rebate cheque from last year's *well below* average snowfall got lost in the mail...... Oh wait a minute - it doesn't work that way, does it??
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:14 PM   #102
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Last Monday's New York Times (3/31) had a story on the snow in Ottawa and elsewhere. I just read it today—they mail it and it comes by muletrain about 5 days late and it takes so long to read it, I'm always a day or two further behind. So at that time Ottawa needed 7" more to set a record. Good luck.

I lived in Buffalo in 1976-77 when we had something like 198" (16.5') and it was a disaster. We went crazy and I left twice—once to Florida and once to Colorado (hardly any snow that winter and warm). Almost all the snow fell between Thanksgiving and the end of January. One or two blizzards each week. Narrow streets became narrower and since many houses didn't have driveways, people fought over parking spaces. There was no where to put the snow and the plows kept breaking down because of constant use. By the time you get to 198", you root for 200" just because you want more acknowledgement of how crazy life has become. It's the "eat, drink and be merry" syndrome—"oh, more snow? Get out the tequila!"

When it finally melted we realized the dogs had been pooping on each layer of snow, which was then covered and frozen with another layer of snow, another layer of poop, on and on. When the snow was gone, the poop (and a lot of it!) was left. I left Buffalo the next spring—that next winter had about 165", but that was almost a disappointment. I've lived with that much snow in Colorado, but it never was like those two in Buffalo. Here the snow is often fluffy and disappears. Fewer dogs too and more space to distribute poop.

May you set records so you can tell the grandchildren and watch out for the poop.

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Snowed yesterday. Gone today. 9 degrees celcius today. Calgary Alberta.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:27 AM   #104
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Last snowball fight of the season (hopefully)

Hubby and I had an impromptu, celebratory snowball fight with the last, tenacious 4' x 4' clump of snow on our patio. It's all gone now, hopefully, until next winter.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:07 AM   #105
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Snow? can you send pictures? Sounds terrible.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:31 AM   #106
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:04 AM   #107
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When it finally melted we realized the dogs had been pooping on each layer of snow, which was then covered and frozen with another layer of snow, another layer of poop, on and on. When the snow was gone, the poop (and a lot of it!) was left.
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Yep - we've got that going on. It's very educational - we tell the kids it's a geology experiment - sedimentary stratified poop. And then make them pick it up! A sort of a hands-on science experiment....
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:45 PM   #108
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Last Monday's New York Times (3/31) had a story on the snow in Ottawa and elsewhere. I just read it today—they mail it and it comes by muletrain about 5 days late and it takes so long to read it, I'm always a day or two further behind. So at that time Ottawa needed 7" more to set a record. Good luck.

I lived in Buffalo in 1976-77 when we had something like 198" (16.5') and it was a disaster. We went crazy and I left twice—once to Florida and once to Colorado (hardly any snow that winter and warm). Almost all the snow fell between Thanksgiving and the end of January. One or two blizzards each week. Narrow streets became narrower and since many houses didn't have driveways, people fought over parking spaces. There was no where to put the snow and the plows kept breaking down because of constant use. By the time you get to 198", you root for 200" just because you want more acknowledgement of how crazy life has become. It's the "eat, drink and be merry" syndrome—"oh, more snow? Get out the tequila!"

When it finally melted we realized the dogs had been pooping on each layer of snow, which was then covered and frozen with another layer of snow, another layer of poop, on and on. When the snow was gone, the poop (and a lot of it!) was left. I left Buffalo the next spring—that next winter had about 165", but that was almost a disappointment. I've lived with that much snow in Colorado, but it never was like those two in Buffalo. Here the snow is often fluffy and disappears. Fewer dogs too and more space to distribute poop.

May you set records so you can tell the grandchildren and watch out for the poop.

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Winter 1977, once is enough!
I'm very appreciative that it is there and not here. I guess you should not be told that I was out plucking dandelions out of the lawn today then?

We know that eventually, at some time, it has to quit for you though.

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It must be spring , the last vestige of snow dropped from the AS roof today.
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Well, it is only flurries but it is snowing right now. I am sitting in the AS (in the front yard) enjoying watching the snow fly around.
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I have to fly to Appleton Wis. tomorrow, forecast is for snow on Friday.

It's in the 70s here right now...
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