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Old 12-01-2007, 08:11 AM   #1
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Minnesota Snow Giddy

Just sitting here watching the first few snowflakes of the season.

All the news channels are running specials about ski resorts and the new high tech snowplows with GPS and brine sprayers.

Northwest Airlines is issuing waivers if you want to reschedule your flight out of town, since no one wants to leave.

We are expecting up to 12" this weekend and everyone is excited!
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:14 AM   #2
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Hi Mark...we are up in Two Harbors located in the "higher elevations" along the north shore that are suppossed to get 10"-18"...sure hope we don't get disappointed ...shovel is ready! Tom R
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:21 AM   #3
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Nice way to start off December!

We got a couple inches Tuesday and are expecting more this weekend too ~

Enjoy...and remember these giddy moments come March!

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Old 12-01-2007, 09:11 AM   #4
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We missed the fluffy stuff. We woke to rain freezing on trees, and now it's just dampwindycold. Someday, someday we're going to get up on the Trail for Minnesota snow. Enjoy! ~G
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:22 AM   #5
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Well, it's clean and white and pretty, but I have a half mile drive to plow. Oh well, get a cup of coffee, my black lab, and my old Bronco and turn on some tunes and go plowing. Does get old after while though.

Not enough ice to go fishing or snow mobiling yet. Don't even think about it.
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:06 AM   #6
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Shari, I understand this system came over Denver first but surely can't be as long ago as your Tuesday snow. It's a nice dry snow! Almost 2" so far -- we're headed for 10" maybe? I spent a couple beautiful hours working outside this morning as the flakes began. The Sauk River never looked nicer!
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Old 12-01-2007, 12:29 PM   #7
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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Hey there,
Want to send some of that white stuff our way? Now that the Airstream is put away for the season, the sleds are chomping at the bit for their turn to play.
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... since no one wants to leave...
now see THAT is funny!

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Old 12-01-2007, 02:55 PM   #9
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Minnesota Snow

We moved to the Minneapolis area in August 1968 from New Mexico. My mother-in-law, a "native", told me to get ready for winter, new batteries, light oil, studded tires, chains, and so forth. "UH HUH", automatic nod on my part.......
Winter 1968 was a record setter, temps below freezing for 80 days straight, snow so high I couldn't throw it out of the driveway, and many times I regretted treating her advice so lightly.
The first chance I got, I left the area, and now only visit during mosquito and tornado season.
One thing, though, the citizens of Minnesota are top notch, none better.
The bad ones all froze or left.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:06 PM   #10
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Winter '68-69 was my first winter here. We had a lot of fun copying the winter olympics and making bobsled runs for our toboggans. I was away in Texas during the blizzard of the century on Super Bowl weekend of '75. But the Armistice Day blizzard of 1940 was much bigger. How do they figure century blizzards?

Yep! 40-below keeps the riff raff out!!
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:26 PM   #11
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Thumbs up Send some of that white snow across the lake ok?

What Renee (Felix 64) said! We've got a little bit left on the ground, and the snowman we made hasn't melted yet, so let's get some more ....
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I moved to Minnesota four weeks before the 1975 Superbowl Blizzard, so I thought it was normal to get two feet of snow in an afternoon.

I'm still waiting for a repeat.
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It always is amazing to me to hear you people from the "north country" look forward to the snowfall. I like to visit snow, I like to ski, I like to look at the landscape after a fresh smowfall, I like the quiet woods afterward.
But, I can't imagine dealing with it for months at a time, driving, plowing, slipping, etc.
And then to hear you look forward to it....my hat's off to you.
I'd be interested in hearing more on your outlook toward the winters, and how you deal with it. I realize that many of you have lived there all your lives, and maybe that's the difference - perspective. I'm a California native.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:54 AM   #14
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When you're plowing and shoveling, you're not mowing a ##!!*&!! lawn!

As soon as the plowing is done, I'm off with Luke skiing the woods. But we're not going to get enough out of this storm so my skiing season hasn't started.
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