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josh
21st December 2008, 19:38
man.... ive been trapped in the house for 4 days now.... its driving me nuts! the snow will not let up here. and we are supposed to get freezing rain tomorrow. woo hoo!!! im never getting out of here....

Jake
21st December 2008, 20:18
Try to remain calm. I think 'winter' is the name of your condition. As far as I've read the only cure is to move south. I myself am having similar issues right now, but I choose to pretend the snow is sand and convince myself I'm on the beach.

Herb
21st December 2008, 21:04
Are you getting a lot of drifting up there in Hampshire, Jake? I barely made it to Batavia today - I saw cars all over in the ditches. I'm sure our Canadian brethren are having a rough time as well. I guess I will just hunker down for the day and hope the roads get better for work tomorrow.

bellabelloo
21st December 2008, 22:24
I would love some snow here :sad:

IanF
21st December 2008, 22:28
I would love some snow here :sad:
Ain't that the truth. I've not seen snow in a good 2 and a half years.

Abrahm
21st December 2008, 22:47
I would love some snow here :sad:

I have about 8 inches of the stuff. Would you like some? It comes complete with a -23C air temperature with a windchill that is quite a bit lower.

Jacquie
21st December 2008, 22:50
I have about 8 inches of the stuff. Would you like some? It comes complete with a -23C air temperature with a windchill that is quite a bit lower.

I'll take it!

bellabelloo
21st December 2008, 23:27
Can we share ??

Kaysie
22nd December 2008, 02:53
We got 10 inches, but we've got a balmy -16C with -29C wind chill (30-50mph gusts).

Trust me Jacq, you don't want it. At those temperatures, any exposed skin is at risk of frostbite in just seconds.

freves
22nd December 2008, 03:29
Send some my way. It is christmas after all!
Chip

josh
22nd December 2008, 08:56
Try to remain calm. I think 'winter' is the name of your condition. As far as I've read the only cure is to move south. I myself am having similar issues right now, but I choose to pretend the snow is sand and convince myself I'm on the beach.

well see.... here is what is wrong with the picture here..... i have never once been stranded at home due to the weather where i live. they say this is the worst storm the northwest has had in like 90 years or something silly like that:eek: we have almost 2 feet of snow.... i know that is not alot... but its ALOT for western washington. we are supposed to get freezing rain after the snow passes..... :(

gr33neyes
22nd December 2008, 13:11
I would love some snow here :sad:


Nothing like 1mm of snow to totally bring the UK to a standstill.

Dave1812
22nd December 2008, 13:17
Nothing like 1mm of snow to totally bring the UK to a standstill.
Please be fair it depends on the type of snow! - just like the different types of fallen leaves on the rail tracks can stop the railways :rolleyes:

Abrahm
22nd December 2008, 14:03
Nothing like 1mm of snow to totally bring the UK to a standstill.

Even in Minnesota, the Great White North, the first snow of the season results in a whole legions of cars in the ditch, accidents everywhere and people driving 20mph on perfectly cleared freeways. Good gravy people it snows every year for months.

Air temp today is -23C with a -32C windchill.

Azhael
22nd December 2008, 14:16
wow, and i thought my city was cold.....
We are reputed to be one of the coldest cities in spain, and some years we get about 50-60 cm of snow in the middle of the city (i loooooove it). Not bad for a mediterranean country.
However, where i study it rarely snows and when it does itīs never over a few centimetres.....yet people still go mad, and you can even see people from parts of spain where it never snows get very excited and even cry xDD
I find it incredibly funny to see someone crying over a couple cm of snow.....

newtmaster8
22nd December 2008, 15:23
hey guys, i cant say i wish we had snow here in florida. i hate the cold. sucks fo uuuu! jk but yea that doesnt sound funn...at least its possable for u guys to breed ur newts and salamanders and watnot. with the cold tempuratures. its almost impossable for me. im new here. just joined. looks like fun! i got 3 empty tanks and trading so just saying hi to some fellow members...hi!

Kaysie
22nd December 2008, 15:25
Good gravy people it snows every year for months.

I have no idea how many times I said that this week.

With all the blowing and drifting snow, we've had some problems with snow plows keeping up. Especially since the Governer thinks she can save money by not plowing the roads as much. Of course, the only people cashing in on that are the tow-truck drivers. I think after all the cars I saw in the ditch this weekend, I might rethink Richard's thoughts of buying a tow truck.

Today it's a lovely -8C, with a -15C wind chill. Not quite as chilly as Minnesota, but still makes for no fun. Wading through 3-4 foot snow drifts to get to the car is not my idea of a good time.

Abrahm
22nd December 2008, 15:40
Today it's a lovely -8C, with a -15C wind chill. Not quite as chilly as Minnesota, but still makes for no fun. Wading through 3-4 foot snow drifts to get to the car is not my idea of a good time.

That's practically balmy! :p Sounds like you guys got the raw end of the snow stick, though. This snow fall has made me very pleased with my new garage and plowed alley, but you certainly seem to have it worse.

kira
22nd December 2008, 16:30
Send some that weather (yes the cold too) down to Australia would you?? Its better then the humid 37C or 98F we have been having:D

oceanblue
22nd December 2008, 17:12
My daughter wants some snow too but I'll settle for the status quo, a damp 10C (50F) still and no wind chill.

I've cleared accumulated leaves from the edge of the drive and at the same time replenished stocks of earthworms so the axolotls are happy too!

I hope you escape soon.

roobot5000
22nd December 2008, 18:25
it's 3 degrees here, windchill makes it -15.
we have this terrific layer of ice, snow, then ice that makes up about 10 inches.

good times.

Jake
22nd December 2008, 19:23
Are you getting a lot of drifting up there in Hampshire, Jake? I barely made it to Batavia today - I saw cars all over in the ditches. I'm sure our Canadian brethren are having a rough time as well. I guess I will just hunker down for the day and hope the roads get better for work tomorrow.

Definitely a lot of drifting. It's from all the fields, the snow goes straight across them. It took me an hour an a half to get home from Wheaton yesterday because roads were closed.

Greatwtehunter
22nd December 2008, 20:07
Why is everyone in the US getting snow but me. :cry: Chip who lives no more than an hour from me(depending on how fast you drive:p) has gotten an inch or two I think. I mean for petes sake New Orleans and Las Vegas has even gotten some. Well thats enough whining from me now, I am going to pull my skirt up and go browse the forum.

Later,

Justin

Nathan050793
22nd December 2008, 20:53
That's practically balmy! :p Sounds like you guys got the raw end of the snow stick, though. This snow fall has made me very pleased with my new garage and plowed alley, but you certainly seem to have it worse.

At least you guys get snow! It's rather cold here as well and all we have is icy, rock-hard dirt for Christmas.

pepper
22nd December 2008, 21:57
It's freezing up here, pretty soon it's gonna be -50 F, and we already have 3 feet of snow T_T

Abrahm
22nd December 2008, 22:30
It's freezing up here, pretty soon it's gonna be -50 F, and we already have 3 feet of snow T_T

Dang, there is no way I can compete with Alaska... Does your spit freeze before it hits the ground? That's the first thing I think of when I hear of weather that cold, Jack London's To Build a Fire.

blueberlin
22nd December 2008, 23:26
Does your spit freeze before it hits the ground? That's the first thing I think of when I hear of weather that cold, Jack London's To Build a Fire.

My brothers in Chicago like to tell me about putting soap bubbles in their pockets - sometimes it is so cold there that a soap bubble will freeze hard, and you can put it in your pocket (for whatever reason; I'll never understand brothers).

All just cool and rainy here in Berlin, no freeze as of yet. :cool:

-Eva

pepper
23rd December 2008, 02:46
Yeah it's fun to take a glass of water, walk outside and throw it into the air, it turns into fog immediately.

Kaysie
23rd December 2008, 02:48
It's freezing up here, pretty soon it's gonna be -50 F, and we already have 3 feet of snow T_T

You win.

blckkeys
23rd December 2008, 04:05
yeah it was (is) pretty cold her in Ohio today. No snow though. I was out with a landowner this morning and it was 1 degree F. I literally had 1/2 icicles hanging from my beard. FUN!

freves
23rd December 2008, 14:17
=: Chip who lives no more than an hour from me(depending on how fast you drive:p) has gotten an inch or two I think.

Actually we have not seen any in the last few days of cold weather. It was 8 F yesterday morning and 19 F this morning. Tomorrow it is supposed to be back up to 50 F. Crazy weather.
Chip

Greatwtehunter
23rd December 2008, 14:28
Actually we have not seen any in the last few days of cold weather. It was 8 F yesterday morning and 19 F this morning. Tomorrow it is supposed to be back up to 50 F. Crazy weather.
Chip

Sorry I meant that little bit of snow you had a couple of weeks back.

freves
23rd December 2008, 15:54
Sorry, that came and went so quickly that I had completely forgotten about it.
Chip

Otterwoman
24th December 2008, 15:51
Two snows, and now freezing rain! Luckily my neighbors have this weird idea that since I'm a nurse, the world should shovel my driveway. I end up shoveling only once a year or so. I didn't have to shovel an inch these last two snows!

My half is the one on the right. For a row house, I have a pretty large yard in the back, and it abuts woods.

Azhael
26th December 2008, 14:56
Ooooooh itīs snowing here right now :)
I see another New Yearīs eve full of snow coming n_n

Otterwoman
26th December 2008, 16:48
Then you'll definitely be part of the precipitat(ion)!

Daniel
26th December 2008, 20:40
Well...I don't know if I get this over to you, but: There is no bad weather, just unsuitable clothing / preparation / equipment. Stop moaning, we have winter here every year! :P (And I hate it every year...)