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#1 Jan 09 2012 at 7:31 PM Rating: Good
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It's January 9th, and it hit 42 degrees out today. Last Friday it hit 49 degrees. We didn't get any snow until a week after Christmas, and it was about 1 inch and was gone in 3 or 4 days.

So am I to expect a late winter, lasting until April or May... or is the Lake going to suffer and not get water this spring?


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#2 Jan 09 2012 at 7:41 PM Rating: Good
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What is the obsession with snow? I f*cking hate snow personally, I don't get why everyone likes it so much.
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#3 Jan 09 2012 at 7:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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No snow, no reason to start up the fireplace. Smiley: frown

Also, Christmas doesn't feel like Christmas without snow.
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#4 Jan 09 2012 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Even in the land of the frozen (Montreal) we still don't have enough snow to cover the first step of upwards stairs, which is pretty **** abnormal. Worst winter ever.
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#5 Jan 09 2012 at 7:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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It's here!

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/01/09/20120109alaska-town-tries-dig-out-from-huge-snow-dump.html
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#6 Jan 09 2012 at 7:53 PM Rating: Decent
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It snowed for a day here. In October. Hasn't since. ლ(¯ロ¯ლ)
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#7 Jan 09 2012 at 7:55 PM Rating: Good
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When I was in high school we had one or two very mild winters in a row, and everyone started freaking out. Without the snow melt in the spring, the Lake levels dropped. I think Lake Michigan dropped a foot or two that year. I can't imagine what it's doing these days (I don't hear people crying about it as much though).

I do remember all the rich folk living on the Lake making a big deal about the drop in water level exposing their beach fronts. And apparently the city said that the exposed land was public, so people on the public beaches were using it as a walkway across the beaches, walking in front of these huge mansions. The owners threw a big fit about the whole thing. I think the city ended up moving the "water line" since the whole thing was about tides exposing land, but now it wasn't tides doing it it was the Lake level that had changed.
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#8 Jan 09 2012 at 9:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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I told someone I was from Tennessee the other day. I **** you not, they said, "Oh, snow country, huh?"
#9 Jan 09 2012 at 9:34 PM Rating: Good
I think it was like 70 the other day here in Illinois. yea not really sure, but it was warm enough Saturday you could wear shorts. It only got cold when the sun went down.

It is cold in the mornings here, gets to about 45-50 during the day, and then chills up once the sun goes down. I'm happy with this winter.
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#10 Jan 09 2012 at 9:42 PM Rating: Good
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I'm with Nil on this one, no snow is a blessing.
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#11 Jan 10 2012 at 1:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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Starting to get closer to the 80s again here. Tank top weather is back!

(Seriously haet snow)
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#12 Jan 10 2012 at 1:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm with Nil on this one, no snow is a blessing.
We had a couple days of snow back right before Christmas. Highways shut down, accidents abound, and I'd like to avoid another go round.

Praise be to thee, oh Therin, goddess of the light, that the expected snow for yesterday morning did not manifest until after I had made it home from work, and even then, it cleared up before it could stick.


Edited, Jan 10th 2012 3:12am by Poldaran
#13 Jan 10 2012 at 4:10 AM Rating: Good
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For about a week now, we've had weather in the 60s, with that finally dropping below 50 today when we got some rain.

It's been a weird winter.
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#14 Jan 10 2012 at 6:52 AM Rating: Good
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What is the obsession with snow? I f*cking hate snow personally, I don't get why everyone likes it so much.
You're British, British people fall apart when they see a snowflake. Your whole bloody country pretty much rolls over and plays dead when there's an inch of snow. Smiley: tongue


And I have yet to see a single snowflake here, sadly. They were predicting a brutal winter but so far we have barely had a few nights with freezing temperatures.
edit: We've had about 6 months of autumn though, and before that a few weeks of summer and more autumn, 2011 was a really weird year.

Edited, Jan 10th 2012 1:56pm by Aethien
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Nilatai wrote:
What is the obsession with snow? I f*cking hate snow personally, I don't get why everyone likes it so much.
You're British, British people fall apart when they see a snowflake. Your whole bloody country pretty much rolls over and plays dead when there's an inch of snow. Smiley: tongue
I hate snow and I don't understand this obsession you all seem to ahve with it. In a couple of weeks, you'll all be ******** about how much you ******* hate the stuff after shoveling it out of your driveway and/or ******** about the stupid driver you came across the other day who nearly killed you and everyone else within 400 square miles.

I would be indifferent to snow if it would stay out of my god damned driveway and off the roads. I'd just feel disdain towards it if it could only do one of those and stayed out of my driveway.
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#16 Jan 10 2012 at 8:05 AM Rating: Good
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We don't get enough snow here for it to get annoying and we have enough means of dealing with the snow and ice that it doesn't cause much problems. Which just leaves the fact that it's pretty and cool.
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#17 Jan 10 2012 at 10:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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What's snow?
#18 Jan 10 2012 at 10:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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We haven't had any snow either and it's a good thing. Actually we haven't had much rain either, so that'll be fun come August when the water conservation people will be telling people to shower less while I'm the one who has to ride the bus with stinky Pete. Smiley: frown

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52F today in the Chicago area. I blame that there global-hotting-whotsits.

A lot of landscape companies are getting creamed right now due to idle snowplows. Fortunately, the company I'm with doesn't do plowing.
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#20 Jan 10 2012 at 10:36 AM Rating: Excellent
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The worst part of the lack of snow is that I've spent more than two grand on exercise equipment to be used during snow days and heavy rain and such, and it's just sitting there this year. Smiley: mad
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What's snow?
The one thing the rest of the country used to get that still allowed you to claim you were living in a better place despite your droughts, smog, wild fires and earthquakes.
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52F today in the Chicago area. I blame that there global-hotting-whotsits.

A lot of landscape companies are getting creamed right now due to idle snowplows. Fortunately, the company I'm with doesn't do plowing.
52? That's practically freezing!
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#24 Jan 10 2012 at 12:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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Sounds more like a wintertime scorcher.
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#25 Jan 10 2012 at 1:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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Been warmer than usual in TN this year also. Not that we get tons of snow, but by now we've usually seen one decent one that had more than an inch and lasted more than 12 hours. But so far all we've seen this year have been 2-3 separate nights of some flurries. We might get some later this week but once again, it's not supposed to amount to much.

But the southern winters always roll like this. Two or three in a row that are cold and snowy (well, as cold and snowy as it can get here), and then 2-3 in a row that are mild.
#26 Jan 10 2012 at 2:07 PM Rating: Good
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Even in the land of the frozen (Montreal) we still don't have enough snow to cover the first step of upwards stairs, which is pretty **** abnormal. Worst winter ever.


I hope it stays that way. I'm flying out to Montreal next week for work and I've been spoiled by Southern California weather for the last thirty years. By the way, what's cool to do in Montreal? I've got a Sunday to be a tourist, eh.
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