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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:First snow was last night.

Well, for loose definitions of "snow," anyway.

I remember when I was a little kid (<10yo) growing up on a lake in Southeastern Michigan. Come this time of year we would get a big dumping of at least a foot or two. And then it would stick. The lake would freeze over and my dad would shovel off a skating rink and we'd go cross-country skiing on the lake. The entire world would turn into a winter wonderland draped in a thick sheet of white. We'd go sledding and ice fishing. It was great.

Today, climate change has hit. Southeastern Michigan gets snow maybe 5 times in a winter. It never lasts more than a few days. The lake never freezes anymore, and on the rare occasion it does, you'd be out of your rocker to try walking on it.

Still, a little kid in me wakes up and jumps for joy when it snows. Even if it's an inch. Now excuse me, I'm going out to try to play in it. smile


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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rin_666
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

rin_666

enthusiast
Location: cambridge, United Kingdom

Total posts: 223
Posted:awwwwww I want snow!!!!....stupid indecisive uk weather *grumblegrumble*

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TinglTanglBob
BRONZE Member since Oct 2007

newbie
Location: , Austria

Total posts: 17
Posted:I'm from Austria and we have quite a lot of snow allready.
Snow is one of the geatest things ever. biggrin


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:*turns on the aircon*

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Wooktastic
BRONZE Member since Jan 2007

Wooktastic

the kicker of elves
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 371
Posted:can i has snow? frown

Man is no more than a conduit for excrement to pass through.- daVinci

Jointly owned by BurdA and Tinypixie

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Wooktastic, I'll bring you some when I come in March.



I have the same memories Doc, only add in snowmobiling and snowshoeing..and digging caves in the drifts!



And if you move here, you could still have it.



Our first snow came in the beginning of November, just after Halloween. We got two inches on Thanksgiving. We've gotten inches more since, and there is snow in the forecast every day for the next week and a half.



PWB's dad just gave us a snowblower...thank goodness! Shovelling last winter hurt me and I've already done it this year.



And we'll have snow at least until early April, sometimes we get it on Mother's Day in May but we usually get a reprieve in Feb lately, and sometimes in March with a temporary warm up.



I love it myself much better than the stupid extreme heat we get.



Forgot to mention, the one tradition around here that I'll not be taking part in again...sledding at the beach park, straight down the hill and into Lake Ontario. It's the polar dip. OMG invigorating (so they say, I thought it was freezing) and fun to do....once. wink

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Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I remember my second year of medical school in Michigan.



We had a fair amount of snow that year in February and it did stick around in great piles for most of that that month and March. Around the beginning of April, we had a lovely warm weekend. The temperature hit 70F and the huge piles of snow melted, leaving water everywhere...and by sunday evening, it was pretty dry, some blossoms were starting to open on the trees, and Spring had officially sprung.



The next morning there was a yard of snow on the ground. I almost cried.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Wooktastic
BRONZE Member since Jan 2007

Wooktastic

the kicker of elves
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 371
Posted:The funny thing is, Pele, that here it actually IS more likely to snow in march than in december.

Man is no more than a conduit for excrement to pass through.- daVinci

Jointly owned by BurdA and Tinypixie

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:Be happy you aren't over here. The snow which we had at least five inches then melted and froze and getting out of my driveway it sounds like I put hole in my muffler

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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scosh
BRONZE Member since Aug 2007

scosh

non stop uber rocking electro rock party
Location: hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 122
Posted:i hardly ever get any snow even when the whole rest of the country is covered nope nothing all because i have the sea but its ok because i love the sea....but some snow would be lovely frown

"im quite depressed, im quite a mess, so beat me up, beat me down, mess me up beyond all recognition"

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TinglTanglBob
BRONZE Member since Oct 2007

newbie
Location: , Austria

Total posts: 17
Posted:the sea is great too!
Id love to try surfing, but there is no sea around frown

people told me that it is very hard to learn surfing. does anybody know?


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:What is this "snow"?

I guess the East Coast of South Africa is not a good place to be asking that from....


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Yeah, that's not uncommon 'round here Doc. We have photos somewhere of Irises and Tulips with snow on them. It's pretty but wonky.

The sucks fif! Our neighbor plowed our driveway which left it super slick. It was nice of him to do the favor and all but a little snow is good for traction.

So, Doc...you want to come visit? We are currently under a winter weather advisory for a wicked storm. Winds up to 50mph and at least 18" of snow by this time tomorrow. I have a shovel with your name on it love! wink
We actually have to leave work early because of the road advisory.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Now, if we only had a fireplace!

Wooktastic, that is really good to know! Now I know to pack my thermals! wink Thanks!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:So Phoenix doesnt get much snow but it rains this last weekend, lots of rain, and wind. It was pretty nice, the sun is back out. Looks liek the rest of the week will be in the 70s and sunny.

O.B.E.S.E.

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OldLadyWinchester
SILVER Member since Feb 2007

OldLadyWinchester

stranger
Location: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Total posts: 14
Posted:it hasnt stopped snowing here in a day and a half. But I live in an area called the "snow belt".

a true traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving -Lao Tzu

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted: Written by: Pele


So, Doc...you want to come visit? We are currently under a winter weather advisory for a wicked storm. Winds up to 50mph and at least 18" of snow by this time tomorrow. I have a shovel with your name on it love! wink
We actually have to leave work early because of the road advisory.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Now, if we only had a fireplace!




oooh oooh OOOOH!!! eek
Me me me! I'll come!!!
I'll even build a fireplace!

OMG I love the snow so much! We don't get masses of it in Calgary, with living in the city, but we'll occasionally get a few inches at a time. We just get the insanely cold weather instead.
But, at least we can drive just 30mins outside of the city and we get to the deep stuff. smile


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted: Written by: Pele




So, Doc...you want to come visit? We are currently under a winter weather advisory for a wicked storm. Winds up to 50mph and at least 18" of snow by this time tomorrow. I have a shovel with your name on it love! wink

Now, if we only had a fireplace!



No. Absolutely not. Not without a fireplace to stretch out in front of and drink hot cocoa.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:OldLadyWinchester, I live across the lake from you. I can empathise wink

Mand, you are both welcome here anytime! We have a *great* park on the lake with these rolling hills, and huge ski mountains, so much winter fun to be had!!!
I'll even have the spare room and mugs of hot cocoa ready for you! biggrin


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Pele? We do not advertise upstate New York as having "huge ski mountains" to a woman who lives in British Columbia. That would be considered "false advertising."

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:oh goody we are supposed to get another 3 in this afternoon and another three to five tonight. guess i'll be getting up early tomorrow to dig out

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:It flurried today. We had a tiny bit of a dusting on the ground for a few minutes (literally less than a half hour). Of course, even though our emergency room has an outside wall, the windows are only situated near the cieling. I guess that's probably because we look out at a loading dock...

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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ACT
SILVER Member since Nov 2007

ACT

enthusiast
Location: I am in a world you do not wan...

Total posts: 318
Posted:We got some flurries today in PA but nothing to coat the ground. We're expecting snow showers all day tomorrow though. Maybe we will get that white christmas I always dreamed about smile

Don't hate me because I am different, hate me because I still think I am better then you!

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Doc, the Alleghanies and Adies actually have some that are compatible. tongue
Snow capped even.

Well...now everything is.

We had our first snow day of the season, as in traffic advisories and the majority of the schools in the area were closed (except Noah's despite him wearing his jammies inside out with white socks last night)

Tonnes of snow...gads of wind...which made it so I don't have a tonne of snow in my driveway biggrin

tomorrow flurries and after that...more snowfall, for several days in a row!
bounce

PWB and I even suited up and walked to work this morning, since it was easier than trying to drive up the icey hill of our street. I love the "swishy-swishy" sound of the snowpants when I walk, and feeling like the kid in "Christmas Story" who couldn't put his arms down. I felt like I was 8 all over again!
ubbrollsmile

Snow makes me stupid hapoy (now, in April I'm sure I'll have a completely different outlook wink )


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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clarence_quack
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

clarence_quack

QuackerJack
Location: over your left shoulder, Austr...

Total posts: 1927
Posted:*Listens to cicadas outside in the sun*

*Pulls on shorts*

That's it, I'm moving to the other side of the world!


Nutella Brigade Unite!

"Look! I have a rainbow penis!" - Rouge

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:I was swimming today. Was a lovely sunny day....

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Bynjaimyn
SILVER Member since Nov 2007

newbie
Location: Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Total posts: 25
Posted:when i was in france on my exchange program, i loved the snow! people thought it was so funny how amazed i was by the snow... i had to explain that growing up in the southern part of texas, that snow was VERY rare! it has snowed here twice in my life. the first was not much at all, and then the second was about an inch.... but in france it was like FEET of snow... it was so cool, and i miss that! le sigh... ubbcrying

anyway, if anyone wants to bring me snow here in texas, that'll rock! (:..: ahem :...: Doc? :..: ahem :..:)


A classical vocalist, aspiring to be an opera singer after college. Love to read, watch tv and movies, hang out with friends, and of course I love to spin fire poi.

My spinning stage name is Pann, and this refers to the Greek God as well as Peter Pan.

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:we got more snow. The roads weren't too bad but my car is making a weird noise. Stupid ice.

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:I know if ice builds in my wheel well or under the ground effects it grinds and makes all manner of noises. I have to kick it off to get it to stop.

I've also begun to remember to lift my blades when I am not in my car so they don't get frozen down. Forgot about that and it sucked so bad. I had to pour de-icer on it to get them to work.


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:I was afraid it was my muffler but hey this morning it sounded so much better

Oh and we are supposed to get three to five more inches tonight. I want a snow blower. We are going to have about a foot on the ground by tomorrow morning


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted: Written by: Pele


I've also begun to remember to lift my blades when I am not in my car so they don't get frozen down. Forgot about that and it sucked so bad. I had to pour de-icer on it to get them to work.




is de-icer called hot water in some places?


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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:fif, we have a foot already, and are slotted for another before Sat night hits.

Oddly though, we have a snowblower, and hve been using shovels instead. THere are 4 of us, so we can make really short work of the light and fluffy. It's when it gets all wet and soggy that the blower will come out wink

Poje...yes, especially when yer tongue gets frozen to a metal pole! wink


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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