OMG - It's snowing!!!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by spitfire, Nov 1, 2002.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Yep, snow is swirling from the sky for the first time this year. I know I'll be complaining heartily after a month or so of shovelling, but the first snow of the season is always a rather joyous occasion. People stop and talk as they're waiting for the elevator - there's an excitement in the air.


    :D Val
  2. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    oh please, we've already had three snowfalls !!!!!! :D

    << and the temp was only -16 when i woke up wednesday >>
  3. NYCentral

    NYCentral Member

    we have had one a week or more ago, expecting more this weekend
  4. Tankertoad70

    Tankertoad70 Member

    Snow:confused: :confused: What's that:confused:
  5. It's the stuff I drove in and out of for nearly three hours yesterday while returning to the Lake from K.C. It was our first of the season, although it didn't stick to anything. Next week could be a different story, though. :eek:
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    You have not lived until you have experienced a Philadelphia rush hour during a snow storm. The higher the snow the lower the drivers' IQ goes. Nothing like a 45 minute commute that takes 4 hours!
  7. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    People are always saying that Californians don't know how to drive in the rain. But I lived in Boulder, Colorado for a year, and I'd swear the people there can't remember snow driving from one year to the next. On the morning of the first snowfall that winter, with only about 2 inches on the ground, I counted 4 accidents on my 3-mile commute!
    Bill S
  8. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    We're experiencing the New Ice Age here:eek:

    Todays High 75....Tonights Low 51:D :D :D :D :p
  9. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Hey Vic, welcome to our eight months of the year.
  10. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    We haven't seen more than one wet snow that left a 1/2 inch or so in the Twin Cities so far this season. Usually the real stuff doesn't come until November or, with luck, December. We did have a famous Halloween storm in 1991 (I think) that dumped two feet. It made the Winter last half a year and we finally started seeing all of those Halloween jack o' lantern leaf bags when the snow melted in April.

  11. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    That's right. The other months are split evenly between bad snowmobiling and road construction.:D
  12. NYCentral

    NYCentral Member

    Go to Long Island, NY 3" and they want to close everything!!! the IQ level of drivers there gos down in proportion to the number of inches of snow * 100!!
  13. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    same can be said for the Nation' capital. 2" of snow closes schools, and effectively shuts down I-95 and the beltway for at least 4 hours. 4" of snow will cause the Govt. to close the offices for a day.:) :) :D :D
  14. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    We had 8 inches last week!

    There is a saying here in Wisconsin, "3 months of road construction. The rest is winter". They are right!

    Man... I can't waite to move to Tennessee!


    Snow before Halloween? That's just not right!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
  15. horailfan

    horailfan Guest

    Had no snow here in Austin,but had a hail storm that had hail the size of baseballs. I have alot of new baseball sized dents on the hood and roof. Luckily the windshield survived but did knock off my rear view mirror on the inside of the window.Sheeesh. Jerry
  16. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    I grew up outside of DC. We used to say that the problem was there were no natives in DC so no one was there long enough to learn HOW to drive in the snow. The politicos change evey four years and military changes every 2,3,4, etc. years. If the city would just get into some other line of business the population would stabilize and then folks might learn how to drive in the white stuff.

    Course, down here now, it was a lovely 68 degrees today....

    La dee da de dum dum dum....

  17. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member


    It is going to be fun to watch the next big snow here. We haven't had a "good" snow storm for more than 4 years. That was the year of the 117 car pileup on I-95 at the interchange where I get off to go to my house. They also had a 20 or 30 care pileup about 15 miles south at the same time. It must be the non-native - (but I'm a non- native too :D ) I am also smart enough to stay off the roads if the sky even begins to turn that dark snowy gray in the winter.

    I'd rather be in New Hampshire.
  18. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    Hi David:
    If you're from N.H. then the above doesn't apply to you. You probably know that ice=0 traction, and that traction is necessary for starting AS WELL AS stopping. The last really big snow I was in I DC was the one where the Florida Air jet hit the bridge over the Potomac. It usually took my wife and I an hour and 15 minutes to get from work, in Alexandria,Va. To our home in Reston. It took us seven hours that night. Spent 2.5 of them at a friend’s house in Vienna so we could wait for the herd to be thinned out a little.

    The snow probably stays prettier longer in N.H. doesn’t it? When we get snow down here, once every 2-3 years, it lasts ½ a day and everything closes cuz there is NO snow moving equipment. Nice system, you can actually have a job AND enjoy a snowfall this way.

  19. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Jerry, Austin must have some of the roughest weather in Texas. My family and I lived there for nearly four years and I don't think I'd ever seen that much hail in all the rest of my life! Nearly every thunderstorm had hail. I think that the storms follow I-35 up from Mexico, and pause in Austin for a rest.

    Dallas is another rough weather spot. They actually get ICE on a regular basis. Yes, ice, that stuff that you find in the freezer! How it gets all over the roads and countryside, I'll never know...

    It's been "snowing" here almost continuously in South, Central and East Texas for about a month now. That's "Texas Snow," BTW. That means "rain" to most folks, except those who live in North Texas. Texas Snow is the rain that falls in the Fall and Winter. :)
  20. Rusty Stumps

    Rusty Stumps Member

    There's only two seasons in Indianapolis.:confused:

    Construction and Winter! :eek:

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