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2013-01-20 11:01:27 AM  

tkwasny: kmmontandon: You'd think Russians of all people would have a higher standard for what qualifies as a lot of snow.

Because that ... isn't.

In the whoosy parts of the US, a 4" snow means wall-to-wall 24/7 breaking news showing store shelves empty.


My hubby is from the UK, where 6 inches = omg Snowmageddon!
 
2013-01-20 11:22:58 AM  

lifeboat: [oi50.tinypic.com image 306x750]


WIN.
 
2013-01-20 11:32:06 AM  

KungFuJunkie: The majority of those pics are showing so much more snow than 10" of snow. We had a blizzard that dumped 10-18" around Madison WI and most businesses were closed for a day. The next day everything was back to normal.


Yep, although living in Madison, I do like this idea:
"The chair of the Duma's transport committee called for local transport officials to face legal sanctions for failing to cope with the winter weather. "Until local bureaucrats face the wrath of the law, winter will always be a surprise occurrence. "

Madison snow removal is the worst.
 
2013-01-20 11:35:00 AM  
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Not pictured, the hand holding the bottom of that bottle
 
2013-01-20 11:35:35 AM  
How is this different from Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Holland, or Portage Michigan in February?
 
2013-01-20 12:19:30 PM  
Somewhere in Montana, 2008.

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2013-01-20 12:53:22 PM  
http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/4044632-3x2-700x467.jpg
 
2013-01-20 12:54:06 PM  
www.abc.net.au
 
2013-01-20 01:09:52 PM  
Greetings from northern Japan!

www.buzzhunt.co.uk

www.buzzhunt.co.uk

www.buzzhunt.co.uk
 
2013-01-20 01:24:50 PM  
Good thing I live in Canada, that's a lot of snow!
 
2013-01-20 02:22:17 PM  

tkwasny: kmmontandon: You'd think Russians of all people would have a higher standard for what qualifies as a lot of snow.

Because that ... isn't.

In the whoosy parts of the US, a 4" snow means wall-to-wall 24/7 breaking news showing store shelves empty.


Hey I live in the Pacific NW and when we get an inch of snow everybody panics (Especially the local news media!) "We are on storm watch" From the beginning of fall until the end of spring, KIRO TV is on 'storm watch'. Idiots!
 
2013-01-20 03:37:44 PM  

edmo: I grew up in South Dakota. Winter came every year. Big time. It still comes every year. And every year people are amazed it comes, at least outside the Dakotas.

Apparently Winter happens in Russia too.

"As the seasons will turn, the world rightly dies, and her winter returns to blanket the dead. And the people, they were amazed. Truly and deeply, they were." -  Ezekiel 25:18


Well, they were amazed because snow in these parts is pretty rare. Some things never change - the one or two times a year (if that) it snows in Jerusalem, it's practically a festival.
 
2013-01-20 03:57:47 PM  

starsrift: Sooooo... Pics show as much snowfall in one day as Chester gets in one year?
I stand by my nasty snark.



No, silly. I was pointing out that you thought all of California is sandy and warm and that your assumption was false.
 
2013-01-20 04:20:05 PM  
So, most of the photos are from Norilsk, one of the northernmost cities in Russia. It's also the site of one of the worlds largest nickel smelting operations and is generally covered under a blanket of black soot. So, the 5-7' of snow they got is definitely an improvement!
 
2013-01-20 05:18:14 PM  
DesertDemonWY:That's what she said

This is a story about Russia, not the Chinese downhill...

/I actually have that movie around here somewhere
//I'll have to dig it out to show the kids what a good old fashioned 80's T&A movie is all about
 
2013-01-20 05:32:49 PM  

Recoil Therapy: DesertDemonWY:That's what she said

This is a story about Russia, not the Chinese downhill...

/I actually have that movie around here somewhere
//I'll have to dig it out to show the kids what a good old fashioned 80's T&A movie is all about


whata isa fucca isa chinese adown ahill?

/best skiing movie EVAR!
 
2013-01-20 05:54:17 PM  

LadyBelgara: Priorities: Russians have them.


That's the pic that caught my attention as well.

"Well, if I've got to do this, I may as well enjoy it."
 
2013-01-21 01:44:12 AM  

bratface: tkwasny: kmmontandon: You'd think Russians of all people would have a higher standard for what qualifies as a lot of snow.

Because that ... isn't.

In the whoosy parts of the US, a 4" snow means wall-to-wall 24/7 breaking news showing store shelves empty.

Hey I live in the Pacific NW and when we get an inch of snow everybody panics (Especially the local news media!) "We are on storm watch" From the beginning of fall until the end of spring, KIRO TV is on 'storm watch'. Idiots!


What's with this crazy frozen fog we've got going on?
 
2013-01-21 01:50:36 AM  
Meanwhile in Japan

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-21 04:30:45 AM  
Remember when at your place you had a lot of snow? Beginning of winter we had 47 cm of snow in 24h.

And everything was open the next day, except perhaps schools. And SOME schools at that, most private ones were open.
 
2013-01-21 10:21:36 AM  

kmmontandon: DesertDemonWY:

[tell us more about how often you have to un-bury your car.condescendingwonka.jpg]


The three days after Christmas, we got 72".

So, yeah.


Chester, CA?

Really?

Because according to this, that would be highly unusual.

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Average Total SnowFall (in.) 35.4 26.2 20.6 7.1 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8 10.5 25.7 127.8
Average Snow Depth (in.) 17 21 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 6
 
2013-01-21 11:39:46 AM  

bratface: Hey I live in the Pacific NW and when we get an inch of snow everybody panics (Especially the local news media!) "We are on storm watch" From the beginning of fall until the end of spring, KIRO TV is on 'storm watch'. Idiots!


It's the same here in Toronto...hype that snow and get everyone checking the weather/news every 15 minutes.
 
2013-01-21 11:52:03 AM  

Mike Chewbacca: bratface: tkwasny: kmmontandon: You'd think Russians of all people would have a higher standard for what qualifies as a lot of snow.

Because that ... isn't.

In the whoosy parts of the US, a 4" snow means wall-to-wall 24/7 breaking news showing store shelves empty.

Hey I live in the Pacific NW and when we get an inch of snow everybody panics (Especially the local news media!) "We are on storm watch" From the beginning of fall until the end of spring, KIRO TV is on 'storm watch'. Idiots!

What's with this crazy frozen fog we've got going on?


Heck if I know? It's been 6 days now, Truly weird.
 
2013-01-21 02:08:25 PM  

markie_farkie: Meh... Looks like a decent Lake Effect Snow day in upstate NY, or Erie PA..


Erie, PA has never had that much snow in one month, let alone one storm -- the largest snowfall month on record in Erie, PA is 66.9 inches in 1989. Source: Link
 
2013-01-21 04:46:50 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: starsrift: kmmontandon: You'd think Russians of all people would have a higher standard for what qualifies as a lot of snow.

Because that ... isn't.

Where do you live that ten feet of snow is not "a lot of snow"?

*clicks profile*

Ahhhh, the frozen glaciers of California. Well, up here in the warm sands of Canada, we look at ten feet of snow as a good excuse to stay home and drink vodak... Takes all kinds, I suppose!

Do you know where Chester is? It's up in the north, far from the coast and at about 4500 feet. Annually they're around 10 1/2 feet of snow. That sounds pretty cold to me down here in socal.
(I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this too you but California is a big place)


Yeah I live in Chico and I remember reading about Mt Shasta getting 18 feet of snow in 4 days back in December. Heck the winds were bad for that too. 65 to 75 mph steady wind, and gusts up to 115 mph.
 
2013-01-23 02:22:50 PM  

lifeboat: [oi50.tinypic.com image 306x750]


Seems legit, ya hoser.
 
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