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(Russia Today)   Coolest photos of Snowpocalypse Russia: Snow Tsunami you will see today. (Bonus: not a slideshow)   (rt.com) divider line 19
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2013-01-20 02:57:40 AM  
3 votes:

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


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.


fusillade762: 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.

Yeah, I was kinda underwhelmed.

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

2013-01-20 08:41:41 AM  
2 votes:
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Priorities: Russians have them.
2013-01-20 07:55:10 AM  
2 votes:

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!
2013-01-20 07:24:49 AM  
2 votes:
Only idiots think Global warming means the planet is always getting hotter. Sometimes its causing the planet to get colder, or disasters to happen, because it means the weather is changing. Its changing because people won't give up their SUVs.

Besides, this is Russia....
dl.dropbox.com
2013-01-20 06:52:59 AM  
2 votes:
There were in fact some pretty cool pictures in there. And HUGE bonus, not a slide show..
2013-01-20 06:48:00 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-01-21 01:50:36 AM  
1 votes:
Meanwhile in Japan

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2013-01-20 04:20:05 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:32:06 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:22:58 AM  
1 votes:

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


WIN.
2013-01-20 10:50:56 AM  
1 votes:

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)


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


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


Made me LOL. :)
2013-01-20 10:00:29 AM  
1 votes:
oi50.tinypic.com
2013-01-20 08:48:30 AM  
1 votes:
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
2013-01-20 08:38:40 AM  
1 votes:

way south: Only idiots think Global warming means the planet is always getting hotter. Sometimes its causing the planet to get colder, or disasters to happen, because it means the weather is changing. Its changing because people won't give up their SUVs.

Besides, this is Russia....
[dl.dropbox.com image 768x768]


Also, weather changes. Sometimes it's hot, sometimes it's cold. Sometimes it's even the same.
2013-01-20 08:29:05 AM  
1 votes:
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.

This is closer to 10-12 FEET of snow.
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2013-01-20 08:16:09 AM  
1 votes:

starsrift: White_Scarf_Syndrome: That looks like a lot more than 10 inches. I'm wondering if they already had a foot or two already down, which is nothing. Seen that in NJ and Montreal.

This is the thread where we get the "that's not snow, THIS is snow!" guys, right?

Or wait, did I read that wrong, and it was ten FEET?

10 inches in Moscow, which is a couple of the pics... 10 feet in "the polar city of Norilsk", which is most of the pics. You can tell which ones are of Moscow because they have things other than snow in them.


Polar city? Who the fark wants to live in a polar city? That just doesn't sound fun at all.
2013-01-20 07:58:58 AM  
1 votes:
That looks like a lot more than 10 inches. I'm wondering if they already had a foot or two already down, which is nothing. Seen that in NJ and Montreal.

This is the thread where we get the "that's not snow, THIS is snow!" guys, right?

Or wait, did I read that wrong, and it was ten FEET?
2013-01-20 06:46:22 AM  
1 votes:
"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. "

I don't know why but where I live they already seem to underbudget for snow removal. I don't know why, it's not like snow storm in Massachusetts should be a surprise. I just get tired of hearing on the news that by mid January or so the state's snow budget is gone, and the same with the cities and towns. They had money left over last year only because it hardly snowed.
2013-01-20 01:33:43 AM  
1 votes:
You'd think Russians of all people would have a higher standard for what qualifies as a lot of snow.

Because that ... isn't.
 
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