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6895 clicks; posted to Geek » on 31 Jan 2014 at 11:04 AM (37 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-31 11:55:14 AM  
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Geotpf: As usual, California laughs at everybody else's snow shenanigans.  I think it snows once here every five years, for about an hour at 3 am.  Best yet if you want to do winter type activities, there's plenty of snow in the mountains an hour north of here.


One-quarter of inch of rain is usually enough to cause panic in Southern California.
2014-01-31 11:38:51 AM  
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That I know of, we Floridians are not used to snow so we aren't prepared for even the smallest amounts. Now hurricanes are a different story. We are used to those and are prepared for them. Now look at the North Eastern US after Sandy. They are not used to hurricanes and look what that storm did.

/had many of cancelled school days due to tropical storms and hurricanes.
//Hurricane Football was so much fun to play!
2014-01-31 12:59:33 PM  
1 votes:
The map is bullshiat.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-31 12:18:29 PM  
1 votes:
MindStalker

Where I grew up you hired a private contractor to plow your driveway.

In Massachusetts you lobby the town to plow your driveway. In practice this means you have to have a shared driveway, which makes it a private road. Private roads can be maintained in the interests of public safety.

Meanwhile, the government contracts plowing to private drivers rather than maintain a plow force capable of doing the job. Your driveway may be plowed by a private contractor at government expense.

A former high ranking DOT official is awaiting trial on charges of conflict of interest. He allegedly awarded plow contracts to a company he had a financial interest in.
2014-01-31 11:56:30 AM  
1 votes:
Funny thing, this map also sorta lines up with politics as well. Imagine if snow removal was left to the free market and you had to pay for your own snow removal. How the fark would that even work..

//Northern states probably spend a pretty huge chunk of their state budget on snow removal as well.
2014-01-31 11:22:34 AM  
1 votes:
serial_crusher: /Having the lowest categories be between 0 and 0.1 inches, then 0.1 - 12 inches, is kind of a big step up....

0.1" is the least amount of snow considered "measurable", so that division is probably intended more as a separation of areas that get snow at least once every year and those that don't.
2014-01-31 11:17:29 AM  
1 votes:
So what the map seems to be suggesting is that places that get more snow are better prepared for snow. Thanks for that.
2014-01-31 10:12:06 AM  
1 votes:
I'd love to see similar stats for temperature.  There were a LOT of snow days this month, but none of them were for snow, they were for frigid temperatures.
 
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