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Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:15 AM

Proof you live some place with real winter:

- you listen to the radio every morning for school closings, and can recite the name of every school district within 60 miles, in alphabetical order.

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Reply Proof you live some place with real winter: (Original post)
hedgehog Nov 2013 OP
ConcernedCanuk Nov 2013 #1
easychoice Nov 2013 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2013 #3
RebelOne Nov 2013 #15
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2013 #17
Arkansas Granny Nov 2013 #4
hedgehog Nov 2013 #5
hedgehog Nov 2013 #6
ConcernedCanuk Nov 2013 #11
libodem Nov 2013 #7
Arkansas Granny Nov 2013 #8
libodem Nov 2013 #9
hedgehog Nov 2013 #14
jakeXT Nov 2013 #10
bluesbassman Nov 2013 #12
Arcanetrance Nov 2013 #13
madinmaryland Nov 2013 #21
surrealAmerican Nov 2013 #16
PasadenaTrudy Nov 2013 #18
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2013 #19
tavernier Nov 2013 #20

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:23 AM

1. Wireless thermometers, snowshovel beside the door, snowblower nearby

 

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No kids, so school closings not an issue, BUT,

if I hear busses are not running, know it's a good day to stay off the roads.

so I just bring in extra firewood and cozy up.



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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:29 AM

2. When you hang the toilet seat by the wood stove,lol.

Now that's winter.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:38 AM

3. I don't need to keep track of school closings any more, but I usually check weather

first thing in the morning and last thing at night. It can get ugly in a hurry in these parts. I've just sorted out my winter boots and gloves, getting ready.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 06:29 PM

15. Me neither. If there is even a hint of snow

here in North Georgia, all schools shut down, as do a lot of businesses. And all the grocery store shelves are stripped of bread and milk.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 07:04 PM

17. Here in Minnesota we just shrug and keep going.

But it's good to know if a lot of snow is coming in so you can be ready to shovel.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:41 AM

4. Around these parts we get very little really bad weather. Two inches of snow can paralyze the place.

I have honestly seen school canceled because the forecast called for a possibility of snow. If the roads get even a little bit slippery, it's dangerous to be out because most drivers don't have much experience driving in those conditions and they are a real hazard out on the road.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:48 AM

5. Even experienced drivers have problems with snow covered roads -

there are always a lot of accidents here in Oswego County during the first storm(s) f the year because the snow hits the warm roads, melts, then re-freezes into black ice.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 11:49 AM

6. I should add - you can measure your winters by the size

and make-up of your snow plow fleet!

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:29 PM

11. Snow plow fleet

 

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my own

3 snow shovels, 2 spades, 2 axes, 3 hatchets, salt and sand

42" snowblower on the front of a 20hp lawn tractor

8' plow on the front of a 95 F150 4x4

I think I got it covered . .



cuz momma nature's gonna cover it purty soon!



That's where I used to live -

only a shovel back then, but

I got er done!

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:07 PM

7. We have been having

Dweebie winters here for a good 10 years. We had a little more snow last year.
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The Old Farmers Almanac says this is going to be a cold and snowy winter. And I tried to make a link here in the lounge to the Wooly Worm report but I doubt I got any replies. My next door neighbor is a local tv weatherman. I told him and he blew me off saying he uses scientific methods. So I said bite me. No, I didn't. But for heck sakes, he cudda made a little feature/interest story, to inform the believers.....of the Wooly worms.

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Response to libodem (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:16 PM

8. The guys I work with always open persimmon seeds to see what shape is inside.

This year they saw "spoons" which is supposed to indicate lots of snow. We'll see.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:20 PM

9. I believe in that sort of thing

I've been preparing my yard for heavy snow by trimming off the bushes, flush across the top, so the snow will fall through them, and not make a nest, and break the limbs.

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Response to libodem (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:51 PM

14. One year, I found the woolie worm trying to crawl into the house!

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:22 PM

10. Still using tyres?



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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:53 PM

12. You're familiar with the business end of one of these tools of the devil...



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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:14 PM

13. Yeah and when I was a kid it never seemed like mine was ever closed

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 09:56 PM

21. Shit. When I was in school, I had to walk up hill both going to school and coming home during all

of the snowstorms!

GET OFF MY LAWN YOU DAMN KIDS!!



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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 06:37 PM

16. Do they still do that?

The schools here used to robo-call us when there was a closing. By now, they probably just post it on the school's website.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 09:03 PM

18. I've never

lived anywhere with a real winter Would like to experience it just once..

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 09:22 PM

19. I plan to move back to Ohio when I retire...

 

probably close to the lake- probably west side of Cleveland. The east side gets hammered too much. I will buy the best snow blower I can get. I manually shoveled more than I care to remember.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 09:52 PM

20. I live on a tropical island but

I know damn well it's winter because every single human above the Mason/Dixon line is down here right now!

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