Snow??...We Don't need snow!


#juan
#1
On Thursday and Friday of this week the weatherman is calling for "flurries". I'm a little dissappointed because for the last couple years we, in Nanaimo B.C., haven't had more than a light dusting of the white stuff. I was ready to accept that global warming was doing just the right thing. I mean, there was enough snow in the mountains to provide water over the following Summer so we didn't really need any snow. If we want to see snow, we can drive into the mountains.....or watch it snow on TV from Edmonton or Regina.....
 
petros
#2
Bummer huh?
 
Spade
+1
#3
Our snow comes from BC. Thanks, #juan.

You need lots of snow so that grouse when they fly for shelter into a drift don't break their little necks. Not wishing for snow is rather thoughtless of us humans.
 
petros
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I've never had to pump snow out of my basement.
 
Spade
+2
#5

Dean Martin - Let it Snow - YouTube

 
taxslave
+1
#6
We are not supposed to get snow on the southern half of the island below the 1600 ft. level. I bought a bobcat 2 years ago just to plow my driveway and since then it hasn't snowed enough to need it. Been a good investment so far.Your welcome.
 
petros
#7
It snowed but good in Vancouver last winter.
 
taxslave
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

It snowed but good in Vancouver last winter.

Good for them. They deserve it. The last time victoria got a dump of snow they had to get the army to help out. Turns out the snow removal budget for the entire winter was $50,000and they were not about to go over budget.
 
petros
+1
#9
I'll stick to my 330 days of sunshine. Even at -20C it warms you up nicely.
 
darkbeaver
+2
#10
This evening, in Nova Scotia, we expect 2 inches of rain on soueasterly winds changing to snow by morning winds from the norwesterly accumulating 5cm maybe. fruck I hate winter
 
Spade
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

This evening, in Nova Scotia, we expect 2 inches of rain on soueasterly winds changing to snow by morning winds from the norwesterly accumulating 5cm maybe. fruck I hate winter

You must live in a region with long winters. Here, winters are only six and a half months long.
 
taxslave
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

I'll stick to my 330 days of sunshine. Even at -20C it warms you up nicely.

That is a full 40 degrees too cold. I'll stick to the warm rain.
 
darkbeaver
+1
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

You must live in a region with long winters. Here, winters are only six and a half months long.

Here there is three months of summer and the rest winter. Firewood and sharpening the snow removal equipment usually takes me about four months.
 
smallandmighty
+1
#14
Boo hoo!
 
petros
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

That is a full 40 degrees too cold. I'll stick to the warm rain.

+20 in winter doesn't happen where you live so dress warm and get your gumboots on.
 
karrie
#16
Oh sure, everyone's all socialist and happy with sharing the wealth, until that wealth is snow. Well suck it up folks, and take your fair share. My kids have been off school for two days now, and hubby's done almost 5 hours of snowblowing in two nights, not to mention the many trips the kids and I had to make to clear doorways during the worst of the snowfall.


You live in Canada... that four letter s word is gonna fall eventually.
 
Christianna
#17
Too cotton picken cold here to snow. Beautiful decieving sunny days still cold as a witches t i t..
 
Kreskin
#18
Man it was cold on Vancouver Island today. In fact I had to put on a jacket. That's crazy!

What I like about this cold weather is, with the hardened ground, I can get more distance out of my driver.
 
bill barilko
#19
Didn't work today so managed to cycle around in shorts for a time-it was cool but sunny so not unbearable.
 
JLM
+1
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Good for them. They deserve it. The last time victoria got a dump of snow they had to get the army to help out. Turns out the snow removal budget for the entire winter was $50,000and they were not about to go over budget.


Yep Dec. 29, 1996.
 
damngrumpy
#21
In the Okanagan farmers need snow, it protects the roots on the fruit trees
I don't like snow but I need it
 
Dixie Cup
+1
#22
Well we have lots here and the temp is going down! Trees are real "perty tho" lol!
The driving sucks though - this damn city still can't get the snow clearing down even tho' its a "winter"city. Sigh -
I suppose its likely not as easy as I want it to be. Glad I have winter tires fer sure!
Some drivers suck too - ESPECIALLY those 4x4's - think they can stop on a dime on ice! Hah! Wonder how they end up in the ditch?
 
DaSleeper
+2
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

Man it was cold on Vancouver Island today. In fact I had to put on a jacket. That's crazy!

What I like about this cold weather is, with the hardened ground, I can get more distance out of my driver.

Up Yours....
-16C here right now
 
petros
#24
nnt
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Yep Dec. 29, 1996.

That was a miserable winter . Coldest winter of my life. -20C with 80% humidity was worse than -40 on the Prairie and if lasted for weeks.
 
Blackleaf
#25
 
Spade
#26
On a cheerier note...

The Selfish Giant - YouTube

 
darkbeaver
+1
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

+20 in winter doesn't happen where you live so dress warm and get your gumboots on.

Gumboots are all season in my hood. Today the weather has changed for the worse. High winds 80-120 this evening will make power line repair more difficult. The highway through the Cobequid Pass may be opened soon. The Canso Causeway is still closed pending removal of a blown over Semi and Trailer. Some roads are ice covered and I have to go out for milk and cookies later.
 
Cannuck
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

You must live in a region with long winters. Here, winters are only six and a half months long.

We have 8 months of winter and 4 months of poor skating
 

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