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Did you want snow?

In keeping with my love of weather-related news...

It's not hurricane season, so we shift to winter weather coverage. As I sit here amid four or so inches of fluffy white stuff which came showering down throughout the day on Tuesday and resulted in the cancellation of AU's evening classes, I'm glad I don't live in up-state NY. I think even you folks from Denver might agree, although four feet of snow in the mountains causes different kinds of perils.

Oswego County has 96 inches on the ground. That's eight feet (almost three meters)! The article from CNN quotes one person as saying, "I just want to get it off my roof!" Have you ever heard the sound of snow sliding off a roof? I have heard it once. We had about six inches of snow, and suddenly I heard this enormous thundering sound that lasted for about five seconds and then stopped. I concluded that since there was no lightning, it must have been the heavy snow sliding off the roof. It was about the most frightening sound I had ever heard--mostly because I had no idea what it was or what it meant.

I like a little snow. But it is possible to have too much of a good thing.


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 10th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
'Global Warming' will melt it no problem.
Feb. 10th, 2007 07:52 am (UTC)
hehe. I've been hearing about the Oswego snow lately...it is insane!! We get blizzards out here in Colorado and 4 feet along the front range is enough. For us, this has been the first year since 1914 that we had the largest amount of snow stay on the ground for the longest amount of time...usually it melts quickly, so even if we get blizzards, they don't seem to last.

I feel for those in Oswego!!
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