Hope you're staying warm!
I haven't seen snow in over 30 yrs. We have however had a 10 yr drought and endless 100 degree days of summer that last 10 months out of the year.
Michigan had a seasonal record of 355+ inches, that's 30 feet! I remember shoveling 6 feet of snow off my parents roof, then shoveling a trench to the front door so they could get out. The county had front end loaders shoveling snow into dump trucks and they were dumping the snow off the bridges into the grand river.
Was at MSU. The University had only closed for 3 days during its history...I was there for two of them! Just beautiful!! I love it!!!
Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.
"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry
I was 12 yrs old and lived in upstate N.Y. just shy of the Snowbelt region (canajoharie)...
The Snow caves we made after the plows came and the snowball fights from the defensive and offensive lines made that winter a very memorable one...
Cook was stranded, and made a cot in back. My house was not far, my brother shuffled me and one otherwise stranded waitress back and forth to do 12 hour shifts for a couple days to keep the Waffle House open for the stranded truckers. It was kind of fun.
Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.
Snow has a some what magical appeal to it. But I'm sure that feeling would wear off quickly after having to shovel my driveway on a regular basis during winter, along with all the other inconveniences it incurs.
Month after month I lay up my hate and grudge against the New England weather; but when the ice storm comes at last, I say: "There, I forgive you, now; the books are square between us; you don't owe me a cent; go, and sin no more; your little faults and foibles count for nothing; you are the most enchanting weather in the world!" - Mark Twain, 1876
Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul ☑
I reverently believe that the Maker who made us all, makes everything in New England - but the weather. I don't know who makes that, but I think it must be raw apprentices in the Weather Clerk's factory, who experiment and learn how in New England, for board and clothes, and then are promoted to make weather for countries that require a good article, and will take their custom elsewhere if they don't get it. There is a sumptuous variety about the New England weather that compels the stranger's admiration - and regret...
Old Probabilities has a mighty reputation for accurate prophecy, and thoroughly well deserves it. You take up the papers and observe how crisply and confidently he checks off what today's weather is going to be on the Pacific, down South, in the Middle States, in the Wisconsin region; see him sail along in the joy and pride of his power till he gets to New England, and then - see his tail drop. He doesn't know what the weather is going to be like in New England. He can't any more tell than he can tell how many Presidents of the United States there's going to be next year. [Applause.] Well, he mulls over it, and by and by he gets out something about like this: Probable nor'-east to sou'-west winds, varying to the southard and westard and eastard and points between; high and low barometer, swapping around from place to place; probable areas of rain, snow, hail, and drought, succeeded or preceded by earthquakes, with thunder and lightning. [Loud laughter and applause.] Then he jots down this postscript from his wandering mind, to cover accidents: "But it is possible that the program may be wholly changed in the meantime." [Loud laughter.]
Yes, one of the brightest gems in the New England weather is the dazzling uncertainty of it. There is only one thing certain about it, you are certain there is going to be plenty of weather. A perfect grand review; but you never can tell which end of the procession is going to move first. You fix up for the drought; you leave your umbrella in the house and sally out with your sprinkling pot, and ten to one you get drowned. [Applause.] You make up your mind that the earthquake is due; you stand from under, and take hold of something to steady yourself, and the first thing you know, you get struck by lightning. - The New York Times, December 23, 1876
NEW-ENGLANDERS AT DINNER.
It is not quite that bad here. But I do have to go dig my car out now. I think we got 30". I didn't go outside once yesterday.
I really though it was curtains...Ha!
Anyway, I wanted to thank you for the second postcard. My second collector item from "THE GREAT ONE"
Global Warming Mr. Gore.
Can you tell me that one more time ?
GLOBAL WARMING !!!!!!!
Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!
I think Gore's point was that due to 'global warming' extreme weather events would be more common, in which case this may be on point. On the other hand, long-term weather shifts may also be cyclical.
politically advantageous shifts. He was all about "Snow is a thing of the past" until he was clearly proven terribly wrong, so then the whole meme shifted from "global warming" to "climate change" without ever questioning that is human-caused, and can be taxed away.
Gore has become really, really rich from global alarming. lol
Gore's point was to make money from a lie!
After "Anthropogenic Global Warming" was shown to have problems (because the temps kept going down!) he changed it to "Anthropogenic Global Climate Change".
(You humans should be ashamed of yourselves! It's so bad that you are even causing climate change on Mars and other planets!!!)