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I love how in the southern US and other areas a state of emergency is declared for like 3 inches of snow. xd.png

 

We get a reasonable amount in Central NY. The Tug Hill region gets hammered with lake effect sometimes, but nothing like the mountainous and more northern areas.

 

Edit: I want to go skiing NAO!

Well don't forget that unlike the northern states, we do not have any equipment to deal with snow, there are no snow plows here. As well as the fact that it is rare enough that people are unfamiliar driving in it makes it dangerous.

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I'm in California, it's getting "cold" over here, but of course there's no snow. Sadly. I say "cold" because it's cold for us, but the temperature's not actually that low.

 

I refuse to see this temperature as cold xd.png

Which part?

 

I'm in Sacramento and while the daytime temperature is around 40 degrees Fahrenheit, there's an unusual (for this time of year) wind chill that makes it feel like it's around the 30 degree range. It gets around the mid-20's range at night... All this happens with the sun mockingly shining upon everyone.

 

I bet it could snow again this year if we get the right conditions like last time when it "snowed" (icewater rain, basically)

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I live in the upper midwest and we get a decent amount of snow. Past couple years we've been getting about 6-12 inches in the heavier snowfalls. Some may think it's odd, but I could never imagine living in an area which rarely ever sees snow. For me, its natural for there to be some every winter.

 

November's been pretty warm this year, which is a little strange. We usually won't see anything that will stay long on the ground until late December around christmas. January's when we get hammered. (thanks to Alberta clippers)

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I was raised in Central Florida... I've never seen snow before. Well, I saw little flurries that lasted for a few seconds and didn't even touch the ground.

 

I'd like to spend a few weeks up north and experience proper winter... a road trip has been discussed to Buffalo, NY for a week of camping and paintball, which seems like the best way to encounter snow.

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I'm in California, and it's still too cold for me. Sea level. >.>

 

AAurion, you share my birthday--just noticed that. [/off topic]

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Our temperatures range from between -60C(-76F) and +40C(104F) for the year. No matter how cold it is or how much snow there is, nothing ever closes or shuts down.

 

Some people say it's because since we're in a place that regularly gets snow that we are better prepared for it, but after every snow or blizzard it takes the city about a week before they finally send out snow plows and graters. Even then, nothing shuts down.

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I live on the Florida boarder Alabama side, we saw snow last year. I was shocked, it was the first time since 1992. The only other time I've seen the stuff was when I spent the fall in the Smokey Mountains, was quite a fun and lovely experience. I would love snow if I could handle the cold, but it just isn't to my liking. Good luck to all who have it, be careful and drive safely.

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I live in a desert region and where I'm from, it rarely snows at all, instead we get freezing temperature climates. So cold that one of my flower bed plants were once solidified in ice. And when it rains, we occasionally get hail.

 

Sure 30-40 degrees F doesn't look bad to most of you winter people but it is a lot to us. Especially when it goes to its lowest readings range of 45-35 below 0; somewhere around in mid Winter. It's just insanely cold for us. >.<

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We've just had the first snow turn up where I am, Sola. The area twixt Brighton andf London has finialy got it. Going to make work interesting as I'm supposed to spend all day today driving out to farms and places that other people couldn't find last week in order to read their meters.

 

I do laugh at the complete inability of the UK to cope with snow, though. Seriously - we're on the same lattitude as Moscow, you'd have thought they'd have figured out how to deal with snow by this point. Or at least tried *asking* some of the countries that get lots of it. I've not seen the news yet, but I imagine the runway at Gatwick has temporarily closed again because of it.

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Well don't forget that unlike the northern states, we do not have any equipment to deal with snow, there are no snow plows here. As well as the fact that it is rare enough that people are unfamiliar driving in it makes it dangerous.

It never ceases to amaze me how often the people actually LIVING in the southern states forget this.

 

South Louisiana here.... it's been off and on chilly for the past few days but got up to almost 80 F today... with a drop expected into the 30's tomorrow night. Oy. My arthritis is complaining already. I'd love to see some snow but I doubt we will. I think we see flurries once a year, if that, and none of it sticks to the ground.

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On the east coast of Australia it's like summer tomorrow but it's wet and cold, I hate you la nina weather dry.gif

 

On a side note I've never seen been in snow before I wish it snowed here xd.png

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Where I live, we usually have snow by now... but there isn't any. I can live without it, I just hate that it's so cold. I can only do cold if there's snow. And we hardly ever get snow days, our school only cancels for the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ...  mad.gif

 

Ugh, I can't wait to move to California...

Same here. D:

 

Up here in Illinois we get lots of snow during winter time, but its late this year, it usually starts snowing before Thanksgiving, instead its been raining A LOT, i want snow! not rain! mad.gif

 

Though i just hope another ice storm doesnt come in, i remember a couple years ago(i think it was 06') a huge ice storm hit Illinois and other states, and we couldnt even get out of our houses, lights were out for 1-3 weeks(for some people, ours was out like a week), no school for about a week i think, it was terrible but i enjoyed being out of school. tongue.gif

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6:34am, Surrey, south west, England has officially received its first bout of snow. It is predicted by thursday there will be at least 6inchs of snow covering surrey.

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We've just had the first snow turn up where I am, Sola. The area twixt Brighton andf London has finialy got it. Going to make work interesting as I'm supposed to spend all day today driving out to farms and places that other people couldn't find last week in order to read their meters.

 

I do laugh at the complete inability of the UK to cope with snow, though. Seriously - we're on the same lattitude as Moscow, you'd have thought they'd have figured out how to deal with snow by this point. Or at least tried *asking* some of the countries that get lots of it. I've not seen the news yet, but I imagine the runway at Gatwick has temporarily closed again because of it.

Yep, couldn't agree more. Though, you try buying snowchains for your car over here. I tried earlier in the year when the snow was bad in January. Wouldn't be surprised if stores have started to stock them now though, after the January freeze.

 

The part of the UK I live, we are more used to dealing with snow than say someone in Brighton but we still make a hardship of it. I hate driving in snow, but then we're not taught how to. We don't regularly have stores selling snow chains (that's probably changing), or snow tires. We don't, as a rule, dress for snow - although I do, I hate the cold - people don't wear snow boots, thick coats etc. We never seem to have enough rock salt to go around. I had to laugh last night, on Look North (local news) they were at a rock salt depo and the manager was saying that they had plenty compared to last year when they ran out in January. Well last year they had 20 tons and ran out in January well now they have 25 tons and it's only November - hmm not feeling very optimistic here dry.gif

 

@ freddyness

6:34am, Surrey, south west, England has officially received its first bout of snow. It is predicted by thursday there will be at least 6inchs of snow covering surrey.

 

England officially had it's first bout of snow a week ago Freddy biggrin.gif Ah you southern softies tongue.gif

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I live in Northern Michigan. We should have a full blanket of snow on the ground. I'm not sure why we don't. It usually starts around Halloween and doesn't let up until mid-late April. We rarely close down much for snow. Schools sure, but I work in a casino. There could probably be lava flowing down the streets and I'd be expected to show up on time. When it gets really bad, we get the doctors and nurses to work on snow mobiles.

And then we get hit with Lake Effect. We don't get tornadoes, we don't get earthquakes, and we don't get hurricanes. We get Lake Effect Snow Storms. That is where the storm comes across the Great Lakes, getting bigger and bigger while it goes over the water. Then it dumps on whatever part of the Michigan coast it touches before moving on. I'll get some good pictures when the first really good one moves in, which should be any day now. It has been known to snow up. I hate the cold. Love the snow, love how pretty it is, hate being cold. I'm moving as soon as humanly possible. Maybe somewhere with mountains near by. We can go play in the snow and then come back down the mountain to where there isn't any. Good plan!

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Sadly, Aky has received much snow. Snowball fights are all fun and games until Aky decides to fall on his bottom :<

Hurt his leg, too ._.

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Despite living in a winter country, snow chains are illegal here and so are metal spiked snow tires. My tires are normal, all season tires. We also don't use road salt. :/

 

People knowing how to drive in winter is a myth, lol. Nobody knows how to drive in winter, they just try to do it anyway. Last year in February I got smoked by a guy who slipped through a stop sign because he STILL didn't know how to drive properly. By the time people actually learn how to drive properly and responsibly in winter, it's summer, and by the time it's winter they've forgotten again. The amount of accidents and hit and run reports we get in winter compared to summer is astounding.

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It's snowing like nobody's business here- so why am I in school?

It suuuuuuucks to be so honest that I actually bother to catch the bus when the weather's nearly in the minuses... I coulda said it didn't come! D:

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Typical. Nearly every other business and school around here is closed because of the snow except mine. dry.gif

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Yeah, the seasons change every year quite unexpectedly, and although snow-removing equipment is supposed to be around it takes forever until it is actually used.

 

I still have to go to work, since I live within walking distance; unless the heating failed - which I doubt will happen.

 

And I know quite well how to drive in winter, but that's not much use, when nobody else does and people keep slipping and sliding off-road and over stop signs etc.

 

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Well don't forget that unlike the northern states, we do not have any equipment to deal with snow, there are no snow plows here. As well as the fact that it is rare enough that people are unfamiliar driving in it makes it dangerous.

Last year the school buses went out before the plows a few days. They drove over a foot of snow on the road and only three were late to school.

 

I'm new to driving, and I've been on an icy road once, drove through the snow once. I had absolutely no issues. Unless you have really bad tires there's no reason to have issues in the snow. Now if you're on a dirt road during the fall the leaves can be more slippery than snow and ice.

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@ freddyness

 

England officially had it's first bout of snow a week ago Freddy biggrin.gif Ah you southern softies tongue.gif

Ahhh yes us sothen softys who has sheets of ice for the past week and it was bellow freezeing all day as well. Try walking it it solar, not nice Brrr

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Reporting in from north of the northern artic circle, northern Sweden.

I think there's unusually little snow so far, the snow walls barely reach my waist and mind you, I'm a short person. I hope we get some more for the sake of the scenery.

Temperatures vary. The last couple of weeks have been between -35 ºC to -40 ºC, but right now we seem to be down in a short warmer period of -20 ºC.

 

The first snow reported in in the early half of October.

 

As usual the newspapers have gone out with advice on how to avoid the "winter-puke disease" and how to not get depressed over the 18/24 hours of darkness and that the snow will most likely stay until the middle of May. Sometimes we get few flakes in June too.

 

Schools closing because of cold is very uncommon here. I can remember only once when the school was closed due to bad weather. I think I was around 9 years old at the time. Then it was around -45 ºC and storm, but thing was that the phones were out because of the weather so the children walked to school anyway only to be told that they had to walk back again because the heating system in the building had broken down.

 

Personally I don't get what there is to be depressed over. There's SNOW out there! Snowmobiles! Ice fishing! Christmas sweets! The smell of fire in the fireplace! Crisp, fresh air! Beautiful scenery! Living candles! Warm soup! Hot saunas! Winter is my favourite season!

It's the very reason I have such a hard time to move away.

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Ahhh yes us sothen softys who has sheets of ice for the past week and it was bellow freezeing all day as well. Try walking it it solar, not nice Brrr

Freddy, I do walk on it, I have walked on it. We've had snow for the last week up here. My point was you posted that England had officially had it first snow as you had had it in the south today. Well England doesn't end at the Watford Gap; England has a north and in the north we've had snow, lots of it, and sheet ice for the past week. Read my post properly next time.

 

@ Ripan

Schools closing because of cold is very uncommon here.

 

I remember reading something a while ago, possibly in the last cold snap over here, about how in Siberia the schools don't close but, when it reaches -30, the kids do PE indoors...

 

We don't know how lucky we are in the UK.

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I HATE SNOW!!!

 

Yes, that was me yelling. I really hate it.

 

I am petrified to drive in it, so my sick pay every year is used up when it snows.

 

I had to drive 25 miles each way for work for 3 years; now my 7 mile commute is easier. The last snowstorm was relatively minor, but it took me 45 minutes to get to work. It didn't look bad when I left the house, and it was all gone when it was time for me to go home.

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