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It can stop snowing now.....

Today I feel like my arms are about to fall off.  For the first time, I really don't want to shovel anymore snow in front of my house.  Just took this pic today of what I  have been doing.

 

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A few days ago I dug a hole with a shovel for about 25 minutes straight to plant a small tree.

Because I'm not used to that kind of exercise, I have been sore for a couple of days.

I can't even imagine shoveling snow.

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It's been wet snow, so every shovel weighs a ton.  Here is another pic how the smaller pile on the left looks like from inside my living room when we're watching tv.  Feels like an iceberg from the Titanic staring us down.

 

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Winter is coming and Im still waiting. Should be some snow here too, but its raining water. Never seen this before. Usually snow comes and stays in december atleast, but not this year. Seems fishy.

But hey remember this: When life gives you wet snow , make snowmans.

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Wish I could take some snow. We average .7 of an inch per year here. Biggest was around 12 inches in 1973, I remember two times since then when in snowed 5 or 6 inches. Can remember several times going 4 or 5 years straight with no snow.

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[quote=MoreLumens]Winter is coming and Im still waiting. Should be some snow here too, but its raining water. Never seen this before. Usually snow comes and stays in december atleast, but not this year. Seems fishy. But hey remember this: When life gives you wet snow , make snowmans.[/quot]

Does'nt seem normal for rain in January for a country like Finland.  My wife wants a snowman  so I may have to make her one again!

 

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Things are going to change. It is useless to put all our resourses in keeping the status quo.
Global warming up? Yeah, it’s going to happen.
But if I remember correctly, rhino’s were roaming on what’s now the bottom of the North Sea.
Between palmtrees and giant ferns.

But things are not happening in just one horrifying direction either.
For starters: remember physics class? Melting floating ice won’t raise the water level.
Melting land ice means the earth under it can raise again to it’s old level.
That has not yet been considered in the apocalyptic scenario’s of our ceteris paribus scientists.
The decision of buying an arc may depend on properties of the tectonic plate you’re living on.
On the up-side: there is another ice-age coming.

What worries me is Yellowstone. That IS going to happen, no matter what.
Quite certain it won’t in our generation. But the ash clouds will reverse global warming.
On the timescale of the universe, human life has only emerged a few seconds ago.
We’re just a blip, and look what we have managed to destroy in that short time.
If we are the caretakers/janitors of Gods creation, what will our evaluation talk be like?

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klrman wrote:

MoreLumens wrote:
Winter is coming and Im still waiting. Should be some snow here too, but its raining water. Never seen this before. Usually snow comes and stays in december atleast, but not this year. Seems fishy. But hey remember this: When life gives you wet snow , make snowmans.

Does’nt seem normal for rain in January for a country like Finland.  My wife wants a snowman  so I may have to make her one again!


 

There was raining snow approximately 25 cm in one day last month and coldest day was about -17C, but now its all back to autumn weather.

But just like Henk said, world is at constant change and this weather aint nothing new, just little rare.

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wow thats alot of snow… i guess thats normal view this time of year in Canada?

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When I shovel snow in winter, I get so hot that I put off even my T-Shirt. shovelling snow in bare upper body using ofc gloves and a woollen hat. Even so if it snows, is windy and -10 degrees Celsius. It feels so good after, when I get back into the warm living room.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Things are going to change. It is useless to put all our resourses in keeping the status quo.
Global warming up? Yeah, it’s going to happen.
But if I remember correctly, rhino’s were roaming on what’s now the bottom of the North Sea.
Between palmtrees and giant ferns.

But things are not happening in just one horrifying direction either.
For starters: remember physics class? Melting floating ice won’t raise the water level.
Melting land ice means the earth under it can raise again to it’s old level.
That has not yet been considered in the apocalyptic scenario’s of our ceteris paribus scientists.
The decision of buying an arc may depend on properties of the tectonic plate you’re living on.
On the up-side: there is another ice-age coming.

What worries me is Yellowstone. That IS going to happen, no matter what.
Quite certain it won’t in our generation. But the ash clouds will reverse global warming.
On the timescale of the universe, human life has only emerged a few seconds ago.
We’re just a blip, and look what we have managed to destroy in that short time.
If we are the caretakers/janitors of Gods creation, what will our evaluation talk be like?


Global warming is fake news
What if we were around in the ice age ,would we call it global cooling?
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During my childhood here in northern Ohio winters were colder and snow was frequent. In recent years we’ve seen more rain than snow. This winter I’d estimate the total snowfall at around 3 inches. What I find disturbing is the attitude of the local ‘meteorologists’ about the warm winters who insist that 60 degrees in December and January is normal and temperatures below freezing are abnormal.

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Global warming is fake news What if we were around in the ice age ,would we call it global cooling?

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I used to like snow until I had kids. I hate snow days. They eat up my vacation time!

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I used to like snow until I had kids. I hate snow days. They eat up my vacation time!

Your hate is misdirected. It’s your kids’ fault, not the snow.

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mortuus wrote:
wow thats alot of snow... i guess thats normal view this time of year in Canada?

 

It's pretty normal at higher elevations but my town is at around 328 metres above sea level only.  Still, usually every 5 years or so like now the snow hammers us a little more.  My wife really enjoys it though as she says it keeps me fit in Winter.  When I was 40 it was a lot of fun and when I turned 50 I felt like 30 clearing all the snow.  Now I turned 60 and some days I think I hate the snow, but it's all good after a warm cup of coffee!

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Keeps you fit until it kills you.

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pennzy wrote:
Keeps you fit until it kills you.

 

You know, there was a time 2 days ago where I thought I was going to get a heart attack or something, so you're not wrong in what you say lol.

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Wet snow is heart attack snow.

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mortuus wrote:
wow thats alot of snow… i guess thats normal view this time of year in Canada?

Depends where you are in Canada. This amount of snow is usual in the east, but not the west. If you visit Canada in the winter you will need snowshoes for Quebec and anything east. Warm rubber boots for southern “ slushy” Ontario and sunglasses for Saskatchewan and Akberta to avoid snow blindness. There is rarely this much snow there, but there is usually a thin light layer with a bright blinding sun. The biggest snowfalls don’t hit there until spring. Once you make it to the west coast you will need rain gear.
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pennzy wrote:
Keeps you fit until it kills you.

 


You know, there was a time 2 days ago where I thought I was going to get a heart attack or something, so you’re not wrong in what you say lol.

Just lost a friend to a heart attack after shovelling snow. He cleared away the first snow fall of the year, got in his car and had a heart attack a few miles away. He was in great shape too. Apparently cold weather and hard work create the perfect storm for heart attacks.

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I grew up where we would get the mass storms like that. Wet weather would come over the great lakes and just dump. Sorry to hear that Rage, “Heart attack snow” is spot on. Don’t miss the snow that much, but I do miss it. We get snow here, but anything more than a bit shuts everything down. Lots of big hills, and not enough snow to make buying a bunch of plows worthwhile (we can go several winters with no snow at all) makes for treacherous driving.

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Yeah here where I am it’s not much the snow but the Arctic winds hanging around here now. Let’s see… -7 Celsius now!

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pennzy wrote:
Keeps you fit until it kills you.

 

You know, there was a time 2 days ago where I thought I was going to get a heart attack or something, so you're not wrong in what you say lol.

Just lost a friend to a heart attack after shovelling snow. He cleared away the first snow fall of the year, got in his car and had a heart attack a few miles away. He was in great shape too. Apparently cold weather and hard work create the perfect storm for heart attacks.

 

How old was he?   Even though I'm sixty, I tried hard to keep in shape, but this years snow storms have worn me out a little.  The pics in my OP is about 30% of what I did as I had to clear the roof on my car port as well as the back of my house.  I think it's time I build an extension in the front and back of my house so I don't have to go through this next winter. 

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Things are going to change. It is useless to put all our resourses in keeping the status quo.
Global warming up? Yeah, it’s going to happen.
But if I remember correctly, rhino’s were roaming on what’s now the bottom of the North Sea.
Between palmtrees and giant ferns.

But things are not happening in just one horrifying direction either.
For starters: remember physics class? Melting floating ice won’t raise the water level.
Melting land ice means the earth under it can raise again to it’s old level.
That has not yet been considered in the apocalyptic scenario’s of our ceteris paribus scientists.
The decision of buying an arc may depend on properties of the tectonic plate you’re living on.
On the up-side: there is another ice-age coming.

What worries me is Yellowstone. That IS going to happen, no matter what.
Quite certain it won’t in our generation. But the ash clouds will reverse global warming.
On the timescale of the universe, human life has only emerged a few seconds ago.
We’re just a blip, and look what we have managed to destroy in that short time.
If we are the caretakers/janitors of Gods creation, what will our evaluation talk be like?

I want to respond to this so badly but every response I type seems to get political so I’d better not.

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Made it a routine, snow shoveling. Not to despair, I start out so slowly just clearing a shovel’s width and not too deep. I pickup steam and widen the trench another 18 inches or so. When at at about 4 1/2 feet wide, I double down the next 12 to 16 inches deep. So if I tire, I can call it quits and contend with a half done job.
Might take a break, then attack the parking space. The treachery is flinging each scoop above the mound, which some years seem to grow higher than sublimation / runoff.
A few years ago I rented the services of a youngster to take care of the nasty stuff. Unfortunately, as we get about the same total snowfall each year and if not evenly spaced storms, we’re hit with successive downfalls. The chap abandoned after some 6 weeks.

BTW live in Quebec, ~ 3 meters of snow, plus the many rainy days. Driving is sometimes a perilous affair. Not uncommon to see mountains along the commercial avenues till they clear all the cars and take out the heavy equipment – pulling all-nighters and morning come everything is pristinely clean with trees adoring an angelic coat of virgin snow.

Then the cold sets in, commonly in the -10 to -20º C.

But differing from tropical heat, you gear up with the winter parkas and “tuques”. Warm clothes in layers is the secret. As the day progresses and my body adjusts, I peel the sweater, T shirt, or the coat liner.

Winter is harsh, but it keeps us fit. If someone relies on some local friend for their winter blues, they usually move south of Montreal, or Ontario, or another western province.

And we console ourselves those East are getting it worst.

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@klrman and Sidney Stratton, it’s unfortunately going to get worse.

Climate change will make it so that wild temperature swings will get more frequent, and the temperature deltas will grow.

Even today, even trying to remove all the snow, the snow still melted, and froze into a 25mm thick ice sheet.

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Well here in the West Coast, we use to the rain mainly so when just a few snow flakes start falling, omg all hell breaks loose for people living here. Like go get winter tires now or huge lineups for salt. Ahh a little too late now isn’t it lol

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