We are getting hit pretty bad here on the coast of Maine as well...Here
anything less than a foot is called flurries but this one is pretty
bad...About 16 inches SO FAR and very windy (35-50 MPH) making it near
impossible to see and creating big drifts as fast as you clear them...
I now live in the banana belt of Colorado. 50 degrees today. Could have gone
motorcycle trail riding if others were off work. Moved here from the high
country (10,000 feet) that I lived and worked for 13 years. 300 inches of
yearly snow and temps down to minus 35. Worked outside and some days were
below zero. However it was the best job I ever had and enjoyed it. But
preferred that to the 100 degrees we get some times in the summer here WW
For us it was 6 - 12 inches per day, every day. Some days it was only 8
inches. It wouldn't stop. Glad I don't live near Sodus. Fairport and
Penfield hardly saw anything. As well as my friends in the Finger Lakes
Just heard on the news we went over the highest on record for December.
Well the only reason I wrote the first message was I was listening to the
weather channel who were so crazy about snow in NYC. geesh, they aren't in
the south where they aren't used to snow. It was like then were annoucing
the end of days.
On Tue, 28 Dec 2010 18:34:02 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
The thing that makes this storm so different in NYC is that we're used
to truly excellent work by our sanitation workers. They've normally
plowed my little (tertiary) road three times within 24 hours. This
time it got plowed once and it's been three days now and things are
chaos around here. And we're the lucky ones; many roads haven't been
plowed at all.
It was a bigger storm than normal and the wind did cause large drifts,
but the real difference is that Bloomberg fired 400 sanitation workers
a few months back, many of them were supervisors. So there are fewer
bodies to do the work, less people to coordinate and know how to deal
with it, and a resentful department that is clearly using this
opportunity to screw Bloomberg.
When all our money is going to support two unnecessary wars (just
think about the words "unnecessary wars") and the right wing is
screaming about taxes, well, services are going to get cut. They sure
aren't going to cut the military even though these wars have cost us
over two TRILLION dollars and continue to cost over a billion a day.
Hey, that's starts turning into real money.
So yeah, the libraries are closing, parks are turning to shit, and the
infrastructure deteriorates. Hey, but the wealthy are doing very well
so it's all ok. They'll have more money to create more jobs. In
I lived in the frozen northeast for 34 years and during that time I
watches the wussification with disgust. Over those years we got less and
less snow, yet the roads had to be plowed more often and people had less
and less of a clue how to drive.
I'm all for cutting taxes and eliminating all the unnecessary "services"
pandering to those who are incapable of taking care of themselves. As
for your claim of "unnecessary" wars, I sincerely hope you wake up one
day soon and realize why those wars are indeed necessary. Ignoring a
cancer and letting it grow unchecked is simply not an option.
"Marina" wrote in message
Now do you people understand what we go thru in WNY on a daily basis?
I live on the Lake Ontario shore line. Plow, plow, plow at least once each
day and several days 2 or 3 times a day.
I must say it's nice and quiet around here. I'm in a flight path about 20
miles from the airport. Nothing is coming into the city even tho we aren't
affected by this storm.
We've had 2 feet before and it's just an inconvenience of clearing off the
car and taking a few extra minutes to get to work. Our county gets right
out there as soon as it looks bad and plows/salts the streets. They keep
going all night if they have to.
Of course NYC and Boston are larger cities than us. I do feel sorry for
them, except I have a small chuckle that wants to call out....
You are babies!! he he
On my way home I saw 2 teen girls walking with thin clothes and tops
slouched down with bare shoulders exposed. What is that! The wind chill
is 12 degrees with 30 MPH gusts. I stopped the car and offered an extra
jacket I keep in the car. They were laughing and said No. I wondered if
they were Hi on something. <sigh>
Here you are putting down residents of NYC and Boston not being prepared and
yet in your own area people walk around unprepared?
And unless you live in Oswego county, you don't "know" NY accumulations.
NYC and Boston btw get more rain, hotter summers, higher speed winds,
tropical storm threats, and less sun than Buffalo or Rochester. Funny how
you don't mention how tough those things are.
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