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Re: Snow!
« Reply #105 on: January 16, 2004, 06:35 PM »
Now Morgbug, you gotta remind people....why do people actually  live in a place as cold as Winnipeg?
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Re: Snow!
« Reply #106 on: January 16, 2004, 11:38 PM »
Mostly cuz I grew up here.  

I'm used to it.

It's a decent sized city, but not too large.  Housing is affordable.  I have a 1900 sq ft house on a 60x120 lot that cost us just over $130K.  With a pool.
It's safe (though we do have the highest per capita murder rate in Canada around a whopping 2.0) in spite of what the media tell you.  We supposedly have a gang problem.  We do, but they are so bush league in comparison to anything in the US or larger Canadian cities that virtually all of their crimes are noticed, reported and acted upon by the police.  Things that happen in Vancouver or New York would be scandalous here.  Things that happen in Winnipeg that are screaming front page headlines here would be hard pressed to make even a three line mention in either of those two cities.  

Winter, in spite of all my whining, is what you make of it.  I grew up playing hockey outdoors, whether on ice or the street (Car!  Game On!).  Tobogganing, skating in general, cross country skiing are all a hoot and even better now that my kid is old enough to enjoy them.  

Spring and fall here tend to be great.  Windy, sometimes cool but still highly tolerable and a definite switch in the seasons versus a place like Phoenix where your major clue is that the vegetation goes dormant.  Summers are unreal and as hot as the winters are cold.  I have a pool in my backyard and we get four months of pure enjoyment out of it.  

Winnipeg is the largest center with the widest maximum temperature range in the world.  In terms of Farenheit, we range from -40 to just under +100 in a year.  It makes you appreciate what you have in each season.  

What I loathe is my commute.  The official snow policy is that if you miss a day of work because of snow, it's a vacation day.  Period.  No problem there except they relocated us an hour away for nothing more than political reasons.  When you travel a two lane (one each way, not divided) to get to work in -30 weather when the road is icy, it's snowing, morons are passing you at 80 mph and it's dark for both directions of your commute for 3 months (sun up at 8:30, down at 4:30) it's no fun.  Worse, the good folks that live in the town we relocated to don't have to leave to go to Winnipeg to work because the driving conditions are too hazardous.  Tends to fire up my old bitter gene just a touch when my life (and those others that live in Winnipeg) is declared expendable versus the good folks that played the political card and moved to town.  Or got hired there with skills that wouldn't have gotten them an interview an hour away.  

Oops, bitter ranting.  Sorry.  

It's a good, clean, safe town full of amenities and cool things to do.  Great place to raise your kids.  Seasons are fun and noticeable.  

If only we could get better toy distribution ;) And our hockey team back :'(

Does that help?

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« Last Edit: January 16, 2004, 11:39 PM by Morgbug »
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Re: Snow!
« Reply #107 on: January 21, 2004, 04:34 AM »
Well looks like our little warm spell is gone.  :'(  Right now its -15°C & snowing. 1/2" so far. Time to crank the furnace in the old Igloo!  :-\

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Re: Snow!
« Reply #108 on: January 22, 2004, 02:46 PM »
-10 F here this morning with 40-50 below windchills...it was brutal (and eat that New England ::))

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Re: Snow!
« Reply #109 on: January 22, 2004, 02:54 PM »
-2°C  Freezing rain again!  >:(  
Followed by a chance of flurries turning into snow followed by freezing rain!  Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg!   :'(

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Re: Snow!
« Reply #110 on: January 22, 2004, 04:40 PM »
-2°C  Freezing rain again!  >:(  
Followed by a chance of flurries turning into snow followed by freezing rain!  Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg!   :'(


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Re: Snow!
« Reply #111 on: January 22, 2004, 10:46 PM »
-2°C  Freezing rain again!  >:(  
Followed by a chance of flurries turning into snow followed by freezing rain!  Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg!   :'(


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Re: Snow!
« Reply #112 on: January 22, 2004, 10:58 PM »
I feel bad but Brent's right...Wuss

Not as cold

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Re: Snow!
« Reply #113 on: January 22, 2004, 11:34 PM »
I feel bad but Brent's right...Wuss

Not as cold

Let's just immortalize those words, shall we?

Jim was telling me about your weather.  Not much difference right now.
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Re: Snow!
« Reply #114 on: January 23, 2004, 01:53 PM »

Not as cold

Dang.

We went from -15o F overnight temps with -9o F daytime temps during this week to 10deg F and SNOW this weekend.  

Now, they are predicting snow all weekend, then next week we're heading back down to -15o F daytime high temps next week!

To all those NHL fans from out of state coming to town for the All-Star Game... Welcome to Minnesota!  This is the weather hockey was meant to be played in.  All you Phoenix posers can go back to your new ice rink in the desert.

At least with the cold weather the St. Paul Ice Palace won't melt any time soon!

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Re: Snow!
« Reply #115 on: January 23, 2004, 04:27 PM »
When I saw this thread, I was hoping it would be about the one and only 'informer.'



But since it isn't... here in Dallas we've had a few days where it's gotten down into the teens - but no snow yet.

Having grown up in florida and having just moved here - I'm hoping for some snow soon.

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Re: Snow!
« Reply #116 on: January 24, 2004, 03:14 PM »
I have to inform you, more bloody snow!  :-\

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Re: Snow!
« Reply #117 on: January 24, 2004, 03:46 PM »
I have to report, more snow on the way! :)


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Re: Snow!
« Reply #118 on: January 24, 2004, 06:55 PM »
Thank you Canada,Canadian Cold front intersecting with gulf rains,winter storm tonight and tomorrow.However,today was just as lovely as could be, 62 degrees and clear.

Next week we could have a replay of Superbowl '99,because we might get a two day snow storm.Wish us luck!

WONDERFUL!!!!WE GOT AN UPGRADE TO A WARNING! here's our forecast and the warning as of now!

Winter storm warning from midnight tonight until midnight Sunday.
Tonight. Becoming mostly cloudy. Mixed rain. Snow or sleet likely after midnight. Some freezing rain possible late. A light ice accumulation likely. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Becoming east 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Sunday. Freezing rain. Mixed with sleet in the morning. Damaging ice accumulation possible. Highs in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday night. Cloudy with a chance of freezing rain and rain in the evening. Then a chance of freezing drizzle after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
327 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2004

...WIDESPREAD WINTRY WEATHER ON THE WAY...

.A SOUTHERLY FLOW OF AIR WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING ALLOWING TRANSPORT
OF GULF MOISTURE INTO THE WESTERN CAROLINAS. AS COLD HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN FROM THE NORTH...A WIDE VARIETY OF WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS WILL BE THE RESULT THROUGH SUNDAY.

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY.

NCZ048-053-065>072-082-SCZ003-006>009-012>014-250330-
BUNCOMBE NC-CABARRUS NC-CHEROKEE SC-CHESTER SC-CLEVELAND NC-
GASTON NC-GREATER GREENVILLE SC-GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS SC-HENDERSON NC-
LAURENS SC-LINCOLN NC-MADISON NC-MECKLENBURG NC-POLK NC-
RUTHERFORD NC-SPARTANBURG SC-UNION SC-UNION NC-YORK SC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASHEVILLE...CHARLOTTE...CHESTER...
COLUMBUS...CONCORD...GAFFNEY...GASTONIA...GREENVILLE...
HENDERSONVILLE...LAURENS...LINCOLNTON...MARSHALL...MONROE...
ROCK HILL...RUTHERFORDTON...SHELBY...SPARTANBURG...UNION AND YORK
327 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2004

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING.

MIXED AREAS OF SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL BE DEVELOPING
DURING THE LATE NIGHT HOURS AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON SUNDAY.
AS THE DAY WEARS ON SUNDAY...FROZEN PRECIPITATION WILL EVENTUALLY
CHANGE TO AREAS OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN. AN ACCUMULATION OF SNOW
AND/OR SLEET IS PROBABLE WITH DAMAGING ICE ACCUMULATION LIKELY AS
WELL.

THE WEIGHT OF THE ICE MAY BE ENOUGH TO FELL TREES AND KNOCK DOWN
POWER LINES. PEOPLE IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR A LOSS
OF POWER.

Thanks,I was wondering how long it would take to have school cancelled,and I think this one might do it. :)
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Re: Snow!
« Reply #119 on: January 24, 2004, 07:46 PM »
Thank you Canada,Canadian Cold front intersecting with gulf rains,winter storm tonight and tomorrow.
Thanks,I was wondering how long it would take to have school cancelled,and I think this one might do it. :)

Your Welcome!  :-*