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post #1 of 16 Old 01-27-2018, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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I Don't Get Snow Like I Used To!

I don't know about you guys but it seems like when I was a kid in the 60's we used to get snow storms that would reach the power lines some years. Schools would be shut down a number of times each season. We seemed to get quite a few heavy snow storms every winter.

Now, if I see two 15 inchers a winter that's about it. I've even seen a few winters lately where I actually never needed to pick up a shovel once during the whole winter (prior to owning my new blower).

Any of you old codgers seeing this or am I dreaming?

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post #2 of 16 Old 01-27-2018, 05:05 PM
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...carefull what you say barney !! things could go "south" pretty fast !!

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Tis a fact here in the northeast we used to get snow. 1960s Nothing to see ten ft drifts. Started snowmobiling in Dec and ended in Apr. Now we get a couple 12 inch storms per year a big one every couple years. Most winters were bare ground most of the time. Get a lot of snow to rain events. No one has snowmobiles anymore much. You can run a quad prob 90% of the winter with no problems. Climate change. Another 20 years winter is going to be a non event. So far this winter we have gotten 100 cm of snow but none of it stayed more than a few days. Its bare ground at this time, rain forecast for tomorrow.
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...carefull what you say barney !! things could go "south" pretty fast !!
Isnt that the truth.... remembering White Juan...??
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Isnt that the truth.... remembering White Juan...??
white juan will be etched in my memory forever......epic snow event for us. the winter of 2014-15 was no slouch .......will not forget all the dead migratory birds, they came back on schedule, only to starve because there was still 5 feet of snowpack on the ground.

we talk about eod stuff, and how hard it is to deal with.......heres what i had one day in march 2015.......it ended the life of my mtd.


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I could use a good snowstorm. I got $2000 sitting in my garage collecting dust.
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I could use a good snowstorm. I got $2000 sitting in my garage collecting dust.
It wont rot on ya. Last that much longer
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white juan will be etched in my memory forever......epic snow event for us. the winter of 2014-15 was no slouch .......will not forget all the dead migratory birds, they came back on schedule, only to starve because there was still 5 feet of snowpack on the ground.

we talk about eod stuff, and how hard it is to deal with.......heres what i had one day in march 2015.......it ended the life of my mtd.

Remember it well. I had a driveway that was packed so tight 6 ft deep could walk on top of it without leaving a track. Its the only time ive been defeated by snow. Had to get a front end loader to clear it. Luckily I only had one that was that extreme. That was before I had Honda blowers. Not sure if even a Honda would have been practical on that. Loader guy charged the lady $150. There was nowhere to put it. He had to bucket it all roadside.
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Nice shovel.
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Nice shovel.
unfortunately......i still have it.

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