Many Indians wish it snowed in India (it snows only in the extreme northern states like Kashmir). They don’t realise that snowstorms can be as bad as the annual heat waves and cyclones that we get in the tropics here. The third picture in the previous post looks awesome. Thanks for sharing these.
I’ve been thinking about you and Jeff and my other on-line friends who are experiencing this blizzard. I hope everyone is safe and finding a way to stay warm. Best wishes and a (sadly imaginary) mug of steaming hot cocoa.
Don’t worry about Jeff and Jackie Meyerson, Deb. They’re safely ensconced in Florida for the winter.
Snow looks pretty, Prashant, but it can be deadly, too. Plenty of people will die of heart attacks shoveling snow. If you lose power in a snow storm (a common event) you’re in trouble. And, of course, the traffic accidents create even more danger.
Thanks, Deb! You warm vibe reached snowy Western NY! With my trusty snow blower, Big Red, I’ve got the snow situation under control. But some people, like the folks in Boston, have it a lot worse.
Yikes is right, Bill. Seeing Katie’s car buried in snow really captures your attention.
Well, she does have a mirror at least. Can’t see anything else. This has happened to us a couple of times and all you can do is wait for the sun and rain to melt it. Fortunately both New York and Boston have pretty good transit systems. Can she get to work without the car?
Thanks, Deb. As Bill said we’re down in beautiful, warm and mostly sunny South Florida for five weeks. It’s been mostly in the 70′s to low 80′s in the two weeks we’ve been here. It’s always good to miss a snowstorm, though from what I understand our area was not hit nearly as badly as Boston. My cousin in Connecticut, on the other hand, had 38 INCHES of snow plus drifts, but at least she didn’t lose power.
Katie and her friends will dig out the Altima today, Jeff. Katie’s job requires a car so she’ll have to drive around the Boston area tomorrow. But, I’ve taught Katie good winter driving skills so she should be okay. She just has to worry about the knuckleheads on the road who don’t know how to contend with ice and snow.
Western NY used to average about a 100 inches of snow each year, Jeff. But, now with global warming, we get about half that amount.
Out here in CA, rain seems to throw them.
That’s because It Never Rains in Southern California.
I remember a Near Death Experience in New Orleans years ago when I found myself hydroplaning during a torrential rain storm, Patti. I was traveling at 60 mph when suddenly I was engulfed in a wall of water. The rain so intense I couldn’t see a thing.
I repeat, we had an inch of fog, and it was brutal. Ah well. Patti, the problem in CA with rain is it’s infrequent enough that it brings the road oils to the surface and makes things extremely slick. No one seems to know how to slow down, however, so… wham. Old timers like me knew how to handle it, but a lot of people didn’t.
George, you were all set with that gas generator of yours, even if you’d have had a lot more, and lost power too.
Yes, Rick, we’re prepared for anything now that we have our natural gas generator. We get dense fog around here, too (Lake Erie and Lake Ontario have that effect). When it’s foggy, I hunker down and stay home.
Fog, torrential rain, snow, ice, hail–I’ve lived with them all and I’m still here to tell the tale.
We’re right on The Narrows and not far from Great South Bay so we get plenty of days with fog too. Sometimes the foghorns will blow for hours. Rick, the worst I can remember was on Christmas Day when we had just moved to Bay Ridge. We had already made plans to visit my parents (then still in the Bay Area) and had a Christmas Day morning flight from Newark to San Francisco. The fog was so bad crossing the Verrazano Bridge you could not see more than a few feet ahead. I was just thankful we had the road pretty much to ourselves because it was scary.
Only the strong survive, Bob.
Garrision Keillor says it’s best not to take pictures like this; that way you can always recall and recount the snowfall years from now without the hindrance of fact-based documentation.
Rather like Fox News, come to think of it!
I used to tell my kids stories of when I had to walk miles to school through 3-foot snow drifts and fighting hungry wolves all the way, Dan.
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