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PierreRodrigue
03-24-2013, 11:06 PM
Freak prairie snow storm see's the most snow locals can remember!
Well we been kinda digging out...
Here is a pick of a friends rig... He got stuck and left the truck, walked till he got a ride, when he came back, he brought a cat to pull himself out, this is what he found!
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Another buddy picked his wife up after work, tried to get home. Got stuck about a 1/2 mile from their acreage, so they walked home. It took 3 hours to go a half mile. When he came back the next afternoon, this is what he found... You can see the bumper and grill marks in the snow!
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CanadianMan
03-24-2013, 11:10 PM
Wow thats crazy!!!! here in ontario it's bein snowing but doesnt last the whole day because of the sun. I'm jealous i still want that much snow!

kalaeb
03-24-2013, 11:37 PM
We had a week of beautiful spring temps, followed by a few days of snow. But we only got a few inches, guess I should be happy it was not a few feet.

PierreRodrigue
03-25-2013, 12:06 AM
The guy in the bottom picture is 84, this is the most snow he can remember.

ecchef
03-25-2013, 12:30 AM
Spring?!?....it's almost summer already here.

sachem allison
03-25-2013, 12:46 AM
supposed to snow tomorrow

Benuser
03-25-2013, 01:49 AM
Min -4C, max +4C. Spring?

Notaskinnychef
03-25-2013, 02:49 AM
Ah the west coast of Canada. We get lots of rain, and it snowfall is rare. This was the mildest winter we've ever had here. A few hours/evenings of snow, but never stuck, even up in the higher areas where I'm at.

eaglerock
03-25-2013, 03:19 AM
around -15 in Finland with lots of snow, coldest march in 50 years :(

But i have never seen that much snow before :bigeek:

Montrachet
03-25-2013, 07:14 AM
OUFFFF! 0C to -2C here today. Too much snow.

Salty dog
03-25-2013, 07:18 AM
Balmy 35 F

Chefdog
03-25-2013, 07:54 AM
No spring here. But only a few inches, not meters like you've got, thank goodness.
http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj596/lydonkey/547AF94F-50C6-481B-A2C2-BC51522877C6-170-0000000A20ADC02B.jpg

Mike9
03-25-2013, 08:01 AM
It actually got up to 40 for a few minutes yesterday - amazing.

Pensacola Tiger
03-25-2013, 08:46 AM
This is what passes for snow here:

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Southern%20Snow/file_zpsec05d0a4.jpg

stevenStefano
03-25-2013, 08:50 AM
It snowed a lot over the weekend here, some of the worst snow I've ever seen. Which sucks because I was off work last week so I barely left the house for 3 days

mr drinky
03-25-2013, 09:03 AM
That's crazy snow. No spring here in in central MN. I actually went sledding with the kids yesterday.

k.

marc4pt0
03-25-2013, 09:48 AM
No spring here. But only a few inches, not meters like you've got, thank goodness.
http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj596/lydonkey/547AF94F-50C6-481B-A2C2-BC51522877C6-170-0000000A20ADC02B.jpg

ha, I was just going to post a similar picture myself. Woke up at 6 to see this. Until I saw the pics Pierre posted, I was a little disappointed. Now, not so much. Plus, local schools closed so I am relieved of my mentor responsibilities w/ the kids which gives me a full day of NOTHING to do

Lucretia
03-25-2013, 10:13 AM
First crocuses started Feb. 1. They're about finished, and the daffodils and hyacinths are going strong, with tulips on the way. Witch hazels have been blooming, and the cherry trees are about to start. Dogwoods are a way off yet. We had a warm day when the crocuses were in full bloom--went outside and it was like sticking your nose in a jar of saffron. Still having the occasional freeze overnight, but spring is well under way.

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Chefdog
03-25-2013, 10:15 AM
Turns out this was the best snow we've had all winter. Just got back from some family sledding time.
http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj596/lydonkey/AEB1BC39-CC06-4424-845F-E227EA7C3CF8-170-000000148E2233C0.jpg

Lucretia
03-25-2013, 10:35 AM
Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow.


BTW, beautiful crop of cotton, Rick.

franzb69
03-25-2013, 10:40 AM
I wanna be able to grow crocuses for saffron =(

Lucretia
03-25-2013, 10:45 AM
The spring bloomers don't have the saffron threads. They just smell like saffron. Or I guess it's more correct to say that saffron smells like crocuses.

mainaman
03-25-2013, 10:57 AM
Apparently that much snow is enough to close the schools for today:
http://i50.tinypic.com/2nkp4ja.jpg

PierreRodrigue
03-25-2013, 11:16 AM
lol!! Our schools didn't even close!!

mainaman
03-25-2013, 11:28 AM
lol!! Our schools didn't even close!!
I can't understand it either

kalaeb
03-25-2013, 11:54 AM
Apparently that much snow is enough to close the schools for today:
http://i50.tinypic.com/2nkp4ja.jpg

What the.....that is just a skiff, where do you live?

mainaman
03-25-2013, 12:09 PM
What the.....that is just a skiff, where do you live?
SW Virginia
I am still puzzled how is it possible to close schools for any amount of snow that is under 1".
I am from Bulgaria and I can't remember any school closings no matter how much snow, unless there was a problem with the heating system in schools.

Mike9
03-25-2013, 04:14 PM
They never closed when I was a kid and we walked a mile and a half each way every day. Now I work at a college and love snow days.

DSChief
03-25-2013, 11:05 PM
taken this am. weed abatement ops in progress,
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MYwZ4H9gRV4/UVCm_GDPnjI/AAAAAAAABao/Tr1ADLD2lsk/s912/DSC_0006.JPG

marc4pt0
03-26-2013, 07:32 AM
looks like model train tracks inside the perimeter?

stevenStefano
03-26-2013, 07:41 AM
They reckon there's 10,000 animals buried under the snow in rural areas here which is pretty sad and the RAF is going to drop supplies to farmers by helicopter

boomchakabowwow
03-26-2013, 02:55 PM
yes, yes it has!!

in four days, i will be trying to shoot an arrow at a wild turkey..and eating this turkey. spring is in the air!! so are my allergies to pollen. ahhah..

Amon-Rukh
03-26-2013, 03:06 PM
taken this am. weed abatement ops in progress,
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MYwZ4H9gRV4/UVCm_GDPnjI/AAAAAAAABao/Tr1ADLD2lsk/s912/DSC_0006.JPG
That is an awesome garden. If I had a back yard, I'd try to make it look like that!

Here's where I live. http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x103/eavarela/wintersnow_zps61a776d4.jpg

DSChief
03-26-2013, 04:45 PM
Thank you for for the good word, I feel your pain about the White stuff!. I spent my first 26 yrs. in Michigan, I try never to go back there between November to May

Mike9
03-26-2013, 06:58 PM
I went from snow this morning to killing several yellow jackets this afternoon.

Chef Doom
03-26-2013, 06:59 PM
California.....nuff said.

Lucretia
03-28-2013, 12:30 AM
Went driving through La Conner, Wa today. It's famous for its tulip farms. Tulips will probably color up next week, but the daffodils were going great today. The white spots in the second picture are trumpeter swans. BIG arse birds--wingspan about 80". Not very many in this particular picture--there were hundreds of them out there.



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PierreRodrigue
03-30-2013, 09:39 AM
I miss the mountains...

PierreRodrigue
04-01-2013, 06:00 PM
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Still???

rdmalak
04-01-2013, 10:14 PM
Holy smokes! Where is that Pierre?

PierreRodrigue
04-01-2013, 10:18 PM
Had a couple days on a job out east! This is nuts! The top picture is a grader!

rdmalak
04-01-2013, 11:16 PM
That is a crazy amount of snow for sure! It's very nice in Alberta right now. Loving the spring weather!

SpikeC
04-02-2013, 05:01 PM
I rode my Ducky on some curvy roads for the first time yesterday. Thompson to Skyline to Old Cornelius Pass to the Rock Creek Tavern for lunch, then Germantown back to Skyline and Thompson back to town, no gravel, no traffic, temps in the 60's. A perfect day on the bike, and it works even better than I imagined!