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Ahh, the Weather

  1. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Rookie Posts: 2,407   +6

    Here in Pennsylvania, I would actually like it if it would be colder. Cuz now I can't go snowboarding. Not that I'm particularly good at it, but anyway...:)

    --kitty
     
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Yeah, I like it when it's real cold

    One time it snowed down here for like a 4 hours ( :haha: ) and I went outside and I would throw snowballs at people who were walking around :D
     
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Well, let's just say I wouldn't go outside at all, no matter the situation ;)

    Wouldn't it be unbearable when you're in uniform?
     
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Wow, 4 hours for Texas? That seems to be a lot. Here in Boston (and all around New England), it will snow for days on end and not stop. Nothing like 4 feet of snow (2004) with drifts of up to five feet in my front yard! Also, nothing like -9F (January, 2004) either with a wind chill of -20F - -25F!!!
     
  5. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Yeah it was last Christmas when it snowed, It was like 20F and it rained so it started to snow ;)

    That would be cool, I'll be a ninja and hide under the snow and when people walk over I'll pull them under :D
     
  6. MarcFOnline

    MarcFOnline TS Rookie Posts: 84

    That was the year I had classes called off because the wind chill in Wenham was consistently -50 to -65 F, and if we were outside for longer than 10 minutes, any exposed flesh would be frostbitten. Needless to say, my dorm was about a 12-minute walk to class, so even if they hadn't canceled the classes, I still wouldn't have budged from my nice warm PC...

    When it's really ridiculously cold or snowy out (and there's no way I'm going outside), I always play my old TIE Fighter game... you know, the one LucasArts released way back in 1993. I played all the way through it in one of our big blizzards in the mid-'90s, so it's kinda etched into my mind now that that's what I should do in a snowstorm. :)
     
  7. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Hmm... What does LucasArts and blizzards have to do with each other? :haha:
     
  8. MarcFOnline

    MarcFOnline TS Rookie Posts: 84

    Nothing except that I bought it during the winter and it became my favorite pastime that entire season, so I just kinda made the connection. You've got to realize I was 10 in 1993, and things you do that early in life have a tendency to stick with you.

    Or maybe this is completely strange... but whatever. I'm pretty sure most geeks who were alive and gaming in the early '90s would agree with me that any reason to revisit one of the best Star Wars games of all time is a valid reason.

    Not to mention the fact that it helps to have something indoors and warm to look forward to after a long day of shoveling or snowblowing... I'm sure anyone who lives in a moderately snowy location can relate to that! :)
     
  9. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Yeah I remember those starwars games for the Nintendo when I was like 5 :haha: they were kinda... crap but I still played them because I didnt have my desktop to play Farcry / Oblivion back in the 90s ;)
     
  10. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Same thing happened with me (I live in the North Shore). My school was called off due to the cold weather. That was the only time I had ever seen that happen.
     
  11. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    I HATE shoveling :evil: ! Especially, when your hands, fingers, and legs become numb.
     
     
  12. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    you're probably doing it all wrong. next time, have a few drinks before you go outside. just be careful...walking on ice is tricky enough as it is!
     
  13. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 546

    Amen to that. Although i dont physically plow my driveway. Ive got a 450CC 4-Wheel drive ATV with a hydraulic plow lift system on it. i just sit down and put my thumb on the throttle, and it does the rest.

    ..AMD
     
  14. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    part of what i like about chicago is that we have alleys, so all i really have to shovel is the garage apron and the sidewalk...city plows do the rest.
     
  15. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    I can't! I don't drink anyway :blush: . I love the winter but shoveling I HATE!
     
  16. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    The city pretty much forgets my street, so when we have a blizzard, we have to wait until late morning before even being able to move our cars for shoveling :D !
     
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,691   +337

    They plowed the street I live on 5 days after the snow/ice, and then it wasn't even the city, it was the people that own all these places around here that people rent.
     
  18. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Wow, and I thought my town was pretty bad at recruiting plows ;) .
     
  19. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    haji stopped burning **** the last couple of days so the smog cleared.
     
  20. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,691   +337

    Mid 50s and raining here now. Supposed to be winter time...
     
  21. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Low to mid-40's here. It snowed about 1/2 - 1 inch of snow here today. On Monday, the snow from Colorado is arriving here in Mass. as rain :mad: (I want snow!).
     
  22. Bruff

    Bruff TS Rookie Posts: 41

    So the weather is...wierd. As I've mentioned I live close to Buffalo, NY. We're known far and wide for our snow. But, with the exception of the occasional blizzard we really don't get it too bad. The problem is that when we get it we really get it. It's the whole lake effect thing. About 5 or 6 years ago we didn't get our first snowfall until 2 days before Christmas. Then, over the space of two days, we got 7 feet. So we kind of deserve the rep a lil bit I guess. But this year has been really wierd. In the middle of Oct we got a freak snowstorm. Got up to 2 feet of very wet and very heavy snow. Because of the leaves still being on the trees it gave the snow even more area to stick to and thusly more weight to sit on the branches. It pulled down trees, wires, blew transformers and was a helluva mess. Over 300,000 without power, green lightning at night watching the transformers pop and generators selling for 3 times what they normally do. So that was our nasty mess and now? We have nothing. That was the last time we had any measurable amount of snowfall and it has been 30's to mid 40's F here and not a lick of snow since. No white Christmas here. The skiers and snowmobilers are dying here. And we have no idea when any snow may fall. This is way out of the norm for around here. It'll be interesting to see how the rest of the winter goes.
     
  23. PuterGeekGirl

    PuterGeekGirl TS Rookie Posts: 68

    Its been weird here too, 50s and sunny Saturday, Sunday, dark, windy COLD and a couple inches of snow!

    I raise rabbits and the weather has really got them messed up this year...they aren't sure when to molt, breed...or anything!
     
  24. Bruff

    Bruff TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Me either... ;)
     
  25. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    sounds like you could have filmed a disaster movie on location and save money on the special effects! did anyone see the video of that transformer over in colorado that exploded on dec 26th?
     


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