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Discussion: Seeking Snow

in: bl; bl > 2016-12-06

Dec 9, 2016 11:25 AM # 
We need more!
Dec 9, 2016 10:00 PM # 
Could live over by Buffalo! or at least above the Notch. Oh well, we get to go Orienteering tomorrow.
Dec 10, 2016 10:45 PM # 
My lawn is still green! Would have to go south from here for an hour to find snow.
Dec 11, 2016 5:12 PM # 
One month ago we had our first snow - all gone within two weeks and lawns all green again. Now we had our second dump of snow Saturday&Sunday, about 20+ cm. Skiing should be possible somewhere with some preparation.
Unfortunately the weather is predicted to be mild again next week.
We┬┤re still hoping for a White Xmas though...
Dec 11, 2016 5:35 PM # 
What happened to Buffalo or did it fall last night? It is supposed to being a "winter warning" tonight into Monday here. The sky is finally changing from blue to "dull".
Our lawn is only green in half-May, June & July! Then either brown or white.
Dec 12, 2016 3:02 AM # 
A little bit of snow here now. Maybe 4 cm. It's a start.
Dec 12, 2016 11:40 PM # 
NWS says Buffalo got 6-8". Earlier, I was pretty sure the fcst was for 2' or so. Think of all the shoveling saved.
Dec 14, 2016 2:32 PM # 
"winter warning"? Really ,what is that supposed to mean?
Weather forcasters are thinking of more and more phrases to make you think you should worry and panic.
Dec 14, 2016 2:52 PM # 
...Unfortunately the weather is predicted to be mild again next week....

But isn't that cyclical freeze-thaw what makes Sweden such a good home for ice skating for miles on natural ice? The lakes thaw and refreeze several times each winter. And each time, accumulated snow is dumped into the water, and fresh, smooth ice reforms.

I've done it in downtown Stockholm even...a magical experience!
Dec 14, 2016 11:58 PM # 
Pretty amazing video. Ice surface like that is almost unheard of here in New England. Can recall "black ice" once in Leverett, MA (nr Northampton) when we were renting a house on the shore of a pond. The dog freaked out walking on it.

Local skate skiing on morning crust is in the same vein (maybe a poor cousin:-)?

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