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Record January Bad news

post #1 of 27
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Just heard on the Buffalo news that this was the least snowiest January in the last 56 years. And, the fourth lowest in the last 156 years.

It is also the warmest average temperature in over 50 years.

Quite a contrast to 30 years ago when it was the snowiest ever. Including the blizzard of 77 when it snowed more than 8 feet of snow in a day and a half. Combined with 60mph winds there were snow drifts 20 feet high. More than 50 people died from exposure and effects due to the storm. Schools were closed for up to 10 days. To this day, I have never seen it snow so hard.
post #2 of 27
Its only going to be the same in February according to accuweather. Southern fronts are going to keep the Alberta Clippers north in Canada for the next few weeks. They are predicting the warmest winter on record in the NE.
post #3 of 27
all the more reason to come west(to the great white north preferably) where it continues to snow almost every night....
post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by SkierXMan
Its only going to be the same in February according to accuweather. Southern fronts are going to keep the Alberta Clippers north in Canada for the next few weeks. They are predicting the warmest winter on record in the NE.
This is someone who understands my signature!
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by waxman
all the more reason to come west(to the great white north preferably) where it continues to snow almost every night....
I'd be there right now if it weren't for my Wife.
post #6 of 27
Yea, its snowing a bit here in WA [Hyak]. Not record setting or anything, just a tad above normal..

post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lars
I'd be there right now if it weren't for my Wife.
LARS that made me laugh right out loud!! 9 years ago I was looking to move west. I had known my wife then about 2 weeks and I got a job opportunity in Coeur d'Alene Idaho!!! I asked if she would like to move because we really seemed to have a lot in common. Her answer was not now but someday! Well 9 years later I have a great son that is 7 years old but I am still stuck in the Midwest. Kind of relates to my signature. Below!!
post #8 of 27
Mt. Bachelor,Or.

Temperature
Base (F)28º Mid-Mountain (F)23º

Snowpack
Base (inches) 150" Mid-Mountain (inches) 182

5 inches of new snow overnight, still snowing heavily. 5 inches since the 8:30 report.

Wind Moderate winds out of the southwest......
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by waxman
all the more reason to come west(to the great white north preferably) where it continues to snow almost every night....
Thankfully I'll be out in CO next week. Going to be kind of shocking, considering NJ hasen't seen snow all winter.

<Comic Book Guy>Worst Winter Ever!</Comic Book Guy>
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by kcmcleary
LARS that made me laugh right out loud!! 9 years ago I was looking to move west. I had known my wife then about 2 weeks and I got a job opportunity in Coeur d'Alene Idaho!!! I asked if she would like to move because we really seemed to have a lot in common. Her answer was not now but someday! Well 9 years later I have a great son that is 7 years old but I am still stuck in the Midwest. Kind of relates to my signature. Below!!
LOL a sympatheiser, I love it. What I should do is just buy a house out there but next year I'll have two kids in College. I'll be broke for at least five years as he wants to be a pharmacist. Oh well.

Hey, I have a Sister in Law in Caladonia just outside of Grand Rapids. We have more in common.
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lars
Just heard on the Buffalo news that this was the least snowiest January in the last 56 years. And, the fourth lowest in the last 156 years.

It is also the warmest average temperature in over 50 years.

Quite a contrast to 30 years ago when it was the snowiest ever. Including the blizzard of 77 when it snowed more than 8 feet of snow in a day and a half. Combined with 60mph winds there were snow drifts 20 feet high. More than 50 people died from exposure and effects due to the storm. Schools were closed for up to 10 days. To this day, I have never seen it snow so hard.
out here in whistler its nearly the best if not the best january on record, 186 inches and counting.. and yet last year was one of their worst in history.. strange how things work..
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lars
Just heard on the Buffalo news that this was the least snowiest January in the last 56 years.

Quite a contrast to 30 years ago when it was the snowiest ever.
30 years ago SUV's didn't exist and pick-up trucks were found on farms, not in cities.
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lars
I'd be there right now if it weren't for my Wife.
Must resist urge at inappropriate punchline.

Being a recent transplant from CO to CNY I feel your pain.
post #14 of 27
Mid to upper 50's here in NJ today.
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by Yuki
Mid to upper 50's here in NJ today.
Same in CNY:
Good thing this did not happen here.
post #16 of 27
Hey, Lars. Can ya guess why this thread is making me smile?

Sorry,,, me bad,,,, just can't help it,,,, I done paid my dues!
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rick
Hey, Lars. Can ya guess why this thread is making me smile?

Sorry,,, me bad,,,, just can't help it,,,, I done paid my dues!
I'm doomed Rick.
post #18 of 27
How are NorthEast ski resorts fairing this year? My unscientific samples of Hunter and Elk thru early January (thankfully went to Utah in mid-Jan) seemed to indicate far lower than average attendance despite the cold weather in December. I avoided the peak holiday days so maybe the Xmas break was good.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lars
I'd be there right now if it weren't for my Wife.
I'd be there right now if it weren't for my husband.
post #20 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick
Hey, Lars. Can ya guess why this thread is making me smile?

Sorry,,, me bad,,,, just can't help it,,,, I done paid my dues!
Don't you just love the smugness of Ex-Floridians!
post #21 of 27
Driest winter on record in over 110 years in NM according to the local paper. it's gonna be a baaad fire season this summer if we don't get some precip.
post #22 of 27

Ground Hogs Day 2006 in New England

Damn, they moved the cartoon.
post #23 of 27
Thats right, I remember that from last year. We never did hook up last year to ski that Colorado concrete at steamboat! I'll be in Breckenridge Sunday for a week.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Mom
Driest winter on record in over 110 years in NM according to the local paper. it's gonna be a baaad fire season this summer if we don't get some precip.
Whimper
post #25 of 27
"I'd be there right now if it weren't for my husband."
Am thinking you two should Hook-Up?
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by SkierXMan
Its only going to be the same in February according to accuweather. Southern fronts are going to keep the Alberta Clippers north in Canada for the next few weeks. They are predicting the warmest winter on record in the NE.
I was hoping that February is going to be colder and snowier..but I guess it's going to be warm as well..I don't think we had a proper winter last year either
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lars
I'd be there right now if it weren't for my Wife.
I say this every day. This weather has been pretty depressing. Skied on cement over ice last Monday. If this keeps up, lift tickets are going to top $100.00 soon. I might end up just skiing out west for 1 week in Jan, Feb, March. Then I'll be so broke that I won't be able to do anymore. As of now I've only gotten in 3 days in NY and 4 in Utah. Not the season I was hoping for, again. Vail for next week, thank God.
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