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The worst thing about this terrible Eastern weather is...

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
...everyone saying how nice it is. If I hear one more tv personality rave about the weather I am going to personally hit them in the face with a manmade snowball. I of course would love for it to snow everyday but it's the incessant raving of this miserable weather that makes me wish all of these 'happy' people wore forced to live in their version of terrible weather.

What is it with the news people raving about this weather, even the weather people? I mean they all make tons of money so there has to be at least some skiers among them, right? Well I guess not in the Philadelphia area.
post #2 of 20
With the money you save on heating fuel, you can go to Utah for a week.

Spin that, Weatherman!

Once in a while they bemoan the fate of skiers, but it's always with a chuckle:
"Yes, the skiers are just going to have to wait a while, aren't they, heh heh heh?"

Fargin Bastidges.
post #3 of 20
unfortunately most people think this is nice. To me what good is winter if we don't get winter weather?! Golf in December is not my thing
post #4 of 20
It effects more than the skiers and the shops and lodges and restaurants that are tertiary to the mountains. Strawberries need to be frozen for three months or they will not set good fruit the following summer. That is why after the frost is in the ground they cover them with straw to keep them frozen till spring. Lots of perennial plants in this lattitude need a long cold winter to keep their life cycle working correctly
post #5 of 20
I might be crazy, but it seems any more like the seasons are actually shifting 'round here. The last few summers, September has been the hottest, nicest month. Now we are in mid December, and 60 degree temps are common. So maybe winter is just late. I will hold on to that hope, anyways.
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
With the money you save on heating fuel, you can go to Utah for a week.
Bonni that is best news I have heard yet. Awesome. Looking at flights now
post #7 of 20
Yeah, it is really starting to hurt business too. Once we get that one good storm it is going to be game on!
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by catskills View Post
Bonni that is best news I have heard yet. Awesome. Looking at flights now
A tank of heating oil is about the same as a trip out West. We haven't used hardly any heat yet.
post #9 of 20
You are right regarding some weathercasters with their simple view of the world and complete lack of the big picture. We have our dingbat on local channel 9 here in Denver that just doesn't understand that Snowfall in winter and Rainfall in summer are truly great days!

I hope your weather soon improves the way it should!
post #10 of 20
The absolute worst thing about it is that it could be a long-term trend.

Normally we don't make too much of one bad year, but two in a row, plus warm in Europe . . .

Sorry to rain on everyone's parade. Oops, sorry to use that word . . .
post #11 of 20
It's the same back in Australia. We are in a dreadful drought, and seem not to have come out of the previous ones before the next one starts. This one is more widespread than before too. Most capitals are in quite severe water restrictions, food prices are going up, the economy will suffer. And STILL the city wankers on TV describe hot sunny days as "good" weather and apologise and grumble if rain is forecast.

I don't know what world they live in, but plainly they don't connect the stuff coming from the sky with the stuff that comes out of their taps. They need to go live in the bush for a bit, turn that tap and watch a dribble of rusty water trickle out.
post #12 of 20
Ant...... Excellent post.

Most people are brainwashed into thinking the only Good Weather is Sunny Weather. I don't think they know where their food comes from!:

By the way, the sun is out today, but I'm watching it SNOW.....oops! There goes the sun!! It's SNOWING!!!:

The fun thing is that there IS some snow out there at every hill, and Sunday we skied in t-shirts and a light fleece jacket. It's a lot of fun skiing without bundles of clothing. It's like flying!

SKI NAKED: IT ADDS COLOR TO YOUR CHEEKS!:
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Stache View Post
Strawberries need to be frozen for three months or they will not set good fruit the following summer. That is why after the frost is in the ground they cover them with straw to keep them frozen till spring. Lots of perennial plants in this lattitude need a long cold winter to keep their life cycle working correctly
Yep. Was wondering when someone would point that out. Not to mention the annoyances the long cold keeps at bay, minor things like molds and insects and the like.
post #14 of 20
My theory is it's like the waves during this pastsummer on the East Coast. August was FLAT. No waves. Come September 1st the waves picked up to 10 ft!
So, December is terrible, but come January 1st their will be snow aplenty! One can only hope.
post #15 of 20

There is hope yet!

We just got a flurry - YEAH! Brought the lil 4 yo out in it and we ate a few snowflakes
post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
The only good thing from this is that we never really got cold. Last year, we had such a good december and then January was HORRIBLE and erased December. Maybe this year we just have a terrible December and Jan.-Apr it never makes it above 30. Boy would I love to hear the weather people complain.
post #17 of 20
I thought of this thread as I’m listening to the TV weather folks all stationed at their various live “locations” covering the “worst snow storm developing in 3 years”. Channel 9 Denver has hijacked the reporting since 5 AM running on both the over air NBC channel as well as a digital cable simulcast. Two feet of snow in Denver is expected through Thursday afternoon with average of 3 or so feet at various high country locations. Everything is being cancelled, businesses telling folks to go home, dogs and cats living together, etc.

While the weather people (in this case) are correct reporting it is bad today with the blizzard conditions, I am happy for the all the folks/business depending on the snowfall. Of course there is always balance. I feel bad for those trying to drive (I-70 closed East/West to Kansas) or fly (airport slowly shutting down flights) meeting family or friends for the holidays. Of course the next issue will be the massive clog with everyone heading up I-70 West country to hit the snow dump as I also plan to make the necessary and required pilgrimage. I hope this storm makes it to bears back East.
post #18 of 20
sounds like the year to have Christmas in Colorado rockies!
post #19 of 20
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sounds like the year to have Christmas in Colorado rockies!

That's where I'll be!!!! Breck, here I come.
post #20 of 20
Well that's great for you, but posting in this thread means an obligatory TR with plenty of pictures!
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