Around here, sometime in the latter half of April. :snowflake:When will the snow end?
What, you don't keep a shovel and a bag of rock salt inside, right next to the door?I'm frozen in! All the snow has frozen my front doorshut.:eyepop:
Wear gloves...and a hat. (Covering your head makes a world of difference.) Periodically do "windmills" with your arms (just like Pete Townshend). The centrifugal force brings the blood back to your fingertips which gets the nip out of them. Don't be a hero - go back inside at regular intervals and warm up. Don't worry, the snow will still be there waiting for you to come back out. Also, keep yourself hydrated; not something that you think about in the cold, but the cold air will dry you out, especially if you are exerting yourself.Final total here was 20.5 inches. Tomorrow I'll go out and shovel. Hope I don't get frostbite, the temp is supposed to be about 10ºF.
Halfway, or equal distances? If NARHAMS' site is in Mt. Airy, Bowie's not halfway between Mt. Airy and Great Meadow.I try to fly with NARHAMS. Every once and a while NOVAAR. I live half way
between both fields.
Just heard that the official count for BOWIE MD is 26 inches, and still falling.:eyepop:
Around here, sometime in the latter half of April. :snowflake:
What, you don't keep a shovel and a bag of rock salt inside, right next to the door?
I'm one of those weird people who measure distance in time. It takes five moreHalfway, or equal distances? If NARHAMS' site is in Mt. Airy, Bowie's not halfway between Mt. Airy and Great Meadow.
I still need to check out a NARHAMS meeting, since moving to Maryland I've only made it to MDRA meetings.
I seem to recall that OP-Hamburg-No. Collins would get hit regularly with lake effect, often pretty hard, too. Not so this year?Always! Of course they haven't got a lot of use this year. And I live about 35 miles south of Buffalo. My plow guy came by the other day to plow the inch of snow in my driveway. I think he's getting frustrated.:roll:
As you know lake effect is pretty selective. This year its mostly been north of me.I seem to recall that OP-Hamburg-No. Collins would get hit regularly with lake effect, often pretty hard, too. Not so this year?
That's not so weird. How far are you in light-seconds?I'm one of those weird people who measure distance in time. It takes five more
minutes to get to Great Meadows than Mt. Airy. The NARHAMS meetings are
closer. I've never been to MDRA.
Yeah, when I lived in Williamsville it would be snowing so heavily that I swear you could hear the flakes hitting the ground, but you'd call up your friend who lived 4 miles away, and he'd say, "Snow? You're getting snow over by you?" I can remember times when it would be snowing at one end of my block but not at the other end. :roll:As you know lake effect is pretty selective. This year its mostly been north of me.
We did have one 2 day event where about 24-30" fell and I was knocking 200lb+ chunks of snow off the car.
Nothing like last years 250"+ total going on this year.
I can remember times when it would be snowing at one end of my block but not at the other end. :roll:
Inland from the western side of the lake, you don't get lake effect snow since weather moves from your direction eastward. In addition to living for a time in the Buffalo area, I also lived in Grand Rapids, MI and I grew up in Detroit. The Motor City is on the western end of the Erie-Ontario system, and during my years there I only saw one snowfall that went over 6" total. My first winter after my family moved to Western Michigan was a real education in big snow. Over one or two snowfalls I saw more total accumulation than I had ever seen over the course of all the 13 winters that I had spent in Detroit. I also saw how quickly and efficiently a city could clear out the snow and open the roads when they were very experienced with such drops and had made the investments in people and equipment to deal with it. Unfortunately, I never missed a single day of school because of snow when I lived there!My honest sypathies.
I live in the balmy tropics about an hour or so west of Green Bay. Having moved here from San Jose 10 years ago I have yet to see more than 12~14" fall during any single snow event.
I couldn't imagine trying to deal with 20~30+ inches after the storm is over.
That works for the road crews with their big equipment, but trying to do that at home with a shovel is just too labor-intensive; you'll be out there for hours and you'll never be able to keep up with it. Plus you are outside in the storm while it is still raging, which is dangerous. It is better and safer to wait until the storm has cleared out of the area, and then go at the accumulation with a decent 2-stage snow blower.I guess the best thing to do is just clear the snow as it comes down.
A friend of mine lives near Pulaski in the LE zone. Many times I've talked to him when he's had 3 feet of snow in one day. Lake Ontario is deep enough that it never seems to freeze over unlike Lake Erie.I received an "advanced degree" in LE when we subsequently moved to the Buffalo area a few years later.
But if you want to see really extreme lake effect snow, take a trip to Watertown, NY and the Tug Hill Plateau in Northern NY during the winter. Both are conveniently located at the eastern end of the entire Great Lakes system. It is ground zero for the Lake Effect Bomb.
I grew up not far from there, in Fulton, NY. It ranks 4th in the country for average snowfall for cities >10,000 population. ~200" per season. I went to high school in Oswego which ranks 3rd. A 3-4ft snowfall is pretty common. 2ft isn't enough to close schools. I can remember looking out the window of my parents' house and barely being able to see the top of a semi trailer going by because the snowbanks were so high!A friend of mine lives near Pulaski in the LE zone. Many times I've talked to him when he's had 3 feet of snow in one day. Lake Ontario is deep enough that it never seems to freeze over unlike Lake Erie.