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  •  holy shite.... 40" WOW that's some snow... (1+ / 0-)
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    "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." *Ansel Adams* ."Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."*Will Rogers*

    by Statusquomustgo on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 08:49:41 AM PST

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    •  Yeah, we haven't had (1+ / 0-)
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      anything like that since 1978 and even that storm didn't reach 40".  The '70s storm shut the state down for a week.  Difference was the weather forecasting was pretty primitive and we weren't prepared for how fast the snow would come and fall.  Lots of people stranded and cars buried on highways.  

      I was teaching at the time and the nuns gave me a ride part way home and I had to walk another 1/2 mile with no boots.  Kids were stranded on buses after 8 p.m.  I had frantic parents calling.  Frigging diocese didn't close the schools early enough.  

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 08:55:45 AM PST

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      •  it's probably mid 60's since we've had anything (2+ / 0-)
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        even close to this.... Back then, if the school superintendent didn't fall on his ass in his driveway at 6:30 am,  we went to school.  Yep it was pretty primitive...

        "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." *Ansel Adams* ."Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."*Will Rogers*

        by Statusquomustgo on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:09:04 AM PST

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      •  That '77-'78 winter was amazing. (2+ / 0-)
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        tommymet, Statusquomustgo

        I lived in Central Pa (where Penn State is) and we didn't see the ground between Thanksgiving and almost Easter.  We lived on a big corner lot with VEEEERRRRY long sidewalks that the town made us keep shoveled (otherwise our excetble landlady would get a ticket).  I was doing my dissertation that winter and working almost full- time as a research asst., so that my wife, besides taking care of two wacko young boys and doing seamstress work at home, had to do most of the shoveling.  She was, understandably, not a happy camper, eventually suffering from near terminal cabin fever for what seemed like many months.  It just seemed to never stop snowing.  

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