This is just idiotic!!

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Worcester Mass just passed 87" of snow so far in 2015, and they are now predicting that we will get another foot on Thursday. The top of my office window is 7 feet high- and the top of the window is now about a foot and a half below the top of the snow drift. Boston's MBTA (the not so rapid transit system) is shutdown thru tomorrow. I like a joke as much as the next guy, but really- this is ridiculous. Even the warm memories of the SuperBowl are not going to make this bearable for much longer. ENOUGH!! :)
     
  2. JakeFromWisco

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    I live in the "Frozen Tundra," and can still see grass. Mind sharing a little?
     
  3. MomWPgirl

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    We were in Boston on Super Bowl Sunday visiting Boston College....was amazed at the amount of snow then. Cars buried, streets barely passable....cannot imagine what it is like now!!! Only so many places you can put that stuff!!!
     
  4. DanGir

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    There might be another storm on Sunday too. I'm looking forward to retiring and it won't be anywhere near New England.
     
  5. USMCGrunt

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    Everyone should leave Boston and move to Buffalo!
     
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    It was about 55° here today in TN, but it was cloudy, so there's that. :coo2l:
     
  7. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    The weather here at my office: :)

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  8. matty

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    Dreamy haha.

    On the bright side though ski mountains on the commonly called "ice coast" are rejoicing right about now.
     
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    We love snow, but this is really too much! No where to put it. More expected? NO
     
  10. Blondie1

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    72 sunny and too dry in California! Haven't had a winter yet!
     
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  11. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    My office window is 7 feet high - this is the view I have right now snowy office window.jpeg
     
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  12. Pima

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    I am curios to see what they will do about making up all of the lost school days. When VA had snowmageddon (I think it was in 04), it became a topic of heated debates all over the place. Some parents were opposed to extending the school day to meet the requirements (our state it is 180 days or 1440 hours...I think it is 1440, not sure, but you get the drift). They were opposed to it because their kids played sports, hence games/practices would start @ 1 hour later, meaning they would get home later, as in HS students. Some opposed school on Saturdays because kids had league sports, jobs or would be taking the SAT/ACT during the spring. The final option was taking spring break away, and parents were ticked on that because many had already purchased airline tickets for family vacations, like Disney for elementary aged kids.

    It was local news here for quite sometime because so many parents came out. Our county at first said extend the day by an hour, and keep the spring break. That made the parents of spring break vacays happy, but the other parents come out in force. Than they decided to cut spring break and the fight began again. They finally decided to meet halfway. The school day was extended by 30 minutes and spring break was Good Friday and Holy Monday.
     
  13. Boozebin

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    That's just crazy Bruno and considering that Denver's high was a of 74 just 3 days ago.
     
  14. MombaBomba

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    From personal experience, I find those who live in snowy/heavy winter areas are more accepting of winter closure impacts on the academic year. Those districts unused to such weather are the ones where the populace gets up in arms when winter weather encroaches upon their vacation, weekday and weekend schedules. Right now, my favorite person in the world is the gentleman who plows my drive way!
     
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    So glad I moved south!!
     
  16. MarineDadHopefulNavySon

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    It'll be 80 in So Cal today. Wish we had a little of that snow on our local mountains so we could go skiing. Weird, hot winter out her on the left coast.


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  17. matty

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    Heard this. Tahoe and Bear are dry dry dry.
     
  18. matty

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    Same as in the PNW, except instead of snow its just a ton of rain which is worse than no snow.
     
  19. MedB

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    I hear you, Bruno. It's really out of control here.

    We have a very long gravel driveway and between the drifts and plow wash it's like driving down a tunnel of snow! We scrape the sides of our vehicles just getting in and out. Nutty for sure.

    Not one to complain about weather usually, but with yet another storm predicted this weekend I'm all done with snow this year; thank you very much.
     

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