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View Poll Results: What's your ideal amount of snow for a year?
0" 32 32.65%
1-5" 14 14.29%
5-10" 12 12.24%
10-25" 13 13.27%
25" or more 27 27.55%
Voters: 98. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-17-2015, 08:00 AM
 
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No, I'm pretty sure I enjoy snow but don't enjoy the flooding of water afterwards when it melts. Let me check again. ::thinks:: Yep, still enjoy snow but not the flooding. I also enjoy thunderstorms but not tornadoes. Oh, and I also like babies despite the mess they create, too.
it is like saying I like to shop but don't enjoy paying off credit card balance.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:16 AM
 
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In areas with mainly deciduous flora, snow enlivens the landscape in winter. Without it, everything looks dead and that's depressing.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:28 AM
 
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I LOVE snow, bring it on!

We had a 20" snowfall here in February, which normally Chicago gets on average once every decade or so, and it was amazing.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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it is like saying I like to shop but don't enjoy paying off credit card balance.
Sure, or like saying I like to eat a large meal but don't enjoy cleaning up the dinner plates afterwards. And there's nothing wrong or incorrect with having such feelings.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:32 AM
 
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Sure, or like saying I like to eat a large meal but don't enjoy cleaning up the dinner plates afterwards. And there's nothing wrong or incorrect with having such feelings.
no, it is different. You don't have to clean the plates after dinner - there is dishwashers, or you can eat at restaurants, or your mother can wash them for it.

however, the mess created by the snow is inevitable and you can't escape that (in theory, you could fly to a different city once the slush starts to show every time there is snow).
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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no, it is different. You don't have to clean the plates after dinner - there is dishwashers, or you can eat at restaurants, or your mother can wash them for it.

however, the mess created by the snow is inevitable and you can't escape that (in theory, you could fly to a different city once the slush starts to show every time there is snow).
One could make the exact argument regarding your shopping/credit card analogy and, given the means, even snow.

I will state my opinion again: I like snow, but I don't enjoy the flooding that may occur after the snow melts. There are numerous things in life that one can like or enjoy without having to like or enjoy a negative consequence of such things. I gave several examples of such things, none of which are invalid, because they are my opinion. Yours may be different, but then that's your opinion. Hell, I even enjoy shopping but don't necessarily enjoy paying the credit card bill afterwards. The two don't have to go hand-in-hand.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:55 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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It's funny that the poll shows 25 inches as being "lots of snow."

We get about 50" per year where I live, and from my perspective that is a little on the wimpy side. But I compare our weather to the northern/western parts of MI that get can easily get 100" of snow in a winter season (or 200" in the upper peninsula). To me, that is what qualifies as a LOT of snow (and I would love it). 25" would be a very disappointing winter.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:02 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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no, it is different. You don't have to clean the plates after dinner - there is dishwashers, or you can eat at restaurants, or your mother can wash them for it.

however, the mess created by the snow is inevitable and you can't escape that (in theory, you could fly to a different city once the slush starts to show every time there is snow).
I like snow and I like the mess it creates. I have muck boots and I like to wear them. Boom. Try to disprove that one.

Also, your analogy is a failure. Even if you are just loading dishes into the dishwasher, you are still doing work to take care of the mess you created in order to eat a delicious meal that you enjoyed.
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Best: To look at a place with snow on a postcard.

Worst: To live in it.

I like to see postcards of cities or really photographic pictures of snow, especially in some of the urban parks with the cityscape in the background and the trees in the foreground. It looks pretty that way.

Though key word, I like to "look" at that in a picture. Wouldn't want to be anywhere near a frigid city in actual life. So, 0 inches of snow for me of these poll choices, zero winter too.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Northeast
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We always expect snow, and always over 25 inches. So 25 is a given amount. Based on that what's best is to keep it in a range of 25 -50. That would be ideal, unlike this year where it's over 110 inches and more coming.

But like life the weather is unpredictable and we deal with the cards where dealt. Just glad April is not far off, and this winter will come to an END!
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