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Old 12-06-2017, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Iím jealous! We donít get nearly enough snow here in the mid-Atlantic. You guys also have a pretty impressive winter carnival, I understand. We may get up there next year. My hubby retires this February giving us the time to make the trip.

I'm definitely looking forward to the winter carnival. The place I walked to downtown is where they have the carnival.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Hey we're supposed to get snow flurries this evening. That's about how I like it - flurries.

When I lived in Germany, it was very common for the sky to be filled with snow flurries that didn't stick because the temps were just above freezing. (We also go a lot of snow that DID stick and ugh - that part wore me out.) But I loved looking out my huge windows and watching that snow float down. To me that's the best of both worlds - snow but no accumulation. Win win!
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Center City
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I love accumulation!


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Old 12-07-2017, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Hey we're supposed to get snow flurries this evening. That's about how I like it - flurries.

When I lived in Germany, it was very common for the sky to be filled with snow flurries that didn't stick because the temps were just above freezing. (We also go a lot of snow that DID stick and ugh - that part wore me out.) But I loved looking out my huge windows and watching that snow float down. To me that's the best of both worlds - snow but no accumulation. Win win!

Uff! No! That's annoying lol What's the point of having snow if it doesn't stick? Sure its pretty to look at but there's nothing to gain from it. I find cold rain (between 33-40) to be very unpleasant. Honestly, I felt colder in late fall when it was in the 30s and damp than now in the teens and dry. Ever since our snowstorm its been mostly nothing but sunny and cold days. Just beautiful. That's the great thing about Minnesota, is when its cold its often sunny. In fact, snow in the forecast means its probably warming up I want more snow, though. Especially to cover up the ugly slush from the cars. Hopefully we'll have close to a foot by Christmas.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Yep, without accumulation it's just a tease.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:34 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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What's the point of having snow and cold at all?
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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What's the point of having snow and cold at all?
I hate the heat.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Uff! No! That's annoying lol What's the point of having snow if it doesn't stick? Sure its pretty to look at but there's nothing to gain from it. I find cold rain (between 33-40) to be very unpleasant. Honestly, I felt colder in late fall when it was in the 30s and damp than now in the teens and dry. Ever since our snowstorm its been mostly nothing but sunny and cold days. Just beautiful. That's the great thing about Minnesota, is when its cold its often sunny. In fact, snow in the forecast means its probably warming up I want more snow, though. Especially to cover up the ugly slush from the cars. Hopefully we'll have close to a foot by Christmas.
Well, to each his own - so it's great that you live where you live and I live where I live because apparently we both like the weather!

We got some flurries earlier and should get more this evening. It was nice. Even nicer that it didn't stick! No accumulation is expected and that's fine by me. I did, however, go put those little styrofoam thingies over my outdoor faucets, freezing the entire time in the 38 degree weather (in my defense, with the north wind blowing, the windchill was about 28!). And my dogs are just as East Texan as I am because they were hovering by the back door when I got in a little while ago, literally whining. Bless their hearts! Of course I let them in and now they are laying by the fire very contentedly!
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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Nope. Not overrated. What does suck was going from 60 on Monday to 28 on Tuesday .
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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What's the point of having snow and cold at all?

Idk to kill off bugs maybe?

Some fruits and vegetables require a cold winter season to even produce the crop. You can't have apples without having cold weather.

Snow adds moisture to the soil in spring.

Those are just natural benefits of cold and snow. Human benefits, well that depends on the individual. I love the cold crisp feeling of the winter air. I love to watch the snow fall, I love walking in it, I love ice skating and skiing. If you can't appreciate cold weather thats on you, not on the cold. Its not without its problems, like ice storms, slick roads, traffic delays, flight delays, etc. but I don't like only looking at the negatives when there's so many positives.

I can say the same foolish thing "whats the point of having hot weather," but that'd be silly because there's lots of plants and fruits that require hot weather and no cold to produce and lots of animals that depend on the heat and there's lots of great activities that can be done in the water in the heat. A world without apples is dull, so is a world without bananas, without cherries and mangos.
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