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Old 02-14-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA/Dover-Foxcroft, ME
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I was reading several weather threads here when I just found this article in Discover magazine. I'm driving back there soon. Snow is on my mind. Thought this article was topical enough.

20 Things You Didn't Know About Snow | Environment | DISCOVER Magazine

Sorry if this has been posted before.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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OK, maybe I should have paid attention to the "important" things at school instead of the useless things I did pay attention to. I knew 17 of those.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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"19 Too much snow can drive a person crazy. Pibloktoq, a little-understood hysteria seen in people living in the Arctic, can cause a wide range of symptoms, including echolalia (senseless repetition of overheard words) and running around naked in the snow."

In Maine we just call that "woods weird".

I saw something during yesterday's storm that I had never seen before. It changed from fine snowflakes to big ones a few times. That indicates warmer air above. Then the snowflakes began falling much faster than ususal. They were also cascading off the roof. I reached off the porch and caught some on my glove. They were clusters of sleet all fused together. They looked like miniature bunches of grapes. Then it went to regular sleet, freezing rain and all rain at 33 degrees. All this happened in about a half hour.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:56 PM
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They're wrong about lightning.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:17 AM
 
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"19 Too much snow can drive a person crazy. Pibloktoq, a little-understood hysteria seen in people living in the Arctic, can cause a wide range of symptoms, including echolalia (senseless repetition of overheard words) and running around naked in the snow."

In Maine we just call that "woods weird".

I saw something during yesterday's storm that I had never seen before. It changed from fine snowflakes to big ones a few times. That indicates warmer air above. Then the snowflakes began falling much faster than ususal. They were also cascading off the roof. I reached off the porch and caught some on my glove. They were clusters of sleet all fused together. They looked like miniature bunches of grapes. Then it went to regular sleet, freezing rain and all rain at 33 degrees. All this happened in about a half hour.

"19 Too much snow can drive a person crazy. Pibloktoq, a little-understood hysteria seen in people living in the Arctic, can cause a wide range of symptoms, including echolalia (senseless repetition of overheard words) and running around naked in the snow."

In Maine we just call that "woods weird".

isnt that the side affects of allens coffee brandy?
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Glendive, MT
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so, I'm moving to Valdez....DH told me to have a good time and he'll send a check


I love the article though....and NMLM, I noticed that yesterday too, but I didn't reach out and catch any of it, very cool
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:58 AM
 
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Good post. In school we studied this gentleman from Vermont. Interesting video from the link RMoore provided.
You will have to choose the streaming format.
Wilson Bentley Resources-video
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Down East Maine
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Default dreaming about snow

We just had our 6th snow day of this year this week. I love snow. Driving home today I could almost see spring popping up around the corners. It is remarkable to me how fast the winter seems to fly. I love the whole thing... the white snow crusted trees, days spent baking cookies in the kitchen , and exciting mornings listening to the radio for cancellations (you'd think we had winning lottery numbers in my house when a snow day is called). Winter in Maine is fantastic and I for one will be sad to see the white stuff go!
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