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Old 12-04-2009, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Where I live.
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I don't mind the warm summers, as there is no humidity. I don't like cold and got sick of snow, so living here is wonderful for us.

The one thing to remember is where I come from the snow does not melt in a few hours or even overnight. It stays on the ground from the first snowfall (usually in Nov) and lasts until April. The last winter in Maine, we had over 8 feet of snow on the ground.
That is definitely a very different climate, and I would be willing to bet that it's a very humid cold, not that different from the Midwest.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:44 PM
 
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That is definitely a very different climate, and I would be willing to bet that it's a very humid cold, not that different from the Midwest.
It is. Its a very damp cold, chills you right to the bone. Maine is a humid state, so you deal with it year round.

I almost choked on my drink the other day when I saw the dewpoint in ABQ was -7. That's unheard of back east. Usually dewpoints in the 50-65 range, then factor in a day with 90% humidity and ICK! Definitely alot different than here.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Where I live.
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It is. Its a very damp cold, chills you right to the bone. Maine is a humid state, so you deal with it year round.

I almost choked on my drink the other day when I saw the dewpoint in ABQ was -7. That's unheard of back east. Usually dewpoints in the 50-65 range, then factor in a day with 90% humidity and ICK! Definitely alot different than here.
I'd just die.....!

I can't even stand the humidity in Texas other than the Panhandle or West Texas!
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:30 PM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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It is. Its a very damp cold, chills you right to the bone. Maine is a humid state, so you deal with it year round.

I almost choked on my drink the other day when I saw the dewpoint in ABQ was -7. That's unheard of back east. Usually dewpoints in the 50-65 range, then factor in a day with 90% humidity and ICK! Definitely alot different than here.
And this impacts the snow in a manner I've never previously witnessed. Yesterday, my kids and I attempted to make a snowman, and it was practically impossible. There was certainly enough snow on the ground, but there was no packing in the snow. I've never seen this before: you can't pack the snow here. It's dry snow, which seems like a misnomer. There's barely any water in it. Back east, you could easily and quickly form a big snowman, rolling huge snowballs. We couldn't do that yesterday. People back east die of heart attacks shoveling snow. Here, you could shovel your driveway with a cornbroom.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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It's dry snow, which seems like a misnomer. There's barely any water in it.
It's what makes skiing in the Rockies (and Wasatch) so special - POWDER SKIING. I don't know why the term "powder" came into being because it's more like skiing in eider down (feathers) than powder when the conditions are perfect after a good deep snowfall (several feet in one storm). People like me are called "Powder Hounds" in skiing vernacular. We're the first ones off the lifts on a morning after a new snowfall.

Locally the Ski Apache area once in a blue moon receives enough snowfall in one storm to qualify as a powder skiing experience. The best I've found is at Alta and Snowbird resorts at Salt Lake City, UT.

PS I normally use only a corn-straw broom to clear the walks around my house of snow. Need to do that before anyone (or animal) walks on it.
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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It finally snowed in New Hampshire Saturday night. We got a few inches of wet snow and it looks like it will be here until March. You are correct about the humidity. According to my instruments it was 22 deg and 85% humidity this morning around 4 AM local. Inside the house was 62 deg and 35% humidity.

The Sunday morning dawn was spectacular with the snow still on the branches of the maples and turning the pines into white pyramids.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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Default Snow reports......

We have 5-6inches here in Fence Lake....Pix later.

More on the way...

HW
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Rain.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Yootó
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Dumping in Fanta Se.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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Melting in the E Mtns.
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