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Old 12-08-2018, 11:16 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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So have we helped you understand it so far?

Guess you guys are young, or at least young at heart, whereas I'm a geezer.


But the last time I liked snow was in college, and classes were cancelled due to snow.
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:20 PM
 
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For me living in the south and previously growing up on the coast its a novelty I wish I had more of. Something exciting about it, even more so with the holidays. But my snow melts anywhere between immediately and 2 or 3 days and typically we're around 60's+ degrees within a week. If it lasted all winter long I am sure I would be tired of it quickly & be worried and frustrated with the salt on my cars. I think I enjoy it most as event is unfolding and I pass those critical moments of changing rain to frozen precip type and when it starts accumulating.
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:28 PM
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Location: in my living room
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I love the quietness of taking a short walk when it's snowing. No sounds, just peaceful. Time to think or reflect on things. Or to just do nothing but enjoy it.
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:37 PM
 
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It's not just the snow that's appealing.



It's also extreme cold, like subzero temps and other adverse conditions that drastically change the flow of everyday life, and force you to take precautions that you otherwise wouldn't.



Personally I love all of that (shoveling included). I would hate to live in a warm climate devoid of any of that. Sounds like ass.
A thousand times this. Lived in Southern California for years and hated the searing heat that never really goes away. Love cold and snow. And we are prepped for it (plenty of food, water, gasoline, generator, etc.) At least we can prepare for it, unlike fire storms and huge earthquakes.
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:53 PM
 
Location: 46060, Hardiness zone 5b/6a
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I would prefer cold and snowy weather over cold and dry weather, Iíll say that much. If it is a deep cold dominated snowless winter, that would make the bitter cold all the more intolerable, besides that, snow cover beautifies an otherwise grey, brown and dead looking landscape, which is also a bonus IMHO
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Central Louisiana
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For me living in the south and previously growing up on the coast its a novelty I wish I had more of. Something exciting about it, even more so with the holidays. But my snow melts anywhere between immediately and 2 or 3 days and typically we're around 60's+ degrees within a week. If it lasted all winter long I am sure I would be tired of it quickly & be worried and frustrated with the salt on my cars. I think I enjoy it most as event is unfolding and I pass those critical moments of changing rain to frozen precip type and when it starts accumulating.
Similar here. Wish we had more snow.

I hardly saw snow as a kid, but it's been more frequent here over the past decade.
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I'll take my dry heat over snow any day.
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Presumably they're adults, not students who are excused from classes because of snow. Folks here seem really crestfallen when they're not hammered yet probably many of them have jobs and need to navigate to work. Even retirees need to get out to MD appts., not to mention stores whose shelves are likely be depleted due to snow panic syndrome. Possible power outages can't be what's positive about snow. Is it the beauty of freshly-fallen snow. I get it, but that beauty is fleeting, like within a few days when the grime mixes in.


Is this query more appropriate to the psychology forum?
It's mystifying to me why so many people like snow when you factor in the negative consequences of shoveling the stuff, sliding around in your car, slipping down. Well, it is pretty when it's first falling then it gets nasty. I probably do like a snowy climate a bit better than the Seattle gray weather we have
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:14 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I can't tell you what is good about it. But I sure can they'll you what isn't. Taking 20 minutes to put on adequate clothing before you go outside.
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Presumably they're adults, not students who are excused from classes because of snow. Folks here seem really crestfallen when they're not hammered yet probably many of them have jobs and need to navigate to work. Even retirees need to get out to MD appts., not to mention stores whose shelves are likely be depleted due to snow panic syndrome. Possible power outages can't be what's positive about snow. Is it the beauty of freshly-fallen snow. I get it, but that beauty is fleeting, like within a few days when the grime mixes in.

Is this query more appropriate to the psychology forum?
When I was in grade school, it was a joyful time, when snow or ice closed the schools. It meant a day of sledding or skiing down the hills, rather than sitting in a class, hearing a teacher droning on about things you'd learned a couple of years before. But as an adult, I dislike the snow, as it impairs my ability to run or ride a bicycle. If it brings down trees or caves-in my roof, I have to deal with it or pay out money, instead of letting the adults handle it.

I remember one time in my twenties, we had 4 feet of snow here and it locked my car into the parking lot, where I was visiting two gorgeous female friends. I had to sleep-over at their place for two nights. Such hardships!
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