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Old 10-08-2007, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Here in eastern Connecticut, the average is about 43" a winter. Last year it was half that amount. We are currently suffering from a drought here (35% Below yearly average for precip)
Same here. Much of the nation has been experiencing a drought this year, along with extremely-hot temperatures. A town near me hit 93 degrees today---I think that's a new record for the entire state of PA to get so warm this late in the year. With our average first snowfall just a month away, people around here are wondering "Where is Fall?"
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:35 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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According to another site,where I lived most of my years in NW Pa. in the snowbelt we got 117 inches a year.

Here in SC maybe 2 inches.
And to think we had our sites on Florida but instead next Sunday we are going to Minnesota to check out areas to relocate to. We must be crazy..lol

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Old 10-09-2007, 01:43 AM
 
Location: southern california
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Here in Dallas we don't see much. Usually a couple of ice storms a year with a little snow mixed in. My son was 4 years old before he had probably seen an inch of snow. (He was 15 before he saw several inches and that was when he went with our youth group skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado!) The roads can get pretty nasty down here when we do get precip because we are not as prepared to deal with it as northern areas where it is typical...and we are not as experienced driving on it either!

Some areas of Texas do get more snow than D/FW. When we lived in Lubbock out in the Panhandle of Texas, the year before we left we got 10 inches one week-end and 18 inches a couple weeks later. So... it does snow in Texas but not so much in Dallas.

How much does your area usually see? How frequently? Do you like it or not?
less than an inch.
stephen s
san diego ca
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Here in Vancouver, BC, Canada (that's right, Canada) we get maybe a day or two of snow every year, if that. Usually it's not cold enough to snow. We do get a ton of rain in the winter though, which is why we're technically classified as being in a rainforest zone.

When it does snow, the entire city shuts down because we don't have the infrastructure (the snow-removal trucks) to deal with it. Drivers also don't get snow tires here, so most people stop driving all together. The snow, when it falls, tends to be that really slushy, wet snow - difficult to drive in. The good news is that it often melts a few days after it falls and it's gone until next year.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Snow is foreign to San Antonio
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Snow?! Hahahaha... Actually, the last time in snowed in the L.A. area was back in 1989 if I remember correctly. I was living in the high desert, and couldn't go to work (oh, darn!).
I remember that storm. Everything north of the Newhall Pass was gridlocked (Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley, etc.). At the time, I lived in Tujunga, CA, and we didn't get any snow. I worked in Sylmar, where we had about three inches. I was one of the few who made it to work that day (about 8 or 10 out of 40 made it in), but we pretty much just played outside in the snow for the first couple of hours.

Where I live now, we don't get a consistent amount of snow. This past winter (the driest I can remember), we had less than a foot of snow through the whole season. The year before that, we had six to eight feet for the season. I would say that two to three feet is pretty close to "normal," if there is such a thing.
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:57 AM
 
Location: ~~In my mind~~
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I remember that storm. Everything north of the Newhall Pass was gridlocked (Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley, etc.). At the time, I lived in Tujunga, CA, and we didn't get any snow. I worked in Sylmar, where we had about three inches. I was one of the few who made it to work that day (about 8 or 10 out of 40 made it in), but we pretty much just played outside in the snow for the first couple of hours.

Where I live now, we don't get a consistent amount of snow. This past winter (the driest I can remember), we had less than a foot of snow through the whole season. The year before that, we had six to eight feet for the season. I would say that two to three feet is pretty close to "normal," if there is such a thing.
I also remember that storm. My kids were little then. We got to make a snowman out in front of our apt complex. We are in the Santa Clarita Valley, soon to be moving to NH. Lately we are lucky to get a few rain drops out here. It is ridiculous how dry it is. So we are off to the east coast for a change of well, everything.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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I also remember that storm. My kids were little then. We got to make a snowman out in front of our apt complex. We are in the Santa Clarita Valley, soon to be moving to NH. Lately we are lucky to get a few rain drops out here. It is ridiculous how dry it is. So we are off to the east coast for a change of well, everything.
I am only about 35 miles north of Santa Clarita. It really is a shame how little precipitation we received this past year. I'm glad to see that we are at least getting a little drizzle from time to time.

About five or six years ago, Bakersfield (400' elev.) received a freak snowstorm that dumped about six inches of snow on the town overnight. When everyone there woke up the next morning, they were all in for a shock! Most everyone stayed home that day, just so they could play in the snow. Where I live (5300' elev.), we only received about three inches from that same storm!
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:23 PM
 
Location: the best coast
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none what so ever. if i want snow ill drive a few hours to the sierra nevada to see it.
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Old 10-19-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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None zilch....zero......
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