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(01-27-2019, 01:17 PM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote:
(01-27-2019, 12:14 PM)Stanglover Wrote: [Longest cold spell here was in 1976 we had over 30 days that it did not get above freezing day or night. French Broad River froze over solid only second time in history.

 I moved to Canada in March of 73 and had not seem much in the way of snow although I do remember a really bad snow storm around '68, when we got about 18". Bought the whole country to a stand still, UK that is.
The worst I remember here was 76/77 and then again 77/78. Extremely cold for weeks as David said and more snow than any of our kids, now in their 40's, have EVER seem. We don't get winter like we used to for sure...……… Must be global warming !!!!!! Yeah, right.
If 15" of wet heavy snow bought down a 3 year old roof and building, doesn't say much for the construction of it, or maybe the local building codes. Just my thought on that.

No it was to code it was just a heavy snow. They use the same codes nation wide or that is what I was told by inspector of my garage. My brick work on end of my home cracked from the snow. Has been there since 1961 with not crack. The weight of the snow pushed the foundation down first time ever. We have had over 30" up there in the past but was light a fluffy like up north.
At work one time it started to snow and they said people could leave work if they wanted. One guy that was a die maker from Michigan was laughing at everyone with a little snow having to leave. When he left he got to end of drive at plant slid across the main road and crashed in the ditch. Snow is different in the south. I have driven from Tenn to Montana in snow and ran 55 mph at slowest. You will not do that is a wet southern snow.
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"Snow is different in the south. I have driven from Tenn to Montana in snow and ran 55 mph at slowest. You will not do that is a wet southern snow."
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#12
(01-27-2019, 01:17 PM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote:
(01-27-2019, 12:14 PM)Stanglover Wrote: [Longest cold spell here was in 1976 we had over 30 days that it did not get above freezing day or night. French Broad River froze over solid only second time in history.

Snow is different in the south. I have driven from Tenn to Montana in snow and ran 55 mph at slowest. You will not do that is a wet southern snow.

Snow is also different when it is below zero. We just got about 1/2" yesterday, but the ground/roads are beyond frozen due to the cold snap. The temperature has been below or near zero for a while (high yesterday of 3, high today of 1, lows in the double minus). That 1/2" ends up behaving like ice and it is very slippery. Deceiving because it is just a little of snow, but makes the roads behave like an ice rink.

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#13
This is our forecast (in F). It makes you look forward to the heat wave coming up next Sunday.  Chin Chin 


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(01-27-2019, 01:17 PM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote:
(01-27-2019, 12:14 PM)Stanglover Wrote: [Longest cold spell here was in 1976 we had over 30 days that it did not get above freezing day or night. French Broad River froze over solid only second time in history.

 I moved to Canada in March of 73 and had not seem much in the way of snow although I do remember a really bad snow storm around '68, when we got about 18". Bought the whole country to a stand still, UK that is.
The worst I remember here was 76/77 and then again 77/78. Extremely cold for weeks as David said and more snow than any of our kids, now in their 40's, have EVER seem. We don't get winter like we used to for sure...……… Must be global warming !!!!!! Yeah, right.
If 15" of wet heavy snow bought down a 3 year old roof and building, doesn't say much for the construction of it, or maybe the local building codes. Just my thought on that.

No it was to code it was just a heavy snow. They use the same codes nation wide or that is what I was told by inspector of my garage. My brick work on end of my home cracked from the snow. Has been there since 1961 with not crack. The weight of the snow pushed the foundation down first time ever. We have had over 30" up there in the past but was light a fluffy like up north.
At work one time it started to snow and they said people could leave work if they wanted. One guy that was a die maker from Michigan was laughing at everyone with a little snow having to leave. When he left he got to end of drive at plant slid across the main road and crashed in the ditch. Snow is different in the south. I have driven from Tenn to Montana in snow and ran 55 mph at slowest. You will not do that is a wet southern snow.
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Wet heavy snow is the worst for sure and you may well be right that in the south, the snow is a bit warmer therefore wetter than up north. I would have thought that building codes would allow for that weight and then some. But then one can't prepare for every scenario.
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#15
I've lived in one area where it got to 40° below zero (F) at night and another where it could get to around 120° (F), so have seen it all.

Early in my working career I spent one winter plowing snow in the Sierra's, from Carson City to South Tahoe, with a couple of stints on a snowblower when the roads closed, like when it snowed 8 feet over the summit one night. So, I've driven in virtally every condition imaginable. Sometimes the white-outs were so bad the only way you knew where the edge of the road was by bumping the guardrail with the plow blade. Interesting thing, we never chained up the snowplow trucks that had the sanders in the bed, the weight gave them enough traction.

The last two winters my wife and I spent in Reno it snowed a total of 8 feet one winter and 6 feet the next. We moved to Las Vegas in 2006 and I haven't shoveled snow since Smile

Here are a couple of jokes, one about a southerner moving north, and the other about a northerner moving south.

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-diar...oved-north



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(01-27-2019, 02:57 PM)Don C Wrote: I've lived in one area where it got to 40° below zero (F) at night and another where it could get to around 120° (F), so have seen it all.

Early in my working career I spent one winter plowing snow in the Sierra's, from Carson City to South Tahoe, with a couple of stints on a snowblower when the roads closed, like when it snowed 8 feet over the summit one night. So, I've driven in virtally every condition imaginable. Sometimes the white-outs were so bad the only way you knew where the edge of the road was by bumping the guardrail with the plow blade. Interesting thing, we never chained up the snowplow trucks that had the sanders in the bed, the weight gave them enough traction.

The last two winters my wife and I spent in Reno it snowed a total of 8 feet one winter and 6 feet the next. We moved to Las Vegas in 2006 and I haven't shoveled snow since Smile

Here are a couple of jokes, one about a southerner moving north, and the other about a northerner moving south.

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-diar...oved-north

Good link there Don , funny!

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#17
Today was a blue sky 70 degrees with zero wind. So nice that I took my wife's Boxster S for a nice road burn in the Hill Country here.
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#18
We hit 40 degrees today its finally over.

John J
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#19
(02-02-2019, 05:29 PM)John J Wrote: We hit 40 degrees today its finally over.

John J
Don’t forget it’s still winter! But ya, it sure is nice to have a break from that below zero crap. 
Plus the good news is early spring, according to the gophers, lol. Smile

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#20
All we have here is a lot of rain and wind.
I think we have reached our seasonal rainfall
for the year. People complain about the rain
but you don't have to shovel rain I tell them.
Grew up in northeastern Ohio, so... don't complain.

mike

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