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Is this the Worst Winter Ever?

Is this the Worst Winter Ever? (in your lifetime)  

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  1. 1. Is this the Worst Winter Ever? (in your lifetime)

    • Yes, it is the Worst Winter Ever
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    • No, I remember far worse than this
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    • I love winter, stop your whining
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    • I live where there is no winter, I don't care about you
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We ended up getting 10 inches of snow overnight then 1.5 inches of rain on top of it. Some of the heaviest snow after that. Then another 2-3 tonight. Been a really weird winter out East.

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Our winter has been terrible for completely different reasons than you all...crazy drought out here right now with annoying temperatures of 80+ degrees.
Careful my friend, my wife kept updating local wx a few years back and p.o.'ed a lot of people. While I have worked in refrigeration and cold storage down to -20, I have no concept of living with snow, ice and the machines to make life livable.

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We're having different problems. Currently windy as heck (and expected to get worse - 60-70 mph again) and raining on saturated soils. Not quite as bad here, but in other parts of the country, as you can see, some pretty serious problems.

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We're having different problems. Currently windy as heck (and expected to get worse - 60-70 mph again) and raining on saturated soils. Not quite as bad here, but in other parts of the country, as you can see, some pretty serious problems.

I like the way the excavator built itself a pad to wait it out - since it's not going anywhere soon.

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We ended up getting 10 inches of snow overnight then 1.5 inches of rain on top of it. Some of the heaviest snow after that. Then another 2-3 tonight. Been a really weird winter out East.

West of the Bay we got 13"-15" of soft snow Wednesday night/Thursday morning, which was nice and light but a lot to move, then a wetter snow Thursday night/Friday morning, which was much worse. Probably only got 3" from that one, though. BUT, temps have stayed a few degrees above freezing, so at least it's melting. Spring can't be too far, right? Plus, the Tigers are in camp. Good days are ahead!

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I like the way the excavator built itself a pad to wait it out - since it's not going anywhere soon.

£1 million brand new self build house apparently. On a well known and established flood plain with a long history of floods (although generally not for as long as the current ones in that part of the country have lasted for). I purposefully bought a house at the top of a hill :-)

A few hundred miles from us - this was the state of flood warnings in the country this morning:

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We're under the r of Norwich on the right of the map so have little to be that concerned about. The rest of the country needs to learn to swim though. Although given the 60 mph winds that seem to be a continuing factor maybe surfing might be a better bet.

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One slight mitigating factor we can thank the extreme cold for in MI recently is that with Lake MI largely frozen, we are getting a few sunny winter days, which are generally too damn rare in SE MI.

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I dont get the connection between frozen lake superior and sunny winter days. You make it sound like one causes another

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I dont get the connection between frozen lake superior and sunny winter days. You make it sound like one causes another

The frozen-over lake cuts off lake effect snow.

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Well.......everybody ready to get out the shovels/snow blowers again?

fortunately, i was lazy and didn't shovel the 2+" we got the other day (you know, the day we were supposed to get half an inch or less.) guess i'll do it all at once.

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I dont get the connection between frozen lake superior and sunny winter days. You make it sound like one causes another

It does - the open water in the great lakes is why Michigan is cloudier than WI or MN. Freeze the lake, get a little extra sunshine.

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Shoveled last night after the worst was done and woke up this morning to a couple more inches. No big deal. The mounds at the side of my driveway are starting to look comical though.

As long as it all melts are most of it melts by mid March I will be alright. I am planning on moving around that time and do not want to deal with snow during a move.

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It does - the open water in the great lakes is why Michigan is cloudier than WI or MN. Freeze the lake, get a little extra sunshine.

Yep. Since Lake Superior has frozen over we have gotten very little snow in the UP. Although last night we got about 4 inches and it was 5 degrees. Yesterday I woke up and it was negative 11.

This cold stretch is depressing. So hard to get motivated to do things.

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Yep. Since Lake Superior has frozen over we have gotten very little snow in the UP. Although last night we got about 4 inches and it was 5 degrees. Yesterday I woke up and it was negative 11.

This cold stretch is depressing. So hard to get motivated to do things.

It funny though... I don't think it is the absolute conditions, it's just how far away from 'normal' things are that drives your mentality. When we were in Minneapolis, the amount of cold and snow it took to make you want to hunker down were greater than here in SE MI, even though there is almost no objective difference living in 5F in MN and 5F in MI. We (humans) are odd creatures.

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It funny though... I don't think it is the absolute conditions, it's just how far away from 'normal' things are that drives your mentality. When we were in Minneapolis, the amount of cold and snow it took to make you want to hunker down were greater than here in SE MI, even though there is almost no objective difference living in 5F in MN and 5F in MI. We (humans) are odd creatures.

How old were you when you lived in Minneapolis?

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Shoveled last night after the worst was done and woke up this morning to a couple more inches. No big deal. The mounds at the side of my driveway are starting to look comical though.

As long as it all melts are most of it melts by mid March I will be alright. I am planning on moving around that time and do not want to deal with snow during a move.

I'm thinking you better plan on moving in the snow because it's doubtful this snow is going to be gone by mid-April, let alone mid-March. Lol!

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I'm thinking you better plan on moving in the snow because it's doubtful this snow is going to be gone by mid-April, let alone mid-March. Lol!

There are mounds 20 feet high in our church lot

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I'm thinking you better plan on moving in the snow because it's doubtful this snow is going to be gone by mid-April, let alone mid-March. Lol!

I hope you are wrong!

I wonder what the constant temp is going to have to be for all this to melt. We could have 2-3 days of 40+ and it is not going to make a dent I would imagine, but what about 9-10 days of 50+ temps? How about 2 weeks of a consistent 50+?

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