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    Exclamation Damn global warming!

    N.Y. residents dig out from heavy snow
    Sun breaks through as storms end; snow tops 120 inches in some towns
    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1:58 p.m. ET Feb 10, 2007

    PARISH, N.Y. - Sunshine greeted residents of this snowbound village on Saturday, giving crews a chance to haul away some of the 8 feet of snow that has fallen during the past week.

    “The sun’s out, but it isn’t going to last,” Mike Avery said as he took a brief break from loading dump trucks with snow to be taken to a pile outside town.

    The National Weather Service said the bands of lake-effect snow fed by moisture from Lake Ontario would continue weaving up and down the lake’s eastern shore during the weekend, dropping 2 to 4 more feet of snow with wind of up to 25 mph.

    “It’s all we need,” Avery said, his tractor dwarfed by the snowbank he was trying to dismantle. “It’s getting monotonous.”

    Parish — about 25 miles northeast of Syracuse — reached a milestone early Saturday with 100 inches of snow over the past seven days, the National Weather Service said. Unofficial reports pegged totals at 123 inches in Orwell and 122 in Redfield, but the weather service said those numbers include snow from another storm a couple of days before the current weather system arrived last Sunday. All three towns are in Oswego County.

    ‘Ain’t nothing good about this much snow’
    More than a week of bitter cold and slippery roads have contributed to at least 20 deaths across the northeastern quarter of the nation — five in Ohio, four in Illinois, four in Indiana, two in Kentucky, two in Michigan, and one each in Wisconsin, New York and Maryland, authorities said. No deaths were reported in Oswego County.

    It’s been an exhausting week in Oswego County.

    “This is right up there with the best of them, almost as bad as the Blizzard of ’66. But there ain’t nothing good about this much snow,” Ray DeLong grumbled as his snowblower clogged and stalled on Friday in nearby Mexico.

    Mexico residents see 5- to 6-foot snowfalls every two or three years, but even hardened locals are amazed at the scenes before them now: parked SUVs noticeable only because their antennas or roof racks stand above the snow’s surface; front doors buried, with footprints leading to second-story windows; 6-foot-thick slabs of snow that have slid off roofs, forming colossal arches as they stretch intact to the ground.

    Sidewalks look like miniature canyons.

    ‘All we do is shovel’
    Mark Kelcinski’s son spent two hours Friday with a shovel and snowblower in front of the family’s graphics design shop, carving a path through the snowbank to the street. They have done the same thing each day for five days.

    “That’s all we do is shovel and snowblow all day long,” said Kelcinski. “You go home and then come in and do the same thing again the next day.”

    The state transportation department said 125 workers from elsewhere in the state had been sent in with snow equipment to help.


    The region is located along the Tug Hill Plateau, the snowiest region this side of the Rocky Mountains. It’s a 50-mile wedge of land that rises 2,100 feet from the eastern shore of Lake Ontario and catches the snow-laden winter wind blowing off the lake. It usually gets about 300 inches — roughly 25 feet — of snow a year.

    The hamlet of Hooker, near the boundaries of Jefferson, Lewis, and Oswego counties, holds the state record for snowfall in a year — 466.9 inches, about 39 feet, in the winter of 1976-77. It sits right next to the hamlet of Montague, which got 77 inches in a 24-hour period in January 1997.
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    More Snow in the Forecast for New York
    By JOHN KEKIS
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    The Associated Press
    Updated: 7:42 a.m. ET Feb 11, 2007

    PARISH, N.Y. - Blue skies turned gray in the blink of an eye as another severe snowstorm brought snow to an area already inundated by more than 8 feet.

    It wasn't good news for this winter-weary region when the flakes began to fall again Saturday. A warning in effect until Monday morning said 2 to 4 more feet of snow was possible with wind gusting up to 24 mph.

    "That's all we need," Mike Avery said as he took a brief break from loading dump trucks with snow to be hauled to a pile outside town. "It's getting monotonous."

    Persistent bands of lake-effect snow squalls fed by moisture from Lake Ontario have been swinging up and down this part of central New York along the lake's eastern shore since last Sunday.

    The National Weather Service said Parish _ about 25 miles northeast of Syracuse _ reached a milestone early Saturday with 100 inches of snow during the past seven days. That was pushed to 110 inches by early Sunday with fresh snowfall.

    Unofficial reports put snowfall totals at 123 inches in Orwell and 131 in Redfield, but the weather service said those numbers included snow from a storm a couple of days before the latest run. All three towns are in Oswego County.

    The fluffy new snow was a magnet for snowmobilers, but stopping was out of the question.

    "You can't stop or you're done," said Dan Hojnacki, 23, of Syracuse, after he ground to a halt in a field. "I never got stuck until today, and I've been snowmobiling for 10 years."

    Residents of the nearby town of Mexico see 5- to 6-foot snowfalls every two or three years, but this time even hardened locals are amazed.

    The only sign of parked SUVs are their radio antennas or roof racks sticking up above the snow. Front doors are buried and footprints lead to second-story windows. Sidewalks that have been dug out look like miniature canyons.

    The state transportation department said 125 workers from elsewhere in the state had been sent in with snow equipment to help.

    The region is located along the Tug Hill Plateau, the snowiest region this side of the Rocky Mountains. It's a 50-mile wedge of land that rises 2,100 feet from the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. It usually gets about 300 inches _ roughly 25 feet _ of snow a year.

    The hamlet of Hooker, near the boundaries of Jefferson, Lewis, and Oswego counties, holds the state's one-year record with 466.9 inches, about 39 feet, in the winter of 1976-77.

    Still, less than a month ago it seemed more like spring.

    "Gosh, three weeks ago there was green on the ground. We got spoiled," Parish Mayor Leon Heagle said. "This just came fast. This is not normal. God, we can't catch a break. I feel like getting right in the car and driving south, but I'd probably get in trouble."

    The intense blast of snow hasn't been blamed for any deaths in Oswego County. Elsewhere, however, more than a week of bitter cold and slippery roads have contributed to at least 20 deaths across the northeastern quarter of the nation _ five in Ohio, four in Illinois, four in Indiana, two in Kentucky, two in Michigan, and one each in Wisconsin, and Maryland and elsewhere in New York, authorities said.


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    Maybe Al Gore can help shovel some of the snow. If it's one thing he's good at, it's shoveling.

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    I've been keeping up with this story on the news. Some of the pictures and videos I've seen are insane! I would hate having to deal with that much snow.
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    I don't shovel snow fool!

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    I said he was good at shoveling... I didn't say what.

    I'm very skeptic about "global warming". If there is a pattern of increased temperatures across the globe, then how do we know it's not the natural course of this planet. Geologically speaking, we are still recovering from an Ice Age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. -H. L. Mencken
    Bravo! Finally, someone who see the picture for what it is and calls it how they see it! BTW, glad to see you back!

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    There’s almost as much snow as bullshit in congress; how do they function?

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    It's all Nancy Pilosi's fault if you ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Operator13 View Post
    It's all Nancy Pilosi's fault if you ask me.
    She sure makes a lot of hot air.

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