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Old 03-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #31
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Here I thought based on the title I'd see some great snowmen, instead just slushy streets and tall drifts dreaming of being tamed by ambitious human hands. SOOOO, to redeem the post title, here is one from Central CT following our historic blizzard...He stands at 13'-6" from grade to top of head beneath the trash can...

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:03 AM   #32
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Nice snowman...that took some time. We don't do snowmen here. Some of our guys are pretty creative though.

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great snowgiant and amazing snow serpent.

A guy around here made an igloo. Each block is a different colour. I will try and get a picture
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:23 AM   #34
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I always enjoy making snowman.
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That sculpture is cool!

At least 40cm has fallen in the past 2 days. Shoveling is when I realize how out of shape I am.
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Nice snowman...that took some time. We don't do snowmen here. Some of our guys are pretty creative though.
Being somewhere that it very rarely snows (twice in my lifetime), I am curious to know how they colored the snow.
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Food colouring in a spray bottle. Or for really vivid colours you can use koolaid
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Being somewhere that it very rarely snows (twice in my lifetime), I am curious to know how they colored the snow.
I asked the guys that made the serpent and a host of other sculptures for that weekend. He told me what he used and I can't for the life of me remember what it was. It is some kind of paint similar maybe to powder paints that schools use in art classes. The other stuff does work but not as well as this stuff he said.

Yellow snow is realy easy to make too.
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Yellow snow is realy easy to make too.
I've always heard that you're not supposed to eat the yellow snow.
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I've always heard that you're not supposed to eat the yellow snow.

Psst..I think thats what he meant by its easy to make
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Psst..I think thats what he meant by its easy to make
I'm not experienced in the snow department. As I said, it's only ever snowed here twice that I can remember, and I still don't get how you all can manage to drive on, in, or over that crap. That was the scariest drive to work I ever had at 20mph in 4WD.
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Around here people still coast along at 80k or 100k. No big deal. Freezing rain, now thats a white knuckler

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I know some of you may heard about pretty strong storm over here in North Central Europe area.

I got hit pretty hard with strong storm which I got over 45 CM just a matter of timming and we have strong wind blowing pretty hard as well.

Yeah I was on line for limited time due I am on generator power but by time tommrow I should be back on normal grid system once get couple more transfomers in the place.

Here one of our news did stated it was the worst one senice 1970 of March.

( French verison of Lefigaro )

http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-fra...a-pagaille.php

Here our weatherchannel which we used in France it did stated pretty good details in there ( In English )

http://www.weather.com/news/weather-...-woes-20130312


If have more question about our European storm really I think it was about right on par with your " Nor'eastern " storm. I will try to reply to you much as possible due the internet may be little spotty at the moment due the power is still out in few area as I typing now ( apx about 45K customers still out of power )

And for traffic jam I think this is in the record books due it is over 1,000 KM wide almost every thing pretty much stop in track but will be recovering pretty fast once we get couple main line running again.

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and I still don't get how you all can manage to drive on, in, or over that crap. That was the scariest drive to work I ever had at 20mph in 4WD.
It is not as bad as a lot of people make it out to be. We plow and treat the roads around here pretty well. Actually, snow on warm surfaces can be worse than what we normaly get around here. A snow fall in your area wants to start melting as soon as it hits the ground. When you drive over it it gets packed down pretty tight. When that happens the water from the melt gets squeezed into the packed snow and freezes somewhat. That is what makes it slippery. We just had a 2" snowfall over night and I was able to drive to work this morning with no problems. Twisty two lane road and I could maintain speed with no problem. By the drive home tonight the road will be bare and mostly dry.
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Despite our frequency of snow here in CT and the assumption that people SHOULD know how to drive in it by now, there sure are a lot of ripped-off bumpers lying in the median now that the snow has thawed.....saw at least a dozen in the 15 mile stretch I commute.

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