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Another foot of snow! Five feet in eight days.
« on: February 25, 2011, 08:48:57 PM »
Man... we got four feet of snow last Friday/Saturday (settled out to a bit over 3 feet).

Proof:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBodg6ynjQ8

(on Sunday, skiing a few minutes from the house).

As I sit here, another foot (a bit more actually) has fallen since last night. And in our vacation rental property we have a family with an eight year-old taking his first trip to snow country in the winter... he's gettin' his money's worth. The snow in the yard is deeper than he is tall!

Woohoo!!!

PS - pay attention to the opening words on the soundtrack if you watch the vid. I think this crowd will get a laugh out of it.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2011, 09:25:16 PM by ergophobe »

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Re: Another foot of snow! Five feet in eight days.
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 09:20:03 PM »
The URL contained a malformed video ID.
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Re: Another foot of snow! Five feet in eight days.
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 09:23:48 PM »
Hmm... I just cut and pasted it in and it worked fine - in two browsers, logged in and not logged in.
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Re: Another foot of snow! Five feet in eight days.
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 09:27:00 PM »
yeah its worked this time
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Re: Another foot of snow! Five feet in eight days.
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 08:01:55 AM »
That looks awesome.

We've had about 4ft of rain in the last week, but it's somehow not the same  >:(

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Re: Another foot of snow! Five feet in eight days.
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 06:10:24 PM »
Yep, early lyrics do seem very appropriate for the top Google story of the moment.

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Re: Another foot of snow! Five feet in eight days.
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 10:35:48 PM »
Everybody in the SF Bay area is really excited because it snowed for an instant last night in some places.  I didn't see anything though.  The weather man said it isn't enough to call it officially so the last time it snowed here is still 35 years ago.

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Re: Another foot of snow! Five feet in eight days.
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2011, 11:36:06 PM »
Littleman, do you know if it snowed in the Berkeley Hills?

We've been wondering because when we were in Berkeley (1996-2002) it once snowed 18" on the summit of Mt Diablo with a visible accumulation on Grizzly Peak (Berkeley Hills). I think the snow level that time was around 1000 feet or so. Always regretted that I didn't go up there and ski it.

Our storm ended with about 20" though it's still flurrying off and on today.

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Re: Another foot of snow! Five feet in eight days.
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 03:22:29 AM »
It doesn't look like it got below 2000 ft. in the Berkeley Hills, but Grizzly Peak and Mount Diablo are reported to have had some. Looking out across the Bay from the Peninsula one usually sees snow on top Mount Diablo, and Mount Hamilton at least once a year.

I lived in San Jose as a child and one year when there was a lot of snow up Mt. Hamilton my dad drove a few of my friends and I up there.  That was the first time we ever saw snow close up.  We spent the time ambushing cars  as they drove by.  We climbed up a steep hill and  pummeled all who passed.  One guy got out of his car and told us not to hit him because he was "cool".  That didn't go over so well, honestly we were a bunch of young thugs.  After a moment of hesitation we all started chucking balls at the guy.  He became very angry, and started trying to charge up the hill after us, but the hill was steep and he kept falling and sliding down as we all tried our best to hit him as much as possible.  I guess we were a bunch of little sh##s.
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Re: Another foot of snow! Five feet in eight days.
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 05:38:14 PM »
Reminds me of a story as a kid - we were throwing snowballs at cars in the spring when a lot of the ground was just soggy wet with no snow. We hit this one car and the guy gets pissed and pulls into the middle of the yard and gets out of the car and says he'll kill any one of us he can catch, and then hops in the car, does a donut and steps on it and tears up the lawn some more on his way out.

Only problem, we weren't stupid - none of us would be throwing snowballs from our own house. The guy just tore the crap out of the lawn of some entirely innocent family.

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Re: Another foot of snow! Five feet in eight days.
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011, 07:07:24 PM »
Ha!

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Re: Another foot of snow! Five feet in eight days.
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2011, 07:45:50 PM »
36C here today and meant to be 37C tomorrow  8)

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Re: Another foot of snow! Five feet in eight days.
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011, 08:15:11 PM »
hehe, I think we all had those thug moments at some time, eh?

I recall going to a buddy's house with some friends, and he wasn't home yet. We were bored while we waited so we picked up some eggs, and went on his roof. Busy two lane road and we were just nailing cars in the dark.

A couple dozen eggs later and the cops showed up, almost beat the door down, surrounded the house looking for someone, peeking in all the windows. We quietly and patiently watched and waited from the roof - they never looked up there. Luckily my bud didn't come home for a while.

Those were the days...