Gwizz Posted February 13, 2006 Share Posted February 13, 2006 The weather according to the newspapers, is said to be different the last few years. But then maybe it is more a news event then a real event. Our newspapers nation wide, play up the small things into big things and often just don't tell the truth.With todays record snow storm in New York state of about 2 or 3 feet of snow, to those in the storm it would seem bad. But a few years back I had it snow 8 feet in one day, then rain the top two feet off the snowpack forming a 3 to 4 inch layer of ice, then it snowed another 6 feet on top of the ice for a 12 foot depth in 4 days.from the plowed highway I was able to press a garage into the soft snow under the ice layer with my jeep pickup, but was chicken to go into the snow for more that about 7 or 8 feet. I guess it all depends upon where you live. The railroads have had their share of deep snow in the passes through out history. We just had a record number of days with rain and a record number of wind storms over a 6 week period. Yet the total amount of rain was under 15 inches for an average of under 1/2 inch per day. While I did have some trees fall in the 60 mile-per hour winds, they were sitting on rain soaked ground. The winds were nothing like the winds that hit our gulf coast last year. One of my falling trees flatened my neightbors fence at a point where he had built his fence on my property. Another neightbor's tree flatened his fence where he had built his fence on their property.It was ironic how the wind targeted him. The two trees fell toward each other. He and his wife were not happy campers.Back to the weather:It just gos to show what we have missed in the history of that came before our time. The reporters must be very young or they don't like to read about history to have learned. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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