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curleytops Feb 28th 2015 7:41 am

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 11578902)
Urban myth. Sorry.

A quick google shows similar tales, snow or not snow, from different places in the world.

The "man on the roof" tale has been a popular urban legend since at least the mid-1960s.

It even made a TV show in 1976.

Nothing urban about this town. In this case it happened, no myth.

islandwoman120 Feb 28th 2015 9:00 am

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Originally Posted by trottytrue (Post 11578841)
This member was looking for a contractor to come and give an estimate on the leaks caused by all the snow on the roof which melted around the chimney came through the bathroom ceiling down into the living room and dining room walls ending up in the basement :eek: and we are expecting more snow next week....

You have my sympathy. It is miserable here in the mornings, but the spring bulbs are blooming and the world - according to my tiny slice of it - looks fine.

feelbritish Feb 28th 2015 4:58 pm

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We are having an amazingly mild winter, already it feels like spring and today the sun is shining on my nice new oak hardwood floors and I will be working in the garden in a T shirt! Finishing off shoveling 2 yards of fish compost around my garden beds today! That is all the shoveling we have had to do this winter!

Perth Feb 28th 2015 9:51 pm

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Originally Posted by feelbritish (Post 11579303)
We are having an amazingly mild winter, already it feels like spring and today the sun is shining on my nice new oak hardwood floors and I will be working in the garden in a T shirt! Finishing off shoveling 2 yards of fish compost around my garden beds today! That is all the shoveling we have had to do this winter!

Crazy! Hard to imagine such a mild winter in Canada since the NE US has been slammed by the worst winter weather on record! :eek: Actually very glad to be in Florida for once.

BristolUK Feb 28th 2015 10:08 pm

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Originally Posted by perthhomeschool (Post 11579471)
Hard to imagine such a mild winter in Canada

That small part of Canada over on the west side.


since the NE US has been slammed by the worst winter weather on record!
So far Boston - rightly in the news for their five footer but remaining in the news since - has had around 260cm of snow.

Moncton, NB (East side of Canada) has had 370cm. That's where the :eek: should be. :lol::lol:

jasper123 Feb 28th 2015 11:16 pm

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 11579487)
That small part of Canada over on the west side.



So far Boston - rightly in the news for their five footer but remaining in the news since - has had around 260cm of snow.

Moncton, NB (East side of Canada) has had 370cm. That's where the :eek: should be. :lol::lol:

260cm 370cm have not got a clue what that is ----- do you mind please speaking in English ------ American English preferred like how many (FEET)

Perth Mar 1st 2015 12:36 am

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 11579487)
Moncton, NB (East side of Canada) has had 370cm. That's where the :eek: should be. :lol::lol:

Since that is where you are located, I think you deserve more than one :eek: So here goes :eek::eek::eek: :lol:

Perth Mar 1st 2015 12:44 am

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Originally Posted by jasper123 (Post 11579544)
260cm 370cm have not got a clue what that is ----- do you mind please speaking in English ------ American English preferred like how many (FEET)

Google is your friend Rodney ;) But I have to agree with you - I have a hard time translating from the metric off the top of my head. So Google has informed me that: 260cm=102.362 inches; 370cm=145.669 inches. Now I suppose you'll want me to turn that into feet? Sure, happy to oblige: 8.6 ft and 12 ft :eek:

BristolUK Mar 1st 2015 2:25 am

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Originally Posted by perthhomeschool (Post 11579591)
Since that is where you are located, I think you deserve more than one :eek: So here goes :eek::eek::eek: :lol:

The view from our top step. The snowbanks are actually higher now. Passing vehicles can now only be seen through the break where the end of the drive has been cleared. Even from this elevated position the snowbanks hide them.

BristolUK Mar 1st 2015 2:27 am

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Here's a nice youtube clip from someone not far from here.

Like us, his front door is at the top of his steps several feet higher than the drive.


dunroving Mar 1st 2015 11:20 am

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Originally Posted by perthhomeschool (Post 11579592)
Google is your friend Rodney ;) But I have to agree with you - I have a hard time translating from the metric off the top of my head. So Google has informed me that: 260cm=102.362 inches; 370cm=145.669 inches. Now I suppose you'll want me to turn that into feet? Sure, happy to oblige: 8.6 ft and 12 ft :eek:

A quick (rough) mental arithmetic conversion is to take metres, multiply by 3 and add 10%. ;)

For example 2.60 metres x 3 = 7.80 add .78 gives you 8.6 feet. :thumbsup:

jasper123 Mar 1st 2015 11:30 am

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Originally Posted by perthhomeschool (Post 11579592)
Google is your friend Rodney ;) But I have to agree with you - I have a hard time translating from the metric off the top of my head. So Google has informed me that: 260cm=102.362 inches; 370cm=145.669 inches. Now I suppose you'll want me to turn that into feet? Sure, happy to oblige: 8.6 ft and 12 ft :eek:

WOW thats a lot of snow, I used to live in Toronto but the snow there was never as bad as some other parts of Canada,
The most snow in any place I lived was Lake Tahoe, and the coldest temp that I ever experienced was right there in Tahoe, 29 below, but in some eastern parts of Canada OMG ----- 50 or 60 below :eek::eek::eek: yep that deserves 3 or 4 of them things :eek:

islandwoman120 Mar 1st 2015 11:37 am

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OK all you snow height geeks: I lived, for one winter only, in the UP (that translates to the Upper Peninsular of Michigan, on the south shore of Lake Superior) where the average winter provided 300 inches of snow fall. There were notices on the top of all public buildings to 'Watch for falling snow'; best clothes were flannel shirts, jeans covered by snow pants, heavy rubber boots, two layers of socks, Thermolite gloves, scarf, and 'Dickies' jackets. There is even a type of hat whose name evades me just now, that has ear flaps, and was created and is still made in the UP. No, it's not the remnants of an animal on top of your head (thought I have seen that) nor is it a Russian hat. Anyhow, back to the story. The average single snowfall was a few feet, and when there were 8 inches of snow on top of my car, someone remarked that we had had 'a light dusting the previous night'. The UPers talked about snow storms as the three day storms: the day before it came, the day it came, and the day it left. I guess it's just your perspective whether it's a deep snow or not. It it's more than a half inch here, it's a blizzard...

Perth Mar 1st 2015 10:26 pm

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Originally Posted by dunroving (Post 11579855)
A quick (rough) mental arithmetic conversion is to take metres, multiply by 3 and add 10%. ;)

For example 2.60 metres x 3 = 7.80 add .78 gives you 8.6 feet. :thumbsup:

And how is this easier than Google? ;)

Bristol, you have my sympathies. I hope you can tunnel your way out of your house before you run out of food.

jasper123 Mar 2nd 2015 12:00 am

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[QUOTE=perthhomeschool;

Bristol, you have my sympathies. I hope you can tunnel your way out of your house before you run out of food.[/QUOTE]

That goes for Me too Bristol, keep warm and safe this winter -----


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