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ZZZZZZZ
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reply to ZZZZZZZ

Re: Any snow down East?

Home at last,got in at 10 pm..........and guess what we wake up to?

A freaking snow storm here,there's already a few inches on the ground..........I'm not going anywhere for a couple of days.
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milnoc

join:2001-03-05
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So it was YOUR fault all of this time!


lugnut

@communications.com
reply to milnoc
said by milnoc:

We're Montrealers! We don't need no stinkin' army!

It's funny how Toronto's one moment of utter weakness many years ago has made them the laughingstock of Canadian winter living.

To be fair Montreal only got hit with 40 cm of snow in this so called "worst storm ever."

When Lastman called in the army Toronto got hit with fully ONE METER of snow!!!


Gone
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Fort Erie, ON
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... over the course of a week and a half. The initial storm that started it all was 32cm. There's another big storm on its way to Montreal for tomorrow. We'll see where they sit after the same time period as Toronto in 1999.

Those were some fun times, though. We ended up with 170cm in St. Cats from that series of storms.


milnoc

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Current and long term forecasts until next Friday indicate a maximum of 12 extra cm of snow above the 45 cm we received last Thursday. That's 43 cm short of the meter of snow Toronto allegedly received.

But even if we got hit with a second massive snowstorm immediately after next Friday, almost all of the current accumulation of snow would have already been cleared by the city.
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Gone
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Toronto was over the course of a week and a half. Montreal still has time.


Guspaz
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reply to ZZZZZZZ
They certainly haven't done any snow removal near my building yet :P
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milnoc

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The city does the main arteries first, and the back alleys last.


Guspaz
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reply to ZZZZZZZ
Report in the Gazette this morning:

- Snow removal is, as of this morning, 12% done.
- Expected completion is "hopefully" January 7th.
- All snow removal will soon stop for a 36-hour period, as provincial law prevents snow removal workers from exceeding 70 hours per week.
- Cost of snow removal for this storm is estimated at $25 million
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ZZZZZZZ
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That's nuts.


lugnut

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said by Guspaz:

- All snow removal will soon stop for a 36-hour period, as provincial law prevents snow removal workers from exceeding 70 hours per week.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Time to call in the army!!! ROTFLMFAO


Guspaz
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Why would we? Because of a minor inconvenience? What do you think we are, Toronto?
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Juggernaut
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reply to lugnut
You know, using a resource like the military is a great idea though. These people are already getting paid, right? Think of all the OT money that could be saved. And, if the military was used in the Olympics, that 1 billion security tag would have dropped by a lot I'd think.
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milnoc

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The army isn't trained to clear snow from Montreal streets. The snow clearing workers however are well trained and do an excellent job of getting rid of the snow.

Most of the time.
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Hydraglass
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Kingston, ON

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said by milnoc:

The army isn't trained to clear snow from Montreal streets. The snow clearing workers however are well trained and do an excellent job of getting rid of the snow.

Most of the time.

I would actually think the army base at Petawawa should have plenty of people specially trained in snow removal, and the heavy equipment to do it... as that is certainly a place that sees its fair share, and I can't imagine they outsource snow removal on such a large military base with so many roads... so once they finish there, throw the stuff on flatbeds and head off to whoever needs it most next... use them domestically - I'm sure they wouldn't mind! They might not be well suited for small side streets - but they would most likely be a great help in hauling the stuff away - let the locals who know the place move the snow to staging areas in each neighbourhood, and let the mil. guys take it from there.

Bob4
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reply to Guspaz
said by Guspaz:

the worst storm in history (we broke the single day snowfall record at 7PM tonight when we passed 45cm)

Really? 18" is a record? We've had much bigger snowstorms in New Jersey: 84 cm (33"). Wow, I'm surprised.

Bob4
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reply to milnoc
said by milnoc:

The army isn't trained to clear snow from Montreal streets. The snow clearing workers however are well trained and do an excellent job of getting rid of the snow.

After heavy snowfalls, New York City pays ordinary citizens $12/hour to shovel snow. Just show up, they give you a shovel and I think a safety vest.

»www.nyc.gov/html/dsny/html/pr200···09.shtml

»www.nytimes.com/2009/12/23/nyreg···tml?_r=0


Guspaz
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45cm is the record for a 24-hour period, not an overall storm. Montreal gets on average 86 inches of snow a year. Jersey City gets about 19 inches of snow a year.

Paying citizens to shovel would be useless. That would just push snow around, when the snow must in fact be removed, not simply plowed.
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Bob4
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said by Guspaz:

45cm is the record for a 24-hour period, not an overall storm.

I'm surprised Montreal's record is so low, because we've gotten almost twice that in 24 hour periods, and it's happened more than once.


Gone
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Three feet in a 24 hour period? That's an average of an inch and a half an hour for a full 24 hours.

We want references and dates.


FaxCap

join:2002-05-25
Surrey, BC
reply to ZZZZZZZ
I thought Buffalo, NY has had huge 24hr snow falls in the 3'/24hr range??

FaxCap


FaxCap

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reply to ZZZZZZZ
Greatest Single-Day Snowfall Record - February 11, 1999. Tahtsa
Lake, BC, received 145 cm of snow, a new Canadian single-day
snowfall record, but well below the world's record of 192 cm at Silver
Lake, Colorado on April 15, 1921


Wholly Crap, Batman that's.....

145cm=57 inches
192cm=75 inches

FaxCap


Gone
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said by FaxCap:

I thought Buffalo, NY has had huge 24hr snow falls in the 3'/24hr range??

It's happened only twice, but there's been lots in the 20" range. Keep in mind, that's all lake snow. Lake snow can dump huge massive amounts of snow in a very short period of time in a small area, only for there to be sunshine and grass two miles up the road.

The 24 hour record for snowfall in the entire state of New Jersey was Elizabeth, NY at 33" - back in 1899. I think Nyan Cat might be a bit confused over actual recorded 24 hour snowfall versus snow that falls during the entire beginning to end of a storm over several days.


FaxCap

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reply to ZZZZZZZ
The BC coast including Vancouver get "Ocean" snow. In my 65
year in Vancouver I think the largest single snow event was about 4
years ago. We had one dump in North Delta (a Vancouver suburb) of
about 16". That followed 2 snow falls in the proceeding days of about
12" each. I measured the snow on Dec 24th that year of 39" (non
drift) in an open part of my front yard.

We get very heavy wet snow here. We rarely see any "powder" snow
as it usually doesn't get cold enough.

FaxCap

mr weather
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Mississauga, ON
reply to FaxCap
145cm = 57 inches


dirtyjeffer
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reply to Gone
we got about 80 cm of snowfall a couple of years ago in one day during "Snowmageddon" (even more if you count the couple of days afterwards where it kept falling, albeit at a slower rate)...big dumpings of snow aren't that uncommon here though as we are at the bottom of the snowbelt region.


Gone
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Yeah, snowbelt regions will always have higher records for 24 hour snowfall than other areas.
Expand your moderator at work


ZZZZZZZ
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How ironic

»www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c···?cmp=rss

this crap is really following me around. lol
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