Can I put away my snow shovel now?

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  1. danohat

    danohat Senior Member

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    Am I going to need my winter boots, coat, and Carrhart bibs anymore this season? Is it really time to stash away all my seriously warm clothes and get out my work boots?
     
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  2. Sin Nombre

    Sin Nombre Senior Member

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    You can put all that stuff away but then you'll be guaranteeing that you get pounded again and your neighbors will hate you when they figure out it was your fault. Your call.
     
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  3. nitrodave08

    nitrodave08 Senior Member

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    Not here in Cheyenne, 50mph winds, snow already got about 2". And all I did was put the snow shovel in the shed.
     
  4. colchar

    colchar Banned

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    Don't fvcking jinx it!!!!!! Wait until the humidity kicks in. Only then will we be safe from this bugger of a winter.
     
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    circles Senior Member

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  6. Kashmir

    Kashmir Senior Member

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    I think snow accumulation in Massachusetts is basically over .... but you never really can be certain. As in sports, it's not over 'til the fat lady sings (or hops into a bikini anyway).
     
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  8. kingedb

    kingedb Senior Member

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    It depends. If you're the type of person that says "watch, when I light up this cigarette the bus is going to come". And it does. Keep it out! Don't jinx it. :laugh2:

    Mine never goes away. Winter and summer clothes are always in the same place. My closet and drawers. My shovels are in the garage.
     
  9. danohat

    danohat Senior Member

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    Michigan winter is over. There. I said it. There may be some cold and flurries. They linger into May on any typical spring but accumulation is over. Get out your golf clubs and hot pants.
     
  10. Sin Nombre

    Sin Nombre Senior Member

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    OK, you have made your choice.

    This is what you have wrought:

    danohat's forecast

    Winter storm affecting parts of northern Plains and Upper Midwest

    A developing system will bring winter storm conditions through midweek across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest, from the northern Rockies to the Great Lakes. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect across the region, with some locations forecast to get as much as 6-12 inches of snow.
     
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  11. Actinic

    Actinic Senior Member

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    Another way to jinx it- plant some tomatoes or other fruit, and watch 'em get killed by the frost.

    I had a snow blower for many years, and even kept it out in the early summer. Can't trust mother nature.
     
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  12. Sin Nombre

    Sin Nombre Senior Member

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    I keep one of these in my driveway year-round with a snowmobile suit on the front seat. Hasn't snowed here in decades.

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    BlankinLoud Senior Member

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    I expect I'll be using my snow shovel Saturday.

    :sadwave:
     
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    bertzie Senior Member

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    I wouldn't suggest putting the snow shovel away till at least June.
     
  15. HenryHill

    HenryHill Senior Member

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    I was just gonna let it go, but you mentioned May, so:

    Mid 70's, brother was a HS senior, IIRC, took his gf down to a wedding in Ohio for day.

    16" of snow, vehicle stranded on the highway, slept in a school when rescued by the authorities.

    It was May.


    And:

    Year of 2000, I planted a garden at the cottage at Houghton Lake. It froze every month of the summer.

    Think what you want, but there's talk that the cold snowy winter will lead to a cooler summer, and I suspect one or more late winter/early spring storms yet to come.

    It may melt fast, but spring moisture from down south leads to heavy snows when met with a Canadian cold front.

    I've seen it happen a lot.
     
  16. danohat

    danohat Senior Member

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    Alright. Well, let me put it this way. I am a pool guy and I am broke and a hopelessly addicted golfer so I am trying to positively think this cursed winter away.
     
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  17. HenryHill

    HenryHill Senior Member

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    Close call.


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  18. Maynar

    Maynar Remember when you were young? Premium Member

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    It only snowed twice here this winter, about on par. I still managed to break my snow shovel on the second fall. All of about 10 cm. I'm such a putz.

    Still, gotta love the Canadian Riviera. :thumb:
     
  19. Malikon

    Malikon dis_function(); V.I.P. Member

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    Clear blue skies.

    Washes car.

    Rain clouds roll in 5 minutes later.

    WTF?
     
  20. Black Ice

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    I don't put my snow shovel in storage til it gets in the way of the lawn mower :fingersx:
     
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