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  •  Might get some today and tomorrow (8+ / 0-)

    although the temps are fairly high for it to be snow....

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:32:13 AM PST

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    •  Howdy neighbor! (13+ / 0-)

      Durango reporting in. (Durango is a 6 hr drive, w/o snow, southwest of Denver).

      Not snowing at the moment, but it looks like it is gonna drop any second. 'They' are predicting 8 inches at my hut, 2 feet at higher elevations today through Monday. That means that another storm is on the way to OK, TX & beyond next week...

      We here in the Rockies are used to this sorta thing. For example--I have electric heat, a propane stove, and a fireplace. I have a BIG snow blower & many shovels. I've got snow shoes and dogs who LOVE snow...

      We don't usually get big winds & drifts with our snow, and that makes a huge difference. But we're used to deep snow. Silverton, CO, just over a couple 10,000 foot passes from us, got 48 inches in 48 hrs last weekend--and that was just the middle 2 days of a 4 day storm! Nothing except the roads over the passes closed.

      Hunker down, New England. Don't overdo the shoveling--you can always do it in a few stints instead of all at once. Taking a break every couple minutes will be good for your back & your heart. Do your best to enjoy Nature's Bounty.

      "The better I know people, the more I like my dog."

      by Thinking Fella on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:28:39 AM PST

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      •  Local economies thrive from the snow, too (7+ / 0-)

        Not only does it help with the ski season, it keeps the fire season from mega-fires taking down 100k+ swaths of forest.  And too, there's irrigation water for agriculture and when it runs off, the river-running niche of the economy does well, too.

        Mark Twain: It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

        by Land of Enchantment on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:21:25 AM PST

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