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Old 02-06-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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It's snowing in Dayton

I live Dayton, OH, and it's snowing today. We're supposed to have up to 5 inches by dawn tomorrow. That's still a pansy-ass amount for some places *cough* Colorado *cough* Upstate New York *cough* all of Canada *cough* but it's the first snow over 1 inch we've had so far this Winter.

And I'm on campus. I have two classes on Tuesday/Thursdays. I had my morning one, and then during my break the news came that the campus was closing early and that there wouldn't be any evening classes.

I had a midterm exam in my 4:10 class today....double-edged sword of college snow days....in high school, a snow day means you get out of work, but in college, a snow day(even HALF a snow day) means you get to do more work in a smaller window of time when campus opens again.

Anyway, it's a mess outside. I'm waiting for my ride(like I'm going to live on campus when home is 15 minutes away). Lots of people are staying here on campus for the moment because they don't want to drive right now. And because it's also FUCKING FREEZING outside, we're talking subzero.

I'm actually sort of shocked right now. In Ohio, college campus RARELY ever even close campus for HALF a day unless there's a foot of snow on the ground...today, all three major campuses in the area - Wright State(me), University of Dayton, and Sinclair Community College, have cancelled everything for the evening.

I'll still be shocked if they actually close the campus for the whole day tomorrow. I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 02-06-2007, 04:58 PM   #2
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Snow sucks except when you're inside and don't have to go out anywhere!
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:13 PM   #3
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It's snowing in Indiana as well. It's supposed to snow til the middle of the night...unfortunately that probably gives them enough time to plow the roads
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It's currently -30 with the wind chill here in Toronto... It takes less than 10 mins for skin to freeze...
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:23 PM   #5
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I dont know what snow is.
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:24 PM   #6
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it snowed in copenhagen today, too.
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:25 PM   #7
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I am the one with the worst winter prolly! Over the past week, it's been -20f, -23f, -26f, -28f and this morning was a record -30F. I didn't go to class this morn coz when I woke up at 6:30, I couldn't see for the heavy snow and blowing wind. When we get up in the morning, the water in our glasses has little ice chunks in it. We do have a heater but it only goes up to 65F. So yeah.... winter sucks.
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elevated_u2_fan and Babydoll! As bad as Upstate NY is, I'm glad it's not THAT bad over here.
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elevated_u2_fan and Babydoll! As bad as Upstate NY is, I'm glad it's not THAT bad over here.
Tell me about it... I was giving the temperature in C by the way, that makes it -22 F...

Babydoll, I heard on the news that it's the worst in MN, I feel your icy pain...
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:29 PM   #10
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It is! My icy pain, hahaha...Hopefully it clears up next week coz this is getting crazy.... Each day I hear of new accidents coz of the icy roads.
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I dont know what snow is.
You beat me to that one Sicy
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:48 PM   #12
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Snow sucks except when you're inside and don't have to go out anywhere!
I beg to differ. Being inside is the worst place to be when it snows. Driving in it is one of my favorite things to do.
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At work (a college) everyone is pissed b/c we're the only college that's been open. We have about two feet of snow on the ground after Lake Effect blizzards all weekend. Most of the elementary schools are closed because of the temperatures not being safe for kids walking to school or waiting for the bus. In the shade today, it was -25F. It's not snowing hard anymore, but Lake Effect snow is different than regular snow. It's a fine power, like crushed glass, and it doesn't melt or pack, so it's essentially like driving on sand. The roads are a complete mess and the highways keep getting shut down. It took me 1/2 hour to get to work which is 2 miles away, it wasn't snowing at the time, and there was no traffic. I've lived in these conditions my entire life and today was the first time I really did not feel safe driving. I spun out of control so many times, it was really embarrassing having to stop the car being perpendicular in the road. None of the side roads get plowed, and they've stopped plowing because it's really just packing it into ice on the road and not doing any good. Regular blizzard snow would not be a problem b/c it packs, you can plow it, and it responds to salting.
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We're getting snow here (Columbus, OH) tonight too, although just a couple of days ago the forecast was for little more than a dusting. I was supposed to have to drive to Yellow Springs tomorrow, but I was able to switch with someone else so I don't have to go out. I doubt the shop (art's coop gallery) will have any customers anyway.

And this way my niece can visit her dad tonight and if she doesn't have school tomorrow (which looks likely) she can hang out with me when he goes to work. It's looking like a pizza day.
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Liesje - I know exactly what you mean! The snow is as fine as powdered sugar, and it doesn't pack down. It's so crunchy, not soft or anything. It packs down into hard ice patches. Walking in that crap is even harder than driving! There were about 4 big accidents in town today, due to cars being perpendicular and other cars not stopping in time before they reached them.

Spring!!!! Where are you????
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