. /../Yep, it snowed./ 12
lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on Dec 17, 2010 12:17
And it still is.

It would be cool if it wasn't that I'm all alone here, the rest of the family being unable to get back here. And the fact that electricity comes and goes, so I can't even be sure I can pass time here. Oh well, patience...
written by Barebones on Dec 17, 2010 13:14
The inner yard of my building, and the view out my window:
cd/jpgs/Barebones/imag0033s (44 Kb)
cd/jpgs/Barebones/imag0034s (34 Kb)

Maybe other people can post here their winter photos. Likely Cryoburner will wake up today buried in snow, too.

- edited to insert a newline past the first photograph, else the post was widening the whole page a lot -Alex.
- edited to link images as suggested -Barebones.
└> last changed by Barebones on December 17, 2010 at 16:40
lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on Dec 17, 2010 14:24
Yes but I'd suggest linking rather than embedding large photographs.
This is the view from my room's balcony (right now):

cd/jpgs/Alex/balcony_snow_2010 (435 Kb)

which reminds me I should give Postline pages a browser-independent "back" button to facilitate navigating back to threads presenting such links: it CAN be done, as Postline already tracks the two central frames' URIs
written by Armok on Dec 17, 2010 16:44
There's been huge amounts of snow here for quite a while. It's strange, usually isn't any this near the cost.
going nowhere fast...
written by Skinnymon on Dec 17, 2010 22:11
Last snow here was about November 21. [I am at 4250 feet/1295 meters elevation, we get snow in this part of California]. We've got a weather system called "Pineapple Express" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineapple_Express coming through right now, but it will only bring lots of rain. Which probably means you'll be hearing about mudslides/flooding in California inside the next week.

But that does not exclude snow at this elevation....

lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on Dec 18, 2010 01:10
According to my own tiny statistics, it snows here once every 5 years. It snowed in and around Pisa at the end of 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and this year. The series was surprisingly respected: every 5 years, looks like a winter is significantly colder than average here. We also had a few other years between those, and particularly in recent times, when snowfall occurred to a lesser extent.
written by Kristos on Dec 18, 2010 01:38
Snow is beautiful. And fun. And painful. Snows anywhere between (inclusive) zero and three days every year here.
written by Kynreeve on Dec 18, 2010 01:56
We had some snow at the beginning of December, but that was it. Not that it bothers people around here, the cold is already winterish, but you know... winter holidays without slides and snowballs is like summer without sunshine.
lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on Dec 18, 2010 12:01
It's much better this morning.
Lots of sun, albeit a cold kind of.

cd/jpgs/Alex/balcony_coldsun_2010 (339 Kb)
cd/jpgs/Alex/backyard_coldsun_2010 (479 Kb)
krasnyj bibliotekar
written by Serpens on Dec 18, 2010 13:58
Here's the view from my window:

cd/jpgs/Serpens/snieg (192 Kb)

It's not that bad, but the snow is here since November and it refuses to go away, even though some of it melted when the temperature climbed above 0 degrees Celsius for a day or two. Now the temperature likes to go below -20 Celsius in the night, but there's no additional snow for now.
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Dec 18, 2010 14:19
Where I live there are no snow, ever.

Although this month (and here is summer) we had a ice storm... (ie: when it rains solid blocks of ice, make the hell of a noise, and hurt people, and destroy stuff).

Here is more or less common those ice storms, even on summer... On a particular summer a storm was sufficiently strong to make about 5 cm of ice, it looked like snow (but felt like gravel), except it melted in 20 minutes.
written by Kristos on Dec 21, 2010 08:11
Speeder said:
Where I live there are no snow, ever.

Although this month (and here is summer) we had a ice storm... (ie: when it rains solid blocks of ice, make the hell of a noise, and hurt people, and destroy stuff).

Here is more or less common those ice storms, even on summer... On a particular summer a storm was sufficiently strong to make about 5 cm of ice, it looked like snow (but felt like gravel), except it melted in 20 minutes.
Perhaps the same thing we call a hail storm? I remember one time me and Dad were re-roofing a house, and Mom called up and said there was a bad storm coming and we need to get off the roof. All the more reason to get the roof on quick - we didn't want it to leak into the customer's house and cause water damage. So we kept on. It started raining. And thundering. And then came a nice hail storm. There were hail stones from about 1/2 inch diameter to almost 1 inch diameter coming down. They rather hurt, so we put some felt over our heads and kept on working. Had to watch your step to keep from slipping right off the roof - it was covered in hailstones. It was interesting. And pretty. We stopped and admired the stones for a few seconds - wish I had a picture of one.
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Dec 21, 2010 14:01
Yep... that

It is pretty ^.^

Sometimes we go fetch ice just to take a look.

And one year, during a particular storm, there was bizarrely strong winds, the winds actually ended blowing away all small ice, and thus only big ice landed, there was a particular one that was really big and shaped like a rifle, we ran there (with my mom mad at us for risking ourselves like that), grabbed it and started playing cop and robbers with meteors. (or something like that).

I was smart and don't touched the thing without clothes between my hand and the ice, but a cousin did grabbed it with bare hand and burned his hand... It was kinda stupid.
written by Kristos on Dec 23, 2010 03:32
Wow, y'all really do get some interesting ice down there!
written by Utsuho on Dec 23, 2010 21:07
Alex's post reminds me of Lebanon. The temperature was always a few degrees short of 100 (F), and The prospect of rain only was made apparent a few days a year. The most annoying thing was that every other day there was an electrical blackout (That is normal in Lebanon) so even air-conditioning was a rare luxury. Recent news in Lebanon shows ice and snow storms everywhere; that is not normal for a country hotter than the Sahara.
reading this thread
no members are reading this thread
. /../Yep, it snowed./ 12
37352, 15 queries, 0.096 s.this frame is part of the AnyNowhere network