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        01-05-2010, 04:50 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by My2Geldings    
    Gotcha!

    This is just one link I found.
    Springtime in Calgary brings record snowfall

    Being in Canada we get feet and feet of snow each year. It just adds on and on all winter.
    Wow! That sounds like one heck of a storm!
         
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        01-05-2010, 06:21 PM
      #12
    Trained
    The most we've ever had around here in one winter is 390.4 inches. The most we've ever gotten out of a single storm...probably a few feet. It's not unusual for us to get well over a foot from a storm. I LOVE snow!!!
         
        01-05-2010, 06:36 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    We have gotten some wicked snow here the past few days, hasnt stopped snowing for the past 4 days. I will take pictures of my back deck and post them later.
         
        01-05-2010, 06:49 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RusticWildFire    
    The most we've ever had around here in one winter is 390.4 inches. The most we've ever gotten out of a single storm...probably a few feet. It's not unusual for us to get well over a foot from a storm. I LOVE snow!!!

    Yup, this. I come from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Here's a quote from Wikipedia. "Records of 390 inches (990 cm) of snow or more have been set in many communities in this area.[9] The Keweenaw Peninsula averages more snowfall than almost anywhere in the United States—more than anywhere east of the Mississippi River and the most of all non-mountainous regions of the continental United States.[10] Because of the howling storms across Lake Superior, which cause dramatic amounts of precipitation, it has been said that the lake-effect snow makes the Keweenaw Peninsula the snowiest place east of the Rockies. Herman, Michigan, averages 236 inches (600 cm) of snow every year.[11] Lake-effect snow can cause blinding whiteouts in just minutes, and some storms can last days."

    Here's a visual for that:




    The most ever? I really don't recall. I have definitely had to jump out of a second story window to shovel out the front door so we could leave the house, though. Haha!
         
        01-05-2010, 06:49 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Just went out and took these

    Okay, this is my back deck. The first picture is of one of those plastic lawn chairs with WELL over 2 feet of snow on it, and the other picture is of a grill.








    They look like Giant Marshmellows!
         
        01-05-2010, 07:01 PM
      #16
    Showing
    Oh do I feel bad about complaining. We get a couple of inches and I get upset. This photo was this last week, We got 5" but the wind drifted it up to a foot or 2. This is the deepest I have seen it in years and that was only because of the 40-50 mph winds. As you can see there's a drift and then nothing. That's my hubby out there plowing snow with Fras


    ETA- I grew up in southern Michigan so I do remember snow waist deep or better. I hate the stuff!
         
        01-05-2010, 07:09 PM
      #17
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sixxofdiamonds    
    Yup, this. I come from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Here's a quote from Wikipedia. "Records of 390 inches (990 cm) of snow or more have been set in many communities in this area.[9] The Keweenaw Peninsula averages more snowfall than almost anywhere in the United States—more than anywhere east of the Mississippi River and the most of all non-mountainous regions of the continental United States.[10] Because of the howling storms across Lake Superior, which cause dramatic amounts of precipitation, it has been said that the lake-effect snow makes the Keweenaw Peninsula the snowiest place east of the Rockies. Herman, Michigan, averages 236 inches (600 cm) of snow every year.[11] Lake-effect snow can cause blinding whiteouts in just minutes, and some storms can last days."

    Here's a visual for that:




    The most ever? I really don't recall. I have definitely had to jump out of a second story window to shovel out the front door so we could leave the house, though. Haha!

    Good idea adding the picture! Haha. Why didn't I think of that? I like that thermometer :).

    The most I remember at once (I was thinking about it after I posted) was a few years ago..probably 5 or so as I was still in High school. The weather was fine in the morning. The typical flurries that seem to never stop here. But by noon they sent us home because we had gotten at least 2 feet. On my drive home I was plowing snow with the front of my Jeep Liberty. It didn't stop for quite a while so we ended up with at least a couple of feet that one day. But like I say, that's just what I remember. I know when I was much younger we used to get more storms that brought more snow. The last few years we haven't been getting as much of that.
         
        01-05-2010, 07:11 PM
      #18
    Super Moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by irydehorses4lyfe    
    *rephrasing her question*
    I was asking, how much snow have you ever seen in one place, whether it be on vacation, or where you live? And if you have pics, post them.
    Ah sorry, I misread it in your first message.

    I think it was my old home town and back to the good ol' 1990's when there still was a season that you can call a REAL winter . They had plowed roads and other places and piled snow, I bet the highest drift I came across during those winters was around 2-3m (6.6 - 9.8ft). But well, that's a bit fake since it's piled snow. (How did they even manage to pile that high drifts?)

    I think the thickest natural snow cover I've come across was in our current municipality and in early 2000's, perhaps in 2002 or 2003. I remember I was wading through a snowy field and it was annoying since I sunk thigh-deep in snow. That means perhaps around 50-60cm (1.6 - 2.0ft).

    There have perhaps been some deeper snow covers but that's the deepest I've experienced myself .
         
        01-05-2010, 07:12 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
    Oh do I feel bad about complaining. We get a couple of inches and I get upset. This photo was this last week, We got 5" but the wind drifted it up to a foot or 2. This is the deepest I have seen it in years and that was only because of the 40-50 mph winds. As you can see there's a drift and then nothing. That's my hubby out there plowing snow with Fras


    ETA- I grew up in southern Michigan so I do remember snow waist deep or better. I hate the stuff!
    I sympathize. I hate snow too. You'd think after living in CO for 12 years that I'd have gotten used to the stuff by now. I still hate it, but realize it's a fact of life around here...still doesn't stop me from wanting to go back to FL.
         
        01-05-2010, 07:26 PM
      #20
    Showing
    My mom is leaving for her place in Florida next week. I so want to hide in her trunk and go with her.
         

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