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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Recent National news reports....

 have been unkind regarding our recent "Snowmagedden"
 they seem to be implying that we Washingtonians
(I'm a native New Yorker but I will claim Washington as my home)...
 are a "big bunch of sissies" when it comes to snow and ice.
I'll have to agree with them, but in my defense...this area is impossible when it snows and then we have an ice storm on top.  There are many, many hills and overpasses...think San Francisco in an ice storm.  Also, we are completely unprepared since the city only owns a few snow plows (Seattle) and the airport doesn't like to spend money on de-icers, well, neither does the city for that matter.  They are too green to de-ice or pre-treat before an ice storm, no salt or sand either so you are just dumb out of luck....yeah, we're wimps!

18 comments:

  1. Ice in my book is very difficult to get around on no matter what part of the country one lives. These are nice pictures. Ice can be very dangerous. We have more of that around here than snow. Hugs

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  2. I wouldn't feel so bad about the criticism. Think about the hubaloo when the East Coast had an mild earthquake. San Francisco would shut down if a snow storm hit. Heck, Jackson, CA. shuts down when a snow storm hits. It's all what you're use to.
    You guys have had a time of it just like any place that's not use to snow and ice. You were just not prepared for this kind of weather.
    Stay indoors and stay safe. There's more coming.
    IT'S RAINING HERE... finally. Woo hoo!

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    1. finally you got the rain...and you were so worried. That rain dance you did must have worked!

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  3. Luckily in Portland they per treated most of the streets.

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  4. Couple years back when LA was having a major rainstorm the residents were whining about not being able to get out and about. Maybe they should look back at that time before they critisize.

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  5. Yes! But 'green' and smart wimps!!! lol
    around here, which is almost near what you have (OK maybe NOT but I can dream~!!) we have to use salt and sand in most areas. Otherwise everything would come to a standstill.
    We lived in Vancouver, B.C. for a couple of years and they are much like you guys.....simply 'fall apart' when it snows....some even faint! lol

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  6. So are we here in Georgia! When we get snow we shut down the town! No plows and everything comes to a standstill. I mean how can you prepare for a once in awhile storm. Oh well, I'm happy to snuggle in my home and let the world slow down a bit...even if it's only a few days. hugs, Linda

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  7. Had to chuckle! Such a rarity out there ... wish I were there to enjoy it all. We are very MINUS that gorgeous white fluffy stuff here this winter. Send it my way, sweetie.

    Have a lovely weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  8. better to be whimpy then put yourself in danger.
    I used to live in Chilliwack, BC for 4 years...I know about ice storms. they can be pretty nasty.

    the weather has been pretty awful in lots of places. It has been so stinking cold here !!! that this weekend we may reach Zero....think I'll bring out the lawn chairs.

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  9. No sand or salt at the airports? Yikes!! We couldn't get by without sand or salt here in Montreal Canada. Hope your weather is not too yukky.
    Love the ice pics.

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  10. But the pictures are so beautiful. I'd like to have a little snow--no ice~

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  11. Ice storms, no matter where you live, are the worst thing. I'd rather drive through a snow storm than brave the ice. So hang in there and hopefully things will improve. I don't think people realize how mild the winter season is usually in Seattle. My daughter-in-law's family lives in Washington (Seattle and Spokane) and I've learned a little bit about that beautiful area. Have a safe weekend and stay warm!

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  12. Ice storms, no matter where you live, are the worst thing. I'd rather drive through a snow storm than brave the ice. So hang in there and hopefully things will improve. I don't think people realize how mild the winter season is usually in Seattle. My daughter-in-law's family lives in Washington (Seattle and Spokane) and I've learned a little bit about that beautiful area. Have a safe weekend and stay warm!

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  13. I don't do ice and with my little S10 truck, I can't even do snow. NC does pretty good with pre-treating, but unless you have front wheel or 4 wheel drive...just stay in. When we lived in Maine, nothing stopped us :)

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  14. My husband calls me a wimp because I hate snow and I've lived in the Midwest all my life. Ice under feet or tires is dangerous and I’d be fine without it. Nobody is a sissy to freak out about something potentially dangerous, especially if you don't experience it often!

    I'm glad your power is back!

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  15. I don't know about you, but the worst of it for me was being stuck at home for a week. I got tired of relaxing!

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