Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/02/09

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Snow report
From: lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin)
Date: Fri Feb 9 08:32:51 2007
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On Feb 9, 2007, at 6:31 AM, wrote:

> We had the first snow of the winter yesterday here in NL (the same
> system that dumped stuff on Belgium and the UK). The snow was  
> predicted
> well in advance, so the authorities had plenty of time to get the  
> roads
> salted etc., and it was considerate enough to start only after the
> morning rush hour. A lot of people left work early to avoid the  
> expected
> backups during the evening rush hour, and as a result, the evening  
> rush
> hour, when it came, was much lighter than an average Thursday!
> The children (and adults) had lots of fun playing in the snow. It came
> and went, and this morning it is all melted :-(
> Nathan

While you are enjoying the balmy climate of NL, consider the plight  
of upstate New York. This morning there was 5 feet of snow (1.5  
meters) on the ground with drifts up to 8 feet. The irony is that  
Oswego is 42 degrees North, Amsterdam is 52 degrees North, a lot  
closer to the North Pole. On the other-hand, when we lived in North  
Wales (53 degrees North), we rarely had snow and, in fact, had a palm  
tree growing in our garden. Blame it all on Canada and the Gulf Stream.

Larry Z

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