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I am glad you missed out on the wind, it was really brutal. At one points my cats were even nervous because of all the noise in the house from the wind. Truth be told, I was too. I'll be checking for damage tomorrow.
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glad its still standing - i read of the wind you got - not nice at all , nice working from home tho , 

by noon yesterday it was clear and sunny , as of this morning cloudy and light snow - i am ready for spring now Angry
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Just a lot of wind & a nasty ice storm here.
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I got some rain.

The weather will turn cold next week, down in the 20's. Have to burn a little wood.

Can someone send me a photo of snow please?

One of my pitbulls  is three years old and never seen snow.
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Hows this, it the white stuff at the bottom.Clap


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Thanks!

Like the hat!
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My warm skonk!Star
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Before my father-in-law retired, he was the accountant at there local fur coat store (not in business anymore.) I remember him telling me skunk hats and trim on coats was pretty popular. I thought he was joking!
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Anyone on the forum live in south eastern Ontario in the early 1970's?  If you did, you would not have forgotten the winter of '70/'71 (or may have been '71/'72). 
That was the most snow I've ever seen fall over a few days.  Our front door faced West, the drifting snow was right to the eves of the roof.  We opened the inner door and it was a white wall.  The side door was drifted up over half the height of the door, could not push it open far enough to get out.  We got out of the house thru the back windows which were about 6 feet above ground level at the window sill and protected from the drifting snow.  Took us days to dig out.  The upshot is that we got out of school for a while! 
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I think a skunk hat would be cool but I am sure it is not cheap.
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I believe it used to be called American Black Sable.
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hey guys be glad you are getting snow I have returned to Boston from Australia and here is some pics of my New Years stormamgeaddon 
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Originally posted by paddyofurniture paddyofurniture wrote:

I think a skunk hat would be cool but I am sure it is not cheap.

It wasn't!
I got it from a vendor at a French & Indian Wars rendez-vous some years back.
They do it at Fort Frederick & its the biggest RV in the area. It basically kicks off the beginning of the reenactment season every year. They frequently have over a hundred & fifty vendors. This guy specializes in trapped furs. Its a huge problem nowadays as every state has lots of regulation about having & importing furs & so on. & He has a very wide assortment, each of which has to comply with all of them.

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Originally posted by britrifles britrifles wrote:


Anyone on the forum live in south eastern Ontario in the early 1970's?  If you did, you would not have forgotten the winter of '70/'71 (or may have been '71/'72). 
That was the most snow I've ever seen fall over a few days.  Our front door faced West, the drifting snow was right to the eves of the roof.  We opened the inner door and it was a white wall.  The side door was drifted up over half the height of the door, could not push it open far enough to get out.  We got out of the house thru the back windows which were about 6 feet above ground level at the window sill and protected from the drifting snow.  Took us days to dig out.  The upshot is that we got out of school for a while! 



You would be reffering to "The Blizzard of '77". It wasn't just eatern Ontario...it caught all of us off guard (cuz if the weather people didn't have a window in their office - they wouldn't have a clue as to whats going on!! )
Anyway..I was working in welland Ont..they told us anyone from out of town better leave..some didn't. The ones that stayed had to have food & stuff dropped thru the roof skylight @ the plant courtesy of the Lincoln & welland reg't. I finally made it home (in my '69 dart). We lived right beside a school yard. We were drifted in for 5 days - IN TOWN, on a major road!! Fortunatley, there were some people out on ski doos. We would flag one down & they would go to the beer store for us.(Beer was only $8.75 per case back then ). If you were scheduled to work @ 1 of the hospitals - the Army would pick u up & get you there. You still see the occasional T-shirt with "I survived the blizzard of '77" on them. A book was written about it called "White Death".
Busses & trucks were abandon on the highway. Some snowmobilers flew up what they thought was a large drift on Hwy # 406. Turned out to be a couple abandon busses drifted in. Nothing on the reverse side. Some got killed-others got injured. Quite a storm. When it was over the skiing in upstate N.Y was great!! Best we EVER had!!
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Might have been worse in '77 Hoadie, but in '71 I was only 10 years old, so maybe it just seemed like a lot more snow then!
I grew up in Cornwall, and we had the added "lake affect" snow, all the moisture from the great lakes just added to the snow fall amounts if you lived east of the lake (west winds prevailing).  Somewhere I've got a picture of our house from the street and all you can see is a few feet of the roof ridgeline.  In those days, people would drive their snowmobile on the roads to get to work because the plow couldn't get thru. 
 
 
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Compared to today, we used to get alot more snow in winter. Late 50's to mid 60's we had snow banks & snow drifts that would shock you today. (Down easters excepted).
In Niagara - we're sandwhiched twixt 2 great lakes..w/ west winds. These days south Niagara gets the brunt of it off Lake Erie.
Course - everything east of lake Huron (like the hunt camp) still gets hammered on a regular basis. Snow brakes are almost mandatory in those areas!
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