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Northern New England Winter Driving

Discussion in 'North East' started by Mark C., Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. [OP] If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    A winter statistic[FONT= ] [/FONT]
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    [FONT= ]98% OF [/FONT][FONT= ]AMERICANS[/FONT][FONT= ] SAY 'OH SHIT' BEFORE [/FONT]​

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    [FONT= ]GOING IN THE DITCH ON A SLIPPERY ROAD. [/FONT][FONT= ][/FONT]​

    [FONT= ] [/FONT][FONT= ] [/FONT]​

    [FONT= ]THE OTHER 2% ARE FROM [/FONT][FONT= ][/FONT]​

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    [FONT= ]MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT[/FONT][FONT= ][/FONT]​

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    [FONT= ]AND THEY SAY, 'HOLD MY BEER AND WATCH THIS.' [/FONT][FONT= ][/FONT]​
     
  2. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    After record snow this last year, PA fits that category.:D
     
  3. Nov 30, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    drop in k&n for now. Deckplated. Got rid of the intestinal airpipe and baffleys. Replaced with shiny big pipe of more straightness.
    Anyone else thinking the snow is starting a little late this year?
    We had several inches by this time last year or previously.

    Wondering if we gonna get murdered this winter by snow or not.

    And that was a funny OP.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Good one Mark :D
    I have never had one of those moments ;)

    Pt. - yeah the snow has really changed over the last few seasons. More mixed precip, wet heavy snow. Google weather pattern changes in the Northeast, its crazy. They are predicting New England weather to be someday like North Carolina :eek:

    We've been watching weather models for snowmobiling. The trails are set to open come Dec 15th. We need a good freeze up followed by some snow for sure otherwise its trailering to Gods country once again. More windshield miles than on the trails.

    :cheers:
     
  5. Nov 30, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    Thanks Judy.

    I pray those predictions don't come true! I was up at my other place in Maine over the weekend and we got about 2 inches Thursday night. But I do remember as a kid, sometimes having no snow until Christmas Eve...and other years trick-or-treating in the snow. Never know what you're gonna get.....but the Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting a cold, snowy winter in the Northeast.

    I hope you'll have many pleasant miles on the trails!
     
  6. Nov 30, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    Yeah, I'm wondering about this winter... Personally, I think we're in for a tough one this year. Of course I base that on absolutely nothing scientific...:cool:
     
  7. Nov 30, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    I very un-scientifically predict very little snow this year. I changed the oil in the snowblower and tuned it up, seems to work every time! When I wait until December to even try and start it, we get hammered.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    We had three blizzards in VA last winter so anything less than that is ok with me.
     
  9. Nov 30, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    Hell yeh....

    here in San Diego, people freak out if it rains... I miss sliding in the snow and ice
     
  10. Nov 30, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    Some folks in my family relocated to San Diego and say the same thing. I don't know if I could live there.
     
  11. Dec 1, 2010 at 4:17 AM
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    I was in Irasburg on Saturday and it snowed all day, maybe about 2 inches, just enough to make our annual thanksgiving tackle soccer game interesting. No snow in Newport after the squall earlier that morning.
    My cousin from Sutton Ca said he got 2 feet in 4 hours that morning. there is snow somewhere in the area, just not far enough south.
     
  12. Dec 1, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    drop in k&n for now. Deckplated. Got rid of the intestinal airpipe and baffleys. Replaced with shiny big pipe of more straightness.
    Oddly enough other then getting The Grrr for the sake that Tacomas are awesome vehicles. I got the truck for work.And the fact that we have both design and IT support clients that need our services in any weather...

    Had I realized it came with a "crap weather'' insurance packge..Id have kept the 40mpg+ Sentra and just purchased the weather insurance.

    And yep..Farmers Almanac is saying hard winter..so shall see.
    I liked our snowy Halloween 2 years ago.
     
  13. Dec 1, 2010 at 6:37 AM
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    50 degrees, a south wind and it rained overnight. The wind takes snow away faster than the temps! :mad:
     
  14. Dec 1, 2010 at 6:41 AM
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    We are having an absolute monsoon here in DE today. And I can only hope that we get as much snow as we did last winter. I'm pretty sure it was a record for our area...like 80+ inches just on 3 storms...over 90 total.
     
  15. Dec 27, 2010 at 2:54 AM
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    I wish I was back in new England right now
    People in SoCal can't drive if it is foggy or drizzly... Let alone a bit of snow and ice.
    You should look at the thread of "floods"... I put pictures up of stupid SoCal people
     
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    Just got back from Maine in Blizzard 2010
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    Took Rt 2 all the way it was like a winter wonderland.
    Hardly no traffic at all. Had a blast.
     
  17. Dec 27, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    My dad just texted me this picture from his driveway in Maine.....

    IM JEALOUS!!!



    [​IMG]
     
  18. Dec 27, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    we have had a lot more than normal this year here in ky
     
  19. Dec 28, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    I just got back from Maine today! Snow was beautiful, and the truck performed beautifully! About a foot where I was. Very nice!

    Here's a couple of pics of the "Salty Taco" after the trip!

    DSCF0178.jpg
    DSCF0179.jpg
     
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