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I would get one for shopping around town, but that is it. I'd like to see them invent photovoltaic paint for electric cars, so they don't need to even be plugged in. Of course, you would have a battery back up for night driving.
 

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There's a kids foot powered scooter thingy lying around here I'm considering converting to electric and adding a basket to for the short residential roads trip to the grocery store/dollar store... looks like a scooter motor and batteries available for about $100...
 

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I wonder how owners identify their golf cart if they live in the Villages, FL.
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I remember when I spent a couple of weeks at Oxnard/ Port Hueneme people just lived too close together. The houses were almost bigger than the lots and garage apts were accessed via alleys.
 

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Where did expectations of a white Christmas originate? Certainly not Bethlehem.
 

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Idiots at Faux... Only cities with 50K residents... What does that have to do with how much snow falls?
It is only relevant because most smaller cities don’t measure snowfall.



We live near Erie and they measure snowfall at the weather station at the airport as do most larger cities. Erie proper is just under 100,000 but the surrounding suburbs hold most of the people and are not counted. The vast snowfall is lake effect and the airport is close to the lake and most lake effect happens inland 10-30 miles. So on a winter when Erie reports 120” of snow we normally double that where I live 20 miles south of the lake.



IMO the thing with snow as a factor of disruption is tied to population. If some remote area gets 500” but no one lives there no one really cares.



Here is the contest I follow and it is 100,000 population. Buffalo is running away with it this year as both heavy lake effects hit them directly. As a side note their measuring location unlike ours in Erie is directly in the snow belt.



Current Top 25 Snowiest US Cities | Golden Snow Globe National Snow Contest Snowiest US City Pop 100,000+
 

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I take all that back, except for Faux and Idiots... Turns out nowhere in Montana gets above what would be 8th on that list. I guess I figured since there is Snow here every year, sometimes for 6 Months, and sometimes I can't see my chain link fence, that any town Montana would qualify. Huh.

I read a joke a long time ago about how a couple moves to Buffalo and loves the first snow day because they have never seen it or whatever, then by day 14 they hate it..
 

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I take all that back, except for Faux and Idiots... Turns out nowhere in Montana gets above what would be 8th on that list. I guess I figured since there is Snow here every year, sometimes for 6 Months, and sometimes I can't see my chain link fence, that any town Montana would qualify. Huh.

I read a joke a long time ago about how a couple moves to Buffalo and loves the first snow day because they have never seen it or whatever, then by day 14 they hate it..
Last I checked snowfall was pretty much a non-political subject.



I’m 67 so I span a longer than some time period of memory but still a short snip of the big picture. As a boy I remember some really snowy winters in Erie and the snow came down and we built a snow fort or a snowman and they stuck around till spring. At least that’s how I remember things. Over the last 20-30 years it seems we get more thaws than I remember and even though we may get 12 foot of snow the monster piles don’t seem to be around like they once did.



A place like Montana may well get less than other areas of the country but may sustain the snow longer. I would like to see some kind of data on that factored in. Snow is a problem till it melts and figuring out what to do with it as it builds up is an issue. My mind set with plowing has always been to get that first snow really pushed back to make room for the rest of the winter and in the process I’m messing up my lawn with tractor tracks and gravel. Lately I have been trying to plan more for these thaws and save the lawn. Worst case is when it melts a little and freezes back and then I have a bolder to work around.



We have two ski lodges near us and they are both in the snow belt and they manage to keep going by making snow and packing it in to span any thaws. There are also a few cross country ski places and they can’t do that and they are always hit or miss on conditions. When I was doing a lot of X-country we all had several sets of skis for wet and dry snow. Sometime starting out in the morning with one type and switching around noon.
 

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I remember flying into Cleveland and the Flats were white with (lake effect) snow. I was dreading driving in it but the airport and adjacent NASA were snow free.
 

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It is only relevant because most smaller cities don’t measure snowfall.

Even though our little town is the county seat, it gets its official weather report from the next town over, which actually has significantly different weather as far as temperature, rainfall and wind.

I suppose if they used snowfall amounts from all towns regardless of size, the top 7 towns would all be in the same general area.
 

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I remember flying into Cleveland and the Flats were white with (lake effect) snow. I was dreading driving in it but the airport and adjacent NASA were snow free.
Here in Toledo we're on the west tip of Lake Erie but since winds are usually from the west, we don't usually get lake effect snow, that starts east of us with Port Clinton, Sandusky, Cleveland, Erie, Buffalo...
Of course, we could get lake effect snow with the proper rare Nor'easter...
 

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General Patton's dog was so ugly that I would never own a dog if that were the only breed.

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(the picture of that dog showed up in the email, but seems to be blocked here, maybe you were insulting someone? It's a pit bull, isn't it?)
Dog beauty is obviously in the eyes of the beholder... if you grew up with that kind of loving loyal dog, then that's what a 'dog' should look like...
Next door neighbors have a bitey little dog that's 'bark' is a loud high pitched ear-splitting YIKE YIKE !!! And it's grey and looks like a drowned rat...
They also have a large nice dog with a mellow deep bark... its sensitive ears are probably also hurt by the yike of the little dog...
 
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I dunno what happened. I accidentally posted in the wrong thread then had trouble moving it.
 
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