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Old 18th February 2006, 03:35   #1
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Post 12-13Feb'06 - a very snowy day.....

some of you may have heard of the amazingly heavy snow-fall we had over the weekend (12th sat & 13th sun)... an average high of 24" of snow was recorded in the New York City area which is supposed to be one of the heaviest in a long time...

having lived in a small town in upstate New York (Syracuse) for a couple of years during my Masters it wasn't a strange occurance to see so much snow - that place had constant snow-fall throughout the season and heavy winter for almost 8 months of the year...

however, seeing snow fall at the rate of around 3" per hour is something very rare indeed...

anyways, as it was the weekend my wife and i were busy lazing around with nothing better to do so we took some pictures...

most of these pictures are pretty big and not very good quality - just so that you people with slower connections are forewarned...

snow began falling around evening on the 12th while we were visting friends in Long Island. needless to say, when we were driving home around 4am the streets were already covered in snow - 4WD helps in this case...

cars crawling at a snail's pace, cars spinning around, etc, etc...

13th @ 04:00am
while parking:

the street below our apt:

thru the apt window:


13th @ 10.30am
thru the apt window:


13th @ 12:00pm (the snow-fall was beginning to slow down now...)
thru the apt window:


contd....

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Old 18th February 2006, 03:35   #2
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Post 12-13Feb'06 - a very snowy day.....

....contd here

13th @ 03.00pm
downstairs:

a taller Santro?

more than a foot: (nothing a Land Rover with Low Range & Off-road suspension can't handle! had to shift to Low Range & raise suspension height to get out - else had 4WD wheel spin... kind of fun to watch but bad for everything else..):


13th @ 04:00pm
driving around:

try getting your car out of this:


13th @ 05:30pm
new parking spot:


well, thats it from me. just wanted to show you guys the amount of snow... it looked beautiful then but the next day onwards it was a total disgusting mess...

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Old 18th February 2006, 04:25   #3
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Nice pics.. Tooo cold. Here in SanJose its got suddenly cold and its raining
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Oops.looks pretty bad. But its fun driving a 4x4 in the snow. I enjoy playing Tommi Makkinen in my Mitsu
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Yeah last weekend was TERRIBLE in boston too but i belive you guys in NY got a foot more than us. I fell on one parked car coz it looked like a big heep of snow, there was not a single part exposed until i fell on it and the side view mirror jutted out.
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Snowed like crazy here too man! I went to the auto show in the evening last saturday when it wasn't snowing so much but by the I came out, whoa...it was really snowing hard & it snowed through the night & by the next day, most of the cars had snow uptill the wheel well.
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Hey, I'm so envious of you ... And here I've been praying for snow and all I got was a measly 2" in the first week of Jan !! Seems the weather Gods have forgotten Himachal .... seems my apple crop is gonna suffer and if that happens I can forget about the mods !!!

Anyways ... enjoy the snow !! Nice pics ...

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Cold everywhere...I'm in Riyadh and it was raining last night. Bloody cold and windy even in the afternoon.
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Cold everywhere...I'm in Riyadh and it was raining last night. Bloody cold and windy even in the afternoon.
rain or cold... had to be contended with saudi champagne na...
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haha...U guys are so lucky man! It's been ages since i've seen snow other than on the idiot box!!! Last time there was heavy snowfall there, a coupla my cuz and friends in deleware tied an inflatable raft to the rear of their 4x4 and sled all around!!! Looks like those blokes had fun from the pics they sent me!!!

Godspeed.

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