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Thread #142631   Message #3678692
Posted By: gnu
20-Nov-14 - 11:53 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Olddude has a thread about the snow. Not a usual occurrence but not unheard of. When yer snuggled up next to a Great Lake, it's bound to happen. I think the shock of it comes from being so early in winter.

We are due for one but I hope, for Mum's sake, it doesn't come anytime soon. The last one was in 92. If memory serves (50/50 chance of that), we had 1.6m. Again with the memory, I think the pic of Mum's driveway I posted was taken after that storm.

Now, when I was a boy... >;-)

Of course, the big talk around the water cooler is whether or not the Buffalo Bills game on Sunday will go ahead as planned. They have asked fans to help out. Here's a quote from an article :

"Love your football team? Time to put your shovel where your heart is.

Amid forecasts that Buffalo, New York could see one year's worth of snow over three days in the first snowstorm of the season, the city's beloved NFL team has taken to extreme measures to clear its hallowed playing grounds in time for Sunday's big game kickoff time, 1 p.m. Eastern. An eye-popping 220,000 tons of snow has been dumped on the Ralph Wilson Stadium, enough to fill the team's fieldhouse eight times over, says the Bills.

"We have not had this much snow as far as we know in the history of our team," said Andy Major, the Bills's vice-president of operations and guest experience, in a news release. "It might take three days or so to remove one foot of snow before a game, and now we've got four feet of snow on a 200-acre site, where there's potential for more coming. So right there, it gives you the magnitude.""