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Have you ever seen snow?

On my last trip to Cozumel, the tour guide mentioned to me he had never seen snow in person.

So this is just a fun poll to see how the futures.io (formerly BMT) crowd measures up in that area.

Have you ever personally seen snow?

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Currently residing in Houston, TX. We've had a few snow events here in the past several years. Not that they amounted to much, but it was snow and did accumulate for about 1/2 to 1" and then melted away fairly quickly. Prior to Houston, I lived in Pennsylvania for 26 years. LOTS of snow there. Especially in Jan / Feb. Don't miss it at all!

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In my lifetime, I have seen only 2 brown Christmas days and this is one of them. It snowed in Sept and Nov but that melted... there is snow finally on the ground now one day after Christmas.

In Calgary, Alberta, I have seen snow storms in June and August in my 25 years of living here.

As a teenager in Winnipeg,Manitoba, I have seen a snow storm so strong that when it was over some were "locked" in their houses because of snow so high and packed that they could not open doors to get outside. The few that did get out crawled out bedroom windows, found shovels and helped neighbours by clearing away enough snow to allow them to open their doors. Snowmobiles were new then and I saw one climb a snowbank onto the roof of a garage then down the other side..... Buffalo, NY can relate to a storm like that a few months ago.

As an industrial salesman traveling on the road, I have driven in snow "whiteouts" so bad that you could barely see the tail lights ahead of you. After the storm was over you would see a line of 3-6 cars/trucks in the ditch, hood to trunk...the first car went off the road and the others followed it as well

Yeah, I have personally seen snow

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Living in the middle of Norway I'm used to having lot's of snow every winter.
shuffling it can of course be lot's of work at times, but I do love skiing and driving a littlebit snowmobile.
Love being at our cottage in the mountains when the moon shines so bright on the snow.

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...must have been a littlebit like this , Underexposed




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Yes.

Saw an enormous blizzard as a child in Oklahoma, of all places.

After that, lived and saw much snow in:
Pennsylvania
Norway (Oslo)
Chicago (wind, too)
New York City
Anchorage, Alaska

Now, no snow, I hope ever again: Florida.

Many who were born here, including my dog, have never seen it at all. Lucky, that.

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Currently residing in Houston, TX. We've had a few snow events here in the past several years. Not that they amounted to much, but it was snow and did accumulate for about 1/2 to 1" and then melted away fairly quickly.

1/2 to 1"may be a little generous. In the 20 years I've been here I've only seen it settle twice and even then not much!

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I remember the first time each of my dogs discovered snow for the first time. Good times, they had a lot of fun playing in it.

Snow is OK, the problem is ice.

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My "No" was a mistake. I thought the question was for this year only. I saw the "ever" the second time I read it.

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...must have been a littlebit like this , Underexposed


Yeah....hahaha...it reminds me of my youth...no video of it unfortunately but the snow drifts were 8 feet high in the streets and driveways but curiously in some places the snow was much less on the lawns. I remember a catapiller being used to plow the street and it started at ground level in one place and in 20 feet or so it was 8 feet above grade... it could not move the snow.

I remember a bunch of kids playing king-of-the-castle on a huge snow hill near a street then suddenly falling through the roof of the volkswagen beetle that was unknowingly under the pile

Here is a video of a bad snow storm that we had in September in Calgary. By snow standards it was not bad but it was icy and there was millions of dollars of damage to trees which had broken branches due to the weight of the snow.... it took weeks for all the tree damage to be cleared up. However , in 3 weeks all the snow melted away.



Eastern Canada gets a lot more snow than we do in the west of the country.

Actually believe it or not the Northern USA gets tons more snow than we do here. It is because the cold northern air hits the warm wet southern air and dumps the snow there not futher north.

this is what it is like driving in a whiteout....actually gets worse when an 18-wheeler decides he will crawl past you and you are literally blind for 5-10 seconds.... very scary.



As a industrial salesman I have driven through many storms such as this.

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