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    A couple weeks ago, Manhattan's Central Park had its first 1" accumulation in 701 days. Then it turned to rain and melted the snow. In my neighborhood, it snowed, but melted as soon as it hit the streets or sidewalks. Quite nice. You get to see the snow fall -- it just never lands. Little bits on rooftops, grass, and balconies.
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    MTU's Winter Carnival is ruined by lack of snow, but the show must go on. Tonight is the all-nighter snow statue building. There is probably enough snow to scrap up to build a few. I still have about 8 inches on the ground in my back yard.
    https://www.upmatters.com/news/winte...-lack-of-snow/

    I noticed the snowmobiles have been replaced by ATV's on the trails.

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    How is this for a Super Bowl prop bet! Will the snow still be dripping off my roof during the Super Bowl, or will all the snow be melted off by then, or will it be cold by then and the remaining snow freeze up again. Right now its 45 degrees out there and it's dripping pretty good off the roof.

    Anyway if you don't like that one how about this? Will 21forme accompany the most traveled man in America to his first visit ever to the U.P.
    https://www.miningjournal.net/news/f...sights-on-u-p/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    How is this for a Super Bowl prop bet! Will the snow still be dripping off my roof during the Super Bowl, or will all the snow be melted off by then, or will it be cold by then and the remaining snow freeze up again. Right now its 45 degrees out there and it's dripping pretty good off the roof.

    Anyway if you don't like that one how about this? Will 21forme accompany the most traveled man in America to his first visit ever to the U.P.
    https://www.miningjournal.net/news/f...sights-on-u-p/
    @MWP
    I note the link and have absorbed the challenge to 21forme to travel to the UP with the most travelled man in America. This individual plans to immerse himself into the local culture by making pasties.

    I volunteer my services to provide precise measurements of said pasties to the most travelled man. My covenant is for precision regardless of size, shape, perkiness of the exposed appendage in need of pasties. I will do so with pride, enthusiasm and gusto.

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    Nah, never happen. Visiting the UP is UnPhathomable. With the exception of revisiting some Nat'l Parks (in the west), there's really nothing in the US that interests me that I haven't already seen. I think the only major city in the US I haven't been to is St Louis. Zee never invited me.

    Most of my travel in recent years has been international. My country total is up to 74, recently returning from SE Asia, and I will add one more by the end of the year.

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    MTU's 2024 snow statue results are in. Notice the very little snow left on the ground.
    https://www.mtu.edu/carnival/2024/#nav-results

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    First Wipe Out of This Winter
    Got up early this morning to bring out the garbage. Our nice warm weather has ended, and we have been getting a little snow over the last few days. I always check out conditions before I bring the garbage out.

    Yep, you guessed it. As I was walking down the driveway I slipped on an icy spot and wiped out. I just had my pants on, my rubbers, and a tee shirt. No gloves. I knew I wouldn't be able to get up without something to hang onto so I had only two choices. I could crawl over to the outside car and grab onto the door handle and pull myself up or I could crawl over to the house and grab onto the rain gutter coming down from the roof. I decided to go the rain gutter route. It was about a 15 ft crawl, and yes the snow is cold on bare hands. Okay, the rain gutter helped me get up, and the first thing I did was run warm water over my cold hands.

    Now I was ready to continue my check out of conditions. This time I noticed the neighbors dog barking very loud. Something was up. As I got down by the road in still very dark conditions I see a skunk running full speed towards me. He probably didn't see me and the dog scared him. I yelled at him and ran up that slippery driveway as fast as I could go hoping he wouldn't follow me into the garage. Heck, skunks aren't suppose to be out this time of year.

    Anyway, all the east coast folks enjoy your snow today, but be careful to not slip.

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