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  1. Yeah, we got like 2 inches over here. Yet another pathetic event with obviously no lake involvement for here. Yawn.
  2. You have had just about as much snow as I have this winter. Talk about wacky. I could end this winter with less than 50% of normal snowfall.
  3. Lol...this last page is funny! So true too! Jeb, you wouldn't like the crow. It is overboiled and soggy from all the warm rains of this winter. Perhaps you could try a magnolia and daffodil salad, as I have seen man posts of blooming gardens around the nation.
  4. That's true. I see people using those in the snow here too. They also use them for riding on the sand on the Lake Michigan beaches here.
  5. Lots of riding here! On bicycles....
  6. Hah, thanks for the understanding! Since we don't really have many posters on here, if any, that live along the Lake Michigan coast, not many realize just how crummy some of the winters have been here this decade. Getting bloody annoying. When life-long locals who don't really care much for winter start saying they miss the winters we used to have, you know it has been bad. Although we aren't Traverse City or Gaylord, this area does rely on winter activities for our economy.
  7. That's because we have had virtually no SW wind lake effect/enhanced clippers this winter. Over here in MI, at least, it's been pretty much all WNW flow.
  8. F for the longest November ever. Most synoptic systems have been north and east of here What little snow we have gotten starts melting right after it stops Whatever lake effect snow events we have had, the winds are so bloody strong that the bands get blown way inland to like, Josh's house in Detroit and we get a dusting here Lots and lots of dreary/foggy/overcast days with temps around 40 Mud This week is the first time we have seen sun since probably the actual November (lol). Winter along a Great Lake is very depressing when there is no snow on the ground. Dark, dark, dark! This is why I tell people who live here snow is good to have because it brightens everything up...as clouds are pretty much guaranteed.
  9. 3 to 4 feet deficit in snowfall of where I should be by this time of year. Difficult to swallow after last year's ugliness.
  10. Do you guys have any flowers coming up or blooming down there with this ridiculously mild winter?
  11. I think you do an excellent job at mellowing it out on how much snow you have. Most of us love to report how much snow we have when we get it. You just happen to get it MUCH more than the rest of us. Love your pictures. Not even 30 and you already have a beautiful house and chunk of property in the UP?!?! You must have an excellent-paying job.
  12. Despite having snow on the ground for a few weeks this winter, most of those weeks were spent watching the snow melt and compact down to ugly snowcover. This has felt like an eternal March/April pattern. This past week was constant fog, drizzle, showers, and tenps stuck in the mid-upper 30s. Even winter-haters around here are boggled about this mild winter. Yesterday was the first time we have seen sun in weeks...and the temp soared to 60 degrees. Absurd. It was nice to see sunshine though. Wow! Talk about a warm January!
  13. Hey, all. Just stalking some of the other regional discussions. Must say The Panic Room, casualty list, and watch lists gave me a good chuckle. In the Lakes Board, we have a "banter thread", but the "complaining" there looks like people who are on high dosages of Prozac compared to yours. They don't seem to tolerate complaining very well. Kudos to you guys for ranting! Lol Our winter has been just as meh as yours relative to average. Hoping February turns out to be a great month for us all! The Midwest holds NOTHING in comparison to a good, classic noreaster that dumps a couple feet. I grew up in Lancasrer, PA and miss those storms. But, we have much more winter throughout up here. Best wishes to you all.