Saturday, December 06, 2008

One year.

It was last December 6th that I first drove into Indy. It was snowing then, too. I'm beginning to sense a pattern here.

16 comments:

alan said...

When I was a kid, dad was stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison. All I remember is snow falls higher than my head.

So it's not just a recent phenomenon.

:)

og said...

The snow in Indiana makes us appreciate the nice weather, when it comes. And the oppressive, humid summer heat does the same thing. If the good days come on a weekend, we have a picnic!

red said...

A beautiful day for some range time!

Congrats on surviving your first year in Hoosierland!

Shermlock Shomes said...

This Michigan Yankee's response.

Old Grouch said...

"If the good days come on a weekend, we have a picnic!"

And when the good days don't come on a weekend, well, there's always next year...

@alan, bet that was in the 1960s. We used to have a wonderful tradition of the last big snow of the year coinciding with the state basketball finals in March. Finals weren't finals without at least one outstate team (and their fans) getting stranded at Butler Fieldhouse.

Then the IHSAA got greedy and instituted class basketball. Now nobody cares.

Earl said...

Tam's personal point of view aside, she has been in the South way too long to be objective... Global Warming is destroying the Polar bear habitat - remember we award Noble Prizes for great thoughts and Nobel prizes for really good stuff..... And at almost ten in the morning with clear blue skies I still have Jack Frost's leafy pattern of ice to scrape off my windshield here in the Great Northwest...

Brigid said...

A year already? Glad you've hunkered down with the rest of us in this snowy landscape.

Turk Turon said...

My first winter in college in upstate NY we has 110 inches of snow.

Captcha: ranic

Definition: when your cat panics.

Kristopher said...

It's surrounded by ag towns and snow.

Indian-no-place.

atlharp said...

What? You mean Indiana isn't a tropical climate? LOL!

I just shot an IDPA match today in the cold up in Wilkesboro. Those hand warmers are a blessing from on high. If it wasn't for them I would have been able to feel my trigger!

Somerled said...

Claim Indiana for the South and maybe it will warm up and Kudzu will sprout.

In the meantime, I can send you some wool socks.

Ed Foster said...

Nobody ever mentions us poor New Englanders. We swamp yankees (a perjorative when others say it without smiling) down here near the coast get just as much snow and cold, but it flips every three days into sleet and freezing rain before turning back to snow.
It makes the driving more fun with a layer of black ice under the snow.
The trick is in getting the temperature up over freezing by a degree or two, just long enough to wash all the salt and sand off the road before plunging back into the teens and zeroes.
By February we've usually had at least one good "Gullywhumper", where a storm blowing in from the west gets pushed under a coastal depression sweeping up from the south. The westerly brings lots of dry snow, and the ocean storm drops sleet down through the inland stuff.
A few years ago my brother wiped out his SAAB in a snowdrift down in Saybrook, and I four-wheeled him home to Cape Cod in my Cherokee. Six hours of dodging around stuck snowplows, a half hour nap, then six hours back.
They told me they were doing me a favor, letting me over the Sagamore bridge before they shut it at the mandatory sixty MPH steady wind speed.
The best part came after the 30 hour storm passed. The temps dropped to zero and the wind came back, in the oposite direction...
I never could understand why people around here insist on having every street and highway lined on both sides with unbroken lines of trees.
It's wood stoves and flashlights every four or five weeks, usually for two or more days, until the powerlines are up again.

Zendo Deb said...

Did you get that much snow?

Indianapolis is well out of the snow belt - take a look at South Bend snow levels if you want to cringe.

On the one hand, I consider any amount of snow a problem. On the other hand, I don't really see it as a problem unless there is more than 6 inches in as many hours. (Well, if the snow blower is broken, then less may be a problem.)

José Giganté said...

Happy Anniversary!

I spent yesterday at the range trudging through 2" of snow and having fun. Nothing like trying to shoot white painted rifle steel in a snowstorm!

Charles Pergiel said...

A pattern? You think maybe? Naw, I'll bet it's just a coincidence.

Anonymous said...

I agree, it is dang cold out there right now.

51F here in Houston,

Maybe you should have gone south instead of north?