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I’ve often seen posts on the BY regarding “death storms” heading for Connecticut. For the record, your storms are for puss ees. We don’t mess around out here. “Dangerous and potentially life threatening”, “Even a short walk could be deadly if you become disoriented”. That’s how we roll in Reno/Tahoe.
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Back in my day we rode polar bears to school. Sure we lost a few kids here or there but it made the rest of us stronger. My polar bear’s name was Ab because back then the other 24 letters of the alphabet hadn’t been invented yet.

Well, good luck!
 

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It is powdery snow which is light and easy to move unlike the water filled snow we get back east.
 

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I believe the record snowfall amount for the continental US still belongs to Truckee, CA with 101” in 24 hrs. I could be wrong and too tired to Google. Just ask the Donner’s.
Silver Lake, CO in 1921. 75.8 inches. Tahoe/Truckee record is 67 inches. Connecticut record is 36 inches in Ansonia in February 2013.
 

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It is powdery snow which is light and easy to move unlike the water filled snow we get back east.
How I miss the powder snow. I bought some years ago,a snow thrower. Plenty of HP and wide. I would have to sound like Tim the Tool Man to explain it. I gave up. Every ten feet had to stop and dig out the shoot. Oh I tried everything. Lowe's had a can of lube for snow blower shoots. Forget it. Friends say save your money and use Pam. Forget that. Nothing works. I said screw it, I bought a plow for my pick up. I haven't seen light, fluffy powdery snow in years. Maybe a decade.
 

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Silver Lake, CO in 1921. 75.8 inches. Tahoe/Truckee record is 67 inches. Connecticut record is 36 inches in Ansonia in February 2013.

The water content in that 36 is higher than in the 78. What’s your record at sea level? Or even at the lake? Fluffy high elevation snow is very different than snow along the coast. You know that.

Not saying it’s not dangerous for driving. That’s true everywhere especially the mountain.
 

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Silver Lake, CO in 1921. 75.8 inches. Tahoe/Truckee record is 67 inches. Connecticut record is 36 inches in Ansonia in February 2013.

Hahaha...child's play. Some town about 20 miles from Syracuse got 125 inches a few years ago. Lake effect snow...gotta love it!
 

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I thought this thread was in reference to the 3-6 inches we’re supposed to get Sunday.
 

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Hahaha...child's play. Some town about 20 miles from Syracuse got 125 inches a few years ago. Lake effect snow...gotta love it!
That 125 inches was for the whole year. The totals I posted were for 24 hours! The biggest year we ever had in the Sierras is 819 inches; over 68 feet!
 
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The spring Sierra Sludge can be pretty dense snow.

If this is a powder event will Donner be cleared enough for you to get to Tahoe, CAhusky? (I imagine you ski). Would love to be in Tahoe on Friday night for the party and Saturday for the snow.
 
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“Even a short walk could be deadly if you become disoriented”.
Bah, if that were true, I never would have made it back from Ted's.
 

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Bah, if that were true, I never would have made it back from Ted's.

I did sprain an ankle walking home from Teds. Still, for real danger you can't beat the mud between the old Co-op and Montieth/ARJ.
 

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Silver Lake, CO in 1921. 75.8 inches. Tahoe/Truckee record is 67 inches. Connecticut record is 36 inches in Ansonia in February 2013.
Surprised about CT, expected February 1978 to win out.
 

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Surprised about CT, expected February 1978 to win out.
The Blizzard of '78 dropped about 25"-30"in southern New England (MA, RI, and CT), but it followed the storm that collapsed the HCC roof.

It is certainly hazing, but I think the Blizzard of '78 is my earliest memory. As the years have gone by, I've learned that it was not the accumulation necessarily that was so remarkable about '78, but the inaccuracy of its forecast.
 
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I’ve often seen posts on the BY regarding “death storms” heading for Connecticut. For the record, your storms are for puss ees. We don’t mess around out here. “Dangerous and potentially life threatening”, “Even a short walk could be deadly if you become disoriented”. That’s how we roll in Reno/Tahoe.
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Why are you showing us a picture of a squirrel run over by a steam roller ?
 

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The Blizzard of '78 dropped about 25"-30"in southern New England (MA, RI, and CT), but it followed the storm that collapsed the HCC roof.

It is certainly hazing, but I think the Blizzard of '78 is my earliest memory. As the years have gone by, I've learned that it was not the accumulation necessarily that was so remarkable about '78, but the inaccuracy of its forecast.

I left my car in the South Campus lot that weekend. I didn't see it again until late March. Started right up though.
 
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Silver Lake, CO in 1921. 75.8 inches. Tahoe/Truckee record is 67 inches. Connecticut record is 36 inches in Ansonia in February 2013.

New York State record is like 77 or 80 inches in 24 hours on the Tug Hill Plateau. Late 90’s.
 

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