Clear and understood
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:23pm

If you lived in hurricane country, or earthquake country, you'd probably be as experienced and versed with those as with blizzards. Floridians likely have little experience with blizzards, but know hurricanes well enough to know the do and don'ts.

To be safe requires understanding, and some planning.

Our Rocky Mountain snows may be deeper, but they also lack water content. Our "powder" snow is pert near impossible to make a snowball, or roll up a snowman. Too dry. Four feet of our snow probably weighs about the same as one foot of your snow. Water content makes the difference.

  • to do and how to prepare for them. I do NOT understand other weather circumstances as I've never had to deal with them and wouldn't know what to do to protect myself so it is extremely frightening to ... more
    • Clear and understood — Pikes, Mon Sep 18 10:23pm
      • Removed by admin 3banned poster, Fri Sep 22 10:03am
      • we do, everyone rushes out to "blow it away" with snow shovels, blowers, and even leaf blowers. LOL. Within no time, however, the water content ramps up and it begins to shrink into heavy duty snow... more
        • Our storm fronts usually come from the westPikes, Tue Sep 19 1:41pm
          The intervening mountains and deserts wring most moisture out of the clouds. Consequently our climate is dry and arid. A "humid" day is 50% or more. Those are uncommon. Usually humidity is in the 29- ... more
    • We all adapt....Sprout, Mon Sep 18 4:37pm
      I grew up in the north and Blizzards were seen as a known and manageable hazard. There are known and relatively uncomplicated steps to take to greatly reduce the risk that even a severe blizzard... more