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Have you been adversely affected by winter weather this year?

ABC News U.S. 2013/02/09 02:00:00
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Emergency crews and residents struggled to clear roadways and sidewalks from a storm that rampaged through the Northeast, dumping up to 3 feet of snow and bringing howling winds that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.

Municipal workers from New York to Boston labored through the night into Sunday in snow-bound communities, where some motorists had to be rescued after spending hours stuck in wet, heavy snow.

President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency for Connecticut, allowing federal aid to be used in recovery, and utilities in some hard-hit New England states predicted that the storm could leave some customers in the dark for days. "We've never seen anything like this," said county official Steven Bellone of New York's Long Island, which got more than 2½ feet of snow.

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  • Mike W 2013/02/11 20:14:15
    No
    Mike W
    +6
    No, ITS WINTER , thats what winter is, unless your one of those global warming idiots, oh wait , cold and snow in winter, can't call it global warming anymore, gotta come up with another BS terms for eco socialism,,,,, Climate Change !!! yea, thats it that way eco socialists can cry and whine when its hot oin the summer and cold in the winter....

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  • Illuminatti 37° 2013/02/15 03:58:55
    No
    Illuminatti 37°
    I have been longing for some global warming to come my way, it seems to be avoiding us. It's too cold and too much snow, but very normal weather this time of year.
  • HipJipC 2013/02/15 00:59:45
    Yes
    HipJipC
    Yes, only because my back is not as strong as it used to be. I couldn't walk much for a few days. It reminded me of when I was a kid. It seemed we had much more snow back in the '60s and '70s. It took over an hour to clean off and dig out just my daughter's SUV.
    days reminded kid snow 60s 70s clean dig daughters suv
  • sαиѕ sσℓєιℓ~ 2013/02/14 18:45:59
    No
    sαиѕ sσℓєιℓ~
    the cold here lasted all of a week and then returned to being irritatingly hot and humid :/
  • TombstoneJim 2013/02/14 17:16:19
    No
    TombstoneJim
    Gotta love Arizona!!
  • ellie. 2013/02/14 12:40:47
    No
    ellie.
    I live in Michigan, so while it's freezing cold and snowy here, we're kind of used to it by now, lol.
  • Kozmo 2013/02/14 07:05:52
    No
    Kozmo
    Major reason why I live on the Wet Coast, only had an inch of slush once this year.
    Happened to be in Toronto (10°C/50F that day) when a good yard fell and it dipped to -15°C/5F (mailed color weather maps from the paper to my friends west to 'rub it in').
    Got LUCKY. Can get pretty windy (Beaufort 11 in 2006) here at times however.
  • El Prez 2013/02/14 00:55:30
    No
    El Prez
    I live in the mountains and we prepare for winter and take care of the roads and streets.
  • 1776gwash 2013/02/13 19:16:07
    Yes
    1776gwash
    +1
    I got a sunburn last week during the storm. LOL
  • BIGNEVERMO 2013/02/13 17:33:57
    No
    BIGNEVERMO
    What winter weather...balmy 80 degrees today!
  • Civic Minded 2013/02/13 17:21:29
    No
    Civic Minded
    Rarely a problem in Texas. Occasionally we have ice on the roads. Last year we had one snowfall that was 4 inches, but not this year.
  • Kozmo Civic M... 2013/02/14 07:14:15 (edited)
    Kozmo
    +1
    Galveston didn't do so well in 1900 & you have tornadoes.
    Not immune here either, Tropical Storm Freda in 1962
    & the Hanukkah Eve storm of 2006 being the worst.
    SoCal got earthquakes & wildfires to worry about.
    Even snowed in Saudi Arabia, once.
    Take your pick.
  • Runaway ✩ 2013/02/13 16:51:14
    No
    Runaway ✩
    No, we don't have winter where I live. It's just year round honeysuckle, bees, sunshine, skinnydipping at the creek - the land of milk and honey, populated by buxom nymphomaniacs who never dress in more than bikinis.

    And, it's proven once again, that any idiot can post a poll on Sodahead!
  • SuperCee 2013/02/13 16:40:14
    No
    SuperCee
    +1
    It's winter and snow and bad weather should be expected.
  • wahegur 2013/02/13 15:46:17
    No
    wahegur
    i prefer the cold
  • adriennemariee 2013/02/13 15:13:44
    No
    adriennemariee
    No I live in Georgia all we get is rain -_-
  • wahegur adrienn... 2013/02/13 15:47:15
    wahegur
    +2
    do you like the u.k.
  • adrienn... wahegur 2013/02/13 15:53:15
    adriennemariee
    I live in the usa...?
  • Runaway ✩ adrienn... 2013/02/13 16:52:32
    Runaway ✩
    Didn't Georgia get a couple of those tornados?
  • adrienn... Runaway ✩ 2013/02/13 16:58:14
    adriennemariee
    Yeah my town did a few times and we've had thunderstorms since Sunday ... its been a fun winter
  • wahegur adrienn... 2013/07/10 15:20:31
    wahegur
    i love u
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2013/02/13 13:36:16
    No
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    Not yet. But we have our worst weather in March, usually. We did have 20 days of 12 degree cold or less, but that doesn't compare to 4 to 5 ft. of snow in less than 3 hours. That can cause a problem!
  • Nat Turner 2013/02/13 12:56:51
    Yes
    Nat Turner
    I live in Michigan.
  • Kozmo Nat Turner 2013/02/14 07:16:38
    Kozmo
    Lake Effect
  • Nat Turner Kozmo 2013/02/15 13:37:33
    Nat Turner
    BURRR! It's cold!
  • Kozmo Nat Turner 2013/02/15 17:03:52 (edited)
    Kozmo
    Spent 3 years in Toronto, prefer the Wet Coast.
    Vancouver
    The snow does look pretty on the mountains, it can stay there.
    Ride motorcycle year round (except for the odd heavy frost & rare snow dump), rain doesn't bother me.
  • Nat Turner Kozmo 2013/02/16 00:55:58
    Nat Turner
    WoW! a bike be careful, that sounds like fun in warm weather only
  • Kozmo Nat Turner 2013/02/16 02:03:12 (edited)
    Kozmo
    Been riding for 3 decades with no serious injuries or wrecking a ride.
    Even have passengers asking for rides when there is some snow in the side streets. Even a honey out bar-hopping when there was black ice (didn't go over 10mph) passing in front of a couple police cars (they were watching pimps) leaving one bar (only had two pints all night so wasn't DUI). Even been in hurricane conditions (Hanukkah Eve Storm 2006, Google) on open ground when riding home (wouldn't go OUT in it) without mishap (scary YES).

    There's a champion surfer with Asperger's, riding a bike in slick conditions isn't that much different, undiagnosed, but sure I have it.

    Car are a different story, dinged my Dad's (also an autistic) car on my first (unwilling) driving lesson. Dinged his minivan (he paid for a few lessons to get my car license, had one for bikes already) two decades later when I was a driver for his business and he kept insisting that I drive after being put on 'medication' (Haldol) the 1st time. I can't seem to pay attention while in a cage (same story with other drivers anyways). Had no trouble with bikes (started with a three-speed pedal one when 9), I just seem to 'more careful' automatically.

    Sure, I had some road rash from minors spills (or oil on the road last time) & a few crunched t...

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    Been riding for 3 decades with no serious injuries or wrecking a ride.
    Even have passengers asking for rides when there is some snow in the side streets. Even a honey out bar-hopping when there was black ice (didn't go over 10mph) passing in front of a couple police cars (they were watching pimps) leaving one bar (only had two pints all night so wasn't DUI). Even been in hurricane conditions (Hanukkah Eve Storm 2006, Google) on open ground when riding home (wouldn't go OUT in it) without mishap (scary YES).

    There's a champion surfer with Asperger's, riding a bike in slick conditions isn't that much different, undiagnosed, but sure I have it.

    Car are a different story, dinged my Dad's (also an autistic) car on my first (unwilling) driving lesson. Dinged his minivan (he paid for a few lessons to get my car license, had one for bikes already) two decades later when I was a driver for his business and he kept insisting that I drive after being put on 'medication' (Haldol) the 1st time. I can't seem to pay attention while in a cage (same story with other drivers anyways). Had no trouble with bikes (started with a three-speed pedal one when 9), I just seem to 'more careful' automatically.

    Sure, I had some road rash from minors spills (or oil on the road last time) & a few crunched turn signals, the odd hand lever or mirror.

    Only need $50 to (obtain gasket from eBay) get my machine going but require a tear-down to fix (oil leak between cylinders & transmission casing) and don't have the space to do the work at the moment. Worked in a motorcycle shop for a couple of years so know how to do it.
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  • Nat Turner Kozmo 2013/02/17 14:27:20
    Nat Turner
    By any chance, is your bike a Harley?
  • Kozmo Nat Turner 2013/02/17 22:36:51 (edited)
    Kozmo
    Furthest road trip with the 'B3' is a day trip to Portland 20 years ago
    kz750b

    And I rode this from ( a "T2") Vancouver mid-September to Montréal wintering [and riding in January] in Toronto returning start of June
     79 cb400t
  • Nat Turner Kozmo 2013/02/18 17:03:00
    Nat Turner
    +1
    Those are absolutly beautiful...You be safe!
  • Kozmo Nat Turner 2013/02/18 18:18:48 (edited)
    Kozmo
    Those are showroom pix. Mine have their share of dings & scratches.
  • Nat Turner Kozmo 2013/02/19 12:53:46
  • Dar 2013/02/13 12:14:51
    No
    Dar
    No...its been a rather mild "winter" here in Texas.
  • Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of ... 2013/02/13 12:11:57 (edited)
    Yes
    Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of Phaet
    +1
    I live in Connecticut and my town got around 40 inches. I have been snowed in for the last three days since a plow never once visited the condo complex I live in. The only reason I was able to finally leave the house to go to my internship today was because me and the rest of my neighbors pitched in and have been shoveling our street. It still by no means is safe to drive right now but I had to leave the house and work. I hate being unproductive.
  • SuperCee Ferηαηd... 2013/02/13 16:41:11
    SuperCee
    +1
    CT did get hit pretty hard...in NYC in my neighborhood, snow is almost gone.
  • Ferηαηd... SuperCee 2013/02/14 12:07:51
    Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of Phaet
    +1
    Yeah the state did. I didn't realize how back It was going to be. It took a few days to get most of the streets in the state to be drivable again.
  • Runaway ✩ Ferηαηd... 2013/02/13 16:54:02
    Runaway ✩
    +1
    It took you how many days to start shoveling? You young people - my generation didn't wait, we just shoveled!
  • KW Runaway ✩ 2013/02/13 17:23:57
    KW
    Probably because combustion engines weren't invented yet. Had to walk 5 miles to school barefoot up hill both ways too? yea, yea.....
  • Runaway ✩ KW 2013/02/13 17:26:26
    Runaway ✩
    Smart ass - only the lazy kids went barefoot. I had stegosaurus leather boots!
  • KW Runaway ✩ 2013/02/14 13:37:28
    KW
    Selfish people like you is why they are extinct today!

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