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Heavy snowfall

Post by dalehileman » Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:47 pm

Front page, Jan 27 Victorville, CA Press Dispatch:

Avalanches typically follow heavy snowfall

"...anytime there is just too much snow"--National Weather Service

When I showed it to Laverne, who is much smarter than I, she had no reaction whatever, leaving me to wonder whether I might possess some sort of offbeat discernment
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Post by Bobinwales » Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:16 pm

If you mean that "any time" is two words I wholeheartedly agree.
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Post by dalehileman » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:01 pm

No, not it
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:08 pm

Typically? On the level?
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:39 pm

The Riddler strikes again.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:31 am

.. dale it seems that the local readers also found this depth of insight astonishing .. these comments appeared ..
stevesobol wrote - Look, I don't bag on the Daily Press (too often, anyhow), but come on... first the revelation that icy conditions cause auto accidents, and now this?

4freedom wrote - Wow, Great informative article. Now, all I need is some 'Pro' to explain why I get wet when it rains. I'm also confused as to why the sun burns my skin. My mother told me not to touch a hot stove. She must be a 'pro'.
.. but for me dale just thanks for making me aware of this astonishing connection .. coming from a part of the world where snow is not an everyday happening and where we need to drive for at least seven hours to aquaint ourselves with the white stuff it is timely that this type of factual knowledge is placed in the public domain .. locally we are attempting to work out the connection between waves, water and beaches .. we know there is something going on but ...........

WoZ of Aus 28/01/08
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Post by dalehileman » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:53 pm

Wiz thanks for your support, I was beginning to wonder whether in my 78th year I might be losing it
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Post by russcable » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:51 pm

While I'm not an avalance expert, it seems to me from what I do know about them that one snowfall does not an avalanche make no matter how heavy the one snowfall is.
The story http://tinyurl.com/24lp2t seems to be making this point (that a heavy snowfall can trigger an avalanche from pre-existing conditions). I think the quote (which actually begins "In a nutshell,...") is taken out of context by the writer of the article.
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Post by dalehileman » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:16 pm

russ, as a matter of fact human activity is sometimes blamed, while I suppose an earth tremor might do it also. However, analyzing the phenomenon itself somewhat dampens the drift of the thread

...like when one feels driven to explain a joke

Puns (2) intended; forgive
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Post by jeffreys » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:20 pm

gdwdwrkr wrote:Typically? On the level?
How does an avalanche happen on the level anyway? Does it not have to fall from up there to down here?
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:46 pm

At last.
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Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:12 pm

The article is obviously a snow-job deflecting suspicion from the new weaponised snowflake which gives rise to 75% more avalanches due to its greater potential to roll freely. A Pentagon Plot.
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:55 pm

Exacerbated by G.W.(Global Warming) Bush.
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Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:59 pm

And of course British Rail weren't given the antifreezedote.
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