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Weirder than last week?

Post 21

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - snork We've been hating on this snow since sometime in February. smiley - brr


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Post 22

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

You mostly missed out on this storm. It passed far enough out to sea that the only land masses that were hit were the ones that jutted out.


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Post 23

Dmitri Gheorgheni

It pays to be at the top of the Appalachians - and 500 feet above the river. smiley - laugh


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Post 24

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Which river? The Susquehanna? The Monongahela? The Allegheny? The Styx? smiley - winkeye

of course, if you're close enough to Lake Erie, you would get a Godzilla-sized load of lake-effect snow.


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Post 25

Dmitri Gheorgheni

No, we're far enough from Lake Erie to avoid it - Erie gets a ton of snow, though, and we know people there. smiley - laugh

The river is a tributary of the Allegheny called the Clarion. It used to be called Stump Creek before early settlers decided to apply better advertising techniques...smiley - winkeye


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Post 26

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

When I was in my teens, I drew maps of the streams in the Mississippi River system. I logged more than 10,000 streams. I have a vague memory of the Clarion, which is ironic given its name.


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Post 27

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - rofl It's an attractive river these days - now that the logging and petroleum bubbles have bursts.


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Post 28

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

I've read novels that feature the landscape of Pennsylvania. "Rabbit, Run," for instance. Those elevated ridges are very long. You could have a town on each side of the ridge, a few miles apart as the crow flies, but you might have to drive 30 or 40 miles to get from one to the other. I gather that it's the same story in eastern Tennessee as well.


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Post 29

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Definitely. smiley - rofl My dad's family is from the Tennessee mountains, so we always felt at home in western Pennsylvania.


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Post 30

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

I used to love poring over Army Corps of Engineers topographical maps of those states. It was fun to see just how far a river could flow in a narrow groove before finding a gap and flowing into some other river.


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Post 31

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Yeah - it's fun to follow the charts, and then see what it looks like up close. smiley - smiley


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Post 32

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twQB29LNvCk


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Post 33

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - laugh 'Almost heaven, West Virginia' takes on a different aspect if you've ever been in Beckley on a rainy Sunday morning...back in the old days...


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