Why don't we like snow?

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    I've never really understood the contempt. Stuff is pretty when it's falling, it's absolutely beautiful on the ground/trees/plants and it's fun to ski on or play in, so exactly what do us folks hate it so much?
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    it's cold,wet,pain to get around in,the road salt screws your paint job and under carriage,turns the landscape grey,shoveling driveways are b.s.,did i mention it's cold
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    i don't know WHY you don't like snow, lol. i grew up in florida, in the heat and humidity, was born in southern california, so upon moving to kentucky have been enjoying the distinct four seasons. and still lovin' snow!!!!! (kills all the bug pests and weeds off for another year, lol) plus, i like winter clothes.
    i do not recommend driving a mustang in bad winter weather. NOT fun, lol.
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    OK, Anstro. I hear ya but, is it cold?

    Never had to shovel a driveway but I can assure you I would not like having to do that at all. We don't sweat the "wet" part do we? I mean, aren't northener clothes kinda made for that? And the roads get plowed don't they? Skies are grey, but the landscape's a pretty white winter wonderland, isn't it? Now if it were cold I could understand ('cept it's gonna be cold whether there's snow or not, right?).
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    my house pictured in a january snow. see, it even gives you the opportunity to make great holiday cards, lol.

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    another one.

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    i will never live where it's cold. i love florida's two and a half seasons
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    Hi. I'm exiledgator and I'm a snowaholic.
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    i still love opening the curtains to watch it snow. it's kinda peaceful.
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    I hate the cold. And shoveling snow just to slide around on it while attempting to drive sucks. But snow can be fun to play with, and Arizona has the perfect set up. 60-70 degrees in the city, but the mountains are 2 hours away or less. So after a storm, you can go on a short drive and play, and then go back to where it's warm afterwards.
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    I'm a Florida boy and I love snow.........for about a week every year.
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    Snow has its ups and downs. Shoveling is definitely out. Snow blower and plow make life easier. So instead of mowing the lawn, it's blowing snow now and then. My back yard:
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    It's pretty when it's falling. But, if you've ever had to commute after a large snowfall - especially if there is a lot of walking involved - then you'll learn to hate it. And if you've ever had to scrape frozen snow from your windshield, back and side windows and door handles while your hands fend off frostbite - then you'll learn to hate it. If you've ever slipped on a sidewalk caked with frozen snow and busted your rear - then you'll learn to hate it. If you've ever had to shovel wet snow from your porch and driveway - then you'll learn to hate it.
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    have had to do all of that, lol. still don't hate it. still enjoy the winter season, looking forward to more snow. kinda like summer in florida: if you ever had to board up or tape up your windows, if you have had to buy a generator, if you see jim cantore in your neighborhood.....then you'd learn to hate it, right?
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    in parts of the country snow is a guarantee, hurricanes are not. i'll play the odds
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    we're not a 'guarantee', yearly. i mean, i can't think of many years when we didn't have at least one snow, but sometimes that one snow is pretty insubstantial, like under five inches. this isn't like, say, minnesota.
    ;)

    we get 4 distinct seasons. about the time you're tired of one, another is kicking in. the best is the fall and spring, cuz you save electricity, not having to run your heat and/or air conditioning much. i love being able to put small fans in the window, and have the temp 65 or so. 50 - 60 for sleeping 'weather'....being able to bundle up in a niiiiice quilt. see, can't do that stuff in florida. i prefer summer there, cuz at least there's ocean breezes. here, it's stagnant and muggy in the summer, except for breakthrough thunderstorms. i hate summer, lol.
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    Uh oh, I sense a Florida vs. cold-weather State, summer vs. winter hijack type internet debate (fight) a brewing. Not my intent. I personally prefer FL in the summertime (warm water, tarpon season) but I also think I like snow. Never had to live in it but those times when I've seen it, played in it, I've liked it. Nothing not to like in the snow scene photos posted here in this thread.
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    Every place has issues/good vs bad. I personally enjoy that in the summer the kids and I can go outside to whatever park or class they're doing and it's in the 70s with a nice breeze, versus almost 100 with massive thunderstorms. I love the fall - going to the pumpkin patch when it's in the 50s or 40s is extremely beautiful and to me a perfect version of "fall". Now, the six months after that absolutely suck. Having a white Christmas is great, but digging your car out in the morning, warming up the car, scraping the ice off the car, then running errands, then needing to get snow off the car AGAIN at the store....it gets extremely tiring. Your joints ache like no one's business. Avoiding potholes here is almost like a road race. So it's nice when you guys can wear light sweaters in winter versus thermals, long sleeve shirt/jeans, parka or wool coat, scarf, hat and gloves.

    And never mind getting kids ready. Invariably you get all their snow gear on, and 15 minutes later when you're done, invariably you get "Mama, I gotta go potty!" :eek:
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    If I don't have to go anywhere then snow is fine. I hate shoveling snow. Also, I'm about to have a daily commute between Lexington and Louisville (~ 1 hour in good conditions) and I think driving in the snow will suck.
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    I will say the crews up here are well equipped and well versed in clearing the roads and airports. For the most part, driving in the snow becomes more of a visibility issue versus the actual snow. However, further south you see it on the news all the time where they get a couple of inches and the cities come to a standstill.

    Even the airport here - rarely closes. Usually it's some kind of heavy crosswinds (70 mph last time it closed temporarily). They have their act together so well that this is the airport that usually does the de-icing/snow training for other airports.
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