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« on: February 09, 2013, 01:02:47 AM »
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http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/highly_impressive_snow-clearing_japans_tateyama-kurobe_alpine_route_24357.asp

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 07:00:04 AM »
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Thanks Wolfnowl,
That puts a couple of inches of snow causing chaos in southern England in perspective!
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 10:35:09 AM »
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Much the same thing is done around Mt Rainier (my neighborhood). Except that due to extreme avalanche hazard, they donít start until around April. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/6950821824/in/set-72157629533930067
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 11:12:24 AM »
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Gosh, Mike! At first I thought those photos were taken of the street in front of my house this morning. I can't open my front door yet to see for sure.
Our "couple of inches" were at least two feet where I live, but it's hard to measure because there have been hurricane-level winds (and one report of over 100 mph winds at the top of Great Blue Hill in Canton, MA, just a few miles from here.)
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 06:57:14 PM »
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Yep,

By the time they open the road back up late April there is as much as 17 meters (2012) of accumulated snow in places, depending on winds,...

Recently it is more around a shy 13 meters though... Global warming...

The cost of removing the snow is around 1M$ per year.

By the way, the whole area is totally closed between late Nivember and April with typical night temps around -15 to -20C, strong winds and... Near constant snow falls. I have been there a few times in Nov and May, very nice place to be if you have basic winter skills.

A 300 megapixels pano of the place I shot late Nov a few years back.



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A few images online here!
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 12:28:08 AM »
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Thanks for the context, Bernard!  They get around 10-12 metres or so farther up island, but it's a ski resort, so nobody minds too much.  We have cherry blossoms and other flowers.

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 08:28:55 AM »
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Buffalo NY 2004 after lake-effect storm:  http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/graphics/oswego3_small.jpg

Not as impressive as the Japanese route, but enough to keep me well away.
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 12:58:00 AM »
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What can I say? This morning we received a mere 5 cm of snow and it causes a mess on the streets!
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