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Rain vs Snow
« on: February 14, 2018, 08:27:37 PM »

Just for kicks. Which do you prefer, and why?  :D
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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 09:15:24 PM »

Rain. It doesn't last as long, while snow can pile up.
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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 10:35:36 PM »

Snow.  I can move it out if the way & not worry about flooding.
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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 11:00:56 PM »

Snow since it usually scares the terrible drivers that think they can handle rain away.

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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 01:46:57 AM »

Snow, I can ski on it, be a kid in it, do some fun stuff with it.
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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 08:39:55 AM »

Rain, it's a free car wash
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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 09:23:48 AM »

Snow.  I can move it out if the way & not worry about flooding.

Until it melts.  Especially poignant today when we have rain moving in and there's over a foot of snowpack on the ground!
But I see what you mean.  I'd rather walk outside in snow, because it doesn't directly get you wet.  I'd rather drive in rain, though.
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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 01:02:20 PM »

Snow since it usually scares the terrible drivers that think they can handle rain away.

Unfortunately for me, snow doesn't scare anyone away around here.  :paranoid:
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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 02:31:41 PM »

Snow since it usually scares the terrible drivers that think they can handle rain away.

Unfortunately for me, snow doesn't scare anyone away around here.  :paranoid:

Generally snow and bad weather are optional out on the West Coast.  I donít mind a snowy drive if it means I can do things like go to Yosemite or some place like it without a ton of riff raff.  Bad weather driving skills generally are lacking here, the state does their part to deter people with chain controls. 

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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 06:47:12 PM »

Rain. Snow is on the ground for longer.
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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2018, 06:49:44 PM »

There's nothing better than curing up on the couch and listening to rain, and there's (usually) no need to brush off the car or scrape ice with it, but then, snow (usually) doesn't require an umbrella.  Yes, there have been exceptions to both this winter.  Using snow brushes while holding an umbrella is not fun.  Nor is discovering that a blizzard has suddenly and unexpectedly turned to almost 100% rain.
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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2018, 09:49:17 PM »

Snow - it happens much less than rain so there's a novelty factor, plus it's usually less intrusive to most outdoor activities
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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2018, 10:38:23 PM »

plus it's usually less intrusive to most outdoor activities
I am so confused by this.
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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2018, 11:08:54 PM »

plus it's usually less intrusive to most outdoor activities
I am so confused by this.

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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2018, 11:28:25 PM »

plus it's usually less intrusive to most outdoor activities
I am so confused by this.

Probably should have specified outdoor activities you'd actually want to be doing in winter.

But anyway, the point I was getting at was that snow usually doesn't get you soaking wet, making it much more enjoyable to be outside in than rain. If I had to be outside for an extended period of time, I'd rather it be in the snow than in the rain.
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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2018, 01:23:35 AM »

Snow since it usually scares the terrible drivers that think they can handle rain away.

Or cripples the city I live in.
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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2018, 05:37:51 AM »

But anyway, the point I was getting at was that snow usually doesn't get you soaking wet, making it much more enjoyable to be outside in than rain. If I had to be outside for an extended period of time, I'd rather it be in the snow than in the rain.
Absolutely. Even light rain is more miserable than snow - part of that is when it snows it's bright, rather than dull grey! Part of that is when it snows, it gets you less wet.

I help with a annual scout event - a night hike in late January. One year it snowed heavily, so we moved everything earlier and shortened the time they had before they had to stop (the problem being the activity bases dotted around the course, with cars on narrow roads in hilly terrain having issues with getting trapped) because of the snow. The kids came back full of energy, annoyed that their fun walk in the snow had been cut short and wanting to go back out. Another year it started raining as heavily at a similar time of the night (and we again shifted it a bit earlier to deal with this forecast), and the kids all were wanting to drop out and stop walking, or coming back tired and miserable. But the adults who were under shelter and needed to drive back were  rather less grumpy.

When it's snowing lots of people round here go all chicken and won't go out - then it's fine. The problem is when it becomes ice later. Snow is pleasant to walk on (and easily cleared), deep puddles/mud is far less pleasant, but ice is just terrible.
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Re: Rain vs Snow
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2018, 09:26:34 PM »

Rain.  Don't have to shovel, plow, or blow it.  It doesn't cause sight problems when you back out of you driveway when it piles up, doesn't lead to interruptions in your everyday life because it restricts your travel, and you don't have a mix of people either driving like maniacs and ending up in a ditch or 80 year old Floridians who brake every 2 feet with no in-between. 
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