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How long do you like winter to last
« on: December 16, 2017, 03:17:37 AM »

Just curious. Mine is longer than currently because I like a good long ski season.
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 04:07:04 AM »

Is this the next series of threads, in the vein of the "AARoads topics in…" series? "How much/how long/how [whatever] you like snow?" :rolleyes:
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 06:44:19 AM »

The nice thing about winter is that it means spring is on the way. (At least where I live now -- in San Diego, the joke was its four seasons are "early summer, summer, late summer, and next summer"). So I have no interest in prolonging winter.
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 02:43:45 PM »

Snow’s good October through May.
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 03:02:58 PM »

I moved just far enough south to see snow once every 3 years
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 03:19:17 PM »

I wouldn’t mind if it snowed every day from November through New Year’s and then got no more the rest of winter.
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 08:29:26 PM »

Is this the next series of threads, in the vein of the "AARoads topics in…" series? "How much/how long/how [whatever] you like snow?" :rolleyes:

Pretty much but didn't think of this that way. I was thinking about doing Summer too when June comes around.
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 10:03:41 PM »

A little less. I don't mind snow around Chistmas but by March I need spring!
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 10:31:08 PM »

Not long, I like being able to drive roads in the high Sierras unabated.

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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 01:51:14 PM »

First two storms than I'm done.

Despite the spelling error and missing comma, this one nailed it on the head for me.
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 06:12:39 PM »

I bitch and moan about winter in North Florida... I would rather live on the equator.

 My friend is from Salvador, Brazil right near the equator.. he said he thought he would die from the cold in South Florida the first time it went down to the 50s when he first moved to the US. I would like Salvador's climate

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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 07:00:00 PM »

I bitch and moan about winter in North Florida... I would rather live on the equator.

 My friend is from Salvador, Brazil right near the equator.. he said he thought he would die from the cold in South Florida the first time it went down to the 50s when he first moved to the US. I would like Salvador's climate

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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 07:17:51 PM »

I bitch and moan about winter in North Florida... I would rather live on the equator.

 My friend is from Salvador, Brazil right near the equator.. he said he thought he would die from the cold in South Florida the first time it went down to the 50s when he first moved to the US. I would like Salvador's climate

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The coldest day of winter here

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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 08:58:59 PM »

I bitch and moan about winter in North Florida... I would rather live on the equator.

 My friend is from Salvador, Brazil right near the equator.. he said he thought he would die from the cold in South Florida the first time it went down to the 50s when he first moved to the US. I would like Salvador's climate

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I don a pair of shorts when it hits 50 in the springtime…
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 10:47:51 PM »

I bitch and moan about winter in North Florida... I would rather live on the equator.

 My friend is from Salvador, Brazil right near the equator.. he said he thought he would die from the cold in South Florida the first time it went down to the 50s when he first moved to the US. I would like Salvador's climate

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You would fit in at my high school.
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2017, 04:52:52 PM »

Where's the "week and a half" option?  From 2 days before Christmas to the day after New Years.  That's all the winter we need.
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2017, 05:54:48 PM »

I like winter to start in early December. It sucks when the ski resorts have little to no snow during the Christmas break.

Before university, I wanted winter to end in late March, since my family would often go skiing during March break (which is a week off school in the middle of the month). Now that I'm in university, I would say early March, since universities don't have March break. Instead, we have Reading Week which is in February.

As much as I like skiing, it's also exciting to replace the winter jacket with a hoodie during the start of spring :).
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2017, 09:03:24 PM »

Officially, it Runs December 21 to March 20. IMO, it should run from around November 25 to March 10th.
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2017, 09:33:37 PM »

I like it when it holds off in December and doesn't start until January. That way you only have to dread 2 months instead of 3. At least then you can still look forward to the days getting longer. I can tolerate some snow in March before the month is half over. After that then it's like baseball's November world series. Something that goes too long.
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2017, 03:15:16 AM »

Where's the "week and a half" option?  From 2 days before Christmas to the day after New Years.  That's all the winter we need.


+1 You nailed it for me right there. I wouldn't mind one good Lake Michigan style lake effect blizzard and then enough time to let it thaw slowly and then be right back to being able to swim and do other outside activities without a coat on again. A week and a half would be perfect, I think!
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2017, 03:48:28 AM »

Where's the "week and a half" option?  From 2 days before Christmas to the day after New Years.  That's all the winter we need.


+1 You nailed it for me right there. I wouldn't mind one good Lake Michigan style lake effect blizzard and then enough time to let it thaw slowly and then be right back to being able to swim and do other outside activities without a coat on again. A week and a half would be perfect, I think!

In my opinion, that qualifies as first 2 storms then I'm done.
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2017, 12:22:30 PM »

I work outside. I prefer cold to heat. I make my own heat when I start moving around (or after a Taco Bell meal). I don't wear a jacket when I work or I will sweat in the jacket & it will be too slimy to put back on. Winter is my friend, summer is not.
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2017, 10:33:11 AM »

Thanksgiving thru March.
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2017, 10:46:54 AM »

As I get older, about a day and a half would be good!   :-D
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Re: How long do you like winter to last
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2017, 06:40:54 PM »

Not long, I like being able to drive roads in the high Sierras unabated.
How have the storms been in Sierras this year? LA is off to a very dry start this winter and I'm worried the snow pack hasn't been the greatest in the mountains this season.
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