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Would you rather have a foot of snow or a windstorm?

 
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Credit to Jay for this one.

Would you rather have a foot of snow or a windstorm?
 
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This is a no-brainer for a Mainer like me. Definitely rather have the snow.
 
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Snow!
 
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I have lived in tornado country and snow country.   I will take the snow.
 
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Just a foot........?  
 
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Absolutely LOVE the snow!

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Robert Ray wrote:Just a foot........?  



Hahaha! That made me laugh. I don't think Jay lives in a snowy place. Maybe we should have gone to extremes. Blizzard vs Hurricane?
 
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If you haven't, I would highly not recommend being in Buffalo, NY, USA when it is experiencing lake effect.



It was not many years ago that the sheer amount of snow/ice was popping people's doors open...
 
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Yeah, a foot of snow is a nice, moderate load. I'll take that without blinking.
 
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Yup, a foot of dry snow is wonderful insulation!

A foot of soaking wet snow....umm, then I'll take the wind.
 
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I live on top of a mountain where the wind blows hard and fast.

I have never lived where there is a foot of snow.  We get just barely enough to make a snowman.

I would still say I would take a foot of snow over these winds.
 
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Haha no one has chosen the wind.  And I won't either.  I like snow, so I'm choosing the snow.
 
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I would take the snow
 
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Greg Martin wrote:A foot of soaking wet snow....umm, then I'll take the wind.

This is the catch! We get *very* wet snow (read, most times it rains on top of the snow, or rains and snows at the same time). Wet snow doesn't snow blow well and doesn't even push well. We take shovel-fulls and carry it to where we're going to dump it.

We get enough "Gusts to 70 km/hr" forecasts, that our trees are generally used to them.

Hurricane vs Tornado - that would be truly a difficult choice - both have high winds. I'm thinking it might be easier to organize a property to be resilient in the face of hurricanes, but they've been getting bigger and bigger lately - I think I'd rather have 3 at level 3 than 1 at level 5!
 
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Who wants wind? It's cold, dehydrates, and breaks things. Snow at least is full of water so up in the mountains snow means the creeks run in the summer.
 
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I live where the forest meets the sea. Trees everywhere, and these trees never get significant snow. A foot of snow would mean breaking trees blocking every road, knocking down every powerline, etc.

We get a lot of wind, coming directly off the Pacific. A bad wind storm can cause problems, but a heavy snow would cripple the area.

+1 for the wind vote.
 
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