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    OMG! Oswego NY, 100 Inches of Snow in Seven Days!

    I was in school in Buffalo NY for the Blizzard of '77. That year I believe 199" of snow fell over a period of a couple months. 100" is seven days is incredible! Can anyone here provide an eyewitness report?

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    I imagine it must look a lot like Watertown did in 1977 when I passed through. Roads and driveways were canyons in the snow.
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    Yes that is somewhat unbelievable. I think however the Weather Channel stated that in 1975 Oswego got over 200" in one season! Un freakin real!
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    Pics please.

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    I'm so jealous right now! Our winter sport season has not been kind this year! I want to play in the snow before it all melts!!!

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    Looking at that volume of snow and the weight on roof tops.......that could collapse even a well constructed roof of a home or business. Guess that is why that guy is shoveling his roof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msheron
    Looking at that volume of snow and the weight on roof tops.......that could collapse even a well constructed roof of a home or business. Guess that is why that guy is shoveling his roof.
    Not likely. It would have to be 2-3 times that thick on a well-made house of that type. Usually people shovel roofs to prevent ice damming - which can ruin the shingles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah
    I'm so jealous right now! Our winter sport season has not been kind this year! I want to play in the snow before it all melts!!!
    I hear ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    Not likely. It would have to be 2-3 times that thick on a well-made house of that type. Usually people shovel roofs to prevent ice damming - which can ruin the shingles.
    I see.............
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    Here I am, right on the other side of the bay from Oswego, and we got almost no snow at all. We might have 6 inches on the ground. I can look out over the water and see the smokestacks from the power plant over there usually, but they've been enveloped in a cloud for the last week or so. Odd weather patterns....

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    Quote Originally Posted by msheron
    Looking at that volume of snow and the weight on roof tops.......that could collapse even a well constructed roof of a home or business. Guess that is why that guy is shoveling his roof.
    After being cooped up in the house with the wife and kids for a week, a guy will do anything for a little time to himself.

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    Wednesday (2/7) we were out riding in shorts and arm warmers, and only I had booties on. Thursday, there were attractive women out in bikinis, although this wasn't the earliest I've seen bikinis outside. Today, it rained. I don't think my county has recorded 100" of snow since reliable records were started in the late 1890s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah
    I'm so jealous right now! Our winter sport season has not been kind this year! I want to play in the snow before it all melts!!!
    I'm with you! If there were mountains in Oswego, I'd be buying property there for a retirement home! Sheesh.

    On the other hand, any Wash-a-tonions here remember the winter of 98-99? Mt Baker recorded more snow in one season than anywhere else on the face of the earth... EVER! They got 1140" of snow that season!! Skiing was great, but hiking that summer at Baker wasn't all that great since they didn't/couldn't open the higher areas of the park.

    I was out at Whistler for a couple of weeks that winter. Best skiing I've ever experienced; and I've been skiing for ~30 years now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah
    I'm so jealous right now! Our winter sport season has not been kind this year! I want to play in the snow before it all melts!!!
    +1.
    I wish we got more snow than we did. We have to escape north of the city into the hills to get to some decent snowfall.
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