[Coco] [JunkMail] Fw: Midwest Snow fall.
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Wed Dec 19 03:07:29 EST 2007
From: Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net>
> On Tuesday 18 December 2007, Alex Evans wrote:
> >On 16 Dec 2007, at 12:28 PM, George Ramsower wrote:
> >> Snow? I've seen that on television. It's white, yes?
> >> George in San Antonio, TEXAS!
> >I've seen snow *in* San Antonio, Texas. Sure it was barely
> >accumulated at all and was quickly gone, but it was snow.
> >Greetings from Mililani, Hawaii.
> Heh, I can recall one NAB show week in April, oh 28 years ago I think. We
> drove into Vegas, got to our motel & found they had only heat pumps for heat.
> Temps were in the 20's, and they were gonna have to figure out what to do
> with about a foot of snow come morning. It had the Vegas street dept. plumb
> bumfuzzled & it took what little snow equipment they had about 3 days to
> collect it well enough so the locals could drive again. Me, driving Cecil's
> old caddy, I had a ball cuz I learned to drive in that stuff & lots worse the
> winter of 1950 in Iowa. We almost froze though, and you couldn't buy a
> blanket at any dept store in town.
> That taught me to never expect warm weather where I'm going regardless of the
> locales reputation. Pack accordingly.
The first time I ever passed through Las Vegas (heading from Travis AFB up near the Bay Area to spend New Years in Clovis NM), shortly before the end of 1974, there was at least 8" of snow on the ground.
Of course, when I moved to that desert town in August 1979, it was raining and continued to do so for the better part of a week. Some of the long term residents of Las Vegas (well, then, since I suspect few of them are still breathing) complained that the weather had gone to Hell ever since that lake was installed. Some of them had moved there back in the 1920s-30s for the dry air before there was any other effective treatment for various lung conditions, such as tuberculosis.
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