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  • Saturday, March 02, 2019

    Deep, Warm, And Wet

    NIFTY SNOWFALL
    Wrecks And Floods
    normal or newsy ?
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    COURTESY KBZK NEWS, BOZEMAN
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    .. Nothing like a record BUT, we just had a few days of heavy wet snow.
    .. The wind blew, the sky was white, the flakes were large and heavy, and the drifts got deeper and deeper.
    FORTY INCHES IN 48 HOURS
    .. In our village and, in the region around us the news hounds are having a field day with events and situations that are rare this year.
    .. Newsworthy items include: the ice jams on the Gallatin River and Madison River, neighbors getting stuck in the snow, sledheads challenging trees at speed, visitors lost in the whiteout, the road  closed from here to Ashton, Idaho, etc.
    .. Even our school was closed. A very rare occurrence indeed. One for the history books. On a more pleasant note the call has spread for presenters at the "WINTER PHOTO FESTIVAL."
    THE CONVENIENCE OF WINTER TOURING
    .. AND, our snow pack statistics are in great shape. The month 'to date' for February snowfall was at about 140% [LINK.]
    .. Save for the warm temperatures this is a good thing. We're looking forward to mid 30's or, even 40's in a day or two. More floods!
    .. 30 years ago this situation was a near normal annual occurrence. Now it is a stunning event and worthy of sensationalism. 40 years ago travel in Yellowstone National Park was a bona fide wilderness adventure.
    .. Last year was one of the warmest on record with only moderate snowfall and winter travel in the park was convenient in the buses with triangle tracks.
    .. We'll not bore you with details:
    RESOURCES
    ICE JAM-1, ICE JAM-2, ICE JAM-3, ICE JAM-4, SNOWMOBILE vs. TREE, LOST IN THE WHITEOUT-1, RESCUED FROM THE WHITEOUT-2, SCHOOL CLOSED, WINTER PHOTO FESTIVAL.
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    .. Our aerobic activity ration for the winter has been used up over the last couple of days. We wore the paint off of the snow shovel.
    ROOF SLIDES IN WARM WEATHER
    .. Most of the stuck cars in our village were little Subaru vehicles.
    .. Owners who believed the 'good in snow' hype charged forth into the deep wet powder.
    .. Rear wheel wells got snow packed and the light weight vehicles floated on the compressed powder.
    .. Pushing by hand was the easy way to get going again. Some drivers got stuck turning corners in the whiteout and buried themselves in the plowed up street cleaning piles. No disasters with drivers in the village have been yet recorded.
    .. We're headed to the Post Office, grocery store, and hardware store. There should be tales told and stories to share. Rare indeed, for deep snow to be a topic of conversation in our village.
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    WALLPAPER: SUPER WAFFLE AND BRANDIED STRAWBERRIES