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Lots of Snow!


"QUANTUM SHOT" #613
Link - by A. Abrams



If you've been snowed under for some time, these pictures will help you feel better

"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow?..." (Job, 38:22) Some translations put it as "the treasures of the snow". Well, it seems some locations get entirely too much of this good thing:

Snowed under in the most epic way (somewhere in Switzerland):


(original unknown)

Huge vintage snow fall (would like to get some info):




Norilsk, Russia, The World Capital of Snow

Vicious winter blizzards in Norislk, Siberia, bring an inordinate - even obscene - amount of snow...
(images via 1, 2)





(images via)

There is a car here, somewhere -





(images via)

Norilsk climate is impressive not only in winter - here is a brooding storm over the city, spring 2009:


(image credit: Alexander Grishin)

Norilsk citizen's pasttime (and a popular extreme sport) - they call it "Buildering":



Snow being cleared from the Trans-Labrador Highway in northeastern Canada:




Similar "snow walled-in" road situation, this time in Japan:


(images credit: SnowJapan)

SnowMageddon... or SnowPocalypse? These pictures are from Italy:



(images via)


To dig (this car out), or not to dig?

Most of the time the answer is: yes, you'll have to dig...

























"Buses are encrusted in ice and snow in the Omaha, Nebraska suburb of Elkhorn, where a fire was being put out" -


(photo by AP Photo/Nati Harnik - via)

Archeological strata - cultural remains and natural sediments, buried over time...





Digging out a Mercedes E-series car in Canada:




(original unknown)

The climate inside sometimes is not much better:





Some drivers fight back and make in their garage something entirely different:



(images via)


Bizarre and Terror-inducing Icicles

Here is an impressive ice formation - Hard Rime Ice, most often seen atop mountains in winter -


(image via)


(image via)





Might as well head out and frolic in the snow:


(image via)


(image via)

But if you want to catch a ski lift, you might be out of luck:


(somewhere in Europe, image via)


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37 Comments:

Blogger sami said...

whoa...
A lot of snow!

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Blogger ccspinko said...

Wow, thats incredible. Very good stuff dude.

Jess
www.isp-logging.net.tc

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Blogger David Great said...

Snow, snow and snow this year is true Winter Olympic year.
http://www.vancouver2010olympic.com/en/index

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Blogger Conlaeb said...

Abrams,
I have some history for you on your second photo titled 'Huge Vintage Snow fall'. This appears identical to a picture displayed in Suomi's Restaurant in Houghton, Michigan. Houghton is located at the base of the Keweenau peninsula and is known as one of the snow capitals of the state. I do not remember the date of the photo, if you would like more information shoot me an e-mail and I will respond with the details from the restaurant. I can recognize the riverfront vaguely in the photo :-)

-Corpo

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Blogger kayce. said...

as far as the second pic goes, i'm sorry i don't have better info, but i seem to remember that being sand ~ not snow ~ by that telephone pole. it's either in reference to windstorms in CA or the hurricane in galveston, tx. i'm still googling for more specific info, tho.

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Blogger HC said...

Now that's what I call snow... Nothing compared to the 15 centrimetres that have fallen here in Holland.

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Blogger Ben said...

Old school telephone pic...could swear it is from north dakota.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The man next to the telephone pole - it is snow, not sand. Jamestown, North Dakota
Photo Date: March 9, 1966 - http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/wea00958.htm

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Japan picture is from Niigata Prefecture, Yuzawa, a ski-resort town. You can see a sign for Joetsu Kokusai in the background, which made me laugh. Jokoku is a pretty decent resort, been there four times or so and hoping to board there again this year. The snow in Niigata is usually half that size.

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Anonymous phoenix taxi driver said...

Did anyone mention it is sunny and 75o Farenheit here in Phoenix Arizona this week end?

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Anonymous migolfer said...

You asked about the 2nd photo. References:
* http://migolfer.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A1E14A2D28802CCE!216.entry

* http://nsidc.org/snow/gallery/blizzard_1966b.html


"A man stands near a utility pole in North Dakota, March 9, 1966. A spring blizzard produced snow so deep that it nearly buried the utility poles. (Source: NOAA/Department of Commerce. Courtesy of the Historic National Weather Service Collection.)"

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Blogger Marianne said...

Holy Crap! That's a lot of snow.

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Blogger Rania Ramadan said...

i am an ice eater , so I hope if I can eat all this snow, I will solute this problems
you have interested blog , I like cool ads, I wish if you visit me in some flowers/

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Anonymous kernel.net said...

I can't believe the amount of snow seen in these pics, I have never realized how gentle is the weather here in switzerland....

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Anonymous Polish Winter said...

In our country there also is a lot of snow. Maybe not in such amounts as on pictures, but in meaningful way.
Poland on snow

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Blogger Kimme Utsi said...

Lots and lots of snow. :)

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Blogger Cherie said...

I will never complain about our North East Ohio winters again!!!

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Blogger Tomasz said...

No. 2 - probably a scene of the winter of 1978/1979 in Poland.

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Anonymous Koneck said...

Whoa... now I don't feel like leaving Jamaica at all. So much ice, damn

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Blogger student SGH said...

it's a widespread myth that picture no. was taken in Poland in 1979. Someone just has found it in the Net and put it up as a fake. Nevertheless we had two-metre high snowdrifts in Poland thirty one years ago and tunnels similar to that "snow walled-in"

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Huge vintage snow fall (would like to get some info):" Looks a lot like a photo I have seen in reference to snow in North Dakota, perhaps near the Fargo area.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Vintage snow pic at top) A man stands near a utility pole in North Dakota, March 9, 1966. A spring blizzard produced snow so deep that it nearly buried the utility poles. (Source: NOAA/Department of Commerce. Courtesy of the Historic National Weather Service Collection.) Larger version (33k).
http://nsidc.org/snow/gallery/

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in Honduras during Christmas and overheard that it had snowed for the first time in recorded history in... Guatemala! Upon research, however, i discovered that some volcanoes there get snow every once in a while.

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Blogger Pizarro said...

Preciosa imagenes me han gustado mucho, saludos desde Guareña-españa.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

strong winter doesn't mean that there is no global warming..wait till summer (besides temperatures are pretty high for a winter..it's just a lot of snow(rain) this year...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura Ingals-Wilder recounts as a child back in the 1800's where there was a storm that came up to the second story bedrooms. So global warming must occur every so often, and of course there were a lot of carbon emissions back when the territories were just becoming states, right?

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Anonymous David said...

hey, thats unbelivable. Very good shots

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Blogger truthmiracle said...

I think that the "Huge Vintage Snowfall" photo may be from the winter of 77-78. I remember seeing it then.

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Blogger Mitch H. said...

I'm pretty sure that first photo is of a doghouse, not a full-scale house. That much snow to scale with an actual two-storey would have caved in the roof.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should check out a place called Garrett County, Maryland USA. I have seen pictures taken there that compare to a lot of these pictures and they are south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

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Anonymous Terry said...

I thought I hated snow before but I can't imagine living in that stuff.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool pics, really! Being a Swede, I can tell you the last picture shows ski lift Tusenmetersliften in Åre, Scandinavia's greatest ski resort.

Cheers.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where I ride my snowmobile in the Colorado Rockies they have over 200 inches and drifts normally are 3-10 feet after a Pacific front comes through. Taxi Driver in Arizona just doesn't get it......Oh Ya next week it is going to be sunny and 60 in Denver.....

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

that wasn't a BMW :)

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Anonymous Chris Miller said...

Just moved from Alaska to Houston, Texas. Can't say I miss this kind of snow :)

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Anonymous Paul said...

Don't want to be a smartass and all but Mercedes makes E-classes, BMW makes 5-series.

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Anonymous Commander of All said...

Ah, this reminds me of the ice planet Hoth.

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