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  • Um . . . so ALL of Alaska is on fire?

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    • Well, they kinda peter out at the northern tree line...drill down for details

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      • Each state's contribution to the US economy:

        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPXcsM1UkAE3SHF.jpg

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        • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
          Well, they kinda peter out at the northern tree line...drill down for details
          Ha! I didn't see this answer before now. So all of Alaska that is forested burned down. That's too bad . . .

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          • How much snow does it take to close the schools in the US?

            https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPYO0jpUYAAG-fl.png

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            • The other day it was raining at school. No high winds, no lightning . . . just a hard steady rain. Most of the walkways are covered, but the administration would not let the kids out of class till it let up!

              I grew up in Connecticut and we had, maybe, one snow day every other year.

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              • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                How much snow does it take to close the schools in the US?

                https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPYO0jpUYAAG-fl.png
                As a general rule in Massachusetts, it depends on the timing of the storm and then the intensity. A storm which starts late one day and finishes before school starts allowing plows to clear streets will have fewer outages for the same snow amounts as one which starts just before school starts and will go all day long meaning the roads will be more dangerous later in the day when buses and parents need to get kids home.
                Last edited by booond; 09-21-2015, 03:33 PM.

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                • I have no idea what the modern rules might be, but when I was growing up in cold & frozen British Columbia, the concept of a "snow day" would have been met with hoots of laughter.

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                  • Originally posted by gh View Post
                    I have no idea what the modern rules might be, but when I was growing up in cold & frozen British Columbia, the concept of a "snow day" would have been met with hoots of laughter.
                    Once they invented the automobile things changed.

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                    • Originally posted by booond View Post
                      As a general rule in Massachusetts, it depends on the timing of the storm and then the intensity. A storm which starts late one day and finishes before school starts allowing plows to clear streets will have fewer outages for the same snow amounts as one which starts just before school starts and will go all day long meaning the roads will be more dangerous later in the day when buses and parents need to get kids home.
                      I suspect that's true everywhere. It makes sense.

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                      • This is not a map, but kind of an interesting list of states from the weirdest to the most normal...

                        http://www.businessinsider.com/state...anking-2015-10

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                        • I'll bet 50 states and DC would dispute the rankings.

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                          • My state is # 1 ! I'm normal ! I'm normal !

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                            • The hardest college to get into in every state.

                              http://finance.yahoo.com/news/graphi...203828160.html

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                              • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
                                This is not a map, but kind of an interesting list of states from the weirdest to the most normal...

                                http://www.businessinsider.com/state...anking-2015-10
                                What's weird is that Massachusetts is considered weird because people have health insurance and are well-educated. Only in America!

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