Results for - There's Snow Business Like Snow Business

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While many in the U.S. north east are digging out from the biggest snow storm in recent years (largest amount 40

1. While many in the U.S. north east are digging out from the biggest snow storm in recent years (largest amount 40" in West Virginia) , it pales in comparison to some storms--small comfort to those knee-deep in the freezing cold white stuff right now! Has your area ever experienced what you recall as "the blizzard of a lifetime"?

Many times (many lifetimes...?)
35%
722 votes
Once
21%
440 votes
Never to my knowledge
16%
334 votes
Live in an area that gets little or no snow
13%
273 votes
N/A
14%
300 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
16 votes

2. Imagine living through some of these horrid storms...how many of you either remember these, or have heard stories?

The Eastern Canadian Blizzard of 1971 -- Quebec and Ontario, Canada--dumping a foot and a half (45.7 cm) of snow on Montreal and more than two feet (61 cm) elsewhere in the region, combined with frigid temperatures and high winds
16%
329 votes
The Blizzard of 1967 - Midwestern U.S.--Snow totals topped 2 feet (61 cm), and winds exceeded 50 mph (80.5 kph). Sadly, the storm left 76 dead -- 26 in Chicago alone
13%
267 votes
The Buffalo Blizzard of 1977-- frigid temperatures and heavy snow, compounded with an already huge amount of snow on the ground left Buffalo with a total of 199.4 inches of snow that season
13%
268 votes
Lhunze County, Tibet -- 2008--average snow depth of 59 inches (1.5 m). Some villages experienced continuous snow for 36 hours, dropping five or six feet (1.52 or 1.83 m) of snow on the ground
4%
83 votes
The Storm of the Century, 1993 -- Eastern United States--March snowstorm affected parts of 26 states and some provinces, reaching more areas than any other storm system
25%
526 votes
Mount Shasta, Calif. -- 1959--189 inches (4.8 m) of snow recorded at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl is the largest snowfall from a single storm in North America
2%
52 votes
None
48%
997 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
70 votes

3. The record for the most snow in one season in the U.S. was 1,140 inches (95 feet) was recorded at Mount Baker Ski Area (4,200 feet elevation) during the July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999 snow season. For perspective, that snow total is equal to the height of nine to ten basketball goals stacked on top of each other or running the distance on a football field from the goal line to just past the 30-yard line. Were you affected by this ridiculous amount of snow--even if it was over an entire winter season?

Yes
12%
260 votes
No
56%
1,173 votes
Undecided
12%
241 votes
Not Applicable
20%
411 votes

4. Mount Shasta, California was the biggest snowfall from a single storm ever recorded. Perhaps you experienced it, and perhaps you did not. Either way, would you enjoy having this much snow (I dislike snow, so I answer NO!, but some people dream of this type of snowfall)?

I'm with you...NO!!!!
45%
928 votes
If I didn't have to drive, work, shovel...then yes
21%
448 votes
In a heartbeat...I'd love it...snowball fights, snow angels, snow anything!
8%
164 votes
N/A
26%
535 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
10 votes
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