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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Hey Older guys....

We were talking around the break table today and my boss said that the winter before the blizzard of 78 (79?) was much like this one. Anybody remember if that is true? Do you think we'll be getting a big one next winter? I hope so.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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I'm old, and I don't remember a winter like this one. Of course, I don't really remember what I had for breakfast this morning either.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #3
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Hard to say? I do remember riding my bike in January in real mild snow. them old ten speeds were hard to keep up right in any weather other then dry. lol
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #4
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I'm old, and I don't remember a winter like this one. Of course, I don't really remember what I had for breakfast this morning either.
That's the problem I feared.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #5
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the winter of 77 was mild like this, I remember wearing sandals year round that year, and then in 78 we had snow all the way thru july.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #6
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What where we talking about...I can't remember.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #7
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I do remember a huge storm in April around 1984.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #8
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the winter of 77 was mild like this, I remember wearing sandals year round that year, and then in 78 we had snow all the way thru july.
I had sandals on in 03~06. But I was just a weird College kid and I wore them even when it snowed. With Soccer socks and shorts. :shurg: But it is good to know that my dream of a huge blizzard for next year might be true. .
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Old March 19th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #9
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I do remember a huge storm in April around 1984.
this is true.. I was born in april of 1984 and there was a blizzard the day i was born..
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Old March 19th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #10
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Nope, the winter of 1977 had decent snow. I specifically remember wheeling in snow drifts with a truck that I only owned during that winter.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #11
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winter as we know it is over...sorry today was proof. Today I saw a snake, got a sun burn and played 18 holes of golf. These are three things I have never done in the middle of March in Michigan
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Old March 19th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #12
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Nope, the winter of 1977 had decent snow. I specifically remember wheeling in snow drifts with a truck that I only owned during that winter.
X2...........and lets not forget that stupid ice storm in January that knocked out power at the farm for three weeks.


..........or was that 76?
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Old March 19th, 2012, 08:04 PM   #13
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X2...........and lets not forget that stupid ice storm in January that knocked out power at the farm for three weeks.
that ice storm was 1986
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Old March 19th, 2012, 08:06 PM   #14
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Winter of 1976-77
The winter of 1976-77 ranks as one of the coldest ever across lower Michigan. Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw all recorded their third coldest winters ever. In fact, January 1977 ranks as the coldest month ever in Detroit, with an average temperature of 12.8 degrees, while the normal January temperature is 24.6 degrees. Remarkably, Detroit failed to reach 32 degrees for 45 consecutive days, from December 26 to February 8. Although this summer
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Old March 19th, 2012, 08:10 PM   #15
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that ice storm was 1986
Could be one, that year too................There was a bad one in Newago County when I was in grade school. That's the one I remember the most. I had to milk the cows by hand.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 08:15 PM   #16
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From talking to my customers there was a winter similar to this in 81 or 82. Those are the two years I've heard from multiple old timers I've talked too.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 08:23 PM   #17
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Old March 19th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #18
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Could be one, that year too................There was a bad one in Newago County when I was in grade school. That's the one I remember the most. I had to milk the cows by hand.
I take it back it was 1985 for the ice storm..Jan 1st 1985...I looked it up
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Old March 19th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #19
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From talking to my customers there was a winter similar to this in 81 or 82. Those are the two years I've heard from multiple old timers I've talked too.
your customers are stupid...81 had some wicked cold temps, and 82 had some big snow storms along with cold temps
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Old March 19th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #20
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Shit ain't nothing like the winter of 1960/1 i remember water skiing on Clark Lake in February.
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