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Old 28 January 2011, 06:15 PM
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Comment: Received these photos today – can’t even find Lead, North
Dakota! The photos sure look real, but I really hope they’re not… I live
directly North of North Dakota, and as you can imagine, that means
FLOODING in the spring! I hope you guys can give me good news! … or
at least, if the photos are real, COOL news =P

This stuff is all headed Winnipeg's way when it melts in spring and the
ground here is already saturated! Lead is not too far SOUTH of Brandon.
No wonder they're forecasting flooding in Manitoba this spring! Now this is
what you call TOO, TOO, TOO MUCH SNOW !!

These pictures were taken in Lead, North Dakota, on January 5, 2011.

















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Old 28 January 2011, 06:17 PM
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Given photo #9, unless Canada Post Corporation has extended their service to North Dakota and the stop signs there are en français, these photos are from somewhere in Québec.
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Old 28 January 2011, 06:33 PM
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My ex lived in Michigan's UP for a couple of years and would tell me tales of snow this bad. I can believe it; he said that often people had to get around on snowmobiles because they couldn't get their cars out or the roads weren't cleared.
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Old 28 January 2011, 06:42 PM
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LB, that's sort of the problem for me. U.P. Michigan is surrounded by Great Lakes (well so is Lower, and I can tell you that the east shores at least can get snow like this), supplying plenty of moisture for this kind of snow. The plains are substantially drier. To get snow like this would require a reversal of the usual winds to carry moisture from the lake area of Minnesota/Manitoba, and even that would not work if the lakes are, as I would expect, frozen over.

OTOH, I am sure there are ways for sufficient moisture to be carried inland - it is not a desert after all. And, as some of the pictures hint at, this seems to be more drifts than the entire region being covered so thickly as some of the house pics show.
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Old 28 January 2011, 06:46 PM
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I've seen pictures like this from friends who live in WNY, in places where the lake effect snow as ATNM mentions is very bad. I checked to see if I saved them but apparently not.
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Old 28 January 2011, 07:28 PM
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The usual annual snowfall for Montreal is around 8 feet, and Quebec City gets 10 to 14 feet annually. In 2008, winter was particularly enthusiastic and they got nearly 18 feet of snow.
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Old 28 January 2011, 07:30 PM
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I found one of the pictures here:
http://oswegocountytoday.com/?p=26856
It's in the Syracuse, NY area.
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Old 28 January 2011, 07:33 PM
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Oswego is the exact town I was talking about, where my friend lives. Doesn't surprise me, that happens often there.
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Old 28 January 2011, 07:54 PM
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The usual annual snowfall for Montreal is around 8 feet, and Quebec City gets 10 to 14 feet annually. In 2008, winter was particularly enthusiastic and they got nearly 18 feet of snow.
I know I'm going to regret saying this but we have just over 6 inches of snow ATM.
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Old 28 January 2011, 07:59 PM
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queen of the caramels: I was in Quebec City and area two weeks ago and I was surprised at how little snow there was.

I was also surprised at how much colder a mere -10 feels feels there than -25 does here.
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Old 28 January 2011, 08:25 PM
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As far as I know there is no Lead, ND. Lead is in South Dakota. So even if these were pictures of a Dakota they would be misdescribed.
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They're real pictures. It's Lead, ND, that's fake. There is a Leeds, ND; their precipitation for this January is just over half an inch.
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Oswego is the exact town I was talking about, where my friend lives.
For the record, Oswego is not in WNY.
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For the record, Oswego is not in WNY.
Yeah. Well we all went to school out past Rochester. I knew she didn't live too far away but I couldn't remember where til I saw the name.
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Following Kirk's link there is another pic in this series that looks like the same green house.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kgcycli.../in/datetaken/
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Old 29 January 2011, 01:26 AM
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Yeah, a few of those are from here in Oswego when the Big One hit a few years ago. Definitely the green house; I did Census work in that area.
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Old 29 January 2011, 07:06 AM
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TheChive.com posted most of them in Jan 2010 saying they were from Quebec

This page (posted Feb 2010) implies they were taken in Wisconsin.

That first photo is at least as old as 2009
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Old 30 January 2011, 04:06 AM
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The thing that got me was all the talk about flooding, from the SOUTH to the NORTH... i always thought most water flowed towards the equator...
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Old 30 January 2011, 05:55 AM
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Not really - I started to say you were right, but on thinking about it, I don't think so. Generally, I believe most Canadian rivers except in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence basin (which of course empties east-northeast) run roughly north, most Russian/Siberian rivers run north, most S. American rivers run mostly east or west, the Nile runs north (away from the equator, BTW), Chinese rivers run east-southeast, European Rivers in the mountainous areas are often short and just run to the nearest outlet, while the Rhine runs west and north, and the Danube runs east and slightly south, and in the USA the rivers between the oceans and the nearest mountains flow east or west, and the interior rivers mostly gather into the Mississippi and collectively flow south
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