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quiet

re: quiet

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by » Wed Oct 23, 2019 03:13 pm

I don't honetsly remember much about it, except piles of snow way over my head, and at some point, hearing cars go by that you couldn't see, but I remember that happening a few times.  I talked to a guy in Florida from Danville Illinois and he said he left to move down there in the middle of a blizzard and I thought, yeah, that's a good time to leave.  John

re: quiet

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by » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:25 pm

My dad got transferred to Chicago from Kansas City in June of 1966.  And what welcomes us to our first winter here was the infamous Blizzard of '67!  He took a carpool van from Palatine to Montgomery Wards on Chicago Avenue and that day it took them 8 hours to get home.  We were out of school for a week.  Glad our winters aren't like that anymore.  Peggy

 

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re: quiet

message 3 of 18
by » Tue Oct 22, 2019 04:14 pm

Yeah, when the temperature in Chicago drops, it zooms right past 32.  Down here, it might stay there for days and instead of snow, we get freezing rain.  I read a great book by David McCullough on Harry Truman, (from Kansas City, of course).  It talked about the hot, humid weather in Missouri and how Harry Truman could deliver a speech in a full suit and tie and never break a sweat.  He was a power walker and walked miles eery day, but the idea of not sweating down here is pretty amazing.  John

re: quiet

message 4 of 18
by » Mon Oct 21, 2019 09:21 pm

I'm thinking it's that Missouri is further south than Chicago.  Humidity no where near like in Missouri.  Lake Michigan does influence our weather a lot. Agree with you on the freezing rain.  Peggy

 

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re: quiet

message 5 of 18
by » Mon Oct 21, 2019 03:27 pm

I can't figure out why Missouri gets so uncomfortably humid in the summer.  It's not like we've got Lake Michigan to make everything damp.  Where does all that humidity come from?  Freezing rain though, that's just going to stop anything anywhere.  I think though, that Missouri gets more freezing rain than Chicago, because the temperature is more likely to get stuck around freezing.  When I lived in Springfield Missouri, there was so much freezing rain it drove me crazy.  John

re: quiet

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by » Sun Oct 20, 2019 09:54 pm

Oh yes, much hotter in Missouri!  And when it did snow in Kansas City, because it was pretty hilly in parts (we lived on top of a hill) it could paralize the town, especially when it was an ice storm.  At least here it's flatter than a pancake.  Montana has a much more severe winter than us.  Peggy

 

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