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Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
« Reply #225 on: March 23, 2015, 09:14:13 AM »
We got flurries today!!! >:(

Just when I thought the snow was gone, a couple more centimeters came back overnight! Hopefully the week is warmer, so it'll melt!
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Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
« Reply #226 on: March 23, 2015, 09:19:16 AM »

...a couple more centimeters came back overnight!

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Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
« Reply #227 on: March 23, 2015, 09:26:09 AM »
Yes, one of the 3 countries left in the world that don't use SI! Liberia, Myanmar and of course, the United States of America :)

I remember back when we changed over to Metric years ago... For a couple of years, we converted - yes, we knew the formulas by heart. Buy then, all of a sudden, I realized it made sense, and I got used to what 0 deg. c. felt like, and 20 deg. C felt like, and I forgot all about converting. I used to convert meters to miles, and cm to feet, but now everyone just measures in cm and meters and kilometers. Kind of makes sense -water freezes at 0 deg c. and boils at 100 deg c..

Here is an interesting photo from NASA, taken about a week ago. Look at the ice around PEI!
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Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
« Reply #228 on: March 23, 2015, 09:39:50 AM »
Yes, one of the only places left in the world that don't use SI!


If it was good enough for Queen Victoria it's good enough for us.
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« Reply #229 on: March 23, 2015, 09:57:23 AM »
Yes, one of the only places left in the world that don't use SI!


If it was good enough for Queen Victoria it's good enough for us.
In truth, Queen Victoria never used metric - it actually began with the French.

Well, the way I look at it, in Aviation, the worldwide standard is to use English for communication, for clarity's sake. And metric is almost universally used. I could never understand why the US held out, as in manufacturing, the sciences, etc. Metric is used there.

But I am sure if they were to try to make it the standard, there would be all sorts of people who would refuse to use it - that happened here, too. Until people got used to it. I still remember cars manufactured during the changeover with speedometers calibrated in both! And for years after, you could buy aftermarket stickers to show both. All the old folks who would say how the heck do I know how far is 1,61 Kilometers! I'd walk a mile in their shoes!

Ah, it is a funny world. Love it!
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« Reply #230 on: March 23, 2015, 10:18:14 AM »
To keep on the thread topic, it is snowing in La Porte, Indiana. And Wed it's suppose to reach the sixties.

Metric has made inroads in the US. I use mm, cm etc all the time. I just ordered some micro lamps (grain of wheat lamps) from a US supplier and we used millimeters to indicate the physical size I wanted. And US serviceman & woman who served overseas, such as Vietnam, would say the "village was 3 klicks (kilometers) away".
The US military uses the metric system almost exclusively in order to facilitate communication with allied forces.
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Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
« Reply #231 on: March 23, 2015, 10:21:19 AM »
Kind of makes sense -water freezes at 0 deg c. and boils at 100 deg c..

100 Degrees Celsius at sea-level, the higher you go the lower the temperature at which water boils... :)

Very impressive picture though, reminds me of when NASA took a picture of the UK a few years ago when we got hit by "bad" snow (in quotes cos compared to what you guys have had, ours was a light dusting!!) and the whole country was just a white mass...  :o

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« Reply #232 on: March 23, 2015, 10:30:47 AM »
It is still blowing here, and some roads are still closed down (including ours),,, But, like you, we are to get  a warmer spell towards the end of the week. Thursday is supposed to get up to 8 c., and Friday, 5 c. Not terribly warm, but sure a lot nicer than we ave been getting since the middle of January! What worries me is the rain predicted, the melting, and the water run-off. Going to make sure my sump pump is working before then!
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Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
« Reply #233 on: March 23, 2015, 10:50:08 AM »

...a couple more centimeters came back overnight!

Sorry, no metric references allowed by US residents.
Sorry, maybe it's because I live so close to Canada. Their Metric system is rubbing off on me! ;D
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« Reply #234 on: March 23, 2015, 12:04:18 PM »
Sorry, no metric references allowed by US residents.
Sorry, maybe it's because I live so close to Canada. Their Metric system is rubbing off on me! ;D
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Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
« Reply #235 on: March 23, 2015, 12:25:29 PM »
Living here in the metric part of the globe, I'll say, use your inches and gauges, but do not come with decimal inches! 3/4" are 3/4" and not .75" in my mind.   7/16 are much more informative than .4375  even when 7/16" are pretty close but not exactly 11.11 mm! 

For me it is some logic in with water freezing at 0 deg, and boils at 100 but I have grown up with it.

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« Reply #236 on: March 23, 2015, 06:29:06 PM »
Back to the "Let it Snow" subject  :)

Now, there is a good reason I haven't been able to get over to the Museum for a month.....

Booth is somewhere under the snow on the right side of the lower photo!
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« Reply #237 on: March 23, 2015, 06:31:29 PM »
And after the plow made at least 20 passes today breaking through the drift, here is the road past our house.

First shot towards the next door neighbours

Second shot, from their house to ours! Ours is just to the right of the trees!

Believe it or not, under all of this is a regular width paved road!
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« Reply #238 on: March 24, 2015, 01:55:10 AM »
Dave, maybe you should have some like this: http://tinyurl.com/k84jrrd
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« Reply #239 on: March 26, 2015, 09:29:50 AM »
If it was good enough for Queen Victoria it's good enough for us.
In truth, Queen Victoria never used metric - it actually began with the French.

What I was saying if Imperial was good enough for Queen Victoria it's good enough for us.
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