Virginia or Fargo, North Dakota

by Sherry Riter in Weather

Over the last few weeks, everyone has been talking about snow.

Some people love it.

Some people tolerate it.

Other people hate it.

I fall into the category of loving it. These are the snowfall averages for Virginia…

Virginia snowfall averages

And here are few basic facts about snow…
  1. Snow is a type of precipitation in the form of crystalline water ice and consists of a multitude of snowflakes that fall from clouds.
  2. Snow can be categorized as powdery when fluffy, granular when it begins the cycle of melting and refreezing, and eventually ice once it packs down.
  3. I don’t get to see enough snow.
  4. Snow is cold and requires extra preparations.

If you look at this map, you will notice that Virginia is not close to Fargo, North Dakota.

Fargo, North Dakota

The following pictures supposedly were taken in Fargo, North Dakota. I must tell you that the last photo made me feel claustrophobic…almost like my fear of bridges.

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THAT is actually too much snow for me.

I do have limits to my insanity.

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1 HissyFits February 17, 2010 at 4:59 am

As a Air Force Wife…..I can testify first hand to those photos.
My hubby was stationed at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota for 5 years. There for I lived there for 5 years too.

Most of those pictures were probably of drifts.
And the last one was probably the results after having "roof raked". (The act of moving the snow off the roof because of the weight)

Typically North Dakota doesn't get a lot of inches of snow and the snow does not come strait down. It comes down sideways and drifts because of the wind. And it is down right C-c-c-cold!

I live in Maine now. Not much different. Just not so much wind.

*Big Cheesy smile


2 KK February 17, 2010 at 6:10 am

Wow, I could not handle that!


3 JDaniel4's Mom February 17, 2010 at 11:36 am

I have never seen snow tunnels like the ones you posted. I loved snow in Virginia when I lived there. Loudoun County always closed schools when there was maybe 4 inches on the ground.


4 Denise February 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Stopping by from SITS to say HI!


5 Anything Fits a Naked Man February 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Yeah, I'm a big snow lover, too. But I agree, that's WAY too much snow!!

Thanks for the perspective!


6 Faith | UPrinting February 18, 2010 at 3:06 am

Isn't that scary? That's waaaaayy too huge. I do love snow but if that kind of happens to me, I'll think about loving snow. 😀


7 Teresha@Marlie and Me February 18, 2010 at 3:53 pm

It's pretty to look at, but I fall into the "hate snow" category. I could not live anywhere that got that much snow. bah, humbug!


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