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To: NVDave

Oh, heck, that ain’t as bad as I expected, I spent a year in Keflavik and I have been in Chicago when it was twenty below and the wind blowing fifty miles an hour. I’ve even seen a spell at Charlotte, NC when the temp didn’t go higher than twelve above for a couple of days, the only time I have seen flowing streams freeze over in the Carolinas. The crazy thing is after spending a year in Iceland and going to Chicago for three different schools in the middle of winter the deepest snowfall I ever saw from one storm was right here in South Carolina in Jan. 1973. It was seventeen inches of perfect powder here and up to 25 inches reported South of here.

By far the worst ice storms I have ever seen have been in South Carolina. 1968 and 1969 were both bad with ‘69 the worst, you had to see it to believe it, pouring rain for 24 hours and every drop froze, Oak trees four feet thick breaking off and falling on houses. The plant where I worked was closed down for over a week and it was one of the first to have power, the big push was to get power back to employers first before they even worried about houses. There was not one utility pole standing anywhere in the area where I lived and worked.


22 posted on 02/25/2013 8:01:46 PM PST by RipSawyer
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To: RipSawyer

No, it’s not that bad. It’s actually a spectacular area, as far as I’m concerned. To me, a choice between anything in Texas and the Black Hills area is a no-brainer: Black Hills, every time. There’s some pretty areas in Texas, but the Black Hills are superlative in natural beauty. There’s a reason why the Indians went to war with the US when Custer invaded the Black Hills to merely mine gold...


23 posted on 02/25/2013 11:01:34 PM PST by NVDave
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