The View from Your Window

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sierra nevada storm 2008.jpg
Andrew Sullivan kindly gave me a friendly nod to mimic his “view from your window” practice at his blog.
Today’s winner is a photo of the storm that has hit the Sierra Nevada region in California and Nevada.
— Steve Clemons

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10 comments on “The View from Your Window

  1. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “isn’t it common knowledge that southern California is filled to the brim with dysfunctional citizens choking under a blanket of conforming sameness?”
    Heck no, whatever gave you that idea? As a matter of fact, we have an extremely diverse set of addictions and perversions.

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  2. arthurdecco says:

    POA said: “I suspect there would be a healthy market for rehab centers that deal with freeing people from the sado-masochistic desire to live in an area that gets more than 1 inch of annual snowfall.”
    LMAO!
    Spoken like a southern Californian.
    I prefer living through seasons with dramatic differences, POA. It enhances the experience of living as much as varied vistas do.
    & isn’t it common knowledge that southern California is filled to the brim with dysfunctional citizens choking under a blanket of conforming sameness? (wink) Who requires rehab centers more, do you think – the snow-bound or the parched and sun-drenched?

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  3. bob h says:

    In Connecticut, global warming seems to be manifesting itself in the wetness of the Winters; meaning more sleet and ice storms that are really hard to deal with. I’d rather have 1-2 feet of snow than 3 inches of sleet.

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  4. Pernicious Pavlovian says:

    The “megastorm” as described by the Weather Channel was much ado about nothing. That’s all and Steve? The picture was lovely.

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  5. rollingmyeyes says:

    I skied Squaw Valley when the snow pack was over the top of the tennis court fence at the bottem of the mountain–and the snow surface was over 25 feet above the floor level of the snack shack mid mountain. At was a terrible year for the ski areas because it was so hard to get there.
    Jon Stopa

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  6. PissedOffAmerican says:

    This snow thing always cracks me up. After seventeen years I spent in N.Idaho, most snow “events” seem inconsequential to me. Here in the Tehachapi mountains, they shut down the Highway 58 and the I-5 when the snowfall equals that of a good winter shopping day in N.Idaho.
    Personally, I consider the years I spent in an area of heavy snowfall embarrassing, and I conclude that those years were the result of some sort of longterm mental retardation that had me in its grip. I suspect there would be a healthy market for rehab centers that deal with freeing people from the sado-masochistic desire to live in an area that gets more than 1 inch of annual snowfall.

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  7. Russell says:

    Sorry. . .but for the record Heavenly (www.skiheavenly.com) has never received 8 feet of snow from a summer storm!

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  8. Steve Clemons says:

    Pernicious — I was in Carson City, Nevada over the holidays — and this pick was from there. An editor I know lives there and commented that weather people tend to over-hype storms. When I was there — and it was really nice — folks were saying that the storm would be the worst in 50 years, and this isn’t — though it looks bad. Carson City though is high up and in the region — but not high in the mountains. But for the record, I didn’t say it was an odd occurrence. I just liked the picture…
    best, steve

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  9. Pernicious Pavlovian says:

    Golly Steve, a “blizzard” in the Sierras. Wow, go figure! The hype and hysteria were a mite confusing. I’ve seen snow storms in the Sierras in August that were worse than the one that laid waste to common sense on Friday. I’m more than a little curious to know what the real story was that had everyone so freaked out, they had to do that old ‘looky over here’ gig. Yeah, snow in the Sierras in January. What an “odd” occurrence.

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