guilddigger wrote:Of course my 'pah' was very much toungue-in-cheek.
I'm very aware of the difference, we expect the snow and have equipment for it and most people know how to drive in it (but not everybody, see pic).
We have noticed the climate change the last years. Normally the snow comes in late November, but last X-mas was the first white one in five years.
Instead, this year we got a lot of snow in January in a short time and it was chaotic for a while, as only the major roads were cleared from the one foot plus deep snow. So, no matter how used you are, without a tank it's nearly impossible to burst through that.
On top of that we have had very cold weather as well for a long ongoing period with temps dropping to -13 F or lower and ships are stuck in the ice.
So, I don't blame you one bit!
Yikes! I've only experienced that much cold once - normally here it rarely drops below 20 F, but one year back in the 80's it snowed, dropped into the teens, and then overnight it dropped to -17 F, where it stayed ALL DAY!
I had been out the night before - walked in the snow up to the store. I was dressed for the cold, and did fine. The next morning I put on the SAME clothes, and was going to go somewhere, stepped outside and YOW! Dang, it was cold! Couldn't figure out why I was so cold, when I hadn't been the night before, until I went back inside and turned on the weather - it was -17!
Hasn't been that cold here since - actually, I don't think it's dropped below zero since.
What do they do about the ships stuck in the ice? Do they evacuate the crew?