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Snow was always exciting when a kid as you got off from school lol. That was the ONLY time i remember waking early...to listen to the oldies station that broadcasted our school closings lol.
WRDR lol. I am not even sure if that station exists anymore.
 
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We had several different stations that broadcast the school closings. One only broadcasted news, and the time and weather every ten minutes. I doubt they are around anymore!
 
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Here in the US, we've had some nasty weather in the past few months. What's the worst weather event you've ever personally experienced, and where?
We had a derecho blow through Iowa last summer...it devastated crops and scared the hell out of a lot of people. Few years back we had a tornado touch down south of town. It destroyed much of the small town I grew up in, I was living a few miles north and slept through it (3rd shifter). It was surreal seeing the town I grew up in destroyed.
 
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We had a derecho blow through Iowa last summer...it devastated crops and scared the hell out of a lot of people. Few years back we had a tornado touch down south of town. It destroyed much of the small town I grew up in, I was living a few miles north and slept through it (3rd shifter). It was surreal seeing the town I grew up in destroyed.
We had a double derecho hit here a couple weeks ago with substantial damage done north of us.

In April 1974 a series of massive tornadoes went through the area, one of them destroying Xenia, the nearest town to us. It looked like a warzone.
 

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The worst was a heatwave about 3 years ago, if it got below 37C you were dancing, most days were over 40C and I had no air con.
I think that excessive heat is the hardest for me to bear. Cold can be dangerous, as can heat, but I would rather bundle up and stay indoors than put up with high temps.
 

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We had a double derecho hit here a couple weeks ago with substantial damage done north of us.

In April 1974 a series of massive tornadoes went through the area, one of them destroying Xenia, the nearest town to us. It looked like a warzone.
war zone is a good way to describe what I saw
 

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I think that excessive heat is the hardest for me to bear. Cold can be dangerous, as can heat, but I would rather bundle up and stay indoors than put up with high temps.
Same here, it seems the older you get, the less you can handle the heat. It got that bad my brain wasn't functioning properly.
 

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