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I was in the USAF for 6 years well I thoght I would have a better life outside so I did not re-enlist stupidist mistake I have ever made in my life. So I was out for 1 year and decided I missed the JOB and the USAF so I Enlisted today and am moving to Watertown New York anybody live near there?
 

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Went to college near there in Oswego, LOTS of snow, lake effect, that falls sideways due to LOTS of wind, also lake effect! We had ropes along the sidewalks in the winter cause it would literally blow you away from your lack of foot traction! I also remember having to put a leg on the side of a building in order to pull the door against the wind so that you could open it then try to scoot in before it slammed you on your a$$! But, due to the continuous consumption of adult beverages, we had fun in it!!!
 

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Well I think the cold will be no problem I did live in Fairbanks Alaska for 6 years winters get to 50-60 below. But we did not get that much snow.
 

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If you like the winter, 1 hr south of Watertown is the TUG HILL plateua.

Get yourself a snowmobile, and enjoy the snowmobile trail system around the area. Its a very popular area in the winter months. I have been going there for years, winter and summer months. :gr_patrio
 

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I live 20 mi south of Watertown. There is quite a lot of stuff to do around here. The main feature here is Lake Ontario, The St Lawrence River and The Adirondack State Park. Lake Ontario has wintertime and summertime effects on the weather. In the summer the westerlies over the lake create a cool boundary layer near the lake so you get a lot of extra cloud free days because of that. In the winter we get massive Lake effect snow. Generally, not as much in Watertown or Syracuse but in between the average is around 250in per year. SOOOO.....that leaves you with.

1) Great Fishing (Salmon,Bass Walleye/Boating out of Lake Ontario
2) Decent Summertime weather around Watertown and St Lawrence/Thousand Islands tourist area.
3) Great Snowmobiling
4) Great Camping in the Adirondacks
5) Also some pretty good golf courses at good prices
6) Turning Stone Casino about hour away
7) Syracuse Orangemen (hour away)
8) Buffalo Bills (3-4 hours)
9) Niagara Falls (4 hours)
10) Very low crime
11) Decent schooling
 

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All I can say is lucky for you that you have 4 wheel drive
 

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my dad lives 50 miles from there and i will be up this winter for sledding and ice fishing will get in touch with you when in the area if ur up for it

tug hill is great place to sled

the winters can get pretty harsh it does not get quite as cold as alaska 30-40 below with the wind chill but u will get some snow for sure

its 23 there today so not to bad yet its 17 today in the Adirondacks where im from the wind chill is what gets ya it could be 20 below with 30 mph winds

good luck man take care and
 

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Supermaxx

I live 20 mi south of Watertown. There is quite a lot of stuff to do around here. The main feature here is Lake Ontario, The St Lawrence River and The Adirondack State Park. Lake Ontario has wintertime and summertime effects on the weather. In the summer the westerlies over the lake create a cool boundary layer near the lake so you get a lot of extra cloud free days because of that. In the winter we get massive Lake effect snow. Generally, not as much in Watertown or Syracuse but in between the average is around 250in per year. SOOOO.....that leaves you with.

1) Great Fishing (Salmon,Bass Walleye/Boating out of Lake Ontario
2) Decent Summertime weather around Watertown and St Lawrence/Thousand Islands tourist area.
3) Great Snowmobiling
4) Great Camping in the Adirondacks
5) Also some pretty good golf courses at good prices
6) Turning Stone Casino about hour away
7) Syracuse Orangemen (hour away)
8) Buffalo Bills (3-4 hours)
9) Niagara Falls (4 hours)
10) Very low crime
11) Decent schooling

my moms family is from lafargeville/omar( u know where it is) area my granfather owned the omar hotel for years

i still have much family in that area
 

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Hey man do the road get bad up do people use winter tires up there I have blizzacks from when I was in Alaska.
 

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Blizzacks are obviously likely to be better if you still have them but your Wrangler Silent Armors should do very well here. If I owned both sets I'd switch to the Blizzacks for Dec-April. I am betting that you will spend most of your time around the base and they get a lot less snow there so quantity of snow is not as much of an issue. Wind blows like hell though and creates drifts. Towns generally do a good job of keeping the roads cleared, sanded and salted. Good tires and watching out for the other guy are the biggest factors in getting around without getting hit. I don't know if you have ever driven through a Lake Effect snow event but you will if you move here! I am not joking when I say there will be times when you really cant make out the car in front of you or the one behind. WHITE KNUCKLE for sure!

By the way, thank you very much for your service! Black Beret, something to be very proud of.

Tom
 

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Crap they put salt on the road how do the vehicles hold up lot of rusty ones up there?
 

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Crap they put salt on the road how do the vehicles hold up lot of rusty ones up there?
Salt sand gravel and the best is the liquid salt they put down... Its guaranteed to turn your vehicle whiter then white. They have been doing this now here within 24 hours of guaranteed snow and its fun driving the roads right after they put it down. The white spray will make you cringe. Oh BTW stock up on windshield fluid with deicer in it. Also if you dont have one a remote start is nice to have in the winter to start de frosting dei icing whnatever from inside your home.
 

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also keeps a spare set of wipers in your truck. Last year I replaced 2 wipers in 3 days.
 

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also keeps a spare set of wipers in your truck. Last year I replaced 2 wipers in 3 days.
Butch did you leave your wipers on when you shut off the truck? So when you started it the motor kicked in and ripped the froze blades off?

I know by end of winter I usually have to replace mine as the salt eats them up. I use the winter nlades year round they seem to do better for me anyways.
 

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Can I be the one to say living in watertown for 3 years and 6 months, I was stationed at ft drum. There is nothing to do, the weather is balls cold, it's such a small town that if the military base shut down there would be no economy at all. Make sure you have something to keep the engine warm and use isoheat or ur lines will freeze and get those winter wipers too. The only good thing watertown has going for it is it's cheap living. And when i was up there the only decent paying job is walmart...lol.. my ex gf was on food stamps and state assistance working at jc penny but drove a new dodge neon with no job from where else...drumroll... FX Capra. your better off moving to canada where the real women are at... but drum and watertown bring back memories...
 

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WOW!

I'll still stand by my list of things to do! It's pretty simple, if you like Arizona or Southern Ca. you probably will not like it here though. As to the folks that say "I hate this snow" I say get a life and find someplace you like. There are few places in the US that get as much snow as we do! It would be like bitching about heat in Death Valley!
 
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