# Inches matter!

United States
January 25, 2016 6:30am CST
When it comes to certain measurements inches matter. Fib about inches if you want, but the measuring tape doesn't lie. If your try to squeeze your size 9 feet into a smaller shoe, size does matter. If you aren't quite tall enough to get on certain rides at an amusement park, inches matter. When it comes to record breaking snow, it came down to tenths of of inch. The previous record snowfall in New York City was 26.9 inches of the white stuff in 2006. This weekends blizzard produced 26 inches. So the previous record holds but not much much! No matter how you measure it, that's a heck of a lot of snow. Photo: pixabay.com/en/ruler-geometry-school-mathematics-1023726/
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@marlina (79785)
25 Jan 16
I am sure that inches and centimeters matter in every aspect of life.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
Especially when records could broken.
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@Morleyhunt (21474)
25 Jan 16
But tell me, which sounds taller. I have a niece who is 5'13" and a daughter who is 6'1" tall?
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• United States
25 Jan 16
Well,there is no such stating it as 5 feet 13 inches is incorrect and its truly 6 foot 1 inch - that sounds taller.
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@DianneN (88396)
• United States
25 Jan 16
Inches do matter, in many instances. My grandkids and daughter-in-law made the most of the snow, while my poor son was left digging out their SUV.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
Shoveling is the man's job!
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@DianneN (88396)
• United States
25 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I agree! Lol! I had to edit my comment. This auto correct makes me look like a fool! I should have proofread!
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• United States
25 Jan 16
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• Switzerland
25 Jan 16
I remember the winter 2006, we were caught in a blizzard from France to Switzerland and remained blocked in the car on a tool road for 8 hours. I cannot forget that year.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
I bet it was awful. An hour or 8 hours or 24 - it can't be fun. Did you have food in the car?
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• Switzerland
25 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I can imagine how scared you were. The year we had the problem, we decided to move to Switzerland not to have to go back and forth to and from France during the winter.
@Raelove (17657)
• Saco, Maine
25 Jan 16
Inches matter, too, when you're trying to squeeze a piece of furniture into a space that just won't take it. Even when you think it'll fit, there's that 1/2-inch that makes all the difference.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
It sure does I've seen many home modeling show where they bought a fridge that was just a little too big for the space.
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@Raelove (17657)
• Saco, Maine
25 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I don't do it as often now, but I was once a big room rearranger. I'd get tired with how things looked, so I'd move them around into a new configuration. More than a few times, I planned to put something where it just wouldn't fit, and I wished I could trim an inch off a piece of furniture TO make it fit! That wasn't happening!
• United States
25 Jan 16
yep,inches matter.I shrunk.LOL
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• United States
25 Jan 16
We all do when we hit that age - I just pretend I'm 5 foot 4, I guess I'm down to 5 foot 2 by now.
• Aizwal, India
25 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill you're still taller than me by 3 inches. I'm 4.11'
• United States
25 Jan 16
@Mizoegee I'll shrink down to meet you soon! LOL
@nanette64 (18109)
• Fairfield, Texas
25 Jan 16
I grew up in Nebraska where the first snow could be Halloween and the last one on my BD (4/28). That's too dang much snow if you ask me @AbbyGreenhill . That's why I now live in Texas. lol
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• United States
25 Jan 16
I don't blame you at all. We moved from NJ to TN and the weather was a good part of the reasons why.
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@nanette64 (18109)
• Fairfield, Texas
25 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill Yeah, now all we have to worry about is the dang tornadoes. Geez!
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@nanette64 Same here but not as bad as in TX.
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
25 Jan 16
And when it comes to measuring clothe pieces it matters as well
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• United States
25 Jan 16
Yup, can't squeeze a size 20 into a size 12.
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
25 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill Ha haa ooh yeah
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Jan 16
a record or not you are certainly right, that's tons of snow
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• United States
25 Jan 16
I think they said it is the first time it snowed in Washington DC and NY City at the same time.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I saw some photos online, both scary and pretty
@Jackalyn (7233)
• Oxford, England
26 Jan 16
I have been wondering how people in places like New York have been getting on. As you say, that is an awful lot of snow. I love the stuff, but I am not sure I would under the current conditions in some places.
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• United States
26 Jan 16
I just saw the news and many places have not been cleaned yet. My cousin lives in Baltimore and her road and all around her are still covered in 2 feet of snow. It's quite a mess in the big cities.
@garymarsh6 (14610)
• United Kingdom
25 Jan 16
We still use inches at times here but we have gone metric which means little to us oldies!
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• United States
26 Jan 16
I have a hard enough time with one type of measurement.
@jstory07 (71443)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Jan 16
That really is an awful lot of snow. I hope everyone that lives there is safe.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
Especially when it comes to snow inches matter! I would have preferred a few inches to the many inches we got over the weekend
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• United States
25 Jan 16
Inches are easy to deal with but down south inches of snow cause more problems than you can imagine. Some schools are still closed today after that little snow the other day.
• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
25 Jan 16
Inches matter in every aspect of life, measurement is key to balance
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• United States
25 Jan 16
Especially is you work in construction LOL!
@amnabas (10312)
• Karachi, Pakistan
25 Jan 16
Yeah inches does matter
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• United States
25 Jan 16
Yes, for sure they do.
@Juliaacv (34216)
25 Jan 16
Yes, size and measurements do matter. When records are concerned ours go down to the millimetre. I saw some pictures on television, your area did get a lot of snow. I hope that there will be a January thaw soon.
• United States
25 Jan 16
Not where I live, we only got 1/4 inch.
@Juliaacv (34216)
25 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill Ours has been melting and there is very little left this morning!
• United States
25 Jan 16
@Juliaacv Do you normally get a lot of snow?
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@whiteream (3800)
• United States
25 Jan 16
Wow, I know they got a lot of snow but I didn't know just how much. I know in Jersey it was over a foot but just how much I don't know. It snowed a lot. It's everywhere.
• United States
26 Jan 16
Central Jersey 20-24 inches according to my friends. Not the biggest storm ever but enough for sure!
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@whiteream (3800)
• United States
26 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill No not the biggest but more than enough for me.
@whiteream (3800)
• United States
26 Jan 16
@whiteream The kids are happy the have tow days off of school.
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@celticeagle (120557)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Jan 16
They are getting a lot of snow, that's for sure. Inches do matter. I tried to measure for a new bra and the one I got had problems. Need to re-measure and try again.
• United States
26 Jan 16
I'm still waiting for mine to arrive, they are on a slow boat from China I guess.
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@celticeagle (120557)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill ...With this crazy weather we need to be patient about such things I guess.
@LeaPea2417 (22522)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Jan 16
That is a lot of snow. We were lucky during this big snow event. We only got a little sleet and only 2 inches of snow. I bet if my little Southern town got 26 inches of snow, it would paralyze this area so badly, that the Governor would declare it a disaster area, lol.
• United States
25 Jan 16
They say that Knoxville got 22 inches in 1993 and the city was paralyzed for weeks. We got 1/4 inch and people didn't know how to deal with it.
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@LeaPea2417 (22522)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill Oh yes, the Blizzard of 1993. We were lucky then because we didn't get as much snow as Atlanta did. My parents live in Atlanta and I remember them telling me how the snow was up past their knee and how it paralyzed the city for a week or more. And now, I remember, that Blizzard happened in early March.
@cintol (8332)
• United States
25 Jan 16
That is a lot of snow, we have seen our share of blizzard snow falls here in Colorado and am hoping we don't see any of those this winter.
• United States
25 Jan 16
And Im glad I no longer live in New Jersey!
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