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Tim_Haggerty

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PostSubject: Ice Storm   Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:52 pm

They're predicting a hell of a storm over the next two days: snow, then freezing rain, then snow in the Ohio Valley. That's a misery sandwich so I wisely cracked a new tin of tobacco, hit the State Store and stocked up on food. Now if it comes true, I'll be set. I'm hoping. Smile Anyone else laid stock in?
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LL

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:00 pm

Ah, you vether veeklings amuse me vith your vining. Laughing Minus 23F predicted here on Hoth tonight with significant wind. Meaning around 50 below windchill (using the newer, more conservative calculation). In short, another typical January day.
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CLRV

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:25 pm

Good god man, I thought Maine was bad when I was a boy. Hoth sounds like just about the best description.

We are also getting set for a storm out here in Oklahoma. Being in the south (sortof, it's really more the south end of the plains, but whatever) serious snowfall equates to the national guard getting called.

We're looking at a couple inches of ice followed closely by a couple feet of snow. Schools have all been cancelled in anticipation, as well as the courthouse (yay on my end, I was dreading work even if school was out, luckily my judge "doesn't do winter").

Yeah, hit the state store (from Philadelphia originally, so yes, I still call it that even out here) and the grocery as well. Have my tins ready for the day tomorrow and a buddy of mine (fellow pipeman) coming with his stash selections as well for the day. Should be a good time, as long as the power stays on.

I, oddly enough, really look forward to weather like this. I guess it makes me feel like I'm home, or alternatively like I'm a kid again. The mere concept of a snow day makes me beam.

I'm sure I'll be bitching and moaning tomorrow when I'm cleaning the car off. Oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:43 pm

Filled the tractor with diesel and don't plan on getting to work Wed when we get hit,,,,18-24 inches is no problem but the wind off the lake will cause drifting and white outs and the morons that can't drive in the winter weather will clog the roads,,then the SP will close them to unnecessary traffic,,,time to simmer a pot of chile and look for a stupid groundhog,,,,

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Tommy

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Location : Central Oklahoma
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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:05 pm

The weather nuts are predicting 6"-8" of snow here in Oklahoma City so the schools are all closed and so are government offices. They've been announcing the closing of almost everything in the state since this morning.
I stopped at the grocery store this afternoon to pick up some Diet Coke to thin my Jack Daniel's with and found the danged place mobbed by all the sheep stocking up on food and water. It's gonna be back up to 50 degrees in four days!!!

That's not a typo either,.....6-8 inches,.....and get this; our new Governess has declared a "State of Emergency"! I thought a State of Emergency was for like when the Chinese where coming ashore on the west coast or Flying Saucers were landing in Wasthington D.C.


I am so embarassed.
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Jack Straw

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:10 pm

There is just so much sensationalism surrounding the weather these days. "Gee, we might have our car snowed in for a day, let's clean out the supermarket, spend all night watching weather reports, and then telecommute for a day."
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MartinH

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:29 pm

Here in the belt buckle of the bible belt everything shuts down if we get more than a couple of inches of snow. I grew up going to school on buses with snow chains. Here the world comes to a stand still over a few inches of the white stuff.

Of course, it was almost 70 this weekend but their predicting wintery mix this weekend.
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Hunter5117

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:15 pm

If you gotta go to the store before a snow storm then you aren't really prepped for much. Fifty pounds of tobacco, at least 3 gallons of single malt and enough food for a month, I think I will get through a 2 day snow storm!
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Registration date : 2011-01-19

PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:31 pm

I don't mind snow. I hate ICE. Weighs down the trees and power lines. Most people can't drive in a good rain around here let alone 1/2 inch of ice with a bit of snow on top.
I've got enough tobacco to get through a week or so, candles, and dog food( people food too, but the dog food is more important.) My kids freak out when the power goes for a few minutes, heaven forbid it goes for a day or two. Shocked
I'm right on the line between snow/rain/ice so goodness only knows what I'll wake up to. Have a new bag of 5100 to test so I'll survive in style, or at least happier.
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LL

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:34 pm

bigmick wrote:

I've got enough tobacco to get through a week or so...

Suspect Suspect Suspect
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talrmn35

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:45 pm

Snow has started here outside Chicago...If I didn't have a 60 mile commute I wouldn't mind it at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:55 pm

snow doesn't matter as I don't have to go anywhere.. but, the ICE will take out the electric and that sucks!
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CLRV

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:13 am

Yeah, gotta love Oklahoma. It's sleeting right now, like break your windows sleet, with thunder and lightning behind it.

This is the end.

Laughing
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bigmick



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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:31 am

LL wrote:
bigmick wrote:

I've got enough tobacco to get through a week or so...

Suspect Suspect Suspect

What can I say, I'm new and still finding the tobaccos I like before I stock up....
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MartinH

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:11 am

I hope everyone in the path of the massive storm has a wonderful snow day, excellent bowls of the weed and no power outages. Stay inside and enjoy a smoke. Very Happy
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LL

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:33 am

LL wrote:
Ah, you vether veeklings amuse me vith your vining. Laughing Minus 23F predicted here on Hoth tonight with significant wind. Meaning around 50 below windchill (using the newer, more conservative calculation). In short, another typical January day.

They nailed it:

Quote :

NDDOT Bowman US 85 MP 12.2, Bowman, Dry (PWS)
Updated: 37 min 32 sec ago

-23 F
Clear
Windchill: -48 F
Humidity: 78%
Dew Point: -27 F
Wind: 14 mph from the NW

Wind Gust: 17.0 mph
Pressure: in
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Pollen: .10 out of 12
Pollen Forecast new!
Clouds:
Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 2911 ft
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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:34 am

LL you know its different.. Population and acclimation matters..

Indiana is mobilizing the National Guard.

Supposedly Chicagoland hasn't seen a storm of this magnitude since the 70's..


:-D All is lost, mankind defeated by Global Warming.

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MartinH

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:09 am

Ha! You need som ton-tons up there in Hoth. Just remember they smell worse on inside than they do on the outside!

Very Happy
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CLRV

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:12 am

Yep, end of the world in OK.

This is wild.
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Bub

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:27 pm

If you are stuck at home with no where to go, then here is why
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/home.rxml
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Natch

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:33 pm

MartinH wrote:
Here in the belt buckle of the bible belt everything shuts down if we get more than a couple of inches of snow. I grew up going to school on buses with snow chains. Here the world comes to a stand still over a few inches of the white stuff.

Of course, it was almost 70 this weekend but their predicting wintery mix this weekend.

Interesting term, buckle (i.e. heart) of the Bible Belt. I use it as an example in my cultural geography class, every place in the South (and isolated locations outside) claim to be it. In Arkansas they're convinced they're it, and somewhere near the Missouri Border begins the Satan Belt!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:52 pm

Tommy wrote:
That's not a typo either,.....6-8 inches,.....and get this; our new Governess has declared a "State of Emergency"! I thought a State of Emergency was for like when the Chinese where coming ashore on the west coast or Flying Saucers were landing in Wasthington D.C.

I am so embarassed.


lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:38 pm

Meh.

MICHIGAN TEMPERATURES
> 70F - Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear. People
> in Michigan go swimming in the Lakes.
> 60F- North Carolinians start turning on the heat. People in Michigan
> plant gardens.
> 50F -Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in Michigan sunbathe.
> 40F -Italian and English cars won't start. People in Michigan drive with
> the windows down.
> 30F - Distilled water freezes. Lake Superior's water gets thicker.
> 20F -Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and woolly hats.
> People in Michigan throw on a flannel shirt.
> 15F Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat. People in Michigan
> have the last cookout before it gets cold.
> 0F - People in Miami begin freezing to death. Michiganders lick the
> flagpole.
> -20F - Californians evacuate to Mexico. People in Michigan get out their
> winter coats.
> -40F - Hollywood disintegrates. The Girl Scouts in Michigan are selling
> cookies door to door.
> -60F - Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic. Michigan Boy Scouts
> postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.
> -80F - Mt. St. Helens freezes. People in Michigan rent some videos.
> -100F - Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Michiganders get frustrated
> because they can't thaw the keg.
> -297F -Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products. Cows in
> Michigan com plain about farmers with cold hands.
> -459.69F - ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale).
> People in Michigan start saying, "Cold 'nuff for ya?"
> -500F - Hell freezes over. The Lions win the Super Bowl!
>
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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:57 pm

I rolled out of Syracuse on the way to Clifton Springs (home of Park Lane Tobacconist) with 38,000lbs of wine and liquor in the trailer. It took me over 4 1/2 hours to drive it. I was bone dry empty on the way home and it took almost the same amount of time. I hate driving tractor trailer in snow and ice with nothing in the wagon. I almost got stuck on the on ramp to get back on I87. No traction whatsoever. Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Ice Storm   Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:57 pm

It's 62F in LA, and it's already feeling a little chilly...
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