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PostSubject: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:16 am

...at least thats what our local News station is calling it, and not the first flake has fallen yet. They are calling for ~12" by 7pm tommorrow. We'll see, the kids are hopeing for it, they've never seen but a few inches at a time. Anyhow I've got the generator ready, we've got 20 gallons of water stored, dried beans and rice, canned goods, scraper on the tractor, firewood on the porch, longjohns are clean, and plenty of baccy, I think we're set. Maybe I'll just hibernate Sleep for the next couple of months, this is an El Nina or La Nina or whatever the hell they call it year, so it's looks to be a rough winter.
Looks like a white Christmas afterall. santa rendeer
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:23 am

Fun for the kids, but what a mess it'll be when it melts fast (which it will in VA). You should add "rubber boots" to your list. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:28 am

A facility manager's nightmare, but hey, its for the kids! Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:16 am

LL wrote:
what a mess it'll be when it melts fast (which it will in VA). Twisted Evil

Not in this area, they are looking for it to stick around awhile. This year in general has been cooler & wetter than the past ten years (global warming? scratch ). Looks like a good chance for another round Christmas eve and again about the 29th. Yee Haw!
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:26 am

So far, so good in Georgia, though following 2 years of drought this has to be the wettest year I've seen here (been here 7 years). Rain is forecast every day for the next week!
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:48 pm

Its all a conspiracy of the Milk & Bread Mafia.
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:08 pm

I went to the Food Lion parking lot for a smoke on first break from the full time job this morning and they were packed in there like sardines for some milk sandwiches Question . It has been snowing on and off since about 8am, getting pretty thick now, so should be a very busy (and hopefully lucrative) night delivering pizzas (the part time job)! Should help pay for the order with pipesandcigars.com earlier today (100 g tin Dark Star, 4 ounces each of McC's 5120, 2010, 5105 & 5115). Forecast here is similar to EJ's.

Enjoy the snow,
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:20 pm

No snow yet in Raleigh, hope it stays that way. We are supposed to be right on the border of rain/snow. I went to Harris Teeter earlier today and it was empty; I guess we will all starve if the snow comes Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:41 pm

Here in the Richmond Va. area the people are acting like a meteor was
going to strike the earth.I'm from Northern Illinois,I can't believe it all. Shocked

Winslow sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:57 pm

milk sandwiches,,,, lol!

I cleared two feet out of my driveway wednesday night, another two feet last night, now the temp is just hovering around zero,,,

not out of the norm for here, it's amusing to hear the panic when snow hits down there in the south,,,,,
kinda like when you're amused at a report of a heat wave up here,,,three days of 100 degree heat no relief in sight,,,hilarious,,,
Teach em to drive Winslow,,, Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:06 pm

What is snow like? lol!
Here in South Africa we cannot even spell "snow"...... we just see it on tv! It sweltering here today, 35 degrees c. and not a cloud in the sky! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:07 pm

Winslow, I say this from the bottom of my heart man...

Don't go drive in that snow the first 8-12 hrs or so.

You think I'm joking but I am serious...

You see the problem isn't your ability, its the other guys...
Every redneck in 100 miles of your house will wreck in your yard with their 4 wheel drive... The Cops will all be in the ditch.. Don't be shocked when even the salt trucks are upside down... Otherwise intelligent people will slap their brakes, mash their gas, etc ... It gets crazy fast...

The people we are discussing really don't know what to do...

3 inch of chicago snow is totally different than 3 inch of Virginia beach snow.
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:46 pm

Still no major snow in Toronto. And I want snow for Christmas! We have a dusting on the lawn that doesn't even cover the grass. So I'm going to go for a drive through Quebec to Prince Edward Island - tomorrow. Aught to see some snow that way!

Doug's big adventure

Packing three days clothes, PVR for the end destination, some marking to do from school, dog + dog fud, pipes and partner Linda. She'll probably bring some clothes too.

Snow is fun as long as it is on the other side of a sheet of glass!

Have a great Christmas everyone!
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:07 pm

Winslow wrote:
Here in the Richmond Va. area the people are acting like a meteor was
going to strike the earth.I'm from Northern Illinois,I can't believe it all. Shocked

Winslow sunny

Yeah. They do get a bit crazy. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:19 pm

Just peachy!!! We are driving from OKC to Maryland Monday morning!! Should be loads of fun!!!!!!!! FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:58 pm

ftrplt wrote:
Just peachy!!! We are driving from OKC to Maryland Monday morning!! Should be loads of fun!!!!!!!! FTRPLT
You see the irony of a career pilot with a gazillion hours who can fly pretty much any plane made in the last 50 years having to regularly drive back and forth 1100 miles on one of the country's nastiest E/W stretches, I hope. Twisted Evil

Must be Karmic payback for all those sonic booms you thought you got away with back in the day. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:44 pm

12 inches! man you southerners are sure funny. im just kidding. us michiganders and our lake effect snow. we got around 12 inches last week. no problem for driving (at least for me and my big 4x4). we got even more in the following days. and i will say right now, this winter as been a disappointment so far. I love the snow. my favorite things are done in the snow, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and even deer hunting( it is best when its cold and there is 1 or 2 feet of snow on the ground. i cant wait until the good stuff comes.
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:55 pm

No one in the U.S. gets it consistently worse than these guys:

http://wnylakesnow.weebly.com/les-08-09-maps--totals.html
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:08 am

ZombieWeinerDog wrote:
no problem for driving (at least for me and my big 4x4).



thats the problem in the South though is that everyone who has 4 wheeldrive thinks they know what they are dooing and it is a cloak of invinvcibility against the snow and ice. I experianced it myself in college, their length of experiance with those conditions is limited to once or twice every few years. I grew up near Dayton Ohio and while we dont get as much snow as further north we get enough to remind everyone the "rules". Unfortunatly with todays culture everyone ignores them. Slow down...no i have to get to that meeting right now its important. ease on and off the gass... no i have a 4X4 ill be fine. Etc etc... We have about an inch as I write this i have to leave for the airport to got to work in about 45 minutes I cant wait to see what it is like but it looks like most people are hunkering down and waiting it out which is great. I cant wait for the happ happ happiest people in the world to come through the airport today im sure it will be smiles and lollypops all around.
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:48 pm

LL wrote:
No one in the U.S. gets it consistently worse than these guys:

http://wnylakesnow.weebly.com/les-08-09-maps--totals.html

Being a Yooper by birth and genetics (very limited, genetics, I might add) we might contest this claim. I've lived in the Snowbelt of New York (went to Syracuse for a while and "played" in the area a might) but growing up in Ontonagon a few hundred feet from the shore of Lake Superior, we had some pretty good snow falls. If you can believe Wikkipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Peninsula_of_Michig♠an#Climate or: http://postcardy.blogspot.com/2008/03/record-snowfall-keweenaw-county.html When I was little, my uncle worked for the county and drove one of those huge V-plows, the kind that could clear two lanes at once. He would tell me stories (and they were exaggerated, of course, as all good stories are to wide eyed, innocent little nephews) of hitting cars buried in snow drifts that he couldn't see and sending them flying 100 feet into the woods. I wanted to drive a plow when I grew up, thinking that would be the coolest job on earth!

The Eastern end of Erie and surrounding region gets more press because it's much more populated and has large cities. I guess when my home town, the largest in the county (at almost 1,000 population back then) gets buried, it doesn't quite make national news. We have a similar "chip on our shoulders" which is instilled in us by our grade school history teachers in the UP regarding the "Great Chicago Fire" of the past. The next day half of Northern Wisconsin and the UP caught fire, and hundreds of thousands of acres burned, (with a timber value loss greater than all the burned Chicago buildings) and several times the loss of life as dozens of small lumber camps and towns were obliterated by the Peshtigo Fire. But again, Chicago at that time was one of the largest cities in the US and we were, well, north of nowhere.

Still, that doesn't negate the intense snow the Eastern Seaboard is getting. In the UP, we were used to it, we all had snowshoes, snowmobiles, plows, chains, etc. As a kid growing up, I don't ever remember school being canceled because of snow, and we could get a foot or two a night, every night, for several days in a row. Much of the lower Seaboard doesn't have events like this that often, so they're not as well prepared. I'm gathering data on this event for the natural hazards chapter of a class I'll teach this spring.

Keep warm and enjoy the silence of a blanket of snow. It really knocks the "civilization" out of a neighborhood for a while.

Natch
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:10 pm

Well our snow is enough to leave your foot print in it, but that is it so far. Not that I am complaining, you understand.

I remember being in Atlanta for one New Years and they got a little freezing rain followed by 1/2 inch of snow and the world nearly stopped, except for the guys who were spinning out of control.

I was driving a VW and we putt putted up and down the hills and back to my girlfriends house, watching all the Georgians trying to cope with snow by hitting either the gas or the brakes, with equal lack of success.

Well Winter doesn't start yet, so enjoy the Fall boys and girls.
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:44 pm

Sounds like you have the key items: water, food, heat and plenty of baccy santa rendeer
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:31 am

We are expecting 15" starting now!! tongue santa rendeer Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Snow of the Decade...   Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:25 am

All y'all take care with this weather! We had a rough couple days a week or two ago...it ain't pretty. Hunker down with a good pipe and take 'er easy.

Me...I'm headin' to the mountains!
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