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DrEntropy
02-24-2010, 07:45 PM
I hope you guys "up there" have laid in proper supplies. That <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-style: italic">thing</span></span> headed your way looks to be seriously nasty.

Gliderman8
02-24-2010, 09:08 PM
SOS... another snow storm... make it stop!
I'm ready to head back to Fla.

aerog
02-24-2010, 09:35 PM
SOS... another snow storm... make it stop!
I'm ready to head back to Fla.

TRADE!

Wicked nor'easter :smile:

Banjo
02-24-2010, 09:48 PM
Ready and waiting! we haven't had a good snow yet this year. they've all gone around us.

DrEntropy
02-24-2010, 09:49 PM
This one looks to have ya inna crosshairs, Ben!!

DUCK!!

DrEntropy
02-24-2010, 09:50 PM
SOS... another snow storm... make it stop!
I'm ready to head back to Fla.

It's gettin chilly here too, Elliot. But nowhere NEAR what's gainin' on ya there.

Gliderman8
02-24-2010, 09:55 PM
SOS... another snow storm... make it stop!
I'm ready to head back to Fla.

It's gettin chilly here too, Elliot. But nowhere NEAR what's gainin' on ya there.

I'm hiding under my desk doc.

DrEntropy
02-24-2010, 09:57 PM
Find a way OUT!! You can have th' Shed. :jester:

Steve
02-24-2010, 10:02 PM
We got hit hard and fast this afternoon, an official "snow burst". 3" inside of an hour!

Banjo
02-24-2010, 10:03 PM
the 4wd is all gassed up and ready. They're only predicting 6-12 here, over 2 days. that's entirely manageable. But also predicting VERY strong winds. that could cause trouble. Downed lines, drifts, etc... Good ol' gas fireplace requires no electricity, plenty -o- grub, it'll be just fine.

vping
02-24-2010, 10:08 PM
Oh joy more snow.

Gliderman8
02-24-2010, 10:14 PM
We got hit hard and fast this afternoon, an official "snow burst". 3" inside of an hour!

3" in an hour.... That's a lot of *&amp;%#^@g snow!!
Must have been whiteout conditions.

AngliaGT
02-25-2010, 01:13 AM
What's this "snow" stuff that you're talking about?

- Doug

angelfj1
02-25-2010, 06:53 AM
I hope you guys "up there" have laid in proper supplies. That <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-style: italic">thing</span></span> headed your way looks to be seriously nasty.

6:52am
light snow and 36 degrees F

good! - it should kill the rest of the palmetta bugs.

aeronca65t
02-25-2010, 07:35 AM
6:52am
light snow and 36 degrees F

good! - it should kill the rest of the palmetta bugs.

About the same here (*just* to the right side of the Delaware River).
My school is closed all day today due to this......maybe I can get a little work done on the Austin today.

Tuesday night we had a <span style="font-style: italic">sudden</span> increase in snow around 8:20 PM and I let my night class out early (normally we run until 8:45 PM).

My Miata had about 4" of snow on the roof when I got out to it. It took me 30 minutes to exit my faculty <span style="text-decoration: underline">parking lot</span> (about 100 yard drive) due to the backup of people all leaving our campus at the same time.
Then I was on our "Campus Drive" (about a 3/4 mile internal road) for about 20 minutes before I was actually able to get off campus.

At one point on Campus Drive, there was a huge jam-up where two cars were stuck and couldn't make it up a slight hill. The two cars that were stuck were a Camaro and a Mustang (both RWD). There was about 20 students and campus security trying to push the two pony cars up the hill. Meanwhile, a 4-wheel drive Suburban had tried to jump a curb to pass the two cars and had gotten stuck diagonally.
It was like watching a <span style="font-style: italic">Laurel and Hardy</span> movie. :laugh:

Turned out the Mustang was a guy from my class.
As I approached this little hill in the road, I left a little "gap" in front of me and took a rolling "run" at it. I cruised right up it in my RWD sports car.
Blizzaks rule! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif
I waved at the stuck Mustang as I went by. :devilgrin:

Our local weather prediction is at or close to 100% chance of snow all day today.
I have three RWD cars (plus an Accord I never drive). I haven't gotten stuck once this Winter. [knocks MGB wooden shift knob/] :wink:

DrEntropy
02-25-2010, 09:01 AM
Blizzaks rule! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

Never tried 'em but have had the same success with Semperit M+S on the B and Elan in Pittsburgh winters, back-when.

Smile &amp; wave onna way by all that pigiron spinnin' at 50 goin' noplace! :laugh: :devilgrin:

rlwhitetr3b
02-25-2010, 09:11 AM
I have Blizzaks on my daily driver Miata also. We get a good show once or twice a year, but nothing like the NE. I have not found anything that stopped me yet. A lot of it is the driver. Like you said you left a gap and made a run at it.

14dna
02-25-2010, 09:11 AM
When I hear these stories, I think of the commercial for a Canadian car chase.
It shows a car spinning its tires and a fellow pushing. 15 feet behind is a cruiser spinning and a officer out pushing.
Only in Canada!

Dave :cheers:

SilentUnicorn
02-25-2010, 09:12 AM
I was in NC from Sunday till Tuesday AM. I was taking a look at the weather Monday evening and realized i might not make it home as planned. Developed a "Plan B" which was to rent a car in BOS and drive home. Thankfully i did not need the car. I made an earlier flight out of BOS to home, saved myself a 5+ hour layover. Made it home before the storm moved in. We got dumped on, about 14 inches of the white stuff fell here in my little corner of Vermont. More on the way today.

good weather for sugarin tho. Going to need snow shoes this year to get into the bush.

C'Mon Spring!!!

aeronca65t
02-25-2010, 09:53 AM
When I hear these stories, I think of the commercial for a Canadian car chase....


Dave :cheers:

Dave:

I love ~That Commerica!~ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0id9fUYb95A) :laugh:

DART
02-25-2010, 10:00 AM
Ben probably spoke of the biggest threat we'll see down here...wind gusts predicted to hit 50 this evening, and there are a lot of large branches stuck up in trees to blow on to electric lines. I would so rather be snowed-in while snug in a warm house than be without power in a cold one. Like the rest of you, thinking Spring weather can't come soon enough.

Did Tinster ever get his water supply restored?? I know he was without earlier in the week.

Nice avatar, Doc!!

DrEntropy
02-25-2010, 10:08 AM
Nice avatar, Doc!!

Thanks, D. Interim change... Next one will be along directly :smirk:

Banjo
02-25-2010, 08:25 PM
Tinsters water was still out as of last night, but His Gym has water, so they were commuting there to take showers (Instead of using the pool...) Hope it gets back online soon!

Steve
02-25-2010, 09:33 PM
We got hit hard and fast this afternoon, an official "snow burst". 3" inside of an hour!

3" in an hour.... That's a lot of *&amp;%#^@g snow!!
Must have been whiteout conditions.

Too right. Luckily there was no wind otherwise there would have been a right mess. Accidents and spin-outs abounding all the same.

Gliderman8
02-25-2010, 09:49 PM
Well, it is gale force wind here. The noreaster we are experiencing is gusting the winds to 40 mph.
I just might end up in Oz :eeek:

Steve
02-25-2010, 09:58 PM
Hunker down, man..... Stay warm, stay safe.

Gliderman8
02-25-2010, 10:04 PM
Thanks Steve. That sounds like a good plan!

DNK
02-25-2010, 11:07 PM
Only one thing to say when it is like that
"Bars open" :laugh: :cheers:

Gliderman8
02-25-2010, 11:29 PM
I'm saving that for two weeks.... after I do the Jefferson Cup. I'll be celebrating that it's over by then!