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Old 02-10-2014, 19:12   #1
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winter storm .

well the south getting hit again . this time with ice for our area of NC , tomorrow and tomorrow night gonna start and word is we will lose power and possible up til 4 days .

so everyone in the south stay safe . we are prepared as much as possible.
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Old 02-10-2014, 19:15   #2
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The South will rise again, unless there is more than an inch of snow.

Stay home, stay safe.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:17   #3
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The South will rise again, unless there is more than an inch of snow.

Stay home, stay safe.
Little known history of the Civil War:

Lee was planning an assault of Washington that would have broken the Union and won the war. But then a few snowflakes fell and the entire Confederate Army ran out of bread and milk and could not get their horses to stay on the roads without skidding off.
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Old 02-10-2014, 19:25   #4
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Even us northern types who are used to a lot of snow have problems with ice storms. Good luck, stay safe.
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Old 02-10-2014, 20:08   #5
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Even us northern types who are used to a lot of snow have problems with ice storms. Good luck, stay safe.
True that, we are used to this, but even though a bit of snow can be dealt with, ice is sooo unforgiving and un predictable, steep learning curve on that stuff....

Every year I practice in empty lots to get a feel for sliding around, but I've had stuff happen on the roads that slip so fast it's nearly impossible to recover from....stay safe, folks....slooowww down....

This season, we are way above the average for the area...over 2x as much...23 inches to 50 some inches, and it ain't over yet...

I am out...sick and frickin' tired of shoveling this and dodging ice...spring can't come soon enough, nor better appreciated than this year...
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Old 02-10-2014, 20:20   #6
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This season, we are way above the average for the area...over 2x as much...23 inches to 50 some inches, and it ain't over yet...

I am out...sick and frickin' tired of shoveling this and dodging ice...spring can't come soon enough, nor better appreciated than this year...
170" here so far, and I'm loving it. I've been on either alpine or nordic skis pretty much every day since late November.
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Old 02-10-2014, 22:24   #7
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170" here so far, and I'm loving it. I've been on either alpine or nordic skis pretty much every day since late November.

holy Cod, man...you're in ground zero for lake effect snow....unreal, couldn't deal with that....

out...shivering...
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....Every year I practice in empty lots to get a feel for sliding around....
LIAR!!! You're not doing it for "practice", you're doing it because it's a blast and it's still that same out of control feeling you had when you were 16 years old!!!

I'm 43 and I still whip into empty lots whenever I get a chance!
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LIAR!!! You're not doing it for "practice", you're doing it because it's a blast and it's still that same out of control feeling you had when you were 16 years old!!!

I'm 43 and I still whip into empty lots whenever I get a chance!
lol...caught....I tell young-uns to go to the lot and have some fun...best way to see what your vehicle will do...

IT'S A BLAST>>>>>so true, snubfan......out...
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:34   #10
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Even us northern types who are used to a lot of snow have problems with ice storms. Good luck, stay safe.
True that.

Keep water, food, and back-up heat on hand for just such occasions. Not the sort of stuff you can rush to the corner store to get, but stuff you plan months ahead with.

But not all Northerners prepare. Some forget the last ice storm. They will be surprised when power goes out for a week, and it is 20 degrees outside, and all stores and services are closed becaused of iced roads and downed trees and downed power lines. Even their cell phones won't work.

And if it lasts 2 weeks, there will be mayhem.
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True that.

Keep water, food, and back-up heat on hand for just such occasions. Not the sort of stuff you can rush to the corner store to get, but stuff you plan months ahead with.

But not all Northerners prepare. Some forget the last ice storm. They will be surprised when power goes out for a week, and it is 20 degrees outside, and all stores and services are closed becaused of iced roads and downed trees and downed power lines. Even their cell phones won't work.

And if it lasts 2 weeks, there will be mayhem.
2 Weeks? BTDT. I would just hole up at the house. Keep feeding the wood stove. Fire up the gen set once a day to run the well pump.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:14   #12
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2 Weeks? BTDT. I would just hole up at the house. Keep feeding the wood stove. Fire up the gen set once a day to run the well pump.
Yes, but you are prepared, and hopefully you have jugs of water, in case your generator breaks

But the other people.

A big regional storm, like the entire northeast, centered around NYC, could create some big problems.
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Yes, but you are prepared, and hopefully you have jugs of water, in case your generator breaks

But the other people.

A big regional storm, like the entire northeast, centered around NYC, could create some big problems.
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Old 02-11-2014, 20:05   #14
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True that.

Keep water, food, and back-up heat on hand for just such occasions. Not the sort of stuff you can rush to the corner store to get, but stuff you plan months ahead with.

But not all Northerners prepare. Some forget the last ice storm. They will be surprised when power goes out for a week, and it is 20 degrees outside, and all stores and services are closed becaused of iced roads and downed trees and downed power lines. Even their cell phones won't work.

And if it lasts 2 weeks, there will be mayhem.
Double damn right that!

It's been quite a winter for us as well in eastern PA. I believe this will be storm #10 and were sitting bullseye for this Nor'easter.

Last weeks little ole 1/4" ice storm knocked out power a week to a lot of folks here and broke local Peco outage records. For us it worse than Hurricane Sandy,... with most respect to the peeps at the shore who lost everything...

I'm damn tired of removing snow!!!
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Old 02-10-2014, 19:26   #15
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I saw a Southerner on the road today. We had an inch of snow on the ground. That's a blizzard to you folk in Atl.

Guy was on bare road in some sort of full size truck. . .

4WD engaged. He took a turn and the wheels were bucking. Lol

Better safe than sorry, tho.
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Old 02-10-2014, 19:48   #16
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I saw a Southerner on the road today. We had an inch of snow on the ground. That's a blizzard to you folk in Atl.

Guy was on bare road in some sort of full size truck. . .

4WD engaged. He took a turn and the wheels were bucking. Lol

Better safe than sorry, tho.
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Old 02-10-2014, 19:36   #17
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Save your Dixie cups, the south will rise again.

"I think I will retire and move back up north where they know how to drive in the snow"
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Old 02-10-2014, 19:47   #18
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Ice is nasty stuff, we were without power 11 days a few years ago. Not fun!
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Old 02-10-2014, 19:52   #19
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"Possible significant winter storm coming here, Wednesday night and through the day on Thursday."

Let it snow.
We've got T.P., milk, bread and FiOS.
The oil tank is full. We have firewood.

We have vacation time on the books.

Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow.

My old, tired __________ (self) can wait it out.
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Schools already cancelled here for tomorrow and roads are damp. That's it, they're damp....not wet. Damp.

I'm guessing the curtain climbers will be out till Friday, maybe Monday.

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