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winter storm .

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by *ASH*, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. *ASH*

    *ASH*

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    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.
     
  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    The South will rise again, unless there is more than an inch of snow. ;)

    Stay home, stay safe.
     


  3. OGW

    OGW NRA, SAF

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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.
     
  4. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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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.
     
  5. DonMerlin

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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"
    NOT!
     
  6. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    Ice is nasty stuff, we were without power 11 days a few years ago. Not fun!
     
  7. RedTop

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    Most likely a repatriated, second-generation transplant from Yankee-dom who had his first 4x4. All Wool-grays down here know not to run that dry.:wavey:


    I do like your capitaliztion of the S in Southerner. It shows respect. :supergrin:
     
  8. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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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.
     
  9. 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.

    :faint::faint::faint:
     
  10. Jake514

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    My wife is flying home from Atlanta tonight. First the plane was leaving at 6:30PM, then 8 something, now 10:45PM, if at all.
     
  11. THEPOPE

    THEPOPE Nibb

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    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...:cool:
     
  12. JMS

    JMS 02

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    It didn't go so well for you all last time, better to be safe.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. OGW

    OGW NRA, SAF

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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.
     
  14. LASTRESORT20

    LASTRESORT20 LongTerm-Guy

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    `The snow actually could begin Tuesday in the Charlotte area, with 1 or 2 inches possibly accumulating during the day. But the main part of the storm system, due Wednesday, could bring up to 8 inches of snow and a coating of ice to Charlotte. Damaging accumulations of ice are possible not far to the southeast of the city, and forecasters say a major ice storm is looming for parts of South Carolina and central North Carolina.
    “Charlotte could be hit with a heavy amount of both snow and ice,” said Kristina Pydynowski`
    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/02/10/4679696/winter-storm-watch-posted-for.html#storylink=cpy


    Just in case..[​IMG].
     
  15. Jon_R

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    Hmmm i fly through Atlanta Wed around 6pm. I am sure that will go great...
     
  16. snubfan

    snubfan Giant Member

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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!!!:rofl::rofl:

    I'm 43 and I still whip into empty lots whenever I get a chance!:supergrin:
     
  17. 686Owner

    686Owner NRA Life Member

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    From the windstorm from the leftover hurricane (Ike was it?). Luckily we were only without power for maybe half the day. My boss lives up the road and his was out for 7 days.

    Or did you get that bad ice storm that was south of here?
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2014
  18. plp

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    WARNING, POLITICAL RANT!!!

    I'm an Alabama redneck, while born in Indiana, have hailed from the South all but the first 6 months of my life. I'm a construction gypsy, due to the fact I can't support my family in a sustainable manner locally due to economy, and have spent the past 30 years on the road, wherever someone needs a power plant, military base, refinery, or major industrial development built.

    I have multiple jobs I can't discuss, due to signed confidentiality agreements, and have 7 cards in my wallet that required people in black suits question my neighbors.

    I am willing to do whatever is required, to see that I provide me and mine with the best I can. That mindset has a lot to do with why I post on this website.

    Today, at 5:45 AM, I sat on the side of the road in Sioux City, Iowa in -10° temps and rounded up several noobs for orientation at a construction site. While doing so, I observed car tags entering the facility.

    Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Virginia and Iowa, in order of frequency. I saw exactly 3 Iowa tags. This is on a job site with over 600 personnel.

    At the bar tonight, I was one of three rednecks in a crowd of probably fifty. Two from Alabama, and one from Louisiana.

    I am a gregarious type, find good people everywhere, and tonight was no exception, lots of genuinely decent folks out for a good time. While an introvert by nature, I"m also an optimist and look for the best in people, and am rarely disappointed.

    I asked everyone I talked to about the weather, and here is the general consensus, from November to April they drink beer, have sex, and draw unemployment. Their goal is to produce Democrats in numbers to sustain their way of life. That is 6 months out of the year, devoted to decadence and debauchery.

    My mother is from Iowa, and I remember coming to her hometown as a kid. Farmers all, hard workers, traditionalists and fiercely independent. Very conservative, while no idea about their politics, would believe they did not approve of LBJ and waved flags when Nixon took office.

    Enter the 1970's, and farm subsidies. Subversion took hold, the short term fix to pay the mortgage and crop loans perverted the long term value system, and by the 1990's they went from red to blue.

    What does this have to do with winter storms? Just my observation, that today's political climate dictates that desperate Southerners must travel 1200 miles from home, to work in sub zero temps, to provide sustinance for native Iowans so they do not have to leave the comfort of their hearth to earn their daily bread.
     
  19. THEPOPE

    THEPOPE Nibb

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

    out...shivering...:cool:
     
  20. THEPOPE

    THEPOPE Nibb

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    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...:cool: