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2012-12-25 02:14:54 PM
we are ready and waiting.
 
2012-12-25 04:11:08 PM
Has Pat Robertson blamed gay people yet?
 
2012-12-25 05:01:16 PM
The girlcritter has four inches of snow in New Mexico.

I have a dusting as of this morning in Western Massachusetts, and my Aunt has green grass in December in Maine. Tell me it's not a kooky year...
 
2012-12-25 05:44:00 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Has Pat Robertson blamed gay people yet?


Give it time. Though maybe he'll be too busy ripping Christmas bong hits to notice.
 
2012-12-25 05:54:12 PM
Multiple tornadoes on the ground in AL/TX and LA
 
2012-12-25 05:57:55 PM
i.imgur.com

Have you ever seen a warning map that busy? THIS time of year?
 
2012-12-25 06:19:28 PM
Just Duck..
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-12-25 06:39:38 PM
Damn the Torpedos.
 
2012-12-25 06:40:25 PM

Shadow Blasko: Multiple tornadoes on the ground in AL/TX and LA


Exactly, can this be the outbreak thread as well?

Mobile, AL a while ago:


Livestream:
 
2012-12-25 06:40:42 PM
I was in Little Rock once. people in this country have a lot of balls making cracks about New Jersey, tell you what.
 
2012-12-25 06:41:01 PM
Headed our way tomorrow, Blasko.
 
2012-12-25 06:41:10 PM

ravenlore: Shadow Blasko: Multiple tornadoes on the ground in AL/TX and LA

Exactly, can this be the outbreak thread as well?

Mobile, AL a while ago:


Livestream:


Holy sheet
 
2012-12-25 06:42:45 PM

cantsleep: Headed our way tomorrow, Blasko.


Oh I know... I have been tracking this one in for 4 days now, waiting for the damned models to converge.

I put down cash money Friday that we'd see 6-8" for northern Cincy tonight into tomorrow. Looks like I am going to make some money.
 
2012-12-25 06:43:52 PM
We had frozen rain for most of the day which turned to snow about 30 min ago. Drive home had some scary spots. Should be an interesting night.

/southwest-central Arkansas
 
2012-12-25 06:45:28 PM
those sophisticated millionaires will be able to handle it.
 
2012-12-25 06:47:21 PM
BLIZZARD!

Actually they're calling for 1"-3" in extreme Northwest Arkansas (I'm in Fayetteville), with snowfall mostly in the 4"-6" range a little bit south of here. I think they WAAAAY overestimated this storm, as is common with winter storms in the South. Then again, we don't have the resources to deal with winter storms because they don't happen very often, so it pays to be prepared. Especially on a holiday weekend.
 
2012-12-25 06:48:01 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: We had frozen rain for most of the day which turned to snow about 30 min ago. Drive home had some scary spots. Should be an interesting night.

/southwest-central Arkansas


I'd be looking for a snowboard and a giant trash bag.
 
2012-12-25 06:48:23 PM
And in Cleveland we got a little rain the other day.

The lakes make things kinda messed up weather-wise. Christmas Eve, I had to drive from Cleveland (sits on a big heat sink) to Ashland (70mi south). It was raining sloppy slush in Ashland. On the way back north, it turned to snow around the halfway point, where the watershed divide is between what goes in the Great Lakes and what goes into, eventually, the Mississippi. North of that line, it stopped snowing and was pretty nice out, maybe a light warm drizzle.

On the other hand, it will snow here until mid-April, so there's that.

Anyway long story short, looks like the nation is going to get the snow we didn't get last year.
 
2012-12-25 06:49:24 PM
It is 40F with 20 mph winds in Houston.  Enjoy the rain, it's going to get COLD.
 
2012-12-25 06:49:58 PM

Mister Peejay: And in Cleveland we got a little rain the other day.

The lakes make things kinda messed up weather-wise. Christmas Eve, I had to drive from Cleveland (sits on a big heat sink) to Ashland (70mi south). It was raining sloppy slush in Ashland. On the way back north, it turned to snow around the halfway point, where the watershed divide is between what goes in the Great Lakes and what goes into, eventually, the Mississippi. North of that line, it stopped snowing and was pretty nice out, maybe a light warm drizzle.

On the other hand, it will snow here until mid-April, so there's that.

Anyway long story short, looks like the nation is going to get the snow we didn't get last year.


Yep. There are two more systems setting up just behind this one. Probably not a severe as this for the southern states, but definite snowmakers for the midwest.
 
2012-12-25 06:50:37 PM
Got some snow in Texas after it had been raining for most of the day. Going to be fun tonight when everything freezes.
 
2012-12-25 06:50:45 PM
All Y'all keep chillin'.

But keep it safe pug there, ya hear.
 
2012-12-25 06:50:48 PM
I live in the Ft Smith/Van Buren Arkansas area on the Ark/Ok border.. it's snowing it's ass off here. Niiiice. We had a tornado rip through here not less than a week ago...FARK!.. yet I managed to get laid each time...
Where I am, I am smack dab in the middle of it, and the snowflakes are the size of half dollars. I doesn't snow here often, and it's nice when it does.. so, me an my bottle of lorcets and wine are going to enjoy the rest of this evening, living by the interstate, making side bets on the next tractor trailer to slide off in to the ditch next to the property here....
 
2012-12-25 06:51:37 PM
Reports of a tornado through downtown Mobile, AL.
 
2012-12-25 06:52:19 PM

fappomatic: Wasilla Hillbilly: We had frozen rain for most of the day which turned to snow about 30 min ago. Drive home had some scary spots. Should be an interesting night.

/southwest-central Arkansas

I'd be looking for a snowboard and a giant trash bag.


Heh. Not sure what you have in mind there exactly, but there's not too many snowboards around here.
 
2012-12-25 06:53:54 PM
All Y'all keep chillin'.

But keep it safe out there, ya hear.

/thanks iPhone autocorrect
 
2012-12-25 06:54:22 PM
is it Warcraft 2 or Starcraft??
 
2012-12-25 06:55:32 PM
I was in Springdale, AR a few years back. They had a inch of snow and the town just about shut down.

Being a Northerner, I was amused.

/Everything melted by 10am.
//A Yankee goes south for a visit and then goes home
///A damn Yankee goes south and stays
 
2012-12-25 06:56:48 PM
Someone posted video of the Mobile tornado to facebook
So far Mobile police advise no fatalities.
 
2012-12-25 06:58:07 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: fappomatic: Wasilla Hillbilly: We had frozen rain for most of the day which turned to snow about 30 min ago. Drive home had some scary spots. Should be an interesting night.

/southwest-central Arkansas

I'd be looking for a snowboard and a giant trash bag.

Heh. Not sure what you have in mind there exactly, but there's not too many snowboards around here.


OK then two cafeteria trays duct taped to your boots, a football helmet and a giant trash bag. Tip: lean back a little or the face plant will be epic.
 
2012-12-25 07:03:13 PM
We got this in Dallas, after overnight thunderstorms. Snowed from about 10am til 4pm.

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

The roads were nice and slushy so I did manage to get back from my parents house but I expect this to freeze solid overnight.
 
2012-12-25 07:04:01 PM
Here north of rosetta, ar
It's snowing heavily, 27 degrees.
Everything is white.
Fire is warm, dog is snoring and crepetating, and the younglings are building Legos

All is well.
 
2012-12-25 07:04:03 PM
Reporting from Northeast Arkansas, we had a bit of snow, now we've got anotehr bout of freezing rain, and it'll be more snow before the night is done.
 
2012-12-25 07:05:05 PM
Nasty weather here in Memphis. I expected the worst because the bird were in a feeding frenzy today.

I figure to wake up tomorrow to a city sheathed in ice.
 
2012-12-25 07:07:15 PM
 
2012-12-25 07:08:02 PM
Evansville area here. They said "snow" on the news, time for everyone to panic and buy milk and eggs.
 
2012-12-25 07:10:56 PM
So how much snow/ice will drop?

/less than 3cm/1 inch and I call you guys sissies
//but I'll accept if you don't have the infrastructure to clear the roads
 
2012-12-25 07:11:47 PM
talk to your doctor about low T
 
2012-12-25 07:12:57 PM
In the meantime, where I'm at in California we've got 65" and counting since Thursday night.
 
2012-12-25 07:13:11 PM

hubiestubert: The girlcritter has four inches of snow in New Mexico.

I have a dusting as of this morning in Western Massachusetts, and my Aunt has green grass in December in Maine. Tell me it's not a kooky year...


A good portion of Southern and Nothern Maine have snow but those on the coast and in place such as Bangor, where I live we have nothing but that is all going to change Thursday. We are supposed to get up to 14 inches.
 
2012-12-25 07:15:10 PM

No Time To Explain: So how much snow/ice will drop?

/less than 3cm/1 inch and I call you guys sissies
//but I'll accept if you don't have the infrastructure to clear the roads


For my area... 6 to 8 .. With Blizzard conditions regarding wind speeds.

This is the latest from my buds at Ohio Valley Weather net... They have been dead on for this whole event, even when the models started getting wonky.

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-12-25 07:17:13 PM

fappomatic: Wasilla Hillbilly: fappomatic: Wasilla Hillbilly: We had frozen rain for most of the day which turned to snow about 30 min ago. Drive home had some scary spots. Should be an interesting night.

/southwest-central Arkansas

I'd be looking for a snowboard and a giant trash bag.

Heh. Not sure what you have in mind there exactly, but there's not too many snowboards around here.

OK then two cafeteria trays duct taped to your boots, a football helmet and a giant trash bag. Tip: lean back a little or the face plant will be epic.


I'll try that tomorrow
 
2012-12-25 07:17:46 PM
drove through some shiat weather from Houston to FW this morning. Snowed like a real snow storm for 4 hours.

It's cold. I hope a bar is open.
 
2012-12-25 07:21:05 PM
I'm right in the middle of that 8"+ band in Indiana. 20 miles north of Bloomington.

Bah Humbug!
 
2012-12-25 07:21:22 PM
Can't tell if this thing is going to give us anything here in STL. The original forecast called for it to hit us pretty hard but it seems like it's going to stay south of us. Was kind of looking forward to some snow since we didn't have any last year.

/To all those south of me, especially in AL, stay safe.
 
2012-12-25 07:21:58 PM
God's wrath for voting for God's candidates!
 
2012-12-25 07:24:06 PM
Bracing for the storm tomorrow here in Ohio, my news station warning viewers to stay off the roads after noon
 
2012-12-25 07:24:20 PM
Global warning, amiright?
 
2012-12-25 07:25:00 PM
well, just make sure you all have your generators oiled up and your bigscreens going...

nothing says "schadenfreude" like a fat guy with a freshly oiled generator...
 
2012-12-25 07:25:39 PM

Honest Bender: Global warning, amiright?


Could well be...

I mean, I know you were being facetious, but the current jet stream separation and moisture content of the air is due to higher than normal temps at certain levels.. thus increasing moisture levels and overall storm energy and ...

Oh.. wait .. you were trolling.
 
2012-12-25 07:27:16 PM
17,000 without power in Mobile.
And here comes round two!
 
2012-12-25 07:27:19 PM

Shadow Blasko: Honest Bender: Global warning, amiright?

Could well be...

I mean, I know you were being facetious, but the current jet stream separation and moisture content of the air is due to higher than normal temps at certain levels.. thus increasing moisture levels and overall storm energy and ...

Oh.. wait .. you were trolling.


that..or it is just winter weather
/snow in december?..get outta here!
 
2012-12-25 07:28:46 PM

Honest Bender: Global warning, amiright?


no no. this is global "cooling" which is way different...

just stay on the thread and a whole bunch of experts will pipe in citing Jesus and blame the left wing...

i got the popcorn poppin!

generator...oiled!
 
2012-12-25 07:29:01 PM

mr lawson: that..or it is just winter weather
/snow in december?..get outta here!



I was referring to the amount of severe weather associated with the storm, like the tornadoes .. etc.
 
2012-12-25 07:30:52 PM
For the past 7 days it looked like Oklahoma was going to get blasted. We didn't get a goddamn thing. I'm glad though, I hate hate hate hate driving in this crap.
 
2012-12-25 07:31:32 PM
Hold my beer and watch this.
 
2012-12-25 07:32:15 PM

Shadow Blasko: No Time To Explain: So how much snow/ice will drop?

/less than 3cm/1 inch and I call you guys sissies
//but I'll accept if you don't have the infrastructure to clear the roads

For my area... 6 to 8 .. With Blizzard conditions regarding wind speeds.

This is the latest from my buds at Ohio Valley Weather net... They have been dead on for this whole event, even when the models started getting wonky.


"Blizzard"

/worst we've had under blizzard was a dumping over 50cm in less than 2r hours
//get on my level
///silly yanks, not knowing what a real snowfall is
 
2012-12-25 07:32:33 PM

Shadow Blasko: mr lawson: that..or it is just winter weather
/snow in december?..get outta here!


I was referring to the amount of severe weather associated with the storm, like the tornadoes .. etc.


lived in the south for all of my life. It really nothing has changed except for the increase of media coverage, to include the internet.
 
2012-12-25 07:34:12 PM

No Time To Explain: "Blizzard"


Do you know what that term means? Without Googling it?
 
2012-12-25 07:34:37 PM
you know, if only there were some good tornadoes with guns to fight off the bad tornadoes with guns...

/too soon?
 
2012-12-25 07:35:02 PM
♫ stuck in Mobile with the Memphis blues ♫
 
2012-12-25 07:36:11 PM

Haliburton Cummings: you know, if only there were some good tornadoes with guns to fight off the bad tornadoes with guns...


sounds like the plot of a SyFy original movie directed by Michael Bay.
 
2012-12-25 07:36:30 PM

No Time To Explain: /worst we've had under blizzard was a dumping over 50cm in less than 2r hours
//get on my level


Here is a hint. You can have a blizzard with 0 falling snow.
 
2012-12-25 07:38:46 PM

Shadow Blasko: No Time To Explain: /worst we've had under blizzard was a dumping over 50cm in less than 2r hours
//get on my level

Here is a hint. You can have a blizzard with 0 falling snow.


wellllll...some would split hairs and refer to those conditions as "ground blizzard"

/unless that nomenclature is out of date
 
2012-12-25 07:39:26 PM
So what your'e saying is the Mayans were a few days too early in their predictions.
 
2012-12-25 07:39:37 PM

Shadow Blasko: No Time To Explain: /worst we've had under blizzard was a dumping over 50cm in less than 2r hours
//get on my level

Here is a hint. You can have a blizzard with 0 falling snow.


Sure... Just go to your local Dairy Queen. Blizzards in July!
 
2012-12-25 07:43:19 PM
cayleypozza.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-25 07:44:54 PM

mr lawson: Haliburton Cummings: you know, if only there were some good tornadoes with guns to fight off the bad tornadoes with guns...

sounds like the plot of a SyFy original movie directed by Michael Bay.


GUN-NADO: Freakstorm

Christian Bale as "Eff Five"
Nathan Fillionz Rainbow as "The Finger of God"
Scarlotta Blowhanson as "Method Actress"
Kirsten Dunst as Julie "Tits" McGee CLIMOLOGISTZ"

yeah i can see this...
 
2012-12-25 07:44:57 PM

No Time To Explain: "Blizzard"

/worst we've had under blizzard was a dumping over 50cm in less than 2r hours
//get on my level
///silly yanks, not knowing what a real snowfall is


If that's the worst you've had, you guys have it easy. The Great Lakes snowbelts can get pretty nasty.
 
2012-12-25 07:46:26 PM

Uakronkid: The Great Lakes snowbelts can get pretty nasty.


with icepants on they are even worse
 
2012-12-25 07:47:47 PM

Haliburton Cummings: mr lawson: Haliburton Cummings: you know, if only there were some good tornadoes with guns to fight off the bad tornadoes with guns...

sounds like the plot of a SyFy original movie directed by Michael Bay.

GUN-NADO: Freakstorm

Christian Bale as "Eff Five"
Nathan Fillionz Rainbow as "The Finger of God"
Scarlotta Blowhanson as "Method Actress"
Kirsten Dunst as Julie "Tits" McGee CLIMOLOGISTZ"

yeah i can see this...


Set the whole thing at an oil refinery, and you have a winner.
 
2012-12-25 07:49:02 PM

No Time To Explain:
/worst we've had under blizzard was a dumping over 50cm in less than 2r hours
//get on my level
///silly yanks, not knowing what a real snowfall is



That's ... not very much, actually.
 
2012-12-25 07:53:38 PM

Bad Spellir: Haliburton Cummings: mr lawson: Haliburton Cummings: you know, if only there were some good tornadoes with guns to fight off the bad tornadoes with guns...

sounds like the plot of a SyFy original movie directed by Michael Bay.

GUN-NADO: Freakstorm

Christian Bale as "Eff Five"
Nathan Fillionz Rainbow as "The Finger of God"
Scarlotta Blowhanson as "Method Actress"
Kirsten Dunst as Julie "Tits" McGee CLIMOLOGISTZ"

yeah i can see this...

Set the whole thing at an oil refinery, and you have a winner.


YES!! THEN!

The Bad Tornado can hid by one of those awesome american nerve gas stockpiles that are rotting away due to budget cuts!

OR an asbestos factory!

who woulda thunk Fark would be a great place to write fan fiction???
 
2012-12-25 07:54:17 PM
yes i typed "can hid"
 
2012-12-25 08:01:44 PM

Haliburton Cummings: Uakronkid: The Great Lakes snowbelts can get pretty nasty.

with icepants on they are even worse


O.K., that was funny.
 
2012-12-25 08:01:51 PM
Oh, you have got to be kidding me: Reports of a gas leak at Mobile. That will be lovely with all the downed power lines.
 
2012-12-25 08:05:55 PM

Bad Spellir: Oh, you have got to be kidding me: Reports of a gas leak at Mobile. That will be lovely with all the downed power lines.


and the inbreds with those methlabs and moonshine stills....

it's going to be more exciting than fathers day around there!
 
2012-12-25 08:07:46 PM

Uakronkid: No Time To Explain: "Blizzard"

/worst we've had under blizzard was a dumping over 50cm in less than 2r hours
//get on my level
///silly yanks, not knowing what a real snowfall is

If that's the worst you've had, you guys have it easy. The Great Lakes snowbelts can get pretty nasty.


Hometown gets lucky, also, some family lives in Ottawa

And my definition of blizzard is so much snow, cold and wind that it makes going outside not worth it/suicide, minus forty and no snow and no wind doesn't count, cold alone is bearable

/I remember sister sent pic of her place being snowed in
//she was living in a duplex at the time
///picture showed her window, top floor, covered in snow, and the other pictures were of house covered
////to be fair, the proximity of the other buildings helped make the snow get to cover the place, but still the snowfall was over around the meter point
 
2012-12-25 08:17:09 PM

Bad Spellir: Oh, you have got to be kidding me: Reports of a gas leak at Mobile. That will be lovely with all the downed power lines.


....

How the hell does that even happen?

We're too cheap to clear the roads here, or do much of any infrastructure maintenance (except for reactive "maintenance") and we don't explode shiat at random because of some snow.

Sometimes trees will take out power lines, okay, I can see that, but one would think that Sandy took out all of the weak ones already.
 
2012-12-25 08:17:32 PM

No Time To Explain: Uakronkid:

/I remember sister sent pic of her place being snowed in
//she was living in a duplex at the time
///picture showed her window, top floor, covered in snow, and the other pictures were of house covered
////to be fair, the proximity of the other buildings helped make the snow get to cover the place, but still the snowfall was over around the meter point


if these are euphemisms, you just invented blizzard porn

+1
 
2012-12-25 08:17:36 PM

cantsleep: Headed our way tomorrow, Blasko.


Yeah-- I'm in Dayton and just heard about this. What the heck? Did this really come up out of nowhere, or was I just in too much of a Christmas cookie stupor and missed the fore-warning?
 
2012-12-25 08:21:24 PM

Shadow Blasko: No Time To Explain: So how much snow/ice will drop?

/less than 3cm/1 inch and I call you guys sissies
//but I'll accept if you don't have the infrastructure to clear the roads

For my area... 6 to 8 .. With Blizzard conditions regarding wind speeds.

This is the latest from my buds at Ohio Valley Weather net... They have been dead on for this whole event, even when the models started getting wonky.

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x705]


Ugh. My father in law from Florida is gonna bail on his visit if your prediction comes true. :(
 
2012-12-25 08:22:22 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Has Pat Robertson blamed gay people yet?


My gay friend just fractured his sternum in a wreck on his way here for Xmas dinner. I'm sitting here in the emergency room getting a kick. Didn't think it would actually snow...
 
2012-12-25 08:23:01 PM

Haliburton Cummings: Uakronkid: The Great Lakes snowbelts can get pretty nasty.

with icepants on they are even worse


I giggled
 
2012-12-25 08:23:15 PM
/ft. Smith
 
2012-12-25 08:24:09 PM

lethological_lassie: cantsleep: Headed our way tomorrow, Blasko.

Yeah-- I'm in Dayton and just heard about this. What the heck? Did this really come up out of nowhere, or was I just in too much of a Christmas cookie stupor and missed the fore-warning?


*Some* media outlets and the NWS Scientific Discussion page have been talking about it for almost a week.

The reason most of the mainstream outlets have not said much until today is because this is a very VERY hard storm to call. In some places the difference between nothing/a little rain and 8 to 10" of snow will be less than 20 miles.

Couple that with a huge travel holiday, and forecast models that have been showing vastly different estimates all week (They only really finally started to agree on a snowfall path/wind path this morning) and it would be difficult to stake your reputation on this one.

I don't blame the media this time. This is a hard storm to track and a rough call to make for a holiday.
 
2012-12-25 08:24:39 PM

Bad Spellir: 17,000 without power in Mobile.
And here comes round two!


if they are mobile, why don't they move out of the way?

bad dum bum! TISH!
 
2012-12-25 08:26:24 PM

OddLlama: Lionel Mandrake: Has Pat Robertson blamed gay people yet?

My gay friend just fractured his sternum in a wreck on his way here for Xmas dinner. I'm sitting here in the emergency room getting a kick. Didn't think it would actually snow...


damn near killed 'im?

old rectum joke nevermind...
 
2012-12-25 08:26:59 PM

A General Disdain For All Of Humanity: I was in Springdale, AR a few years back. They had a inch of snow and the town just about shut down.

Being a Northerner, I was amused.


As an Iowan now living in the area, I know what you mean. It makes more sense when you get out on the roads which have 40 curves per mile and grades that approach 50%.

I've had my wheels break loose from the road at 15 mph with less than a quarter inch of snow on the ground.

Granted the local driving rules of "keep the yellow line directly under your right foot" and "obey all traffic rules you can with your foot pressed firmly to the floor" don't help..
 
2012-12-25 08:27:13 PM
I'm flying from DCA to MSY (New Orleans) tomorrow (and the plane is coming from Syracuse), so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...
Actually, I'm a meteorologist (seriously) and I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

At any rate, this storm is cool, but I want to be able to get to the Big Easy and get my drink on!

/Priorities
 
2012-12-25 08:27:20 PM

OddLlama: My gay friend just fractured his sternum in a wreck on his way here for Xmas dinner. I'm sitting here in the emergency room getting a kick. Didn't think it would actually snow...


That's not very fabulous.
 
2012-12-25 08:28:35 PM
I live about an hour south of St. Louis and this is terrifying. I have a 45 minute commute to work, and we're supposed to get between 3 to 6 inches, last I heard. If I can't make it in tomorrow, I lose out on two days of holiday pay. I really want those two days of holiday pay, I just hope I can get out of my driveway without wrecking my car.
 
2012-12-25 08:29:14 PM

hershy799: I'm flying from DCA to MSY (New Orleans) tomorrow (and the plane is coming from Syracuse), so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...
Actually, I'm a meteorologist (seriously) and I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

At any rate, this storm is cool, but I want to be able to get to the Big Easy and get my drink on!

/Priorities


There was a confirmed touchdown in SW NOLA this afternoon.

//Would love to be sipping on a hurricane down by the river right about now.
 
2012-12-25 08:29:58 PM

Shadow Blasko: lethological_lassie: cantsleep: Headed our way tomorrow, Blasko.

Yeah-- I'm in Dayton and just heard about this. What the heck? Did this really come up out of nowhere, or was I just in too much of a Christmas cookie stupor and missed the fore-warning?

*Some* media outlets and the NWS Scientific Discussion page have been talking about it for almost a week.

The reason most of the mainstream outlets have not said much until today is because this is a very VERY hard storm to call. In some places the difference between nothing/a little rain and 8 to 10" of snow will be less than 20 miles.

Couple that with a huge travel holiday, and forecast models that have been showing vastly different estimates all week (They only really finally started to agree on a snowfall path/wind path this morning) and it would be difficult to stake your reputation on this one.

I don't blame the media this time. This is a hard storm to track and a rough call to make for a holiday.


Thanks for the info. I thought I was somewhat in touch with the real world! :/
Glad I have lots of groceries and new footed jammies! Bring on the storm, just don't let anyone get hurt.
 
2012-12-25 08:30:27 PM
"Dear Weather Channel,

I never thought something like this would happen to me...
and writing letters makes my lips hurt...
anyway...

I was out in the yard with my snow blower when the recently widowed young lady from next door was having trouble starting her car...

I offered to jump her, she said "what an honourable offer"

and all night I been on her and off her..."

TISH!


crickets
 
2012-12-25 08:42:10 PM
My girlfriend is expecting 8 inches tonight.
 
2012-12-25 08:43:04 PM

Solid Muldoon: My girlfriend is expecting 8 inches tonight.


Certainly not from you...
 
2012-12-25 08:43:09 PM

Solid Muldoon: My girlfriend is expecting 8 inches tonight.


I hope she keeps up a brave act at the thought of four inches twice.
 
2012-12-25 08:44:22 PM

Solid Muldoon: My girlfriend is expecting 8 inches tonight.


Yeah, about that, my car doesn't drive well in snow, so ... tell her I might have to take a raincheck on that "holiday cheer"

/Will still make Friday night at your moms though...
 
2012-12-25 08:45:42 PM

Mister Peejay: OddLlama: My gay friend just fractured his sternum in a wreck on his way here for Xmas dinner. I'm sitting here in the emergency room getting a kick. Didn't think it would actually snow...

That's not very fabulous.


Same thing he said about the neck brace and hospital gown.
 
2012-12-25 08:46:59 PM

fappomatic: Wasilla Hillbilly: fappomatic: Wasilla Hillbilly: We had frozen rain for most of the day which turned to snow about 30 min ago. Drive home had some scary spots. Should be an interesting night.

/southwest-central Arkansas

I'd be looking for a snowboard and a giant trash bag.

Heh. Not sure what you have in mind there exactly, but there's not too many snowboards around here.

OK then two cafeteria trays duct taped to your boots, a football helmet and a giant trash bag. Tip: lean back a little or the face plant will be epic.


That's great advice.  Ah, for the good ole days.
 
2012-12-25 08:47:02 PM

Solid Muldoon: My girlfriend is expecting 8 inches tonight.


So you'll be disappointing her on Christmas again, will ya.
 
2012-12-25 08:49:45 PM

Kyosuke: Solid Muldoon: My girlfriend is expecting 8 inches tonight.

So you'll be disappointing her on Christmas again, will ya.


www.faniq.com
 
2012-12-25 08:54:26 PM
I know this us a shot in the dark, but are any of you near Pocahontas, AR? Curious as to what it is looking like.
 
2012-12-25 08:55:57 PM

Uakronkid: No Time To Explain: "Blizzard"

/worst we've had under blizzard was a dumping over 50cm in less than 2r hours
//get on my level
///silly yanks, not knowing what a real snowfall is

If that's the worst you've had, you guys have it easy. The Great Lakes snowbelts can get pretty nasty.


Um, 20" in two hours is a lot. I don't like the implication that us yanks don't know what real snow is though.

/Great Lakes snow belt here.
/worst I've seen was 16" in 24 hours in white out conditions.
 
2012-12-25 08:57:27 PM
It's a true Christmas miracle! Thank you Lord!
 
2012-12-25 09:07:39 PM
Today's weather in Houston was absolutely batty. Dreary and super windy in the morning, culminating in some very quick and strong rain that was practically traveling sideways. Within a half hour it stops and the skies are completely devoid of clouds. Beautiful, sunny 70 something weather. Then around six the winds show up again, only even stronger. Definitely the strongest wind I've felt around here outside a hurricane or tropical storm. And the temperature plummets. It's down to around 40 now and apparently is going to freeze tonight.

The whole season has been like this, though not as extreme as today. Highs varying by 20-30 degrees from one day to the next seemingly every week.
 
2012-12-25 09:09:17 PM
Weather like thet, y'all just gotta stay warm inside your fambly.

With. With your fambly.
 
2012-12-25 09:10:18 PM
Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me: the
brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man, is not
able to invent anything that tends to laughter, more
than I invent or is invented on me: I am not only
witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other
men.
 
2012-12-25 09:15:58 PM

KrispyKritter: I was in Little Rock once. people in this country have a lot of balls making cracks about New Jersey, tell you what.


As a man who has never been to New Jersey, but has been to Arkansas. You don't give me much encouragement for New Jersey
 
2012-12-25 09:17:29 PM

Mentalpatient87: Evansville area here. They said "snow" on the news, time for everyone to panic and buy milk and eggs.


Don't forget the guns
 
2012-12-25 09:23:07 PM

hershy799: Solid Muldoon: My girlfriend is expecting 8 inches tonight.

Certainly not from you...


Maybe him and his dad if you add them together....

Oh yeah!
 
2012-12-25 09:24:09 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Mentalpatient87: Evansville area here. They said "snow" on the news, time for everyone to panic and buy milk and eggs.

Don't forget the guns


Yes, shoot at the snow! Good idea, that'll work!
 
2012-12-25 09:25:47 PM

Solid Muldoon: My girlfriend is expecting 8 inches tonight.


More like 36 inches. But the 3 of us will try to get out of there before you show up so we dont have any drama.
 
2012-12-25 09:29:18 PM
Sitting in a hotel room in Trumann, AR now listening to the winds howl and sleet crack against the windows. The danger in having a blizzard (or any winter storm) in Arkansas is that the cities don't know how to deal with it. An inch of snow shuts down everything.
 
2012-12-25 09:30:42 PM
Has anyone said that someone should drive there with a truckload of snow shovels and sell for $40 a piece?

Because that would be awesome.
 
2012-12-25 09:31:00 PM

DLinds: Sitting in a hotel room in Trumann, AR now listening to the winds howl and sleet crack against the windows. The danger in having a blizzard (or any winter storm) in Arkansas is that the cities don't know how to deal with it. An inch of snow shuts down everything.


Why are you in a hotel in Trumann of all places? :/
 
2012-12-25 09:31:24 PM
So I'm driving from Detroit to SF Jan 1st-5th.

The plan was to take I-94 to Chicago, I-55 to St. Louis, I-44 to OK City, and then shoot across I-40 and up the Valley so that we could avoid the storms (or at least not be in mountains when they hit).

Is this plan going to backfire on us, and should we just use I-80 (and have to get tire chains)?
 
2012-12-25 09:36:00 PM
The I-40 to Valley portion of your trip is all good (except for morning tule fog in the Valley which can be no joke).

The I-40 may close off and on near Flagstaff (have been stranded there a few times myself) but they clear it up right away.

The 80 is closed right now, no amount of chains will get you from Tahoe to Frisco when it's really snowed in. And another storm is moving in right now.  And another at the end of the week, they say.  Now, the 80 will certainly open during peak daylight hours, but they say the back-up and the general slow down is pret' darned bad.

I'd go I-40, it's just so much drier and the snow never sticks long.
 
2012-12-25 09:36:50 PM

Mister Peejay: And in Cleveland we got a little rain the other day.

The lakes make things kinda messed up weather-wise. Christmas Eve, I had to drive from Cleveland (sits on a big heat sink) to Ashland (70mi south). It was raining sloppy slush in Ashland. On the way back north, it turned to snow around the halfway point, where the watershed divide is between what goes in the Great Lakes and what goes into, eventually, the Mississippi. North of that line, it stopped snowing and was pretty nice out, maybe a light warm drizzle.

On the other hand, it will snow here until mid-April, so there's that.

Anyway long story short, looks like the nation is going to get the snow we didn't get last year.


I live in Grand Rapids, MI, so I'm no stranger to Lake Effect craziness. A couple years ago we received a foot of snow in just a few hours from a particularly intense west-east snowband. Nasty, wet snow. Five miles north and south of the snowband? 3 inches. 10 miles? Nothing.

Also, the squirrels are all ridiculously fat this year. I thought there was a woodchuck in my neighbors yard a few weeks ago but it was just a really fat squirrel. And they're all like that! I don't think I've seen them this fat before. Definitely not looking forward to the next few months.
 
2012-12-25 09:37:01 PM

meyerkev:

Is this plan going to backfire on us, and should we just use I-80 (and have to get tire chains)?


Take the roundabout way.

I-80 across northern Nevada is utterly desolate, and a long way from help if anything goes wrong.

I-80 across the Sierra in January during snow isn't dangerous because of the snow, it's dangerous because of all the idiotic Bay Area drivers headed to Tahoe who get in accidents - 80 frequently gets shut down in the foothills (2-3000') because of drivers spinning out in the rain, never mind snow. Once you hit the high passes, it just gets worse.
 
2012-12-25 09:38:35 PM

Atypical Person Reading Fark:
The 80

...

the 80



*grinds teeth, exhales slowly*

Sorry, that particular vernacular always gets to me.
 
2012-12-25 09:38:48 PM
Here's the road conditions page for the stretch of 80 near the Nevada line:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/display.php?page=i80
 
2012-12-25 09:39:05 PM
Meanwhile in Illinois....

No snow.

(At least in my area)
 
2012-12-25 09:40:15 PM

kmmontandon: Atypical Person Reading Fark:
The 80

...

the 80


*grinds teeth, exhales slowly*

Sorry, that particular vernacular always gets to me.


Yeah, well, I'm sure you would sound funny to me too, Mr. Standard English Speaker.

If you're going to travel the 80, you might as well learn to refer to in the local vernacular.
 
2012-12-25 09:40:58 PM
I'm in the 2"-5" path. Meh, was kinda hoping for a foot. Rarely see that much on the ground at once. As long as the power stays on I'm fine with it.
 
2012-12-25 09:42:27 PM

fappomatic: Wasilla Hillbilly: fappomatic: Wasilla Hillbilly: We had frozen rain for most of the day which turned to snow about 30 min ago. Drive home had some scary spots. Should be an interesting night.

/southwest-central Arkansas

I'd be looking for a snowboard and a giant trash bag.

Heh. Not sure what you have in mind there exactly, but there's not too many snowboards around here.

OK then two cafeteria trays duct taped to your boots, a football helmet and a giant trash bag. Tip: lean back a little or the face plant will be epic.


Still not sure what the trash bag is for...

?
 
2012-12-25 09:46:19 PM
This is what the winds look like across the U.S.

http://hint.fm/wind/
 
2012-12-25 09:48:10 PM

Mr_Ectomy: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Mentalpatient87: Evansville area here. They said "snow" on the news, time for everyone to panic and buy milk and eggs.

Don't forget the guns

Yes, shoot at the snow! Good idea, that'll work!


Haven't you been watching the news? Guns are now the answer to every problem.
 
2012-12-25 09:49:41 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Wanted for questioning
 
2012-12-25 09:56:35 PM

Atypical Person Reading Fark:

If you're going to travel the 80, you might as well learn to refer to in the local vernacular.


Given that I-80 is in Northern California, the vernacular is by definition not "the 80," that's a SoCal thing. And I've traveled it quite a lot - sometimes just to get from one part of town to another (in Davis or Sacramento), or dropping down to Tahoe from 395 by way of Reno.
 
2012-12-25 09:56:55 PM

tomcat1346: http://hint.fm/wind/


Looks great tonight...

Someone in Mississippi flushed!

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-25 09:57:25 PM
8 inches heading down south? Look out because my Dixie wrecked!
 
2012-12-25 09:58:07 PM

Shadow Blasko: No Time To Explain: So how much snow/ice will drop?

/less than 3cm/1 inch and I call you guys sissies
//but I'll accept if you don't have the infrastructure to clear the roads

For my area... 6 to 8 .. With Blizzard conditions regarding wind speeds.

This is the latest from my buds at Ohio Valley Weather net... They have been dead on for this whole event, even when the models started getting wonky.

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x705]


Yeah, I'm in that 8+ area around Dayton.  Gonna suck tomorrow.  But better it was tomorrow than today, at least for me and my family
 
2012-12-25 09:58:37 PM

HideMonkey: fappomatic: Wasilla Hillbilly: fappomatic: Wasilla Hillbilly: We had frozen rain for most of the day which turned to snow about 30 min ago. Drive home had some scary spots. Should be an interesting night.

/southwest-central Arkansas

I'd be looking for a snowboard and a giant trash bag.

Heh. Not sure what you have in mind there exactly, but there's not too many snowboards around here.

OK then two cafeteria trays duct taped to your boots, a football helmet and a giant trash bag. Tip: lean back a little or the face plant will be epic.

Still not sure what the trash bag is for...

?


For continuing sliding once you fall on your ass?
 
2012-12-25 09:59:39 PM

No Time To Explain: Shadow Blasko: No Time To Explain: So how much snow/ice will drop?

/less than 3cm/1 inch and I call you guys sissies
//but I'll accept if you don't have the infrastructure to clear the roads

For my area... 6 to 8 .. With Blizzard conditions regarding wind speeds.

This is the latest from my buds at Ohio Valley Weather net... They have been dead on for this whole event, even when the models started getting wonky.

"Blizzard"

/worst we've had under blizzard was a dumping over 50cm in less than 2r hours
//get on my level
///silly yanks, not knowing what a real snowfall is


50cm in 2r hours? That's 6pi inches per hour!
 
2012-12-25 10:00:30 PM

Atypical Person Reading Fark: Still not sure what the trash bag is for...


For anyone from Arkansas I'd think it would be obvious.
 
2012-12-25 10:02:15 PM

lethological_lassie: cantsleep: Headed our way tomorrow, Blasko.

Yeah-- I'm in Dayton and just heard about this. What the heck? Did this really come up out of nowhere, or was I just in too much of a Christmas cookie stupor and missed the fore-warning?


I got a broadcast on my cell-phone from the government around 4pm warning of the blizzard.  Kind of freaked me out at first when I heard it, but at least we got a good 8+ hours warning.  Bringing in lots of extra firewood tonight, just in case.
 
2012-12-25 10:02:57 PM

kmmontandon: Atypical Person Reading Fark:

If you're going to travel the 80, you might as well learn to refer to in the local vernacular.

Given that I-80 is in Northern California, the vernacular is by definition not "the 80," that's a SoCal thing. And I've traveled it quite a lot - sometimes just to get from one part of town to another (in Davis or Sacramento), or dropping down to Tahoe from 395 by way of Reno.


It's not just a SoCal thing.  You really think people in Nevada and San Francisco call it Eye-80?

You can call it just 80 but that sounds weird.  "Where's 80?"  just don't sound good, no it don't
 
2012-12-25 10:05:37 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Has Pat Robertson blamed gay people yet?


Dude, really?
 
2012-12-25 10:05:49 PM

Lipo: Shadow Blasko: No Time To Explain: So how much snow/ice will drop?

/less than 3cm/1 inch and I call you guys sissies
//but I'll accept if you don't have the infrastructure to clear the roads

For my area... 6 to 8 .. With Blizzard conditions regarding wind speeds.

This is the latest from my buds at Ohio Valley Weather net... They have been dead on for this whole event, even when the models started getting wonky.

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x705]

Yeah, I'm in that 8+ area around Dayton.  Gonna suck tomorrow.  But better it was tomorrow than today, at least for me and my family


I'm in the transition zone north of Cincy right on 275.

Might get 2" .. might get 8"... Won't know till it happens.
 
2012-12-25 10:07:03 PM
Tornado on the ground near downtown Montgomery Alabama.
 
2012-12-25 10:07:03 PM

Atypical Person Reading Fark:

It's not just a SoCal thing.  You really think people in Nevada and San Francisco call it Eye-80?

You can call it just 80 but that sounds weird.  "Where's 80?"  just don't sound good, no it don't



Well, that's the way everyone in Northern California actually says it, including a lot of people who live along I-80 itself ... so, yeah.

I've never heard anyone north of about San Jose say "the [Interstate Number]." Just like we say "get on 5 and then take the Northgate Exit," instead of "get on the 5." Same thing with regular highways - it's "99," not "the 99."
 
2012-12-25 10:07:25 PM

Mentalpatient87: Evansville area here. They said "snow" on the news, time for everyone to panic and buy milk and eggs.


"What is it about snowstorms that makes everybody hungry for French toast?"
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-25 10:08:18 PM
Kroger has to be hating the fact that they were closed today.. LOL
 
2012-12-25 10:09:05 PM
Next door neighbors are in Arkansas (from MIchigan) and are complaining that we have no snow and they are getting this.

Csb.

Drive safe. When that inch of snow drops and the entire state is shut down let me know how much it sucks living in the rust belt.
 
2012-12-25 10:09:41 PM

kmmontandon: Atypical Person Reading Fark:

It's not just a SoCal thing.  You really think people in Nevada and San Francisco call it Eye-80?

You can call it just 80 but that sounds weird.  "Where's 80?"  just don't sound good, no it don't


Well, that's the way everyone in Northern California actually says it, including a lot of people who live along I-80 itself ... so, yeah.

I've never heard anyone north of about San Jose say "the [Interstate Number]." Just like we say "get on 5 and then take the Northgate Exit," instead of "get on the 5." Same thing with regular highways - it's "99," not "the 99."


No, not *everyone* as lots of people I know do not say I-80 for the 80.  And NorCal is pretty diverse (believe it or not, it contains some people from outside its boundaries).

The "the" thing is not strictly SoCal (Nevadans, Hawaiians, some Coloradans and others use it too).  Well, in Hawaii it would be da 80 (which is where I'm from to begin with).
 
2012-12-25 10:09:45 PM
Fayetteville, AR:
Pretty dang cold and overcast, but no snow.

The reasons that snow and ice fark us up so bad are multiple. First, we are not built for it. Our roads twist and turn like crazy at steep slopes, and ice turns driving into an idiot's game real quick. The cities don't have the infrastructure to clear the roads, because that is an expense they can get away with not spending since ice and snow are fairly rare here. Even if they did have the equipment, though, the roads are generally pretty bad anyways. Nobody owns snow chains because (again) snow is fairly rare here and not a lot of local shops keep them in stock. Also, because the natural state is so natural we get to deal with tons of downed branches that also down power lines. Also, since ice and snow are fairly rare here, a fair portion of folks have no idea how to drive in it.
 
2012-12-25 10:13:55 PM

Atypical Person Reading Fark:
No, not *everyone* as lots of people I know do not say I-80 for the 80.  And NorCal is pretty diverse (believe it or not, it contains some people from outside its boundaries).


Again, I've never heard anyone actually from Northern California use "the" in front of an Interstate or SR number. And I've lived here 34 years, including a lot of time near where I-5, I-80, 99, and 113 come together. Not one single time, in thousands of conversations about directions or roadwork or other references to those roads. Even CalTrans and county road workers don't do that, nor do local news anchors.
 
2012-12-25 10:16:02 PM

fusillade762: Lionel Mandrake: Has Pat Robertson blamed gay people yet?

Give it time. Though maybe he'll be too busy ripping Christmas bong hits to notice.


Hardly. He's a merlot kind of guy.
 
2012-12-25 10:19:31 PM

Bucky Katt: fusillade762: Lionel Mandrake: Has Pat Robertson blamed gay people yet?

Give it time. Though maybe he'll be too busy ripping Christmas bong hits to notice.

Hardly. He's a merlot kind of guy.


Well, no matter what, I suspect he'll wind up sucking on something.
 
2012-12-25 10:22:35 PM

kmmontandon: Atypical Person Reading Fark:
No, not *everyone* as lots of people I know do not say I-80 for the 80.  And NorCal is pretty diverse (believe it or not, it contains some people from outside its boundaries).

Again, I've never heard anyone actually from Northern California use "the" in front of an Interstate or SR number. And I've lived here 34 years, including a lot of time near where I-5, I-80, 99, and 113 come together. Not one single time, in thousands of conversations about directions or roadwork or other references to those roads. Even CalTrans and county road workers don't do that, nor do local news anchors.


Well, I wouldn't expect CalTrans workers to use it (nor news anchors).  They don't use "the" in SoCal either.

It's odd you've never heard it.  My cousins in the Silicone Valley say "The 280" about half the time (they've never lived anywhere else, so they're NorCal natives).

What do people in your neck of the woods call 101?  Highway 101?  Or just 101?  

I don't always say "the" if I'm saying Highway 1 or Highway 101 (especially in more formal settings than Fark).  My cousins say "take the northbound 280" or "take 280" but never "take I-280 to San Francisco."  I will admit that there's usually a directional in any utterance where I  use "the" but when the directional is absent, I still use the "the."

My curiousity is why, out of all the regional variations in English, this particular one sets people's teeth on edge.  Is it similar to how I feel about people who mix up "their" and "they're" and "there" (etc.) when they type?

I may be a bit atypical, in that no one I know well actually speaks like a journalist or a news reporter (thankfully).
 
2012-12-25 10:26:23 PM
Looks like Snow Miser and Heat Miser worked out that whole "Southtown" problem they had!
 
2012-12-25 10:30:58 PM

kmmontandon: Atypical Person Reading Fark:
No, not *everyone* as lots of people I know do not say I-80 for the 80.  And NorCal is pretty diverse (believe it or not, it contains some people from outside its boundaries).

Again, I've never heard anyone actually from Northern California use "the" in front of an Interstate or SR number. And I've lived here 34 years, including a lot of time near where I-5, I-80, 99, and 113 come together. Not one single time, in thousands of conversations about directions or roadwork or other references to those roads. Even CalTrans and county road workers don't do that, nor do local news anchors.


I've heard it pretty much every time I've been in the Bay Area, and from several people who were from there. I've even heard Bay Area people in Portland say "the 405" which people in Portland don't typically say.
 
2012-12-25 10:34:14 PM
I read that as "rare southern LIZARD". Much more interesting.
 
2012-12-25 10:36:50 PM

Solid Muldoon: My girlfriend is expecting 8 inches tonight.


"i can promise her 12" says the weatherman
 
2012-12-25 10:42:23 PM

OddLlama: Lionel Mandrake: Has Pat Robertson blamed gay people yet?

My gay friend just fractured his sternum in a wreck on his way here for Xmas dinner. I'm sitting here in the emergency room getting a kick. Didn't think it would actually snow...


I just hope you weren't sternum with him. It's all too easy tibia statistic in weather like this. Hopefully this will cervical as a lesson to everyone. You can never patella what the day will bring. Good luck to your friend who likes the coccyx.
 
2012-12-25 10:43:13 PM

DrGunsforHands: Good luck to your friend who likes the coccyx.


And I just spit my rum at my screen... That was hilarious
 
2012-12-25 10:43:26 PM

meyerkev: So I'm driving from Detroit to SF Jan 1st-5th.

The plan was to take I-94 to Chicago, I-55 to St. Louis, I-44 to OK City, and then shoot across I-40 and up the Valley so that we could avoid the storms (or at least not be in mountains when they hit).

Is this plan going to backfire on us, and should we just use I-80 (and have to get tire chains)?


Dude, head south and take I-10. I was going to drive from Portland to Napa this weekend but with I-5 closing down the last 3 days from snow I buckled and bought an airline ticket. 10 is safe and you don't deal with the same elevations you'll see on 80. Also, Vegas.
 
2012-12-25 10:45:13 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: meyerkev: So I'm driving from Detroit to SF Jan 1st-5th.

The plan was to take I-94 to Chicago, I-55 to St. Louis, I-44 to OK City, and then shoot across I-40 and up the Valley so that we could avoid the storms (or at least not be in mountains when they hit).

Is this plan going to backfire on us, and should we just use I-80 (and have to get tire chains)?

Dude, head south and take I-10. I was going to drive from Portland to Napa this weekend but with I-5 closing down the last 3 days from snow I buckled and bought an airline ticket. 10 is safe and you don't deal with the same elevations you'll see on 80. Also, Vegas.


Also, just realized you said 40 was your first choice. That'll be cool, it's a hop skip and a jump to 15 to Vegas then.
 
2012-12-25 10:46:22 PM

Mister Peejay: Bad Spellir: Oh, you have got to be kidding me: Reports of a gas leak at Mobile. That will be lovely with all the downed power lines.

....

How the hell does that even happen?

We're too cheap to clear the roads here, or do much of any infrastructure maintenance (except for reactive "maintenance") and we don't explode shiat at random because of some snow.

Sometimes trees will take out power lines, okay, I can see that, but one would think that Sandy took out all of the weak ones already.


Different stresses on the connectors. Sandy would've put lateral strain on them (wind) while winter storms tend to put vertical stresses on them (snow\ice loads). Granted that winds also put some vertical stresses on them but no weight is added by ice forming on them.

Atypical Person Reading Fark: It's not just a SoCal thing. You really think people in Nevada and San Francisco call it Eye-80?

You can call it just 80 but that sounds weird. "Where's 80?" just don't sound good, no it don't


We sure as hell don't call it THE Eighty, we (usually) leave the "eye" off of it and never put "The" in front of it and just call it eighty.

"Take Eighty to the (blank) exit... and get onto 680" for example.

\native San Franciscan
\\and don't call it "Frisco"
 
2012-12-25 10:49:02 PM
Global warming.
Is there nothing it can't do?

quick. pay more carbon credits and it will all stop.
 
2012-12-25 10:51:26 PM

Atypical Person Reading Fark:
It's odd you've never heard it.  My cousins in the Silicone Valley say "The 280" about half the time (they've never lived anywhere else, so they're NorCal natives).

The South Bay is really more SoCal than NorCal, regardless of geography. It's complicated.

What do people in your neck of the woods call 101?  Highway 101?  Or just 101?

Either, though more frequently just "101," as in "We took a nice drive up 101 last week." My town's Main Street is actually Hwy. 36, and all directions around here leaving town are "take 36 east" or "take 36 west and turn south on 89," that sort of thing.


My curiousity is why, out of all the regional variations in English, this particular one sets people's teeth on edge.

I think it's the addition of an unnecessary article - to me, it just sounds very mid-Atlantic. A sort of over-talking.

 
2012-12-25 10:52:16 PM
\f*cking f*cked up tags.
\\Too drunk to Preview.
 
2012-12-25 10:53:19 PM

kmmontandon: Again, I've never heard anyone actually from Northern California use "the" in front of an Interstate or SR number.


I do, but that's because I'm born and raised in L.A. Strangely, I only use "the" for the southern freeways, so up here it's "5" and "101" but down there it's "the 5" and "the 101" even though it's the same road. Once in a while, I'll slip and tell people I'm "taking the 101 to L.A." but only because I'm going that far south.

Other places, like NYC, will use "the" for roads that have names (the Cross-Bronx, the Major Deegan). But you don't need "the" for the Jersey Turnpike because "hellhole" is unambiguous.
 
2012-12-25 10:54:34 PM

Radioactive Ass: \\and don't call it "Frisco"


Well, thats fine.. But you can't claim "The City" as yours... So , figure out something else.
 
2012-12-25 10:56:03 PM

davidphogan: kmmontandon: Atypical Person Reading Fark:
No, not *everyone* as lots of people I know do not say I-80 for the 80.  And NorCal is pretty diverse (believe it or not, it contains some people from outside its boundaries).

Again, I've never heard anyone actually from Northern California use "the" in front of an Interstate or SR number. And I've lived here 34 years, including a lot of time near where I-5, I-80, 99, and 113 come together. Not one single time, in thousands of conversations about directions or roadwork or other references to those roads. Even CalTrans and county road workers don't do that, nor do local news anchors.

I've heard it pretty much every time I've been in the Bay Area, and from several people who were from there. I've even heard Bay Area people in Portland say "the 405" which people in Portland don't typically say.


Yeah, I think it really varies within communities (and according to highway).  I am sincerely interested in the variations.

I notice that some Farkers say "mash potatoes," which sounds very strange to my ears.  But I'm guessing that variation is also spread throughout this fine continent (although none of the people I've seen use it so far have said they were from California).

Bay Area people who are Hawaiian/Asian definitely speak differently than some other groups (and within the Asian community, there are variations - but my Chinese-American friends say "the 280" and "the 101" even though they've lived in The City all their lives; they do hang out with lots of Hawaiians and SoCalos though).

Language is fascinating.  Especially when there's nothing on TV.
 
2012-12-25 10:59:51 PM
You can hear "the 101" in San Francisco. From former Los Angelinos living there. And duh there are a lot of them. Now SFers pick it up from LAers from time to time but it's not native, just understood.
 
2012-12-25 11:05:23 PM

snuffy: we are ready and waiting.


Meh, it was a car duster in Dallas. Not enuf snow to cover your Aunt Beulahs ass.
 
2012-12-25 11:08:49 PM
We're driving back to St. Louis from New Orleans (which survived the thunderstorms earlier) on Thursday and my main concern is that Memphis doesn't know how to handle snow.

How well prepared are states like TN and AR when it comes to handling snow?
 
2012-12-25 11:11:35 PM
Thunder on Christmas Day in this part of Dixie IS a tad unusual.

My cat has adjusted, however - he's deeeep under the bedcovers.
 
2012-12-25 11:13:26 PM

Shadow Blasko: Radioactive Ass: \\and don't call it "Frisco"

Well, thats fine.. But you can't claim "The City" as yours... So , figure out something else.


Too late, it's in the official name already and has been fsince 1856.

(This post brought to you by The City and County of San Francisco and The City by the bay). Theme song "When the lights go down in The City"
 
2012-12-25 11:17:01 PM
Damn. Southern people are whiners.
 
2012-12-25 11:17:24 PM

Atypical Person Reading Fark: Yeah, I think it really varies within communities (and according to highway).  I am sincerely interested in the variations.


Here in Detroit, we put the differentiator in front of everything. So it's I-75, M-14, US 23. I think this is because we have so many different types.

I: 275, 696, 75, 94, 96
M: 5, 14, 59, 10 (usually called "the Lodge"), 39 (usually called "the Southfield")
US: 12, 23

(There's probably some others, but these are just the ones I thought of off the top of my head)

So Troy to Toledo (suburbs where Grandma is) is: I-75 south, to I-696 West, to I-275 south, to M-14 west, to US-23 south to the exit after the border.

Or: 75 to 696 to 275 to 14 to 23. Just too many numbers.

//Whereas in San Fransisco, it seems to be either 101, Highway 1, a couple of numbered state highways or "assumed I" (880 => I-880).
 
2012-12-25 11:23:06 PM

kmmontandon: In the meantime, where I'm at in California we've got 65" and counting since Thursday night.


It's pelting down rain at the Carquinez Strait right now.
 
2012-12-25 11:25:33 PM
It will melt fast, but enjoy it while it lasts!
 
2012-12-25 11:26:02 PM

Shadow Blasko: Radioactive Ass: \\and don't call it "Frisco"

Well, thats fine.. But you can't claim "The City" as yours... So , figure out something else.


Welcome to Fark, Friso person.
 
2012-12-25 11:33:25 PM

Kevin72: You can hear "the 101" in San Francisco. From former Los Angelinos living there. And duh there are a lot of them. Now SFers pick it up from LAers from time to time but it's not native, just understood.


I say The 101, and only say "duh" in parody - but I'm not from either place (but have lived most of my life in one or the other).

Nativity is a great topic for today.  It's not like words are in the water, though.  At any rate, my family from Northern California was born there (we're just not from the dominant proper-speaking group, I guess).
 
2012-12-25 11:36:43 PM

meyerkev: Atypical Person Reading Fark: Yeah, I think it really varies within communities (and according to highway).  I am sincerely interested in the variations.

Here in Detroit, we put the differentiator in front of everything. So it's I-75, M-14, US 23. I think this is because we have so many different types.

I: 275, 696, 75, 94, 96
M: 5, 14, 59, 10 (usually called "the Lodge"), 39 (usually called "the Southfield")
US: 12, 23

(There's probably some others, but these are just the ones I thought of off the top of my head)

So Troy to Toledo (suburbs where Grandma is) is: I-75 south, to I-696 West, to I-275 south, to M-14 west, to US-23 south to the exit after the border.

Or: 75 to 696 to 275 to 14 to 23. Just too many numbers.

//Whereas in San Fransisco, it seems to be either 101, Highway 1, a couple of numbered state highways or "assumed I" (880 => I-880).


Using the "M" makes sense (so of course we don't do it in California).
 
2012-12-25 11:38:36 PM

ThighsofGlory: kmmontandon: In the meantime, where I'm at in California we've got 65" and counting since Thursday night.

It's pelting down rain at the Carquinez Strait right now.


I'm guessing the Bypass has looked like an ocean the past month, between this and the previous drenching three weeks back.

I always enjoyed the view of Sacramento from the Davis side of the Bypass, with snow covered mountains in the background, after lots of rain filled the Bypass up heavily. Almost like it was a seaside city.
 
2012-12-25 11:40:07 PM

Tealeaf: I live about an hour south of St. Louis and this is terrifying. I have a 45 minute commute to work, and we're supposed to get between 3 to 6 inches, last I heard. If I can't make it in tomorrow, I lose out on two days of holiday pay. I really want those two days of holiday pay, I just hope I can get out of my driveway without wrecking my car.


It's just snow. Leave very early and take your time. It doesn't reduce gravity or anything, it just makes things a pain in the butt at times.
 
2012-12-25 11:40:10 PM

tomcat1346: This is what the winds look like across the U.S.
http://hint.fm/wind/


So that's where the vortex is.  I was kind of hoping it would be somewhere else.
 
2012-12-25 11:42:24 PM

cryinoutloud: tomcat1346: This is what the winds look like across the U.S.
http://hint.fm/wind/

So that's where the vortex is.  I was kind of hoping it would be somewhere else.


This is not news to me.

I knew that Mississippi is a giant vortex of suck.
 
2012-12-25 11:55:16 PM

meyerkev: So I'm driving from Detroit to SF Jan 1st-5th.

The plan was to take I-94 to Chicago, I-55 to St. Louis, I-44 to OK City, and then shoot across I-40 and up the Valley so that we could avoid the storms (or at least not be in mountains when they hit).

Is this plan going to backfire on us, and should we just use I-80 (and have to get tire chains)?


It depends on how well you drive. Californians drive like idiots. Really fast idiots. You're better off doing I-80 because the chains keep everyone driving at a reasonable speed while you soak in the idiocy. Below the snowline the freeway spreads out and gives you some time to practice before you hit the Bay Area proper at the Benicia Bridge. If you think you're good, go the long way. It's scenic.

Btw, it'll prob be raining like hell in SF the whole time and you'll be driving in that. With the idiots.
 
2012-12-25 11:59:32 PM
Here comes the fun ... do do do do ..

icons.wunderground.com
/Active image. Will update itself.
 
2012-12-26 12:04:27 AM

Shadow Blasko: tomcat1346: http://hint.fm/wind/

Looks great tonight...

Someone in Mississippi flushed!


Sorry. Christmas dinner had to go somewhere.

/gross, I know
//really am in Mississippi
 
2012-12-26 12:04:42 AM
Traveling Greyhound now, soon to go Chicago to Detroit. Greyhound has cancelled routes in the triangle between Chicago, Memphis, and Saint Louis.
 
2012-12-26 12:12:26 AM

meyerkev: Atypical Person Reading Fark: Yeah, I think it really varies within communities (and according to highway).  I am sincerely interested in the variations.

Here in Detroit, we put the differentiator in front of everything. So it's I-75, M-14, US 23. I think this is because we have so many different types.



Wait, so you're driving to Ypsitucky for what?

You forgot to differentiate between 23 and Old 23, and explain a Michigan Left too.

/Colorado Springs checking in, still snowing, 2 inches or so, meh, miss Michigan.
 
2012-12-26 12:15:51 AM

meyerkev: So I'm driving from Detroit to SF Jan 1st-5th.

The plan was to take I-94 to Chicago, I-55 to St. Louis, I-44 to OK City, and then shoot across I-40 and up the Valley so that we could avoid the storms (or at least not be in mountains when they hit).

Is this plan going to backfire on us, and should we just use I-80 (and have to get tire chains)?


Take it as it comes. 80 the whole way is easiest. But if it looks like there will be trouble Reno to Sacramento (not so likely) I-15 Salt Lake to Las Vegas could be a bailout. Bonus: Las Vegas and the red rocks of St. George, Utah and vicinity. Double bonus: Bakersfield.
 
2012-12-26 12:16:10 AM

Dinodork: and explain a Michigan Left too.


Is that like a New Jersey left.. which requires three rights?
 
2012-12-26 12:17:20 AM

polt8115: I live in the Ft Smith/Van Buren Arkansas area on the Ark/Ok border.. it's snowing it's ass off here. Niiiice. We had a tornado rip through here not less than a week ago...FARK!.. yet I managed to get laid each time...
Where I am, I am smack dab in the middle of it, and the snowflakes are the size of half dollars. I doesn't snow here often, and it's nice when it does.. so, me an my bottle of lorcets and wine are going to enjoy the rest of this evening, living by the interstate, making side bets on the next tractor trailer to slide off in to the ditch next to the property here....


From muldrow, love in Tulsa didn't get a snow flake or p*$$y
 
2012-12-26 12:20:53 AM
Fayetteville checking in.
Dry. Cold. Damn cold. And windy. But dry.
 
2012-12-26 12:24:35 AM

Shadow Blasko: Dinodork: and explain a Michigan Left too.

Is that like a New Jersey left.. which requires three rights?


Even better, it's basically 2 lefts and a right, after you've already gone by where you initially wanted to turn.


sorta like this
 
2012-12-26 12:24:47 AM
It got down to 54 degrees overnight in Florida. Frigid. So I don't want to hear any whining about your "bad" weather.
 
2012-12-26 12:38:51 AM

Lipo: Shadow Blasko: No Time To Explain: So how much snow/ice will drop?

/less than 3cm/1 inch and I call you guys sissies
//but I'll accept if you don't have the infrastructure to clear the roads

For my area... 6 to 8 .. With Blizzard conditions regarding wind speeds.

This is the latest from my buds at Ohio Valley Weather net... They have been dead on for this whole event, even when the models started getting wonky.

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x705]

Yeah, I'm in that 8+ area around Dayton.  Gonna suck tomorrow.  But better it was tomorrow than today, at least for me and my family


I just saw a model run that dumped nearly 20" on Springfield in the next 18 hours.
 
2012-12-26 12:40:23 AM

Shadow Blasko: Dinodork: and explain a Michigan Left too.

Is that like a New Jersey left.. which requires three rights?


Is the Jersey left the same thing as a Jersey Jughandle?
 
2012-12-26 12:42:05 AM
Is this the thread where I come in and point out that this weather proves climate change is real, no matter what the weather is?
 
2012-12-26 12:45:28 AM

wildcardjack: We got this in Dallas, after overnight thunderstorms. Snowed from about 10am til 4pm.

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x634]

The roads were nice and slushy so I did manage to get back from my parents house but I expect this to freeze solid overnight.


Near Toronto here, and I think you have more snow there than we do (!)  We might get as much as 4 inches as this storm swings by, but 4 inches here is no big deal, with all the plows and salters and all... Was in DC one time there was an inch of slush and EVERY. THING. SHUT. DOWN.
I've also been to D/FW I'd imagine an inch of slush would have a similar effect...
 
2012-12-26 12:47:58 AM

Radioactive Ass: Mister Peejay:
Sometimes trees will take out power lines, okay, I can see that, but one would think that Sandy took out all of the weak ones already.

Different stresses on the connectors. Sandy would've put lateral strain on them (wind) while winter storms tend to put vertical stresses on them (snow\ice loads). Granted that winds also put some vertical stresses on them but no weight is added by ice forming on them.


Huh. I've only heard of power lines coming down because a tree fell on them. Trees weighted down by heavy slush or pushed over by high winds.
 
2012-12-26 12:50:26 AM

The Martintuckian: I'm right in the middle of that 8"+ band in Indiana. 20 miles north of Bloomington.

Bah Humbug!


I'm currently on the north side of Indy and looking at 10-14 inches. Not a big fan of that
 
2012-12-26 12:51:34 AM

redmid17: The Martintuckian: I'm right in the middle of that 8"+ band in Indiana. 20 miles north of Bloomington.

Bah Humbug!

I'm currently on the north side of Indy and looking at 10-14 inches. Not a big fan of that


You might be getting a bit less. It is starting to shift east faster than expected.
 
2012-12-26 12:52:20 AM

Shadow Blasko: Dinodork: and explain a Michigan Left too.

Is that like a New Jersey left.. which requires three rights?


It's even better!

See, Michigan has a long and storied stage rally history, and as such, they've seen fit to encourage handbrake turns in traffic.

You overshoot the intersection by about 100 yards, brake, turn in, handbrake around the median, countersteer, power out, change across three lanes, then make a right turn onto your new street.

At least, this is my approach after about the third one...
 
2012-12-26 12:54:35 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Thunder on Christmas Day in this part of Dixie IS a tad unusual.


not really:

-Dec. 24-25, 1964: 14 tornadoes (three of them F3), Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia. Two deaths in Georgia; about 30 people injured.
--Dec. 25, 1969: 12 tornadoes (two F3) in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana One death in Louisiana, 17 injuries.
--Dec. 25-26, 1973: 7 tornadoes, two of them F2, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia. Two injuries.
--Dec. 24, 1975: 3 tornadoes (one F3) in Texas and Florida. No injuries or deaths.
--Dec. 24-25, 1977: 3 tornadoes (1 F3) in Mississippi and Florida. Seven injuries.
--Dec. 24-26, 1982: 29 tornadoes (one F4, two F3), in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi. Three deaths in Arkansas and Missouri; 32 injuries.
--Dec. 24, 1988; 1 tornado (F4) in Tennessee. One death; seven injuries.
--Dec. 24, 1997: 3 tornadoes (one F2) in Alabama. Five injured.
--Dec. 25, 2006: 6 tornadoes (four F2) in Georgia and Florida. 14 injured.
--Dec. 24, 2009: 22 tornadoes (three F2) in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Four injured.
 
2012-12-26 12:55:32 AM

Mister Peejay: Shadow Blasko: Dinodork: and explain a Michigan Left too.

Is that like a New Jersey left.. which requires three rights?

It's even better!

See, Michigan has a long and storied stage rally history, and as such, they've seen fit to encourage handbrake turns in traffic.

You overshoot the intersection by about 100 yards, brake, turn in, handbrake around the median, countersteer, power out, change across three lanes, then make a right turn onto your new street.

At least, this is my approach after about the third one...


I'm moving now. To there!
 
2012-12-26 12:57:53 AM
Other statistics:
--Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida are the most likely states to have tornado events around this time of year.
--The last time a number of tornadoes impacted the Gulf Coast area around Christmas Day was in 2009, when 22 tornadoes occurred during the morning of December 24th.
--In over 60 years there have been two EF4-rated tornadoes on Christmas Eve, one in 1982 in Arkansas, the other in 1988 in Tennessee.
--The last killer tornado around Christmas was a Christmas Eve F4 in Tennessee in 1988, killing one person and injuring 7.

source: weatherunderground
 
2012-12-26 01:02:47 AM

Mrtraveler01: How well prepared are states like TN and AR when it comes to handling snow?


not well at all.
East tn really can suck with snow because of all of the mountains. There is no flat places here.
West tn is all flat but gets even less snow than east.
/who care about middle tn :-)
 
2012-12-26 01:04:08 AM

Mister Peejay: Huh. I've only heard of power lines coming down because a tree fell on them. Trees weighted down by heavy slush or pushed over by high winds.


It's rare however when it does happen it wreaks havoc on power and telephone lines. The rarity is one of the reasons why it can be so bad as other types of storms don't cause the same type of stresses and thus the weak points go undiscovered until it happens. While it's true that Sandy would have most likely cleared any weakened tree limbs from power lines there are tens of thousands of miles of lines that wouldn't be impacted by trees or debris that could easily fail in an ice storm.
 
2012-12-26 01:09:22 AM
i165.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-26 01:20:37 AM

ThighsofGlory: meyerkev: So I'm driving from Detroit to SF Jan 1st-5th.

The plan was to take I-94 to Chicago, I-55 to St. Louis, I-44 to OK City, and then shoot across I-40 and up the Valley so that we could avoid the storms (or at least not be in mountains when they hit).

Is this plan going to backfire on us, and should we just use I-80 (and have to get tire chains)?

It depends on how well you drive. Californians drive like idiots. Really fast idiots. You're better off doing I-80 because the chains keep everyone driving at a reasonable speed while you soak in the idiocy. Below the snowline the freeway spreads out and gives you some time to practice before you hit the Bay Area proper at the Benicia Bridge. If you think you're good, go the long way. It's scenic.

Btw, it'll prob be raining like hell in SF the whole time and you'll be driving in that. With the idiots.


So true.  You're right - I didn't think of that aspect of I-80.  At least the idiots will be going slow.  And they've banned big trucks right now, so there's that.

I do hope that Farkers who are getting blasted by that storm in Alabama/Mississippi/elsewhere stay dry and find no need to be out on the roads on Boxing Day.
 
2012-12-26 01:26:15 AM
I am sitting in a small home in Nash, Texas, enjoying the snow on the lawn. We went from 11am to 5pm without power due to two trees falling on either side of the street. We fired up the gas fireplace, made due with some snacks and never opened the fridge, and I walked down the lane to see how long we would be without power. Young man explained it would be two or three more hours and I phoned that to my parents. They went up and down the subdivision and gave everyone the word and then we settled back into Christmas day with a battery powered radio and listened to John Henry Faulk's, "Christmas in Texas", and just had a wonderful time.
Power came on two hours on the dot and I hugged the television and we all watched "Christmas Story" for the 147th time.
Best part of the whole time was 4 straight hours of just talking with my 70ish parents. It was wonderful.
Glad we were not part of Sandy. This snowstorm was nothing, as I am from Denver, but it was a "Wonderful Christmas Interlude". Usually would have blown everyone off and gone to a bar with friends.
This was a beautiful, lovely retrospective of love and life. Merry Christmas, everybody!!
 
2012-12-26 01:34:29 AM
Central Arkansas here. Hours of freezing rain, and now several inches of snow on everything. I'm so, so glad my electric co-op cleared trees on the line to my rural neighborhood several years ago after a tornado cut smashed through the woods between me and civilization. The lights keep flickering, but no measurable downtime so far. I knew something was gonna go down when we drove back from Xmas with the parents and rain was freezing on my front windshield, causing my wipers to start missing spots.
 
2012-12-26 01:49:44 AM

sno man: wildcardjack: We got this in Dallas, after overnight thunderstorms. Snowed from about 10am til 4pm.

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x634]

The roads were nice and slushy so I did manage to get back from my parents house but I expect this to freeze solid overnight.

Near Toronto here, and I think you have more snow there than we do (!)  We might get as much as 4 inches as this storm swings by, but 4 inches here is no big deal, with all the plows and salters and all... Was in DC one time there was an inch of slush and EVERY. THING. SHUT. DOWN.
I've also been to D/FW I'd imagine an inch of slush would have a similar effect...


As expemilied in our response to the Superbowl Blizzard, we got of lightly today.

We had hours of rain followed by fluffy snow, so nothing stuck. I expect tommorrow to be rather fair aftet it gets above freezing.
 
2012-12-26 02:01:30 AM
In my dotage, I forgot to mention the small argument my parents engaged before I marched off to the site of the downed power lines. Their section of homes is rather small and my Dad was a tad bit worried about the neighbors. We have a gas fireplace that is very warm and he wanted to bring those with only electric heat to our home. When my parents argue it is straightforward and takes but a minute. My Father states his position, My Mother her's, and they consensuses or restate the case and they determine a winner. No yelling. No fuss. Here is today's:
Father: So should we go out and see if any of our neighbors are
without heat and take them in?
Mother: Well, what ever you think.
Father: No, that is not an answer. I want you either in agreement
or not. Should we ask?
Mother: Well, how do we decide which one's to ask?
Father: We ask those who are cold.

I have two Emmy's and I have never written a better resolution line in my life. They, and their neighbors, are incredible. I can't wait to get back to Denver, for my mountains, but these two gave me great love and kindness to myself and to everyone. Merry Christmas!!!
 
2012-12-26 02:24:43 AM

lethological_lassie: cantsleep: Headed our way tomorrow, Blasko.

Yeah-- I'm in Dayton and just heard about this. What the heck? Did this really come up out of nowhere, or was I just in too much of a Christmas cookie stupor and missed the fore-warning?


Just got back in Dayton from Green Bay. Had to leave earlier than planned to beat the storm I had no idea was coming. I'm completely out of beer and food with nothing open - all Kroger and Walmarts closes. Gonna be a long sucky day...
 
2012-12-26 02:26:05 AM

Farkomatic: lethological_lassie: cantsleep: Headed our way tomorrow, Blasko.

Yeah-- I'm in Dayton and just heard about this. What the heck? Did this really come up out of nowhere, or was I just in too much of a Christmas cookie stupor and missed the fore-warning?

Just got back in Dayton from Green Bay. Had to leave earlier than planned to beat the storm I had no idea was coming. I'm completely out of beer and food with nothing open - all Kroger and Walmarts closes. Gonna be a long sucky day...


If you head out early you should be OK .. Kroger should be back open at 6 or 7 .. same for WallyWorld (if not open already)
 
2012-12-26 02:37:10 AM

Shadow Blasko: redmid17: The Martintuckian: I'm right in the middle of that 8"+ band in Indiana. 20 miles north of Bloomington.

Bah Humbug!

I'm currently on the north side of Indy and looking at 10-14 inches. Not a big fan of that

You might be getting a bit less. It is starting to shift east faster than expected.


Just like my first girlfriend...

/sigh
 
2012-12-26 02:48:02 AM
At work till 8am in Butler County (Southwest) Ohio. Nothing yet. Wish I had my 40 ham rig here...
 
2012-12-26 02:50:30 AM

sunlion: At work till 8am in Butler County (Southwest) Ohio. Nothing yet. Wish I had my 40 ham rig here...


I'm sitting on the Butler/Warren/Hamilton county meeting point. We're now told to expect 8"
 
2012-12-26 02:57:22 AM
Hang in there Shadow Blasko. Yeah I'm not far then, right on Hamilton/Butler county line in Fairfield.
 
2012-12-26 03:32:58 AM
when did it become "rare" for it to snow in the Ozarks?
 
2012-12-26 04:10:55 AM
This is what I was seeing around noon on Christmas:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-26 07:58:22 AM
Living in Estonia, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-12-26 08:27:27 AM
My brouther high-centered leaving our mom's with 5 kids in the car. No one hurt, but all the kids cried when they had to walk back up the driveway. It really split the state in ok. We were headed north, and we drove out of all of it within 25 miles north of okc.
 
2012-12-26 11:46:46 AM
We had to leave Conway, AR yesterday to beat the storm to Chicago. Turns out they got 8 inches and aren't going anywhere for a while.
 
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