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2012-12-25 11:42:24 PM
2 votes:

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 10:09:45 PM
2 votes:
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 08:24:09 PM
2 votes:

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 08:17:32 PM
2 votes:

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 07:36:30 PM
2 votes:

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 06:47:21 PM
2 votes:
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 06:40:42 PM
2 votes:
I was in Little Rock once. people in this country have a lot of balls making cracks about New Jersey, tell you what.
2012-12-26 07:58:22 AM
1 votes:
Living in Estonia, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
2012-12-26 12:55:32 AM
1 votes:

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 12:52:20 AM
1 votes:

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 12:38:51 AM
1 votes:

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 12:04:42 AM
1 votes:
Traveling Greyhound now, soon to go Chicago to Detroit. Greyhound has cancelled routes in the triangle between Chicago, Memphis, and Saint Louis.
2012-12-25 11:40:10 PM
1 votes:

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 10:07:03 PM
1 votes:

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 09:10:18 PM
1 votes:
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 08:49:45 PM
1 votes:

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 08:27:13 PM
1 votes:
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 08:24:39 PM
1 votes:

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 07:38:46 PM
1 votes:

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 07:25:39 PM
1 votes:

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 07:15:10 PM
1 votes:

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 07:12:57 PM
1 votes:
In the meantime, where I'm at in California we've got 65" and counting since Thursday night.
2012-12-25 07:05:05 PM
1 votes:
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 06:56:48 PM
1 votes:
Someone posted video of the Mobile tornado to facebook
So far Mobile police advise no fatalities.
2012-12-25 06:49:58 PM
1 votes:

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 06:40:25 PM
1 votes:

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 06:19:28 PM
1 votes:
Just Duck..
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
2012-12-25 05:01:16 PM
1 votes:
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 04:11:08 PM
1 votes:
Has Pat Robertson blamed gay people yet?
 
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