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2013-03-05 09:49:49 AM
The term is "snowquester," subby. Jesus, keep your weather-related wordplay current or don't use it at all.
 
2013-03-05 10:05:14 AM

Pocket Ninja: The term is "snowquester," subby. Jesus, keep your weather-related wordplay current or don't use it at all.


I prefer "snowpocalypse" myself.

And why is it that every time the midwest gets 2 freaking inches of snow the rest of the country has to hear about it????

/oblig from an East-coaster
 
2013-03-05 10:17:50 AM
So the mods picked the headline with the wrong storm name?

Snowquester.  If I can get this right.
 
2013-03-05 10:18:35 AM

SlothB77: If Even I can get this right.

 
2013-03-05 10:20:52 AM
It's tsnonami.
 
2013-03-05 10:21:31 AM
FTFMS - Tsnownami

/more coffee pleeeeeeze
 
2013-03-05 10:23:31 AM
It's the end of the world as we snow it.
 
2013-03-05 10:23:34 AM
Dogs and cats living together......Mass Hysteria!!

ts4.mm.bing.net
 
2013-03-05 10:23:47 AM
it may be my old age, or my distain for media, but why cant it just be a snow storm. i hate the crappy wordplay.
 
2013-03-05 10:24:05 AM
This has been a terrible weather year.  you'd almost think that the climate is changing.

//Runs an hides.
 
2013-03-05 10:24:08 AM
Just a wicked awesome dusting.
 
2013-03-05 10:24:27 AM
Snow in winter? Imagine that.
 
2013-03-05 10:25:04 AM
It's Mab. Harry's on it

/not in any way obscure
 
2013-03-05 10:25:04 AM
My 11 yeard old daughter this morning:  "Really?  Snow?  I hate the snow."
"Really?  You used to love it."
"Yeah, well, it's just been too much."
 
2013-03-05 10:25:18 AM
I woke up this morning to discover we had been buried under a light dusting. Its starting to come down pretty good here. I'm glad 90% of my work day got cancelled. Just waiting for the shoe to drop on the other 10% so it can be happy hour.
 
2013-03-05 10:25:28 AM
WhyTF do people run out & get milk and bread before a storm? Rum & cigars makes more sense.
 
2013-03-05 10:27:11 AM
Yeah, it's Snowquester. We are overruling the Weather Channel name of "Saturn".
 
2013-03-05 10:27:14 AM
No one is trolling with global warming derp yet......not sure if I'm impressed or disappointed in fark.
 
2013-03-05 10:28:13 AM
static.guim.co.uk

Snow to the depth of 5.15 metres is recorded in Aomori, Japan on 21 Feb. Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun

static.guim.co.uk

Heaped snow in Red Square, Moscow, 21 January 2013. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin

static.guim.co.uk

A snowblower removes snow from train tracks at the southern Swiss Bernina mountain pass. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

I think it's pretty!

There is more in Texas, India, and Toronto.
 
2013-03-05 10:29:32 AM

ChrisDe: Snow in winter? Imagine that.


Now that's the derp I was looking for.
 
2013-03-05 10:29:41 AM

bart2puck: it may be my old age, or my distain for media, but why cant it just be a snow storm. i hate the crappy wordplay.


The commoditization of everyday language is a biatch.
 
2013-03-05 10:31:56 AM

antidumbass: WhyTF do people run out & get milk and bread before a storm? Rum & cigars makes more sense.


WhyTF do people run out and get milk and bread DURING THE STORM?  I mean, during the worst of it.  Wait a few hours and it will be over.

/I suppose it justifies the 6000lb. SUV
//stocked up on booze and smokes yesterday
 
2013-03-05 10:31:56 AM
i.imgur.com

/hot.
 
2013-03-05 10:32:02 AM

ChrisDe: Snow in winter? Imagine that.


But we're actually in Meteorological Spring now. The meteorological seasons line up more with actual weather than the astronomical seasons do. It's Fall still 5 days before Christmas? I don't think so!

Winter months - Dec, Jan, Feb
Spring months - March, April, May
Summer months - June, July, August
Fall months - Sept, Oct., Nov.
 
2013-03-05 10:32:11 AM
About time that shiat missed us.
 
2013-03-05 10:32:17 AM
The Weather Channel has issued a list of names for each individual snowflake.
 
2013-03-05 10:32:17 AM
Is it a class 3 killstorm?

i212.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-05 10:32:19 AM

Demetrius


Pocket Ninja: The term is "snowquester," subby. Jesus, keep your weather-related wordplay current or don't use it at all.

I prefer "snowpocalypse" myself.


SNOWMAGHERD!!
 
2013-03-05 10:32:24 AM

Walker: Yeah, it's Snowquester. We are overruling the Weather Channel name of "Saturn".


Good, because fark the Weather Channel.

We're not supposed to get much here, but the forecast does hint at the possibility of thundersnow overnight.
 
2013-03-05 10:33:30 AM

Demetrius: Pocket Ninja: The term is "snowquester," subby. Jesus, keep your weather-related wordplay current or don't use it at all.

I prefer "snowpocalypse" myself.

And why is it that every time the midwest gets 2 freaking inches of snow the rest of the country has to hear about it????

/oblig from an East-coaster


Because it means food prices will go up another dollar for the rest of the year.

/they're just like big oil and big pharma
//except the stuff they produce is something nobody can live without
///sadly, this makes them even more subject to witch hunts from well-intentioned revolutionaries out to save the world by destroying it
 
2013-03-05 10:33:50 AM
that groundhog deserves a trial by fire
 
2013-03-05 10:34:47 AM
I don't know why they're going all nutso over this storm. Around here, they're calling for 4-10 inches. Compared to Snowpocalypse 2011, this is nothing. There's little or no wind, and the snow is falling steadily but not especially heavily. It's just a garden variety snowstorm of the type that used to be commonplace around here. I can't believe the local school district cancelled classes last night.

/still gets a kick out of the 2011 Lake Shore Drive fiasco
 
2013-03-05 10:35:13 AM
I'm an idiot for coming into the office today. It's snowing like a bastard right now... and they keep saying the "heavy snowfall" isn't coming till after 3pm.
 
2013-03-05 10:35:26 AM
Indisputable proof of climate change.
 
2013-03-05 10:37:28 AM
Just checked the forecast in greater detail, and the wind is supposed to kick up tonight. Rush hour should be a clusterfark, but still it's nothing like the Groundhog Day Blizzard.
 
2013-03-05 10:37:46 AM
Hey guys. Remember me?
 
2013-03-05 10:38:29 AM
drama queens
 
2013-03-05 10:38:32 AM

Demetrius: Pocket Ninja: The term is "snowquester," subby. Jesus, keep your weather-related wordplay current or don't use it at all.
I prefer "snowpocalypse" myself.
And why is it that every time the midwest gets 2 freaking inches of snow the rest of the country has to hear about it????
/oblig from an East-coaster


Most of us out here in the Midwest don't care. It's frikkin snow. We deal. Yeah, we have our Chicken Littles, but they are everywhere.

The big whining comes from the (primarily east coast) media looking for yet another reason to label everyone as "resilient" in lieu of actually reporting on items of significance. Because God forbid they cut into such important stories like the near-horror-averted/death/destruction/gloom story of that airplane yesterday in St Louis where 8 rich business types in a Lear Jet nearly spilled their champagne and soggied their caviar crackers because of a pesky nose landing gear light that malfunctioned. The rapt national news media devoted hours yesterday to the coverage of the modern day HindenLear. Oh the SeanHannity.

Its just the media being the stupid media. The worst part is when something really is bad, it diminishes the importance because they cried wolf so many times before.

/whatever
 
2013-03-05 10:38:43 AM
They're predicting anywhere from 5 inches to more than a foot here in DC tomorrow. FINALLY. I've been waiting all winter for snow, and all we've gotten is teased. I saw the sleds out in the grocery store last night for the first time all year and it made me happy.

I may just get a free day off of work tomorrow to shovel and drink. Shoveling snow is the only excercise I can get while completely shnockered. I hope the predictions fall short and we get even more snow. BRING IT ON WINTER!!!
 
2013-03-05 10:39:04 AM

Fubegra: Compared to Snowpocalypse 2011, this is nothing.


So far.

You may recall, that storm started off pretty slow too. Lots of little flakes, but no heavy accumulation for the first few hours.
 
2013-03-05 10:39:26 AM
Isn't this a repeat of last week, or the week before, or the week before that?  I think the other name for it, as I'm stealing from a post above, is "Winter".
 
2013-03-05 10:39:27 AM
This one is confusing me. The radar makes it look like we're going to get absolutely *walloped* sometime tonight, and yet the forecasts are only calling for "Flurries and a few snow showers throughout the night" here. I mean, we almost always do get less snow than you might hope for, but usually the forecasts are erring on the side of *over*prediction, not *under*. Color me confused.
 
2013-03-05 10:40:12 AM
And my snow blower belt is shot.  I had to go to Home Depot and endure the comedic stylings of Home Depot Old Guy, i.e., a blank stare, followed by, "You're serious?" upon asking where the snow blowers are.  I was there to get an electric snow shovel (it actually worked fairly well, on a long driveway--a hell of a lot easier than shoveling anyway), and he had to get a ladder to get it down.  He kept waving off the young guy who kept asking, "You got it?"  Then on the third step from the bottom he lost his footing and damn near fell on his ass.  Considering his age (at least 70) that might have been a complete catastrophe for him.  Ordinarily I would have been concerned.  Instead he got some comedic stylings back from me.  Bust my balls, I'll bust yours.

/csb
 
2013-03-05 10:40:12 AM
Central Illinoisan here.

I'm doing a basement remodel for a customer.

Customer called me about an hour ago, and requested that I take the day off because his coont of a wife (his words) would be home (school snow day), and didn't want to hear the noise.

He also offered to throw in $100 for the inconvenience. (Fair enough)

/Cheers, you spineless bastard
 
2013-03-05 10:40:13 AM

Walker: ChrisDe: Snow in winter? Imagine that.

But we're actually in Meteorological Spring now. The meteorological seasons line up more with actual weather than the astronomical seasons do. It's Fall still 5 days before Christmas? I don't think so!

Winter months - Dec, Jan, Feb
Spring months - March, April, May
Summer months - June, July, August
Fall months - Sept, Oct., Nov.


Upper Midwest:
Winter months - Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar
Summer months - Jun, July, Aug
Anything goes - Apr, May, Sept, Oct

My favorite weather comment by a guy who was asked, on a really nice day in the Spring, if it was always like this by someone from the Left Coast:

"We get two perfect days a year...  One in the Spring, and another in the Fall.  This is the Spring one."
 
2013-03-05 10:40:13 AM
Thanks, Sn0bama.
 
2013-03-05 10:40:21 AM

GAT_00: Walker: Yeah, it's Snowquester. We are overruling the Weather Channel name of "Saturn".

Good, because fark the Weather Channel.

We're not supposed to get much here, but the forecast does hint at the possibility of thundersnow overnight.


I'm not positive, because it doesn't quite seem right, but apparently we're missing everything where I am in Michigan.  Nothing but sun until somewhat ironically Sunday.

/I am okay with this
 
2013-03-05 10:40:52 AM
something something lawn chair something something never forget
 
2013-03-05 10:41:30 AM
Of course, the real joke is that this year, the south suburbs didn't get even semi-meaningful snow until late February. All of the previous winter storms were preceded by a warmup that resulted in rain.
 
2013-03-05 10:41:31 AM

bart2puck: it may be my old age, or my distain for media, but why cant it just be a snow storm. i hate the crappy wordplay.


A mere snowstorm doesn't sell papers / get ratings / attract pageviews.

/and it's "disdain", btw
 
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