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2013-03-05 10:41:54 AM

Mr_Fabulous: 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.


Little snow make heap big snow. Big snow make heap little snow.

/am I the only one that learned this piece of wisdom as a kid?
 
2013-03-05 10:42:07 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


Don't blame us. It's the Weather Channel's fault you have to hear about it. Believe me, we aren't freaking out about it. It's business as usual here, whether it snows or not.

The fact of the matter is that TWC gets better ratings when they sensationalize weather reports. More ratings = more money from advertisers. So they have financial incentive to blow things out of proportion. Not to mention that if they underestimate the weather, they get harsher blame than if they overestimate it. So everything colludes for them to make a big deal out of every cloud and snowflake.
 
2013-03-05 10:42:25 AM

Mr_Fabulous: 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.


PANIC!!!! RUN!!!!  GET OUTTA THERE!!!!


No seriously, you might want to start home before rush hour
 
2013-03-05 10:42:39 AM

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


So they can make french toast.
/actually, I have no idea.  I always go get cigarettes, Doritos and cream cheese, or spray cheese and Wheat Thins.  If I am going be stuck inside, I need to do it right.
 
2013-03-05 10:42:41 AM

Warthog: [i.imgur.com image 625x622]

/hot.


New monitor, please.
 
2013-03-05 10:42:44 AM
We're projected to get anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of snow in SWVA, so panic indeed. The local grocery stores have already been wiped out in preparation for what will surely turn into months of home confinement buried under mere inches of powdery snow. Someone please save us!
 
2013-03-05 10:43:01 AM

bearded clamorer: 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


Well I can tell you this much.  I worked at home when they put in wood flooring.  I would not make that mistake again.  I was like Sylvester when the bulldog has slammed his head in a giant pair of cymbals.
 
2013-03-05 10:43:15 AM
frankensnowpocalypseageddonocaustquester?

franken snow pocalypse ageddon ocaust quester?

only thing missing is a -gate.
 
2013-03-05 10:43:15 AM
I'm in the Twin Cities and we've had a pretty decent snowfall. Nothing to cry about but enough to be a pain in the arse. The system isn't moving very fast either so I expect more snowfall throughout the day.

As hearty as my people in the Midwest are supposed to be, I hear a metric butt load of complaining about ANY snowfall lately. What is this? NYC?
 
2013-03-05 10:46:17 AM
I made this comment this morning.  It was ok to name the snowpocalypse because we got 3.5 feet of snow in two weeks and that just doesn't happen here.  That does not mean it's ok to name any moderate storm that comes through.  Snowquester is an absolutely horrible name.
 
2013-03-05 10:48:09 AM

DjangoStonereaver: 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.


My favorite (and by favorite I mean I hate it) is how they changed windchill to the "feels like" temperature. Apparently the average person now has the vocabulary of a toddler.
 
2013-03-05 10:48:45 AM
PS, I am getting on a plane to Vegas Thursday afternoon in BWI so fark off snow.
 
2013-03-05 10:48:53 AM
Good thing I aired out the apartment when it was 85F yesterday, it's not getting above 60F today.

/We don't get snow in Dallas
//We get a layer of ice on the roads and an upswing in the autobody industry.
 
2013-03-05 10:49:26 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: 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


Well this thing is some mutant Alberta Clipper, so it's drawing lots of moisture from the Gulf now.
 
2013-03-05 10:50:30 AM

Carn: I made this comment this morning.  It was ok to name the snowpocalypse because we got 3.5 feet of snow in two weeks and that just doesn't happen here.  That does not mean it's ok to name any moderate storm that comes through.  Snowquester is an absolutely horrible name.


Technically the name for this storm is "Saturn". Yes, people WILL get their storms and astrology confused.
"Its all Saturns fault for this snow, the planets were in alignment, etc, etc."
 
2013-03-05 10:51:10 AM
I'm calling the storm Snow Pony.
 
2013-03-05 10:51:27 AM
We're supposed to get something like six to eight here.

I'll believe itwhen I see it, since every storm we were supposed to get hit with this year has amounted to little or nothing.
 
2013-03-05 10:53:48 AM

UtileDysfunktion: 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."


Western New York:
Winter months -  November, December, January, February, March, April, May
Spring months - June
Summer months - July, August
Fall months - September, October
 
2013-03-05 10:54:46 AM
God, Chicago freaks out snow much about snow you would think it was Atlanta. And I live in Chicago.
 
2013-03-05 10:57:13 AM

neversubmit: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

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

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

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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.


It is pretty and it isn't like if falls all at once.  During my freshman year at Michigan Tech we got well over 7 meters of snow. Shoveling every.farking.day (sometimes twice) did get pretty old though.
 
2013-03-05 10:57:51 AM

MindStalker: Technically the name for this storm is "Saturn".


No, technically one for-profit media organization, the Weather Channel, wants to call it Saturn.  A different for-profit media organization, the Washington Post, wants to call it the Snowquester.  Both ideas are wicked retahded.
 
2013-03-05 10:58:27 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


When a place which normally does not get much snow gets 6-12" it shuts down (lack of equipment). HOWEVER, for Chi-town that's a a Tuesday, so to them this is normal...
 
2013-03-05 11:01:29 AM
digitaldeconstruction.com
It's Snowin' Sideways!
 
2013-03-05 11:02:27 AM
***THIS IS NOT A TEST. I REPEAT: THIS IS NOT A TEST. THIS IS AN ACTIVATION OF THE EMERGENCY BROADCAST SYSTEM. DISGUSTINGLY HORRENDOUS ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE IN PLACES THAT WE ASSURE YOU ARE UNPREPARED FOR IT. IN ADDITION, SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO FALL FROM THE SKY AT THE SAME TIME.

(WOLF!!!)

/WE NOW RETURN YOU TO YOUR NORMALLY-SCHEDULED, AROUND-THE-CLOCK, SELF-SERVING MEDIA PANIC-ORGY./
 
2013-03-05 11:05:46 AM

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


But I've already got bourbons, scotches, rums, tequilas and box after box of Ashton brand cigars. It's the bread and milk I forget to buy on a regular basis :(
 
2013-03-05 11:06:52 AM
Earlier this week - Inches of accumulation predicted!
Last night - Snow and ice tomorrow!
Today - Snowy this afternoon.
 
2013-03-05 11:08:15 AM

Kibbler: I'm calling the storm Snow Pony.


icons-ak.wunderground.com

Aw
 
2013-03-05 11:22:13 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


www.washingtonpost.com
 
2013-03-05 11:23:01 AM
Folks it's winter....what the f*ck do you expect for weather? Everybody calm the hell down.

neversubmit

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I think it's pretty!

There is more in Texas, India, and Toronto.


    I concur. I like winter storms and cold weather.

    I think that once people face the fact weather is not "good" or "bad" it just is, they'll stop biatching about something they can't change and enjoy it.


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  Looks good from my view, could be biased though.....
 
2013-03-05 11:23:10 AM
Nothing is going to stop me from getting cozy with about 21,000 other people tonight at the United Center.
 
2013-03-05 11:23:15 AM

bearded clamorer: 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


*waves from somewhere in same city*

it's not bad here at work (EP).
 
2013-03-05 11:29:00 AM
Saturn? Lame.

Saturn 3? Nice.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-05 11:29:54 AM

Mr_Fabulous: 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.


Where the fark are you at? I'm on the West Side of Chicago right now and it is just a steady snow fall. Nowhere near snowing like a bastard.
 
2013-03-05 11:31:30 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: bearded clamorer: 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

*waves from somewhere in same city*

it's not bad here at work (EP).


I raise a toast to you sir (or ma'am).
 
2013-03-05 11:32:41 AM
my flight got canceled, so not getting a kick...
 
2013-03-05 11:37:06 AM

otto the bull: Nothing is going to stop me from getting cozy with about 21,000 other people tonight at the United Center.


Have fun, man. I've got club-level tix for the Hawks on Sunday. w00t!
 
2013-03-05 11:39:01 AM
See, in my opinion it matters where it snows. A place like Chicago, they can handle it. Visiting Kansas City for the snowmageddon 2/21 was an unmitigated disaster. They have tiny toy snow plows, they don't know how to clean streets or sidewalks. They take one tiny snowblower and run one small path on the sidewalk, clearing roughly a third of it. Then they don't even bother running it by the bus shelters. The city buses get stuck sideways in the street and then get abandoned by the driver.  When it warms up, they expect a foot of snow to melt completely away instead of cleaning up the sidewalks. Apparently the city thinks it's Atlanta or more like Baltimore. Complete incompetence from beginning to end (2/26) on how to handle snow. The city should be kicked off the High Plains because it's so useless. The mayor and chamber of commerce should be ashamed.

/end rant
//feel better now
\slashies!!
 
2013-03-05 11:39:03 AM

ongbok: Mr_Fabulous: 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.

Where the fark are you at? I'm on the West Side of Chicago right now and it is just a steady snow fall. Nowhere near snowing like a bastard.


"Bastard" might be stretching it a tad. But it's definitely more than just flurrying here in Hillside (home of Al Capone's grave).
 
2013-03-05 11:40:16 AM
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2013-03-05 11:40:47 AM

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


Snobal(l) Warming.
 
2013-03-05 11:43:01 AM

Kibbler: 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



How YOU doin?
 
2013-03-05 11:50:17 AM
I just gave my girl 8 inches last night....

/of course that was over two 30 seconds periods...
 
2013-03-05 11:55:23 AM

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

Snobal(l) Warming.


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-03-05 11:56:21 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: 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


'Disdain', 'datsdain', whateva, beeotch.
 
2013-03-05 11:58:15 AM

cgraves67: Don't blame us. It's the Weather Channel's fault you have to hear about it. Believe me, we aren't freaking out about it. It's business as usual here, whether it snows or not.



I just had a thought...The Weather Channel is headquartered in Atlanta. That could explain the freaking out about snow on a constant basis.
 
2013-03-05 12:04:13 PM

btraz70: I just gave my girl 8 inches last night....

/of course that was over two 30 seconds periods...


I remember back in around 03 or 04 me and a couple other guys were sitting in the cafeteria at work when we overheard these older ladies at the next table talking about the East Coast storm that had just happened. On of the ladies says "Well my sister is in (I forget where she said) and she got slammed with 18 inches"  We just fell out laughing, and these ladies were looking at us trying to figure out what was wrong. Then one of the guys that was with us told the lady that made the comment "So your sister got slammed with 18 inches? She must be having a hell of a time getting around.". After that they realized what was so funny and they started laughing also.
 
2013-03-05 12:16:43 PM

otto the bull: Nothing is going to stop me from getting cozy with about 21,000 other people tonight at the United Center.


Lucky bastid. I'm just hoping to get home on time to see it on TV, and I get off work at 4pm.
 
2013-03-05 12:22:43 PM
This is great. The sun's out in GR and this line of blue is inching up the around us. Stay south of 96!

My 5 year old is sick of snow too. The difference is he only remembers last year when we had none. *shrug*
 
2013-03-05 12:30:20 PM
Here in Vermont, we are packing up supply trucks to send out in relief.
Lots of pampers. Boxes and boxes of pampers. And depends. Tons of depends.
 
2013-03-05 12:31:17 PM

New Age Redneck: I think that once people face the fact weather is not "good" or "bad" it just is, they'll stop biatching about something they can't change and enjoy it.


Everybody talks about the weather.  But nobody ever does anything about it.
 
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