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(CNN)   First it's warm, then it's a blizzard, then it's warm again, then another blizzard, then it's warm again...and guess what's back in the Midwest and East Coast? Welcome the return of the Bi-Polar Vortex   (cnn.com ) divider line
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2014-02-04 08:26:06 AM  
Tri-polar vortex.
 
2014-02-04 08:26:45 AM  
I saw two jackknifed rigs, a three-car crash and an abandoned cop car in the median on the way to work today.

So, yea. Considering how long it took me to get to work, this winter can go ahead and fark off already.
 
2014-02-04 08:27:36 AM  
Obama's weather machine, stirring up trouble for embattled Republican Governor Chris Christie, in an effort to ruin his bid at the presidency.

Truly, history's greatest monster.
 
2014-02-04 08:29:17 AM  
Fark.
This.
Shiat.

/posting this while waiting for a tire to be replaced on my car
// %$&@#ing potholes.
 
2014-02-04 08:32:18 AM  
I was assured that this is all an invention of the liberal media.
 
2014-02-04 08:34:02 AM  
I'm still waiting for my snow. Thanks obama.
 
2014-02-04 08:34:31 AM  

INeedAName: Obama's weather machine, stirring up trouble for embattled Republican Governor Chris Christie, in an effort to ruin his bid at the presidency.

Truly, history's greatest monster.


Haven't you heard? Obama is already using his weather machine to create fake snow in Atlanta that doesn't melt. It scorches. Because chemtrails.
 
2014-02-04 08:34:37 AM  
If only this could have hit New York a few days earlier. The Super Bowl would have been a disaster for everyone not just the broncos.
 
2014-02-04 08:36:25 AM  

mrswood: I'm still waiting for my snow. Thanks obama.


A day late and a dollar short, just like Obama.
 
2014-02-04 08:38:26 AM  
I understand Chicago has plenty of salt.
 
2014-02-04 08:40:16 AM  

Nick Nostril: Fark.
This.
Shiat.

/posting this while waiting for a tire to be replaced on my car
// %$&@#ing potholes.


Seriously. I am quite literally watching DC roads fall apart on a day-by-day basis.
 
2014-02-04 08:43:24 AM  
According to weather channel, Virginia is not supposed to get to vortex temps in the next 10 days. So that's good. I can still go running outside comfortably.

Looks like mid-north US is still a frozen wasteland but what else is new.
 
2014-02-04 08:43:24 AM  
i171.photobucket.com

Warm, bizzard, warm, blizzard, warm, blizzard.  It's summer already?

/I sound fat.
 
2014-02-04 08:49:35 AM  

Nick Nostril: Fark.
This.
Shiat.

/posting this while waiting for a tire to be replaced on my car
// %$&@#ing potholes.


Farking roads around here look like a moonscape.  God I hate midwest winters.  This one has really sucked too.
 
2014-02-04 08:50:43 AM  

mrswood: I'm still waiting for my snow. Thanks obama.


The last "snowstorm" we got only dumped, like, 2 or 3 inches of snow...then promptly got warm so it could all freeze into this crust useless for skiing on.

F this s.
 
2014-02-04 08:55:15 AM  

INeedAName: Nick Nostril: Fark.
This.
Shiat.

/posting this while waiting for a tire to be replaced on my car
// %$&@#ing potholes.

Seriously. I am quite literally watching DC roads fall apart on a day-by-day basis.


2 tires within 2 weeks.
 
2014-02-04 08:55:49 AM  

INeedAName: Obama's weather machine, stirring up trouble for embattled Republican Governor Chris Christie, in an effort to ruin his bid at the presidency.

Truly, history's greatest monster.


Sure he's a little overweight but a monster?  Kind of harsh.
 
2014-02-04 08:56:49 AM  

xanadian: mrswood: I'm still waiting for my snow. Thanks obama.

The last "snowstorm" we got only dumped, like, 2 or 3 inches of snow...then promptly got warm so it could all freeze into this crust useless for skiing on.

F this s.


We're supposed to get up to 6 inches today. We'll see. I've never had so much snow envy before.
 
2014-02-04 08:59:17 AM  
I saw a TV commercial for Red Sox tickets the other day, and it took me a minute to remember that those highlights they showed in the commercial - green grass, fans in short sleeves, outside and enjoying life - actually happened on this planet, let alone this godforsaken tundra of a city
 
2014-02-04 09:01:05 AM  

INeedAName: Nick Nostril: Fark.
This.
Shiat.

/posting this while waiting for a tire to be replaced on my car
// %$&@#ing potholes.

Seriously. I am quite literally watching DC roads fall apart on a day-by-day basis.


Same. Holy crap route one has a couple ones in alexandria I could stand in and have go up half way to my knee
 
2014-02-04 09:06:20 AM  

skozlaw: So, yea. Considering how long it took me to get to work, this winter can go ahead and fark off already.


Then send it back to Norway where it belongs. I'm in Oslo and it's farking raining outside. I've been skiing  once so far this winter, and my skis got shredded because of all the rocks. When the weather report says "snow" these days, they really mean "slush."
 
2014-02-04 09:11:47 AM  
imgs.xkcd.com

The boyfriend was complaining about huge snowdrifts this weekend, I was just excited that we had some. Hadn't seen them that deep since I was growing up...
 
2014-02-04 09:16:56 AM  
Newsflashia
there's weather outside.
 
2014-02-04 09:19:23 AM  
We haven't had hardly any snow at all this year, but holy hell has it been cold. I won't be surprised if we have a mini baby-boom around September/October. When it's too damn cold to ice fish, a guy still has to find a hole to drop his rod in.
 
2014-02-04 09:23:06 AM  

omgbears: The boyfriend was complaining about huge snowdrifts this weekend, I was just excited that we had some. Hadn't seen them that deep since I was growing up...


Same here.  I gripe about the weather, but I remember it being like this on a near yearly basis when I was a kid.  I think one of the problems is that, for pretty much everyone in the US between the ages of 16 and 35, this is the first time there's been a significant winter since they started driving.  The last time this happened, a crapton of snow just meant no school and lots of sledding and they let other people worry about the logistics.  Therefore this winter just  seems worse than any they've ever seen simply because it's the first major snowfall they've actually had to  deal with.
 
2014-02-04 09:26:25 AM  

Nick Nostril: Fark.
This.
Shiat.

/posting this while waiting for a tire to be replaced on my car
// %$&@#ing potholes.


Call me fortunate: I've never hit a pothole hard enough to kill a tire.

/knock on wood
//may have something to do with having a car that had a bad habbit of having bad alignment and eating tires.
///fresh tires are nice.
 
2014-02-04 09:36:56 AM  

omgbears: [imgs.xkcd.com image 537x543]

The boyfriend was complaining about huge snowdrifts this weekend, I was just excited that we had some. Hadn't seen them that deep since I was growing up...


Yeah, I remember when I was a young kid in Colorado, pretty much once/year, I was able to dig snow tunnels in the front yard. Probably once/decade these days.
 
2014-02-04 09:42:19 AM  
Yeah, our weekend snow missed us, but the ice sure didn't. Half an inch on my car Monday morning after a weekend full of sleet, with a little dusting of snow on top. The sun came out long enough to melt a bunch of it yesterday, which promptly refroze just in time to lay under the 6-8 inches they're calling for today. Yesterday, when it was sunny and nothing came out of the sky, school was cancelled. Today, when it started snowing as the sun came up, kids are in school. And tomorrow, when the low is -5 (so far, it was forecasted at -2 yesterday) who knows what they'll do?
 
2014-02-04 09:50:34 AM  
Too hot:  Global warming.
Too cold:  Global warming.
Not enough snow:  Global warming
Too much snow:  Global warming;

"By claiming both sides of every weather extreme (warm or cold, drought or flood, no snow or too much snow), they have created an unfalsifiable hypothesis. They want you to believe every weather event proves their hypothesis. The most recent example is the controversy over the 'polar vortex'. Though this is a common phenomenon somewhere around the hemisphere most every winter, and has occurred in the United States often in the cold decades, as well as the last decade, they believe they can convince you that (You and your SUV are responsible)."

http://icecap.us/index.php/go/political-climate/looking_at_the_lates t_ refuge_of_agw_theory_another_one_bites_the_dust/
 
2014-02-04 09:56:38 AM  

skozlaw: I saw two jackknifed rigs, a three-car crash and an abandoned cop car in the median on the way to work today.


So if you had a spare set of snow chains in your car, you could have taken a joy ride in a cop car?
 
2014-02-04 09:57:44 AM  
I am taking a stacation this week, just because.  Yesterday when we had a nice warm 19ºF with full sun, I scrapped the built up ice off my driveway.  It was the first time it has been truly cleared in over a month.

I've gotten so used to colder temperatures, that I did it without a coat because I was getting all sweaty.  Still wore the gloves, snow boots and ball cap, but the coat was too much.
 
2014-02-04 09:57:57 AM  
Umm, I'm from the Mid-West, it never warmed up.

Oh wait, I stand corrected, it was up to 18 yesterday so yeah, I guess it was warm.
 
2014-02-04 10:02:38 AM  
Another 8-12 inches or so projected in the Boston area tomorrow.  My body is ready for another day off.  My body is not ready for moar shoveling.
 
2014-02-04 10:13:25 AM  

dennysgod: Umm, I'm from the Mid-West, it never warmed up.

Oh wait, I stand corrected, it was up to 18 yesterday so yeah, I guess it was warm.


Well... it DID get warm enough in Michigan that we had wet snow.  Fluffy, pretty snow that weighed 427 pounds per cubic foot.  It got heavier the longer you were out shoveling.  I'm still trying to work out the physics of that.
 
2014-02-04 10:15:51 AM  

Fast Moon:  I gripe about the weather, but I remember it being like this on a near yearly basis when I was a kid.  I think one of the problems is that, for pretty much everyone in the US between the ages of 16 and 35, this is the first time there's been a significant winter since they started driving... Therefore this winter just  seems worse than any they've ever seen simply because it's the first major snowfall they've actually had to  deal with.

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: though this is a common phenomenon somewhere around the hemisphere most every winter


Sorry, I don't remember northern Washington (or even Alaska) being warmer than Texas and Georgia every winter.

i.imgur.com

Animated Gif

/also: Fast just admitted that it has been warmer than normal for so long that younger people consider that to be normal.
 
2014-02-04 10:19:10 AM  
Winter storm warning for my part of Ohio 8 pm tonight until 5 pm tomorrow.

My son's school district has already had about 6 calamity days this winter, and Ohio's limit is 5.  They got an extra two days tacked onto winter break, and a couple of weeks ago they had no school Friday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

I think tomorrow may be #7.

Oh, and we have plenty of milk and bread.
 
2014-02-04 10:32:24 AM  
o.onionstatic.com
 
2014-02-04 10:41:17 AM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2014-02-04 10:44:10 AM  

Zombalupagus: Fast Moon:  I gripe about the weather, but I remember it being like this on a near yearly basis when I was a kid.  I think one of the problems is that, for pretty much everyone in the US between the ages of 16 and 35, this is the first time there's been a significant winter since they started driving... Therefore this winter just  seems worse than any they've ever seen simply because it's the first major snowfall they've actually had to  deal with.

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: though this is a common phenomenon somewhere around the hemisphere most every winter

Sorry, I don't remember northern Washington (or even Alaska) being warmer than Texas and Georgia every winter.

[i.imgur.com image 300x202]

Animated Gif

/also: Fast just admitted that it has been warmer than normal for so long that younger people consider that to be normal.


That Gif looks like a smiley troll.

/excepting 7-10 inches of snow today.

 
2014-02-04 10:45:28 AM  
I just moved to Columbus OH this fall and I'm loving this winter so far. Mostly because now I telecommute so I don't have to fight disastrous traffic and there's snowboarding just an hour away. We're supposed to get 6 inches or more and I couldn't be happier. I already took off Thursday for a trip out to the slopes.
 
2014-02-04 10:57:30 AM  
I have two words for you alll: Arctic oscilation.

" Starting in the 1970s the oscillation has trended to more of a positive phase when averaged using a 60-day running mean, though it has trended to a more neutral state in the last decade."

"The more positive direction in recent decades has led to lower than normal arctic air pressure and higher than normal temperatures in much of the United States and northern Eurasia"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_oscillation

If this oscillation persists, get ready for winters more like the 1970's - cold.
 
2014-02-04 11:24:11 AM  
Freezing rain tonight.  If so DC will be shutdown tomorrow.
 
rka
2014-02-04 11:24:28 AM  
A foot or two of new snow up in the Colorado ski resorts. Me? I just moved to new digs downtown so I'm working from home today and don't have to shovel a driveway until next winter. May go get some weed or something in a bit. Don't know. Maybe a beer too.

Yeah. Rough winter here in Colorado.
 
2014-02-04 11:31:41 AM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Too hot:  Global warming.
Too cold:  Global warming.
Not enough snow:  Global warming
Too much snow:  Global warming;

"By claiming both sides of every weather extreme (warm or cold, drought or flood, no snow or too much snow), they have created an unfalsifiable hypothesis. They want you to believe every weather event proves their hypothesis. The most recent example is the controversy over the 'polar vortex'. Though this is a common phenomenon somewhere around the hemisphere most every winter, and has occurred in the United States often in the cold decades, as well as the last decade, they believe they can convince you that (You and your SUV are responsible)."

http://icecap.us/index.php/go/political-climate/looking_at_the_lates t_ refuge_of_agw_theory_another_one_bites_the_dust/


or you know you could look at temperature data and not be such a DB.
 
2014-02-04 11:33:50 AM  
sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
 
2014-02-04 11:38:54 AM  
I'm SO ready for this stuff to end. It's bad enough not knowing how warm to dress on any given day, but there's so much salt on the roads right now it's getting om-nom-nommy on the cars. Got a new car a month ago (yay me), and I'm almost afraid to take it anywhere.
 
2014-02-04 11:58:34 AM  
It's snowing in KC right now, and supposed to continue all day.  It's already up to about 1PA* of snow.

* 1PA = 1 Paralyzed Atlanta or approx. equal to 2 inches
 
2014-02-04 11:58:41 AM  
My Personal Bi-Polar Vortex Memories include:
one dead deer
one broken clock spring (it's a car part, trust me)
two pairs of boots
a couple lovely jogs with the dogs without their winter booties
one (attempted) jog with their winter booties
one accidental dogsled race
three lost booties
several trips to work that should have taken a lot less time
and I am going to safely ad one soon to be ridiculous gas bill.


This weather changes it's mind more than I do, and I'm a chick.
 
2014-02-04 12:19:29 PM  
Yeah, the cold is not fun, but personally, I'm liking this winter more than the usual northern Illinois winters, where there's little snow and plenty of dead brown grass. Going outside and seeing most everything blanketed in white snow is nice. Shoveling snow is not that big of a pain in the ass. If I had a lot to shovel, I'd definitely buy a snow blower.

When the cold gets to me, I just think of standing outside on the patio of my local pub on St. Patrick's Day with a pint in my hand and feeling the nice spring breeze on my face. Spring will be very sweet this year.
 
2014-02-04 12:33:26 PM  
Sorry guys, my bad. A few months ago I was thinking about buying an old SUV or truck to muck around in the ice and snow rather than taking the chance that my Miata would suffice again this year. Of course, I then made the offhand remark that if I bought one I wouldn't end up needing it, but if I didn't buy one we would have one hell of a winter.

/Obviously I didn't buy one.
 
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