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(WGNTV Chicago)   Looks like the northwestern US will be shoveling all winter   (wgntv.com) divider line
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2021-10-22 7:34:48 AM  
After more than a decade of drought and vanishing snow pack I am happy with this
 
2021-10-22 7:36:01 AM  
Welp, time to start preparing now. I was meaning to get a new sump pump for my basement, I have a 120 year old house with a terrifying blood-red painted basement that starts letting water in once the ground gets saturated enough.
The pump works great but it looks like it was installed during the Carter administration and unlike Jimmy the pump won't live forever.

/lives an hour or so south of Portland.
 
2021-10-22 7:36:16 AM  
Fantastic!  Hopefully they remember to rake the leaves before it all hits... /s
 
2021-10-22 7:41:44 AM  
Many will be getting a heart attack for xmas.
 
2021-10-22 7:49:41 AM  
I'm in Seattle, how far East does the Northwest go? One inch of snow is a blizzard here.
 
2021-10-22 7:51:17 AM  
Luckily I'm in the grey area above the great lakes where apparently there will be no precipitation at all.
 
2021-10-22 7:51:35 AM  
So what's "average?"   Is that like the  average over the last ten years, or is it average since 1960, since that would be about ten  more feet of snow.
 
2021-10-22 7:52:28 AM  

Boo_Guy: Many will be getting a heart attack for xmas.


Now there's a gift the porch pirates can never steal from you.
 
2021-10-22 7:52:35 AM  
After the heat, this will b e a blessing. I would rather my power go out in the cold than in the heat. At least when it is cold, you can stick things outside to preserve them.
 
2021-10-22 7:53:23 AM  
But nobody lives in the northwest US.
 
2021-10-22 7:53:55 AM  
At least their electricity will likely still work after a mild cold snap.
 
2021-10-22 7:55:58 AM  
It would be a nice rest if northeast Pa. is warmer this winter.
We actually have had neighbors kill each other over snow shoveling .
 
2021-10-22 7:59:48 AM  

hoodiowithtudio: After the heat, this will b e a blessing. I would rather my power go out in the cold than in the heat. At least when it is cold, you can stick things outside to preserve them.


Yeah, but then you have to remember where you put the bodies before spring arrives and gives the game away.
 
2021-10-22 8:00:13 AM  

grokca: Luckily I'm in the grey area above the great lakes where apparently there will be no precipitation at all.


I believe that this is because American meteorologist s are not licensed to predict weather above the 49th parallel.  I too live in the grey zone.
 
2021-10-22 8:06:14 AM  
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2021-10-22 8:06:50 AM  

Kyle Butler: But nobody lives in the northwest US.


I've only seen most of it on a map, and you can't always trust maps.  It might not even exist.
 
2021-10-22 8:08:35 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Kyle Butler: But nobody lives in the northwest US.

I've only seen most of it on a map, and you can't always trust maps.  It might not even exist.


This isn't a woman's gspot for God's sake!
 
2021-10-22 8:09:16 AM  

King Keepo: hoodiowithtudio: After the heat, this will b e a blessing. I would rather my power go out in the cold than in the heat. At least when it is cold, you can stick things outside to preserve them.

Yeah, but then you have to remember where you put the bodies before spring arrives and gives the game away.


Ground us too frozen for bodies and the January thaw will reveal them anyway
 
2021-10-22 8:12:23 AM  
Cool, you know when it's going to happen now a days. So you prepare: get stuff for some soups, some snacks, weed and beer and...viola!! You're snowed in...darn it!! Can't go anywhere. Too bad...

/as long as the Internet and electricity hold up...
 
2021-10-22 8:22:30 AM  
When I see all the snow on the ground.  Instead of a shovel, I get out a calendar.  See?  By March at the latest, this stuff will all be gone.

Sometimes, I'm right

One time, in Chicago, it snowed in May.  Lake effect, you know.  It only lasted a few minutes so I barely had time to slam the car in to a telephone pole and yell at the neighbor about his part of the sidewalk.
 
2021-10-22 8:24:23 AM  

hoodiowithtudio: After the heat, this will b e a blessing. I would rather my power go out in the cold than in the heat. At least when it is cold, you can stick things outside to preserve them.


You know what, the summer was so bizarrely warm, and I mean ALL summer, I welcomed it when it got colder.  I couldn't do a thing outside, between the 90 degrees and the smoke.
But when it starts turning gray, the people all leave and I can do whatever I like, as long as I put on enough clothes.
 
Juc
2021-10-22 8:26:53 AM  
I guess you should get ready for a slew of videos showing folks on ice covered hills slowly crashing.
 
2021-10-22 8:30:08 AM  
In Texas we have governmental leaders who shovel all year long.
 
2021-10-22 8:39:10 AM  
Yay...moar snow! This is me last winter standing on the road pointing down at the top of the mailbox. SW Washington.

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2021-10-22 8:53:25 AM  
Like my grandfather believing (and profusing to everyone who would listen) that the snow melting off *his* roof faster than any other houses nearby was a good thing, a warmer winter is a good thing.

/it's not, in both cases.
 
2021-10-22 8:57:26 AM  
Oh man it's gonna be great! Who else remembers how much fun it was when it snowed in Portland last winter?
 
2021-10-22 8:58:05 AM  

Juc: I guess you should get ready for a slew of videos showing folks on ice covered hills slowly crashing.


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2021-10-22 9:00:42 AM  

Juc: I guess you should get ready for a slew of videos showing folks on ice covered hills slowly crashing.


It's the success stories I like.
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2021-10-22 9:05:53 AM  
#ifdef MORON

Hurr hurr Al Gore where gorebull warming hurr hurr hurr

#endif /* MORON */
 
2021-10-22 9:37:37 AM  

Kyle Butler: But nobody lives in the northwest US.


And we plan to keep it that way.
 
2021-10-22 9:45:56 AM  

ProbablyDrunk: Kyle Butler: But nobody lives in the northwest US.
And we plan to keep it that way.


Phoenix is going to be bone dry in 10 years.
 
2021-10-22 9:51:13 AM  

cryinoutloud: ProbablyDrunk: Kyle Butler: But nobody lives in the northwest US.
And we plan to keep it that way.

Phoenix is going to be bone dry in 10 years.


That'd just be a monument to man's arrogance.
 
2021-10-22 9:55:54 AM  
Gotta stash all that snow for next summer.


hoodiowithtudio: Marcus Aurelius: Kyle Butler: But nobody lives in the northwest US.

I've only seen most of it on a map, and you can't always trust maps.  It might not even exist.

This isn't a woman's gspot for God's sake!


I hear it gets pretty damp, though.
 
2021-10-22 9:56:12 AM  

hoodiowithtudio: After the heat, this will b e a blessing. I would rather my power go out in the cold than in the heat. At least when it is cold, you can stick things outside to preserve them.


Like grandma?
 
2021-10-22 10:03:42 AM  

hoodiowithtudio: Marcus Aurelius: Kyle Butler: But nobody lives in the northwest US.

I've only seen most of it on a map, and you can't always trust maps.  It might not even exist.

This isn't a woman's gspot for God's sake!


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2021-10-22 10:07:04 AM  

MrHormel: hoodiowithtudio: Marcus Aurelius: Kyle Butler: But nobody lives in the northwest US.

I've only seen most of it on a map, and you can't always trust maps.  It might not even exist.

This isn't a woman's gspot for God's sake!

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What makes you think this was a man...
 
2021-10-22 10:25:37 AM  
Ugh, if this holds true, looks like I'm going to be mowing grass practically all winter.
 
2021-10-22 11:17:59 AM  
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2021-10-22 11:28:49 AM  
Bought a house last year, moved in in December - the house didn't come with a washer, dryer or, fridge; but we figured we could survive for a week or three. The day after we moved in, 2 feet of snow.

Thankfully, our fridge came in a week later (the below-freezing temperatures were a godsend), and the W/D not too long after.

Anyway, we got snows of at least 3" like one or twice a week for the next 3 months.

Moral of the story: when you live in the mountains, expect snow.
 
2021-10-22 11:29:41 AM  
Itll be cool when the states start acting luke a single country and develop a system that that can mitigate flooding in prone areas, clean and desalinate that water, and rapidly pump it to areas in need.
 
2021-10-22 11:40:46 AM  
A couple years a go we had a fire near Helena that actually burned under the snow, so we're still screwed.
 
2021-10-22 11:48:53 AM  

sinner4ever: It would be a nice rest if northeast Pa. is warmer this winter.
We actually have had neighbors kill each other over snow shoveling .


Scranton gonna Scranton

/this also happens in Philly, but that's south east
 
2021-10-22 11:57:33 AM  

Combustion: Cool, you know when it's going to happen now a days. So you prepare: get stuff for some soups, some snacks, weed and beer and...viola!! You're snowed in...darn it!! Can't go anywhere. Too bad...

/as long as the Internet and electricity hold up...


Gotta have a back up generator!

/a woodstove backup doesn't hurt either
 
2021-10-22 12:10:58 PM  
Yeah, I'll have to dig that water shovel out of the back of the garage.
 
2021-10-22 12:45:42 PM  
Oh, joy
 
2021-10-22 1:00:19 PM  

AbuHashish: I'm in Seattle, how far East does the Northwest go? One inch of snow is a blizzard here.


This 'Northwest' was named in the Cumberland Gap era when they thot there was nothin' but savages after the Mississippi. Here in the REAL Northwest (thou, Alaska might complain, but thiere's nothing but snow and savages there), We are gonna be wetter, with a good ski season about to start in a coupla weeks. "More seasonable", the climate change guys said. Fall is progressing on the coast quite nicely.
 
2021-10-22 1:02:23 PM  

AbuHashish: I'm in Seattle, how far East does the Northwest go? One inch of snow is a blizzard here.


Don't worry.  I'm sure that "this" year the mayor and governor will plan ahead and have more than 1 working plow and 1 truck of salt.  Surely they won't underestimate what is needed yet again.
 
2021-10-22 5:57:37 PM  

AbuHashish: I'm in Seattle, how far East does the Northwest go? One inch of snow is a blizzard here.


I'm on the East side and that's not an exaggeration. A good dusting mid-afternoon and it's pandemonium. The funny thing is that while an inch is bad, it has snowed two feet in a matter of a few hours. To make it worse, it comes down like concrete and weighs a farkton. Once a few years ago, it collapsed the roof of Crossroads mall.

Overall, it's a good thing. The mountains need to refill their lakes. Plus when we get nailed with cold and snow, so does California's empty lakes.
 
2021-10-22 6:24:06 PM  
The worst is warmer than normal and wet. Nothing like a cold, damp winter to make everything miserable. I'd much prefer snow and cold. Dry and cold isn't much better than wet and "warm" but at least it kills bugs.
 
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