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Title: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: ModernSurvival on February 23, 2010, 08:15:44 PM
keep your powder dry and your larder stocked in the north east folks,

Original Article at http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=eastusnews (http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=eastusnews)

(http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/pub/includes/columns/topheadline/2010/NESnowHurricane.jpg)

A powerful storm of historical proportions is aiming at much of the Northeast Thursday into Friday and will follow up to a foot and a half of snow through Wednesday over upstate New York and western New England.

This second storm will be nothing short of a monster. Even in light of the blizzards earlier this winter that targeted the southern mid-Atlantic, this may be the one that people remember the most this winter in parts of New England and the northern mid-Atlantic.

At its peak, the storm will deliver near hurricane-force wind gusts (74 mph) blinding snow falling at the rate of over an inch per hour. For some people in upstate New York and eastern and northern Pennsylvania, this may seem more like a "snow hurricane" rather than a blizzard.

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Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: ExZ on February 23, 2010, 08:21:22 PM

Many schools will be closed or have early dismissals.


I never understood this when living up north..... A SNOW HURRICANE is on the way and yet you'll always have that one school that figures "Eh, We'll chance it." :P
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: flagtag on February 23, 2010, 08:43:31 PM
No. That's the school district that I drive for.  (We did have 2 snow days this year tho.  Shocking!)
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: kc9eci on February 23, 2010, 08:57:49 PM
They can send a little of that over this way, I could use a day or two off work...like that would happen.  I rather enjoy my walk (take that OPEC!) to work and if there is new snow on the ground, more better!  The worse it gets the better I like it!
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: flagtag on February 23, 2010, 09:13:39 PM
Unfortunately, I don't get paid for days that school is not in session.  :'(
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: OC Celtic Lass on February 23, 2010, 09:20:04 PM
Thanks Jack......we have relatives in the East.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Rookinde on February 24, 2010, 03:52:26 AM
I am right in cone over this storm. If you want some awesome weather info for the mid-atlantic check out

http://www.liveweatherblogs.com/ (http://www.liveweatherblogs.com/)

Hollis
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Pathfinder on February 24, 2010, 05:40:50 AM
Sadly, this will be the storm that everyone remembers because of all the whining coming out of the lazy, self-serving media whores in NYC.

Seriously, 18" of snow with high winds has everyone this worked up? Have we become that complacent?

Other parts of the country get that much - sometimes multiple times in a winter - and no one even notices, we just go on about our work and deal with it. There is a drift (windblown) that was 6' at one point right outside my kitchen window. We officially have 20" of compacted snow on the ground right now, representing maybe 30-40" of accumulated snowfall - more than we had before the floods last season on the Red River - and winter ain't over yet.

Jack's right, though - now is the time to get ready, not after it hits. As with any serious weather issue, my prayers are with all of you in the path or affected by this storm.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: ColdHaven on February 24, 2010, 05:54:56 AM
Everyone stay safe up there. I wonder if any of that is supposed to come down to NC. I hope not. We have been having warmer weather lately and it would just be rain and slush most likely.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: ModernSurvival on February 24, 2010, 07:17:03 AM
pathfinder,

Your right about the self serving media in New York and especially east Jersey and NYC but this will be pretty bad.  The high winds and wet heavy snow will take out as much electricity perhaps more then ice storms usually do.  I would say the store shelves will be stripped by about 1400 today,
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: grog on February 24, 2010, 08:39:17 AM
It seems like the Eastern US is under the Weather Hammer. As such I hope folks will be careful. It would be really ugly to need EMS for any thing in conditions like that.

With the rate of Snow and winds, the damage is not going to be light. The mix of the two conditions is very likely going to be fatal and them some. Thanks for the post.

Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: ModernSurvival on February 24, 2010, 09:25:14 AM
What you are seeing this year is the natural result of a solar minimum just as we saw the natural results of a solar maximum in the late 90s. 
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: amanadoo on February 24, 2010, 09:25:31 AM
We're getting hit here in Burlington pretty good right now, but just snow at the moment. According to the news, a ton of people have lost power already, which is crazy because the wind hasn't started yet. I'm stuck in with the babies, but we're set as long as the gas and water stays on. We'll manage if they don't. I'll hop on here if anything insane big goes on, but I think it's supposed to be much worse South of here and across the lake.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Herbalpagan on February 24, 2010, 09:49:17 AM
I'm in that storm right now...northwestern Mass in the mountains. We have more than 2' that's fallen so far and it's still coming down.
It's so heavy and wet that there are sure to be power outages at some point. Snow blowers  are having a hard time chewing through it as it's so wet. We're trying to blow as much out of here as we can in case it ices over later on.  With the wind picking up, we'll have huge drifts, one accross the "main" road in and one accross the drive. Last year they got as high as 6 feet tall and 8-10' through.  Another tomorrow, the "snow blizzard" is gonna be fun! (not)  Ah well, we're prepared and snug, so no worries!
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Stein on February 24, 2010, 09:50:59 AM
I don't know about that solar business, the arguments about how global warming leads to cold weather sound pretty convincing to me.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: ExZ on February 24, 2010, 10:07:55 AM
I don't know about that solar business, the arguments about how global warming leads to cold weather sound pretty convincing to me.

Anyway you swing it people will always find an argument for or against global warming........

Myself I'm just tired of it all because in my life I've never seen a good decade for weather and history shows weather has always been a bitch. I'll just let the scientists argue and use my time to prepare for either outcome.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Pathfinder on February 24, 2010, 10:48:45 AM
pathfinder,

Your right about the self serving media in New York and especially east Jersey and NYC but this will be pretty bad.  The high winds and wet heavy snow will take out as much electricity perhaps more then ice storms usually do.  I would say the store shelves will be stripped by about 1400 today,


I re-read what I wrote, and all I can say is I was cranky this morning. Yeah, it does boil down to the experience and preparedness of the communities to deal with massive snows and outages. Many of the power lines around here are underground for that very reason. I did not mean to marginalize the storm, just the anticipated whining from the Neuw Yahkers.

Wet, heavy sloppy snow sucks for snowblowers. Do not have a heart attack clearing it by hand though - slow and steady is best.

Be safe everyone.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Serellan on February 24, 2010, 11:51:01 AM
And here I am in balmy sixty degree weather in WA, with not a touch of snow all winter.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: kc9eci on February 24, 2010, 02:22:07 PM
What you are seeing this year is the natural result of a solar minimum just as we saw the natural results of a solar maximum in the late 90s. 

Lets hope it isn't another Maunder Minimum.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Zef_66 on February 24, 2010, 02:27:41 PM
Quote
Cities likely to be impacted by heavy snow for all or at least part of the storm include: New York City, Albany, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Scranton, Allentown, Reading, Williamsport and Burlington.

I'm right on the line between "Paryalyizing Blizzard" and "Significant Snowfall". So I'm sure the wife will have a day or two off work at her school. But nothing different for me other than the daily commute taking 1.5 hours rather than just an hour.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: dudekrtr on February 24, 2010, 05:46:12 PM
Well, outside Albany, it's pretty much over. [for today anyway, there's more to come the next two days] I don't even know how many inches we got, it was a bunch, and, some of the most awful stuff I can remember. Pretty much put my snowthrower over the top; off it went to the repair shop. This was the first usage it got this year, even getting it out ready and firing it up was of no value, since there's no way of getting it some exercise by putting a real load on it.  I wish we had it around 20 degrees, so it would have been drier and lighter. There was just no pushing this stuff around; just shove in the shovel and lift. Yuck!

I have to admit, when then power went out, I was kind of excited. Alas, it came back on within an hour. This could have been a real bad one, though, the weight of the snow was amazing, a lot like the October storm about 20 years ago that took down so many branches and wires.

Now, where was my heating pad?  :( :(
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: JGreene on February 24, 2010, 05:52:31 PM
Report from Boston area, two inches of snow last night and rain all day.   Hoping to drive home on Friday... damn... shouldn't be allowed to snow on a Thursday night@!
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Q_Dog on February 24, 2010, 06:18:45 PM
Well wish me luck! Allentown was on the list of getting hit bad! Fire wood, check. Candles and flash lights, check. Shoot, I need eggs, bread, and milk! Haha! I guess I'll see how well I'm prepped.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: spartan on February 24, 2010, 07:06:27 PM
I'm on the western line of this storm.  This morning they were calling for 3-6", by evening 6-10".  Per the latest report, if it moves as little as 30 miles west we could be seeing 12+".

What makes this bad is the lack of funds to pay for it in PA.  PennDOT is reporting they have used the majority of their snow removal budget and are going to be cutting into the funds used for Spring cleanups.  Harrisburg city is essentially bankrupt and during the last round of storms Mayor Linda Thompson held off as long as possible to declare a snow emergency, which reduced the number of trucks on the road to deal with the bad weather.  I wonder what the impact on economic activity was in the city for her delay.  Lancaster, PA, had the mayor on the local news, half joking, asking for donations to help with the snow cleanup because they had depleted their snow removal funds and were dipping into road repair money.

I don't believe in global warming because it is a conservationist buzz word.  I do however believe in in climate change because any open system is going to continue to change. ;D
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: flagtag on February 24, 2010, 07:09:22 PM
And here I am in balmy sixty degree weather in WA, with not a touch of snow all winter.

Consider yourself "slapped silly"!   ;D
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: kiteflyer on February 24, 2010, 07:21:46 PM

 Maybe all of Congress will be buried in snow until Hell freezes over! Just a thought!

                          kiteflyer
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: ModernSurvival on February 24, 2010, 08:41:37 PM
I don't know about that solar business, the arguments about how global warming leads to cold weather sound pretty convincing to me.

Don't take it wrong but your statement shows why you would say such a thing. 

"I don't know about that solar business"

Hell man if you leave the sun out of the equation you will believe anything the bullshit artists tell you.  Stein dude no I am not pissing in your boot it is just raining.  ;)  It feels warm because of global warming man it isn't a urine stream.  HOW THE HELL CAN ANYONE STILL BELIEVE THIS CRAP, seriously,  ???  After climategate I question how anyone can take these lying globalists at their word.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: flagtag on February 24, 2010, 08:53:43 PM
Absolutely!  It's all about some people making money selling their product(s) and others receiving kickbacks. 
God has taken care of this planet *forever* and always will -His way!  "Man" has no real say in it.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: kc9eci on February 24, 2010, 09:26:29 PM
At the rate that humans breed, we will exceed the carrying capacity of the land and die off from disease and starvation long before global warming could ever harm us.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: flagtag on February 24, 2010, 09:34:59 PM
That, or "our" "wonderful" government will get us into a global war (III) and get us nuked - which will take care of much of the population.  >:(
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: OC Celtic Lass on February 24, 2010, 10:36:09 PM
What you are seeing this year is the natural result of a solar minimum just as we saw the natural results of a solar maximum in the late 90s. 

That is very true of the effects of solar minimum and we are going to rock and roll with the upcoming solar maximum. I like to listen to physicists. And here is a physicist in this news clip telling about it and the upcoming events.

Nasa Warns Of Super Solar Storm 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_TzIUlaQok&feature=related#normal)
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Coyote on February 25, 2010, 03:36:06 AM
Hold on to your britches...here it comes.  Snowing already in western NY.  Not real heavy but wet as temps are hanging just above freezing.  Roads were getting slick when I left the house at 4 am.  Weather folks are predicting worst storm since '78 which is saying something as the one in '99 paralyzed the city.  Local grocery store was mobbed last night when I drove by.  Guessing the last night shoppers will clean the selves off by early today. 

Feeling prepped and ready to go.  Figuring on losing power with the wet snow, high winds and temps hovering around freezing.  This may be the first test of our small PV system.  Check the batteries this morning and found them fully charged. Only thing left on my 'to do' list is swap out the water in the storage containers...nothing wrong with what's in there now, just like to have as fresh as possible.  Spare gas for the genny and topped off the Jeep this morning.  Should have plenty in case I have to start the genny for the well pump to refill.  It's a good feeling knowing that we're ready to weather the storm due to all our efforts to get and stay prepped.  Hope we don't need them but ready if we do.   God's speed to all those in the path of this storm.  Stay well my friends.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: cartpusher on February 25, 2010, 05:03:20 AM
Just a tiny dusting in Buffalo so far...
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Dr. Horrible on February 25, 2010, 07:33:06 AM
At the rate that humans breed, we will exceed the carrying capacity of the land and die off from disease and starvation long before global warming could ever harm us.
Not quite so much. Africa is about the only continent where people are above "replacement rate," and you have to think the standard of 2.1 children per female is probably a bit low given health care, infant mortality, etc. Even in Africa, though, the fertility rate has nosed down some over the past 5 years as opposed to the 5 years before.

Europe, Canada, China, Japan, Russia (especially Russia), Australia... they're all dying off. Russia, for example, is on track to be a third of its 1990 population by 2100.

Overpopulation is the least of our worries. Though exactly which countries are so fertile really ought to concern us most...
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: antsyaunt on February 25, 2010, 09:31:49 AM
We've got about 5 inches now at our hilltop home in central NY state.  It's 33 degrees, though, and there is very little wind right now.  Time to shovel the first layer!
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: dudekrtr on February 25, 2010, 06:27:01 PM
Well, this was not much to yell about, in my own little corner of the world. Of course, I'm at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers, where the valleys often cause a break in the weather. Nothing but rain today. There are 2 bridges over the Mohawk, a couple of miles apart, one for US  Rt 9 and one for I-87. Right at both of those, there are very significant ice jams, due to the January thaw/freeze cycle.

The real big issue will be the thaw in March. I'm about a mile from the Mohawk, as was my brother's house, about 3-4 miles up the river [he's since moved]. The difference is, he was only a few feet above the river level and I'm about 300 feet above it. It's not easy to see the elevation of his property, because it's so far away from the river. About 1 out of every 3 springs, the road to his house would flood over. So, 30 years ago, he and his family were ready, every March, with bags packed, to "bug out" at a moment's notice. Well, their bug out was just to the Best Western. BUT, three times, the river invaded his house; thankfully only in the basement. But the worst came within a foot of the first floor, and a foot from the basketball hoop in the driveway. Pretty scary stuff.

With the amount of precipitation we've just had, and are continuing to have, there will be a lot of moisture in the snow pack in the mountains along either side of the valley. Bottom line is I can almost guarantee some flooding this year, up the Mohawk River a ways, including the real low lying areas of Schenectady, and especially, the very localized problem where my brother's old house is. I know there's probably many out there who are close to places like the mighty Mississippi, and this is kind of common knowledge for them, but this is for the rest of us.

So, make sure, when you consider a property, to fully investigate any potential for flooding. There are times when, for example, along the Mississippi, you are really in tune with the situation. But, here was one, where a nice patch of land, out of the way, but not that far from the suburbs, looked like a good deal, but ended up proving to be a nightmare. Of course, AFTER the worst flood, in 1986, there just happened to be some folks around who knew that there was a flood about 100 years ago, and there was a high water mark on a tree not far from his land. Go figure. That could be why there no other houses, except for one way at the end of the road, UP a little hillside.

Make sure, also, that any bug out route isn't through a lowland without an alternative. You have no way of knowing how deep that water is; you simply cannot keep on driving through water.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Coyote on February 26, 2010, 03:46:56 AM
Well, the temps stayed low enough the the 'wet' snow they predicted is light enough to blow around.  Heard winds were gusting to ~40 MPH.  Regardless, the snow is falling faster and blowing around more than the plows can keep up with.  Most all of the schools are closed.  Made it to work despite all the snow on the roads.  The snow was so high on the roads in my area that it was hitting the plow on the front of my Jeep which I had up as high as it would go without blocking the lights.  Made for an interesting ride in between the blowing snow and that which was coming over the front end. I've drive through a lot of blizzards in my time.  Gotta say, this isn't the worst I've ever driven in but is sure makes the top 3. Can't imagine anyone...anyone with much sense that is...venturing out this morning without a 4 wheel drive vehicle. 
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: MaddoginMass on February 26, 2010, 06:08:32 AM
Hello All from Coastal Northeast Massachusetts.  Looks like a hurricane went thru here last night.  Word is that there were wind gusts up to 125 mph along the coast.  Trees down, power out, all kinds of stuff blown into the streets.  I'm at work and we are running on generators.  Lots of schools around here are closed due.

I live in Central MA and we got less wind so not much damage.  Lights were flickering last night but never went out.



Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Herbalpagan on February 26, 2010, 07:44:23 AM
Report from Western Mass (on the mountain top):

First round dumped a total of 30" here. This was wet and heavy stuff...took the husband over 5 hours to snow blow the car out.
Then we got a bit of rain and more snow (couple of inches) that made the road pretty nasty.
Last night, we had winds of about 50-70 mph and about 4 inches of more snow, a bit of rain and some ice.
This morning it's very windy (25-30mph) and we've had about 2 more inches of snow and it's still coming down heavy.
Very wet stuff.  The weather is saying we may get up to a foot more by tomorrow when it all winds down.

My chicken yard is 6' high and it is over half full of snow...no yard for the chickens this week! lol
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: ExZ on February 26, 2010, 08:02:45 AM
That is very true of the effects of solar minimum and we are going to rock and roll with the upcoming solar maximum. I like to listen to physicists. And here is a physicist in this news clip telling about it and the upcoming events.

No no, Let me correct you. Michio Kaku is THE physicist! :P

I can listen to that man talk for hours and hours without getting tired of him.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: antsyaunt on February 26, 2010, 08:26:59 AM
We measured 23 inches in our yard on a hilltop in central NY state.  It's windy now, and the sun is trying to come out.  It's a morning of plowing and shoveling!  We lost power for a very short period during the night--not long enough for the generator to kick in.  I'm not sure if we will be trying to make an appointment this afternoon that's about an hour away.  We'll see how it goes.  All area schools are closed for the second consecutive day; that doesn't occur very often. 
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Q_Dog on February 27, 2010, 06:32:12 AM
Just a report from Allentown, PA. It's Saturday morning. The storm is long gone and what a disappointment! Barely any snow (about 8")! The wind was strong but not 60 mph strong!!! I was hoping for a day off from work yesterday. That didn't happen. It's flurrying now but I don't expect we'll get a lot.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Herbalpagan on February 27, 2010, 08:00:44 AM
It's stopped snowing (I hope, hope, hope!).  It looks like we will end up with 50" total. I'll get the "official" figures later.  I can't believe how much freakin' snow is out there! :o
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Darkwinter on February 27, 2010, 08:28:52 AM
While the weather here in the NE has been brutal this month, we are very prepared for such events.  Many have vehicals that are made for snow.  We have shovels and snow blowers.  We have plows and salt.

Typically we will see a few inches to a foot of snow and within hours the main roads are pasable.  Stores rarely close. 

Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Darkwinter on February 27, 2010, 08:56:16 AM
By the way, Did Jack really say SHIZNIT?!?!  I don't know why but I have been laughing about that for an hour now.  SHIZNIT.  That's funny.  ;D
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: ModernSurvival on February 27, 2010, 09:11:13 AM
By the way, Did Jack really say SHIZNIT?!?!  I don't know why but I have been laughing about that for an hour now.  SHIZNIT.  That's funny.  ;D

What can I say in spite of or perhas due to my hatred of rap music I absolutely loved "Malibu's Most Wanted", my son had to guilt me into watching it and now it is one of our standby discs at the BOL.  Fricken hysterical!  If you don't like rap and rap culture and have never watched this movie, watch it.  Trust me if you have anything other then a purist Brit sense of humor you will laugh your ass off.  ;D
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: ModernSurvival on February 27, 2010, 09:12:00 AM
Oh and Dickie Roberts was the other movie that made shiznit part of my vocabulary.  ;)
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Darkwinter on February 27, 2010, 09:17:35 AM
Jack, If you could throw a properly placed "SHIZNIT" in a podcast sometime next week. . . you would make my day!!  ;D
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: dudekrtr on February 27, 2010, 12:59:22 PM
Assclown of the day didn't fly very far; maybe SHIZNIT of the day would.  ???

Hardly any snow up till this week; now, we'll easily hit our 64" seasonal average.  >:( [Hence the word "average"-duh.
 
@Herbal- I'm less than an hour from you, and glad I don't have to shovel that much! Was it cold enough up there to at least keep it dry and "fluffy"?
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: phuttan on February 27, 2010, 05:12:05 PM
Anyone that has lived around the the Northeast has heard of Nor'easters. Storms like this paralyzing blizzard have happened before and will happen again. Climate Change is real and constant. Man-Made Climate Change is bullshit. If Al Gore worshippers want to impress me they should prove that climate isn't changing. Proof of Man-Made Climate Stagnation would be very impressive. They should stop stealing credit from Mother Nature and actually do some legitimate work.

The Evil CO2 Exhaler

PS I like the solar storm video. That's another thing man can't stop.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Cool Blue on February 27, 2010, 06:57:03 PM
Wasn't that bad up here near Ottawa, Canada; maybe we're just used to it.

They closed the schools for a day or two but I was driving around no problem the whole time.

It's been warm enough the last few days that it's all melting though we did get quite a bit of snow.  It was pretty windy at times to but nothing to get worked up over around here.
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Pathfinder on February 27, 2010, 07:17:35 PM
Oh and Dickie Roberts was the other movie that made shiznit part of my vocabulary.  ;)

Oh, so you're the one person who say that movie!   >:(




 ;D
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: JGreene on February 28, 2010, 02:59:29 PM
No snow is allowed between Boston and PA on Thursday nights... that's when I'm heading home!!   I must have missed the jam up on I84 by minutes.   

I did get held up for about an hour in the Fishkill NY area, Felt good knowing I had shelter, food and fire in my trunk!  My wife laughed at me, claiming I'd be camped out along the interstate, fire going, coffee brewing... charging $2 a cup!
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: ModernSurvival on March 01, 2010, 01:08:26 PM
Jack, If you could throw a properly placed "SHIZNIT" in a podcast sometime next week. . . you would make my day!!  ;D

It happened today.  No one can say I don't listen to my audience,
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: dudekrtr on March 08, 2010, 09:05:10 PM
Here's shot of what I mentioned earlier on; the January thaw broke up the ice and started it downstream, where it is now jammed under the I-87 bridge and along the shoreline. The sheet was about 10 inches thick; these slabs are down to 7-8". The river is about 2-3 feet below these chunks.

So far so good, but any day the melt should start really raising the river level. It's going to be real interesting.

(http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab183/dudekrtr/firstbatch121.jpg?t=1268107329)
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Matt_MG on March 09, 2010, 08:15:18 AM
Here's shot of what I mentioned earlier on; the January thaw broke up the ice and started it downstream, where it is now jammed under the I-87 bridge and along the shoreline. The sheet was about 10 inches thick; these slabs are down to 7-8". The river is about 2-3 feet below these chunks.

So far so good, but any day the melt should start really raising the river level. It's going to be real interesting.

http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab183/dudekrtr/firstbatch121.jpg?t=1268107329 (http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab183/dudekrtr/firstbatch121.jpg?t=1268107329)

It looks like home for me  :P In this province there a big floating backhoe with 4 arms we call the spider. Picture a normal cat backhoe with 4 arms and a huge steel floater under it...

I hope you can clear it out with some dynamite because the thing that sucks more than a flood is a winter flood...
I also hope your house isn't in a flood plain...
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: ModernSurvival on March 09, 2010, 09:34:30 AM
It looks like home for me  :P In this province there a big floating backhoe with 4 arms we call the spider. Picture a normal cat backhoe with 4 arms and a huge steel floater under it...

I hope you can clear it out with some dynamite because the thing that sucks more than a flood is a winter flood...
I also hope your house isn't in a flood plain...

I remember the blizzard of 88 (may be it was 87 ???) when the idiots in Philly pushed a bunch of snow in the river and caused just that.   ;D
Title: Re: Holly Shiznit a "Snow Hurricane"
Post by: Don in Cleveland on March 09, 2010, 11:13:25 AM
I remember a monster ice storm in '87 living in Oklahoma.  We were driving from OKC to my grandmother's house in Houston for Christmas.  Normally it's about 6-8 hours depending on traffic.  It took us 8 1/2 hours just to get to Dallas.  We ended up staying overnight at my uncle's place there.  Next morning another crappy-icey start, but about 20 miles south of Dallas there was absolutely nothing - clear roads and smooth sailing.  Texas weather is so weird.