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« on: January 18, 2012, 04:45:56 AM »

Any other Seattlites "bracing" for the Winter-Blast-o-Doom-snow-storm? The closed my kids school today and there was no snow here. I actually hope it snows the 6" to 12" they are forecasting. I'd love to work from home for the next few days.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 10:31:35 AM »

it sounds like it should totally inspire some sort of 'zombie outbreak in a blizzard' story biggrin
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 01:49:05 PM »

Ahhhh. Frozen zombies ... Or as I like to call them. Seattleittes that can't make it to Starbucks due to snow.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 02:29:31 PM »

Poulsbo area. Maybe an inch here and now it's basically just misting ice particles. Not very apocolypsy, at least, unless it's not done yet?
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 02:57:48 PM »

This article on CNN http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/18/us/northwest-winter-storms/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 says that Mt Rainier could see 10 feet!!!
Would love to have that happen up here (outside Toronto) we are green and dry up here frown

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 04:18:36 PM »

they called it for once.  we have about 6 inches on the ground, all fresh.  I feel bad for my wife as she was off work the last two days (we had an inch on monday).  calling in isn't an option at the hospital.  they'll send a cab if they feel you could make it. 
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 04:26:27 PM »

Yowza... I'm in Winnipeg, and huge amounts of snow aren't impossible... but that much snow with the grade you guys have downtown? You'd slide right into the water...
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 04:36:12 PM »

I should have mentioned that I am a half hour outside of seattle south.  unless he moved, I live near crusis.  from the twitter feeds, they got about 2-3 inches in the metro area.

oh, that "slide into the water" kind of happened a few years back.

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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2012, 05:51:08 PM »

Quote from: Caine on January 18, 2012, 04:36:12 PM

I should have mentioned that I am a half hour outside of seattle south.  unless he moved, I live near crusis.  from the twitter feeds, they got about 2-3 inches in the metro area.

oh, that "slide into the water" kind of happened a few years back.


I love that picture. It just looks like the start of a good post apoc movie.

I'm in the Sumner area, up on the hill. We have at least 6" and it hasn't stopped snowing since 3 AM. My lab bounced around in it and caught snow ball after snowball.
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2012, 05:52:39 PM »

My in-laws live in Shoreline and they said they news is crazy about all the snow.  Is it the end of the world up there or what?
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2012, 06:23:36 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on January 18, 2012, 05:52:39 PM

My in-laws live in Shoreline and they said they news is crazy about all the snow.  Is it the end of the world up there or what?

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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2012, 02:55:00 AM »

Kids have been out of school all week and closed again tomorrow (we're in Kenmore, school in Woodinville). Had a fun episode a couple of days ago. Our street had been plowed, leaving hard compacted ice and snow. I had no trouble getting back up the hill after I ran to the store, but my car sits fairly low to the ground and there was snow piled up at the foot of the driveway. I ended up coming to a stop at the foot of the driveway and couldn't get moving forward again. I ended up having to back up, then started sliding sideways down the hill. I had to swing the front end around so I was going straight and go back down the hill. On the second try, I had the sense to pass the house and head into the driveway from the high side. Good times.
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2012, 04:15:16 AM »

The snow keeps missing us up north here in Vancouver. We got about 4 " Sunday night and it snowed about 1" early this morning, but that's about it. It really hasn't impeded traffic much at all, so all the schools are open. One thing it has done is significantly lower the temperature since its an arctic bubble that's keeping the snow away. I don't think it got much above about -3 today (about 27 F.), so not too bad but also far cooler than what's typical here.
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2012, 05:58:42 AM »

Michigan says call us when you people get some real snow.
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2012, 06:16:15 AM »

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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2012, 03:05:31 PM »

Our resorts here in Colorado have been hurting thus far this season.   Monday was the first day i got to ski in "real" snow.   Apparently come this weekend it's suppose to snow hard with probably over a foot in the mountains.   

Feel a sore throat and cold coming on.....
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2012, 09:23:50 PM »

Quote from: Xmann on January 19, 2012, 03:05:31 PM

Our resorts here in Colorado have been hurting thus far this season.   Monday was the first day i got to ski in "real" snow.   Apparently come this weekend it's suppose to snow hard with probably over a foot in the mountains.   

Feel a sore throat and cold coming on.....

But then you wouldn't be able to go skiing!  Oh, I see what you did there...
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2012, 10:20:47 PM »

I've been almost a complete shut in for the last few days.  I worked from home Monday, Wednesday, and today.  We had people in the office for about three hours on Tuesday and it was a madhouse.  Someone decided to leave early and got kinda-stuck in their parking spot for about 60 seconds.  People started literally running for the doors, like an evacuation icon_lol  I like the snow but it's getting a little tired at this point.
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2012, 01:44:34 AM »

I am sick of the snow. Right now it's like this:

snow
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ice
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snow

So every step you take, it's crunchy. I haven't dared get in a car yet, though I'm scheduled to work tomorrow at 9:00am. Should be interesting.
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2012, 05:13:02 AM »

my wife is doing a double tonight (surprise, you get to work 16 hours) because the night shift person in charge had a tree fall down in her driveway and can't get to work. 

tomorrow is going to be enjoyable once she gets home.  ugh.
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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2012, 08:24:48 AM »

Quote from: Kagath on January 19, 2012, 05:58:42 AM

Michigan says call us when you people get some real snow.

It's not the depth of the snow here that matters, it's a whole host of other factors.
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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2012, 02:05:30 PM »

Quote from: Gryndyl on January 20, 2012, 08:24:48 AM

Quote from: Kagath on January 19, 2012, 05:58:42 AM

Michigan says call us when you people get some real snow.

It's not the depth of the snow here that matters, it's a whole host of other factors.
http://sportspressnw.com/2012/01/critics-of-seattle-in-snow-shut-the-hell-up/
I'd rather have the wet sloppy slush there than the 2'+ accumulations and 3'+ drifts here.
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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2012, 07:33:07 PM »

Once again, call when you have some real snow slywink

My house in Ontario, and it's been a slow winter so far.
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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2012, 08:32:11 PM »

Winnipeg has gotten very little snow overall. This time last year I had my dad's bobcat out to move our snow down to the end of the backlane (otherwise my garage floods in the spring).
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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2012, 08:40:35 PM »

Last night, Boston got its second inch of snow this season, aside from the Halloween storm.  Meanwhile, my gf 45 minutes north in NH got another 5".  I'm very jealous of her snow.   crybaby
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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2012, 08:48:38 PM »

Quote from: El-Producto on January 20, 2012, 07:33:07 PM

Once again, call when you have some real snow slywink

My house in Ontario, and it's been a slow winter so far.


I spent last winter in Ontario, so I know what it's like.  To be fair, while it does get a lot of snow, it doesn't get much ice.  Also, due to the accumulations, it's not hard to get around typically.  It's much easier to drive on packed snow than a thin sheet of ice.  So getting around wasn't usually a challenge, despite the vast quantities of the white stuff.

Still, it ain't fun and it's colder than a witches' tit up there and it ain't no fun when you see accumulations of 100cm or more from a single storm, so you have my sympathies.

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Friggin' Carolina this year is absurdly balmy.  We've rarely had days where it doesn't get into the 50s and it's projected to be in the lower 60s for most the next 10 days. 
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« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2012, 11:44:39 PM »

It's 73 degrees outside my front door. icon_cool
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« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2012, 01:16:21 AM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on January 20, 2012, 11:44:39 PM

It's 73 degrees outside my front door. icon_cool
And how hot about mid July?
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« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2012, 01:43:45 AM »

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« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2012, 04:45:58 AM »

Quote from: Chaz on January 20, 2012, 08:40:35 PM

Meanwhile, my gf 45 minutes north in NH got another 5". 

Hey, I may be small, but I know how to please the ladies.
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« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2012, 05:39:13 AM »

Quote from: The Grue on January 21, 2012, 04:45:58 AM

Quote from: Chaz on January 20, 2012, 08:40:35 PM

Meanwhile, my gf 45 minutes north in NH got another 5". 

Hey, I may be small, but I know how to please the ladies.

based on the user, we already know it was dark.  but we don't know if she was eaten first. 
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« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2012, 05:51:54 AM »

Quote from: Caine on January 21, 2012, 05:39:13 AM

Quote from: The Grue on January 21, 2012, 04:45:58 AM

Quote from: Chaz on January 20, 2012, 08:40:35 PM

Meanwhile, my gf 45 minutes north in NH got another 5".

Hey, I may be small, but I know how to please the ladies.

based on the user, we already know it was dark.  but we don't know if she was eaten first. 

Hey! You're sitting in MY spot!  *Fist Shaking*
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« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2012, 02:07:54 AM »

i went to work every day! i was one of five people in the office (out of ~65) on Wednesday. buses made it easy.
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« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2012, 09:49:53 AM »

The big issue wasn't so much the snow accumulations as it was the 12 hour ice storm that drenched the trees followed by another day of freezing temps that caused the trees to start losing branches and falling.  Which knocked out the power, with as many as 300,000 homes and businesses out at one point.  We lost power for 57 hours where I live.  By the time the power came back on most of the snow and ice had melted.  The nearest McDonalds was without power for almost five days.


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