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Jan 8, 2014, 09:50 AM
 
Positively balmy today. -15ºC.

I felt like wearing shorts.
     
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Jan 8, 2014, 10:08 AM
 
We're finally in positive numbers today. 9˚ right now. High is supposed to be in the 20's. Possibility of more snow, though.
     
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Jan 8, 2014, 10:10 AM
 
Predicted low for today: 14º. Temperature when I got up: 3º. This is why I hate weathermen.
     
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Jan 8, 2014, 10:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Those are dust storms. There is not much you can do to get out of the way. You stay inside and wait until they pass. You just hope you aren't on the freeway when they hit. We've had some pile ups between Phoenix and Tucson. They form when thunderheads/monsoon storms collapse in the desert
I can't imagine they treat old houses with less than perfectly sealed windows well.
     
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Jan 8, 2014, 12:46 PM
 
Guy just standing outside at the 8:40 mark.
     
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Jan 8, 2014, 01:01 PM
 
is it spring yet?
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Jan 8, 2014, 02:27 PM
 
15 more weeks.
     
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Jan 8, 2014, 04:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
This is really irritating, especially for the kids. They feel like they're being gypped out of winter this year.
I mean, it's early January, and I didn't even have to wear a jacket yesterday.

That's just wrong.
You can have it back next week, we're just borrowing it for a little while.
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Jan 8, 2014, 04:05 PM
 
"Quit hogging all the winter!"
     
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Jan 8, 2014, 05:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
For the most part yes. They are mostly sand and dust, but can have winds >50MPH. The real danger is geting caught on the freeway/interstate where pile ups have happened. I left work one day and could see one coming from the south. (where 99.99% are generated) I work in Chandler and live in Phoenix and made it home with about 5 minutes to spare. I would have waited had Ineeded to drive towards it.

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Driving Through Arizona Dust Storm (Haboob)- July 21, 2012 - YouTube
Do they have signs?

I know in Oklahoma, where there's a wildfire problem, there are road signs which say "Don't Drive Into the Smoke You ****ing Idiot".

I added the last three words.
     
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Jan 9, 2014, 07:04 PM
 
When hiking in winter, take care not to fall into water and wander around for 36hrs:

NEJM article
     
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Jan 10, 2014, 11:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Do they have signs?

I know in Oklahoma, where there's a wildfire problem, there are road signs which say "Don't Drive Into the Smoke You ****ing Idiot".

I added the last three words.
They did. I did a search to find a pic. The one website I found said they went up in the 70's, but were taken down becuase they were ineffective.
Wrong Way!!
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Jan 10, 2014, 12:00 PM
 
Snow this morning. That was also not forecast. Thanks weathermen.
     
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Jan 10, 2014, 04:32 PM
 
50F here, finally. It was fun while it lasted, but I want my semi-warm temps back.
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Jan 10, 2014, 04:47 PM
 
In the 40's here now. Snow and ice are melting slowly. Rain is expected later today and tomorrow. With the huge drifts of snow lining the streets, there's nowhere for water to go. I'm expecting flooded streets. Good times.
     
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Jan 10, 2014, 05:50 PM
 
36° and a torrential downpour onto sewers blocked by two feet of snow.

I should have done a better job live-blogging. We have this "dibs" system here where people put shit in the parking space they dug out, so they can park there when they get home.

Someone started collecting all these "homeless" items and selling them on Craigslist.

I also came across an awesome picture (now lost to time) of an "icing", which is what happens if you park in a spot where someone has called "dibs". The ingredients for icing are a garden hose with a spray nozzle. You want it to be at least a foot thick around the "cake".

That's the Chicago way.
     
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Jan 10, 2014, 05:51 PM
 
Yeah we have a flood warning for tomorrow.
     
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Jan 13, 2014, 09:18 AM
 
The forecast (yesterday) for today was for a high in the mid-60s and then close to freezing overnight. That's been pushed back about a day, with today's high supposed to be about 70... Weather ain't boring around here.

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Jan 13, 2014, 09:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I also came across an awesome picture (now lost to time) of an "icing", which is what happens if you park in a spot where someone has called "dibs". The ingredients for icing are a garden hose with a spray nozzle. You want it to be at least a foot thick around the "cake".

That's the Chicago way.
In boston, you'd merely get your antenna snapped off or your tires slashed, for stealing dibs. But I like this. Does no real damage, but requires effort on the car owner to get into their car, much like the effort originally done by the shoveler.
     
 
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