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Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.
     
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Meanwhile, in California:

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Feb 2, 2011, 05:40 PM
 
Wow, brand new Explorer there in that Chicago pic, I didn't know they were on sale yet.
     
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BTW, today is Groundhog Day. The film Groundhog Day featured an enormous storm. We are now suffering from an enormous storm. In other words, I hope you enjoy today, because it's gonna be "today" for a long, long time.
     
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Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
Meanwhile, in California:
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Hey, everybody, free cars on Lake Shore Drive!
     
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Feb 2, 2011, 06:29 PM
 
From the aunt-in-law in Chicago:



Last night it was waist-high and they had to toss the dog out to do its business. Not sure what they did this morning.
     
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Feb 2, 2011, 06:30 PM
 
@lpkmckenna

I actually went out in the thick of it last night, and must give props to the Canadian Army for their fine cold weather gear. It was actually kind of fun.
     
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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
Wow, brand new Explorer there in that Chicago pic, I didn't know they were on sale yet.
Last I heard they were selling so quickly dealers couldn't keep them in stock.
     
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Feb 2, 2011, 06:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
From the aunt-in-law in Chicago:

Last night it was waist-high and they had to toss the dog out to do its business. Not sure what they did this morning.
It was waist high for me last night, but the wind was blowing perpendicular to my door. It did shoot sideways through the gap in my (heated) garage, and I had a half-foot of snow stuck on the wall in the corner... Four feet off the ground.



By the end of the night it was three times that size. Judging by the water mark, it reached all the way to that dangling wire.
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Feb 2, 2011, 06:38 PM
 
The storm pretty much missed us here in St. Louis. Yes, we got a few inches of nasty ice balls and snow... but we missed the real snowpocolypse.

What is annoying is that all of the local news stations and papers acted as though the entire city was about to be crushed by a giant meteorite or something. On the day of the storm all of our local stations covered nothing but the storm for about 12 hours straight. It's a little ridiculous. No, it's a lot ridiculous.

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Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
The storm pretty much missed us here in St. Louis. Yes, we got a few inches of nasty ice balls and snow... but we missed the real snowpocolypse.

What is annoying is that all of the local news stations and papers acted as though the entire city was about to be crushed by a giant meteorite or something. On the day of the storm all of our local stations covered nothing but the storm for about 12 hours straight. It's a little ridiculous. No, it's a lot ridiculous.
This happened to us last year, except we got nothing. Not even a dusting. I admit I was a bit skeptical this time around.
     
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Feb 2, 2011, 07:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
What is annoying is that all of the local news stations and papers acted as though the entire city was about to be crushed by a giant meteorite or something. On the day of the storm all of our local stations covered nothing but the storm for about 12 hours straight. It's a little ridiculous. No, it's a lot ridiculous.
This happens in the DC area practically any time there is even a hint of snow.

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Aren't you always in a state of trafficalypse anyway?
     
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Feb 2, 2011, 07:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
The storm pretty much missed us here in St. Louis. Yes, we got a few inches of nasty ice balls and snow... but we missed the real snowpocolypse.

What is annoying is that all of the local news stations and papers acted as though the entire city was about to be crushed by a giant meteorite or something. On the day of the storm all of our local stations covered nothing but the storm for about 12 hours straight. It's a little ridiculous. No, it's a lot ridiculous.
I agree. What other job can you have and be that inaccurate and still keep your job?
Yesterday, I told my office staff that we would close today due to the forecasted bad weather (even though I was really skeptical about the forecast).
Today, the roads were actually better than yesterday, and didn't have the heart to call them back in to work.
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Pusses.
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I don't think this is teh right season to plant cats. But it couldn't hurt to try.
     
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Feb 2, 2011, 10:08 PM
 
Snowpocaypse has canceled two straight days of teaching for me and two grad classes - excellent.
     
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Feb 2, 2011, 10:14 PM
 
Here in Toronto we got about 10", if that. A major disappointment, I was looking forward to skiing to work.
     
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Here in Toronto we got about 10", if that. A major disappointment, I was looking forward to skiing to work.
Now that I'd like to see...
     
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Feb 3, 2011, 12:12 AM
 
My buddy in Kansas City said one of his neighbors was snowboarding down the street being towed by an SUV.

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Feb 3, 2011, 12:46 AM
 
I went shopping for bikes yesterday and had to wear shorts here in Florida.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Last I heard they were selling so quickly dealers couldn't keep them in stock.
Oops. I'm out of the loop.
     
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I went shopping for bikes yesterday and had to wear shorts here in Florida.
Thanks to the magic of central heating, I was able to do the same in Chicago.
     
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Feb 3, 2011, 08:42 AM
 
Still no plow action on my street.

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Feb 3, 2011, 09:08 AM
 
Last year DC got hammered with about 3 feet of snow and everybody from NY and north and west laughed as us babies. DC is really a southern swamp town and we just dealt with it. Now the rest of the country is getting hammered and they sound like the big babies now.
     
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What are you talking about? Who sounds like babies?
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Feb 3, 2011, 10:05 AM
 
Crikey, when the snow fall is higher than your waist, it's time to move.
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Feb 3, 2011, 10:50 AM
 
Not that I wish for snow this deep, but so far our winter has consisted of ice storm after ice storm. We may only get about 6-8 inches with each storm, but when that is soaked with rain and then locks up with ice it makes life pretty miserable.

Still don't understand how people end up upside down off the road though, idiot drivers.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Not that I wish for snow this deep, but so far our winter has consisted of ice storm after ice storm. We may only get about 6-8 inches with each storm, but when that is soaked with rain and then locks up with ice it makes life pretty miserable.

Still don't understand how people end up upside down off the road though, idiot drivers.
YouTube - Burnout Goes Horribly Wrong

And he didn't even need ice.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
YouTube - Burnout Goes Horribly Wrong

And he didn't even need ice.
Yeah, just poor driving skills and too much horse power.
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Not to mention being an idiot who likes an overpowered pickup truck to go fast in.
     
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Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
and they sound like the big babies now.
Poll: Chicagoans approve of city's response to blizzard - chicagotribune.com

"Residents overwhelmingly refuse to find fault — even about Lake Shore Drive"


Note that bitching about city services is a spectator sport around here.
     
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Feb 10, 2011, 08:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
Last year DC got hammered with about 3 feet of snow and everybody from NY and north and west laughed as us babies. DC is really a southern swamp town and we just dealt with it. Now the rest of the country is getting hammered and they sound like the big babies now.
I'm pretty sure we got more than 3' even in DC proper. One of my coworkers who lives in Frederick had nearly 60" at his house.

The problem was less the snow itself, and more the fact that DC (probably rightly) has not invested in the equipment or planning to deal with heavy snowfall. The city's performance in the fairly minor snow this year, however, has been pitiful. (I was really hoping for my first no-snow winter since leaving California, too. ) But all in all, I can't fault DC for the trouble's last year; when I lived in Somerville (outside Boston) the city was prepared for that sort of snow fall, there's no reason DC should be.
     
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Feb 10, 2011, 09:31 AM
 
The snow we had back a couple of weeks was only a few inches, but the plows were nowhere to be seen. Every idiot, 18 wheeler, and Metro bus was out early to clog the roads. The Middle-eastern cabbies weren't much better. The snow on the unplowed streets became ice by 8PM, and getting from DC to Sterling took me 6 hours, with almost 3 hours spent on Rte 7 between 66 and Tysons Corner. A distance of 2.5 miles. Amazingly, Rte 7 through Falls Church ( about 3 miles) was plowed and fairly clean.
     
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Feb 10, 2011, 09:51 AM
 
What you call a snowpocalypse, we call just another day. I wish I lived somewhere were a mere few feet of snow was a big deal.
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These past two weeks in in the Bay Area we had a high of 80°F, and it's averaged between 65 and 75. I think we saw some clouds at one point.
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Feb 10, 2011, 12:11 PM
 
What's that? You'd like me to wish an earthquake on you?
     
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Feb 10, 2011, 01:52 PM
 
Meanwhile, in South Florida...

No snow to report here, but brazillions of menofwar are washing up and stinging people all along the coast.
     
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Originally Posted by iLikebeer View Post
Meanwhile, in South Florida...
You'll get your hurricane. That I'm not worried about.
     
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Originally Posted by Demonhood View Post
Go ahead. I forgot to put a quarter in the Magic Fingers.
I prefer mine to be thought-activated.
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I wouldn't mind a huge earthquake at this point. We're do for one.
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We're do for one.
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Due.
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I prefer mine to be though-activated.
What about but-controlled or albeit-actuated?
     
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I suppose Dakar's post could have referred to either of the two posts immediately above his. That's what I get for not proofreading.
     
 
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