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Dec 19, 2008, 01:39 AM
 
We got our first big snow that stuck last week, and we have another nice blizzard tonight. My roommate were over at a friend's place and between us getting there and leaving, we got at least four inches of freezing rain/snow. We drove separately, which meant a race to get home first, which I obviously won. Snow tires are fantastic.



As long as it's cleared up by this weekend, I'm fine with it. Bring on the snow.
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 02:07 AM
 
What is that white stuff?
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 02:14 AM
 
Heroin.

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Dec 19, 2008, 02:16 AM
 
We're expecting our first real snowstorm to begin any hour now. Weather dude says 7+ inches.

Can't wait to throw the truck in 4wd
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 02:23 AM
 
We had snow on the Santa Cruz and San Jose hills. Doesn't happen too often.
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Dec 19, 2008, 02:25 AM
 
We had snow since mid November. It was never more than a couple of inches.

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Dec 19, 2008, 03:46 AM
 
If only snow fell four inches at a time life here would be grand. Unfortunately we measure snow fall in feet, not inches. Snow falls of at least 72 inches in a 24 hour period are not uncommon.
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Dec 19, 2008, 03:58 AM
 
It's not very deep out here in the Hoosier state, but my town is currently being coated in ice as I write this.

There's an ice storm warning in effect until 9am...maybe I'll get lucky and it'll shut down the city buses.
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Dec 19, 2008, 05:06 AM
 
A big storm is on its way to Boston as I'm typing this. between 7 inches to a foot of snow predicted; and then another one after that a day or two later (sunday or monday).
     
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This is pure snow!! You realize the street value of this mountain???
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 07:51 AM
 
“Winter 2009–2009”?

(Still no snow here since that bit a few days in November)
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 08:33 AM
 
No snow yet here...
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 08:42 AM
 
Worst Thread Title Evar©
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Originally Posted by Maflynn View Post
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That's what makes it the best.
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 10:14 AM
 
That's what makes it the best Worst Thread Title Evar©
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 10:16 AM
 
its raining in the uk for a change
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Dec 19, 2008, 10:23 AM
 
We've had 3 or four snow showers of several inches already this year, about 40 miles north of Detroit. Last night/today we're getting hammered, with 8 - 10" already down and it's still snowing. I have to leave for work, about a 20 mile drive, in an hour, and it's going to be fun - NOT!
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 10:38 AM
 
wow a snow thread, how original.
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Dec 19, 2008, 10:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
What is that white stuff?
God's love.
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 10:59 AM
 
God only says it's love, Dakar.
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Dec 19, 2008, 11:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
“Winter 2009–2009”?
Since I never make mistakes, it couldn't have been me. The mods must have changed it as a practical joke.

Originally Posted by Peter View Post
wow a snow thread, how original.
There has to be at least one per year, right?


Anyway, when I went to leave this morning, neither of my roommates had left so the driveway had eight inches or so plus the three foot drift the snowplow was kind enough to leave at the end. The Contour didn't care.
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 11:24 AM
 
There's 2-3 inches expected in nyc. I wish it were a lot more - like 2-3 feet I remember as a kid.
But I look forward to a nice weekend of sloshing through yellow/grey muck whilst I finish my Christmas shopping/seeing the large decorated dying tree at the Rock.
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Dec 19, 2008, 01:15 PM
 
just got the school is closing early due to incoming snow storm phone call.
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 01:16 PM
 
So your winter break starts 5 hours earlier than normal?
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 01:33 PM
 
yes!!
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Dec 19, 2008, 01:34 PM
 
Wow, what a wasted snow storm.
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 01:58 PM
 
Wasn't wasted here. We've got a foot, and it's still snowing! I've shoveled the drive twice, and I'll have to shovel again when it tapers off. I tried to get out, to go to work, and I got stuck just going into the street. A neighbor and his son pushed me back into the drive, and I called in.
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 02:02 PM
 
Apparently they're offerring people the option to go home here at work. but I'm happy so sit at my desk, listen to my ipod, and edit some files on my laptop.
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 02:16 PM
 
We just ordered a ton of Chinese food and canceled the planned Christmas lunch at a restaurant.
The snow actually stopped, no accumulation, just cold dampness. I am disappointed.
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Dec 19, 2008, 02:34 PM
 
yesterday:


76º or so
ice
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 02:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by IceEnclosure View Post
yesterday:


76º or so
A glimpse into your future:

     
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Dec 19, 2008, 03:21 PM
 
Now that's what I call a Merry Xmas.
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Dec 19, 2008, 03:38 PM
 
mmmm, dime sized hail mixed with wind gusted snow. fun times walking back home.
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 03:41 PM
 
its snowing horribly here in nyc, i will post pics after i have my fun outside!
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Dec 19, 2008, 03:45 PM
 
home sweet home

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Dec 19, 2008, 03:47 PM
 
Geez, Manhattan is nearly snowless.
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Dec 19, 2008, 03:59 PM
 
and now lightning!
     
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Originally Posted by osiris View Post
Geez, Manhattan is nearly snowless.
hehehe

Come to Queens. if you dare muahahahaha.
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 04:20 PM
 
Just took a walk down to Starbucks to meet my female acquaintance and it is certainly coming down out there. Was bad on the way down, but now it has switched over to the big fluffy "lake effect" snow that buries us year after year.









I had snapped another pic of the Christmas tree on my way home to show how much had fallen in two hours, but I must not have hit save on my phone as I can't find it on the memory card.
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Snow sure is nice to look at in pictures.
     
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Dec 19, 2008, 04:28 PM
 
No snow in the bay area, but it's been really, really cold lately. Well, cold for us (30s/40s).
     
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Originally Posted by Ratm View Post
hehehe

Come to Queens. if you dare muahahahaha.

All five boroughs rule.
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where are you located think?
     
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I got the driveway cleared off after getting back from work, the drift at the end was about as high as my knees, and was a blast to drive through. My front and rear bumpers are caked with snow. Besides the snow, it's actually pretty nice out. I was comfortable snowblowing in just a light jacket, and I did some work on my car in the open garage.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I was comfortable snowblowing in just a light jacket, and I did some work on my car in the open garage.
Snowblowing? Pffft! I did all this with a shovel, and I'm 61!

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Originally Posted by OldManMac View Post
Snowblowing? Pffft! I did all this with a shovel, and I'm 61!
Shovel? Pfft! I let my tires shovel for themselves.

It's only been snowing for about 3 hrs so far, I'd estimate we've got about 3-4 inches on the ground already.
     
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Originally Posted by OldManMac View Post
Snowblowing? Pffft! I did all this with a shovel, and I'm 61!

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Why did you pile it all on top of your car?
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Shovel? Pfft! I let my tires shovel for themselves.

It's only been snowing for about 3 hrs so far, I'd estimate we've got about 3-4 inches on the ground already.
We've got 12" on the ground.
     
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Originally Posted by ThinkInsane View Post
Why did you pile it all on top of your car?
I ran out of anyplace else to put it. That's my daughter's second car, and it needs tires, so it's not being used right now.
     
 
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