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BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)

keberoxu 16 Dec 20 - 08:10 PM
Mrrzy 16 Dec 20 - 08:28 PM
Rapparee 16 Dec 20 - 08:39 PM
Donuel 16 Dec 20 - 09:02 PM
keberoxu 17 Dec 20 - 07:43 PM
Joe Offer 18 Dec 20 - 12:01 AM
Ebbie 18 Dec 20 - 01:54 AM
Jack Campin 18 Dec 20 - 01:55 AM
Steve Shaw 18 Dec 20 - 06:00 AM
leeneia 18 Dec 20 - 06:14 PM
keberoxu 18 Dec 20 - 08:30 PM
keberoxu 20 Dec 20 - 03:50 PM
Bonzo3legs 20 Dec 20 - 04:47 PM
Bill D 20 Dec 20 - 06:10 PM
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Ebbie 22 Dec 20 - 10:20 PM
Elmore 25 Dec 20 - 09:25 PM
Steve Shaw 26 Dec 20 - 06:12 PM
Tattie Bogle 26 Dec 20 - 07:39 PM
Joe_F 27 Dec 20 - 08:47 PM
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Subject: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: keberoxu
Date: 16 Dec 20 - 08:10 PM

The first powerful snowstorm for the northeastern US is on top of us now,
so might as well start a winter storm thread for the season.

Cue the gritters, the snowplows, and the tow trucks.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Dec 20 - 08:28 PM

Charlottesville got ice. I have power, but people I know don't. It did the beauty thing in a big way, seen from heated provisioned shelter. I wish I could share one of the pix I took...

I gather it will ice more overnight. Looking forward to more beauty tomorrow and I hope I keep my power. I have candles but, it occurs to me, no battery-powered heat sources.

Ah, I do have chemical heat things for hands and feet, and lotsa clothes and blankies. Conclusion: no outage likely.

I also claim my lining up someone to shovel my sidewalk is why we got no no snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Dec 20 - 08:39 PM

We have 4,657 quilts of varying ages, two woodburning fireplaces, electric blankets, camping gear, and clothing good down to -40F (and C, the same temperature). The house is extraordinarily well insulated, and there is both a gas and electric furnace.

We also have several bottles of excellent distilled spirits, adequate tea, coffee, and hot cocoa. Due to the Covid Plague we are well provisioned.

And the highs are supposed to be nearly 40F for the next week.... A dusting of snow may happen tonight.

No tellin' WHAT'S coming in the New Year anymore, however.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Donuel
Date: 16 Dec 20 - 09:02 PM

A 40 car tie up happened 6 blocks from here on an icy hill.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: keberoxu
Date: 17 Dec 20 - 07:43 PM

Got my car dug out and brushed off.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Dec 20 - 12:01 AM

Sally Rogers had beautiful snow outside her Connecticut home today. For Day 173 of "A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away," Sally sang Bonnie Susie Cleland to warm us all up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFU1JpPn5zc


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Ebbie
Date: 18 Dec 20 - 01:54 AM

Our winter storms have nothing to do with those on the east coast but have several forecast for this next week. It's been snowing for a couple of days but just now my phone said that it is raining and the snow won't come back until 5 o'clock tomorrow morning. We shall see. They often promise us snow and then renege. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 18 Dec 20 - 01:55 AM

Meanwhile Fiji is getting blasted by a Cat 5 hurricane, the first of the Southern season.

Any Mudcatters there?


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 18 Dec 20 - 06:00 AM

We just get incessant rain, one Atlantic depression after another, steered by that damned polar jet. We had that for six months last winter too. I'm driving about ten miles this morning and I'm expecting big road puddles (again). If I coloured in my barograph traces they'd look like mountain ranges. Oh, the joys of country life...


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: leeneia
Date: 18 Dec 20 - 06:14 PM

One city in New York state got 39 inches of snow between 1 and 6 AM. Imagine waking up to a silent, white world where you can't see your car because it's completely buried.

Snow shouldn't sneak up on us like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: keberoxu
Date: 18 Dec 20 - 08:30 PM

Sneaky snow is right, leeneia.
Came in on little cat feet, so it did.

My question about your post is,
how close was that New York municipality
to the Great Lakes?
Because heavy snow is a way of life
for the snow belt formed by the Great Lakes.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: keberoxu
Date: 20 Dec 20 - 03:50 PM

Well, other places are getting snow dumped on them;
we're far enough south of the current weather
to be thawing out the tiniest bit
before it all refreezes after sundown.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 20 Dec 20 - 04:47 PM

We live more or less at the top of the North Downs, roughly 16 miles south of the centre of London - odd that you have to go up to get to the top of a Down!!! But, there have been occasions when we have 2 feet of snow but in our nearest town Croydon, which is only a couple of hundred feet lower, has just a sprinkling!!


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Dec 20 - 06:10 PM

In our Maryland suburb of Wash DC, we got several inches of snow. I had put a tarp over the car, and I'm glad I did, as the snow turned to 'freezing mix' for awhile and made the next couple of days nasty. I had done the shopping, so didn't need to go out... but the tarp kept the icy mess from clogging the wipers and kept me from tedious scraping. It's been just above freezing for 3-4 days, and gradually the stuff is melting. I slid the remaining ice off the tarp and uncovered the car yesterday as I do have to go out Monday and/or Tuesday.
   No new snow expected right away....


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Donuel
Date: 20 Dec 20 - 07:05 PM

My hometown of Binghamton NY got 44 inchs of snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Ebbie
Date: 22 Dec 20 - 10:20 PM

leenia and keberoxi, one of the niceest ways to wake up is to 'hear' the silence out there, the hushed whisper of car tires and off in the distance, the scrape of a shovel against concrete. I like it. I like it.l...


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Elmore
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 09:25 PM

We got 1 and a half inches last night in the mountains of North Georgia, and my in- laws cancelled Christmas.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 26 Dec 20 - 06:12 PM

We have a fierce winter storm, called Bella, just flexing its muscles as I type. We've had lots of flood and wind warnings.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 Dec 20 - 07:39 PM

Wet and windy up here in Edinburgh (or was that the effect of the Christmas dinner?)
Might have snow by morning: we are 200 m above city centre level here so can quite often have snow while the centre has none.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Joe_F
Date: 27 Dec 20 - 08:47 PM

Boston had an anti-white Christmas: warm, windy, rainy. It utterly ate up the preceding blizzard.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Dec 20 - 10:04 PM

More rain expected for New Year's Eve.... after 60F during the day.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Donuel
Date: 28 Dec 20 - 06:48 AM

Trump expects his version of Storm troopers to Flood DC Jan.6 to protest the election.
Instead of millions I expect a Cloudy group of guys named Rex, twitchy and Zeke to show up in the Rain.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: keberoxu
Date: 30 Dec 20 - 08:48 PM

There is definitely some sort of storm
cranking itself up in the middle of the continental US.

Nobody amongst the forecasters is certain
what sort of precipitation will fall,
because temperature lines are complicated for some reason.

Everybody seems certain that SOMETHING will be dumped on us.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 31 Dec 20 - 07:19 AM

Plenty of snow now! Lots of friends (big kids and little kids!) been out sledging, but I daren't with my currently broken arm: just can admire it from the windows.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 31 Dec 20 - 11:43 AM

In North Texas we don't get snow very often and when we do it's quite remarkable but short-lived. I put on boots and winter climbing gear and go out with my camera. I've had neighbors flag me down and ask if I can take photos so they can send them to the family in Guatemala. I enjoy getting photos of the dogs racing around, when it's fresh and deep they're like a bunch of little kids. The trick is to set the camera for really fast shots in the bright light and pan with the dog so you get some stop action, like the famous photos of race horses running on the track. Dogs running in the snow are much more compelling images.

This wintery weather we're getting this week and into next week will be a road hazard, and overnight there will be some freezing, but nothing so beautiful as a snowy landscape is due. If there is a "silver thaw," as we in Washington State used to call the ice-coated branches after a sleet storm, that's another occasion to bundle up and head out with the camera.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: keberoxu
Date: 02 Jan 21 - 10:36 PM

Hope Max is okay:
looks like State College, Pennsylvania
got the icy part of the latest winter storm.

Another storm sweeping from west to east
over Sunday and Monday.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: keberoxu
Date: 03 Jan 21 - 01:05 PM

AAAAAAAAAND here it is:
first little invisible pellets of frozen rain
pinging off the windshield as I drove back to campus;
then little hard pellets of white snow;
slowly developing into something thicker.

The storm clouds are already thick overhead.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 03 Jan 21 - 01:41 PM

The Met Office (UK) is saying that we could be due for a re-run of 2018's "Beast from the East" in the next couple of weeks, with temperatures dropping to -10c. While that may not seem much in Northern US terms it is not common in UK.
Also recent 'gritting' of UK roads has not been as effective as previously. The system used here relies on the vehicles using the roads to spread the grit and force it down into the snow and ice. Much lower traffic levels due to Covid/lockdowns means the gritting loses its efficacy.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Donuel
Date: 03 Jan 21 - 02:03 PM

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/2101/PhoenixAurora_Helgason_3130.jpg


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 03 Jan 21 - 04:05 PM

Not really stormy here now in Edinburgh, but sheet ice everywhere: lots of broken bones in falls etc, so as I already have one sustained 6 weeks ago, I'm not going out! Crampons and ice-axes even on our local Pentland Hills!


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 03:14 PM

Talk of a descending polar vortex over
Canada and North America,
with snowstorms.


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Subject: RE: BS: winter storm thread (2020-2021)
From: JHW
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 05:45 AM

Yellow weather threat here in UK. The Yellow wagons are out again.


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