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Old 02-11-2014, 05:00 PM   #11961
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We're at -13C (9F) and it was sunny and really bright here. It was a real PITA for me, 'cause I went to the ophthalmologist and got those pupil dilating eye drops. This time I knew they were going to put them, so I took a cab there and home. I really had to squint while I was outside, and it was still too bright.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:07 PM   #11962
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It was quite warm today, first it was raining on top of the snow when I left this morning, had a huge patch of wet ice at the top of the outside steps. It was 42F when I was coming home, so things are melting just in time for it to refreeze tonight.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:17 PM   #11963
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Well what the heck?
Why is it 42 in Montana and 11 here?
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:20 PM   #11964
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I hear there's some broad with Crazy hot flashes messing up the weather patterns...
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:11 PM   #11965
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It's 17 degrees right now. We are supposed to be getting snow over the weekend, but not a big accumulation. What they call nuisance snow. This has been a colder winter than I can remember in a long, long time. I don't mind it much because being retired, I don't have to go anywhere. Usually we have a couple cold days followed by several warm days, then repeat. This year we have had day after day of cold readings and very few warmer days. This will make me appreciate spring all the more. It's just around the corner, ya know?
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:49 PM   #11966
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It's 17 degrees right now. We are supposed to be getting snow over the weekend, but not a big accumulation. What they call nuisance snow. This has been a colder winter than I can remember in a long, long time. I don't mind it much because being retired, I don't have to go anywhere. Usually we have a couple cold days followed by several warm days, then repeat. This year we have had day after day of cold readings and very few warmer days. This will make me appreciate spring all the more. It's just around the corner, ya know?
No, No...say it isn't so!!!
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:31 AM   #11967
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This whole winter has sucked, hasn't it?...
Amen Sistah! We were out in 19 degree weather and it almost felt warm! That is so wrong!

Bracing for another nasty weather event on Thursday, so I'll grocery shop tomorrow.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:17 AM   #11968
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We're gearing up for a really messy couple of days, UGH!!!

Just in case anyone missed it, I really hate winter!

I just hope that we don't lose power and if we do, that it isn't for long.

I'm not looking forward to the drive home, that could be tricky. Luckily schools have been cancelled today and many employers will likely let people go home early, so by the time I have to drive home, there shouldn't be too many people on the roads, at least that's my hope! Of course working in retail, they likely won't close early, got to make every last dime!
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:38 AM   #11969
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I am in the upstate of SC. They are predicting a very good snow here for tomorrow and Weds. We rarely get snow of any significance. So it s big deal. My area is predicting upwards of 10 inches or more. This will cripple this area for days to come.

We have not had any significant snowfall since 2011. The last blizzard was in 20 years ago and we got over 14 inches.
The setup is exactly the same and they calling for the same amount of snow. I sure hope its a repeat!

I hope all is well. The worst part of a major storm like that is power outages. Sometimes they don't get them fixed for days. I have another internet friend who lives in SC but I'm not sure what part. She is also hunkering down for the storm.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:42 AM   #11970
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Carol, I grew up in Pittsburgh years ago, and we had some epic snow storms. But we had few snow days that I can recall. In order for us to have a snow day, the snow had to be measured in "feet", not inches.

Yes, it seems that we used to get a lot more snow than we do now. I was still in Philadelphia for the big snow of 1950. I vaguely remember it. My mother was shoveling snow and she told me to stay on the porch. I didn't obey, and ended up in a snow pile way over my head!

There were some more rural communities near us who had school busses and often had snow days. Busses getting through seems to be the criteria.
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