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Scientists call it Santa's revenge

by itsdigger / February 16, 2014 7:16 PM PST
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Thanks for the "heads up"
by Steven Haninger / February 16, 2014 7:48 PM PST

My wife and I both have kin in the Chicago area and NW suburbs. What you get today, we get tomorrow.

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maybe tonight Steve
by itsdigger / February 16, 2014 7:50 PM PST

it's a fast moving pattern. Gonna be finished here by PM rush hour

8 inches in 8 to 10 hrs. BAM!

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Local News and weather
by itsdigger / February 16, 2014 7:55 PM PST
In reply to: maybe tonight Steve
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We're at 10 F this AM
by Steven Haninger / February 16, 2014 8:01 PM PST
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warming into the lower 30s with an "icy mix" tonight. You'll get more snow. We're to get 2-4". What has surprised me is how accurate weather forecasting has gotten over the past few years. It seems they tended the give worst case scenarios which we took as gospel and panicked. Eventually, our response to each new cataclysmic weather event was "Ho-Hum...there goes Chicken Little again". Now when the weather guy/gal says "The sky is falling", we can look out the window and it's really falling.

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same expected here in Maryland
by James Denison / February 17, 2014 7:37 AM PST
In reply to: We're at 10 F this AM

We still have complete snow cover on ground from the last ones.

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We missed the earlier one...
by Willy / February 17, 2014 4:55 AM PST

That hit the east coast last week. It basically skirted below us and kept on going to the east. As Steven mentioned what hits Chicago hits us later. It's a darn good thing, I did more firewood stacking than I normally do, as I calculate it and figure i have enough. provided this hard weather doesn't continue past Mar 15th, that's my cut-off point I'll do alright. However, because i remain at home more since I've retired, that means more firewood. So, again if things do alright the firewood and propane will make it. I'm glad I didn't have to buy propane now because its double the price when the season started. Everyone around is complaining about the weather, But I try to prepare for it. For once it seems I hit the mark pretty well. Of course, if we get icy weather and the ice stacks up, more fallen trees and hope the roof makes it. Santa has nothing to do with it, it's "ole Man Winter" and he has a cold. Wink -----Willy

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4 1/2 inches down
by itsdigger / February 17, 2014 7:25 AM PST

3 or 4 more expected in the next couple of hours. This front is moving fast. You guys are gonna get it before sun up.

Stoke the coals and warm up the tractor Willy.

Digger

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here's a revenge story from 1992
by JP Bill / February 17, 2014 12:39 PM PST
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