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Old 01-25-2014, 06:06 AM   #3061
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Temp got into the 20's so I went for a hike. Next arctic blast is coming soon.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:08 AM   #3062
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Don't mind the winter weather too much. Great exercise shoveling and snowblowing. Only regret, bitter cold to go hiking. Felt like my face was frozen so had to quit fairly early and my black pickup is now white from road salt. More snow coming today.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:25 AM   #3063
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Not sure whether to post here or one of the the car threads. DW's new Honda Accord has been a garage queen since it snowed. My gosh, we can't have it getting dirty!

My once-pristine pickup now looks like I've been slaving in a salt mine.
That is funny, because the exact same thing is happening at our house. DH's new black Camry (over a yr old now) is the garage queen at our house. DH takes me to work my 3 days per week, so that he can use my car the rest of the day. Works for me! He told me that he washed it and the corvette yesterday.

I agree that the cold and the snow is getting old and it doesn't look like it is going to be letting up any time soon. Will need to shovel driveways again when it quits snowing.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:27 AM   #3064
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When will it be safe to go back to Ohio?
If I were you, I would try to stay until April, at least. Definitely a cold winter this year.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:39 AM   #3065
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Right now I'm kind of thinking June would be good.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:44 AM   #3066
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Very cold with bursts of light fluffy snow occasionally here in southwestern PA. Have not seen my snow plow guy but I am guessing he won't come until tomorrow a.m. No use shoveling a little myself. I did that yesterday and the wind blew it all over the walks in short order.

I plan to stay at home and get caught up on housekeeping tasks today (I still w*rk). I might breakdown and rent a pay-per-view movie: Blue Jasmine.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:50 AM   #3067
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We had sleet and freezing rain yesterday and last night here in New Orleans, but today we are expecting a big warm-up with temperatures approaching 60F.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:31 AM   #3068
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Dreamer, Corvette caught my attention. What year corvette do you have? Ours are snug in the garage for the winter.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:47 PM   #3069
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My little sister lives in an Atlanta, GA suburb and told me that she even saw snow there. For about ten minutes.

One of her neighbors hails from Chicago and for some reason hauled his snow thrower down there. He eventually sold it to another neighbor moving to MN.
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:28 AM   #3070
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Snowing now in central MN. Blizzard warning for tomorrow. Then temps drop way down for Monday, I think the high is -12 F. Most likely the kiddos will be staying home from school (again). Our local ice fishing contest was today and DH went. He said it was pretty much miserable due to the cold and nasty wind. I told DH today that I will be heading south during the winter after I retire with or without him . We will see how that works out .
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:16 AM   #3071
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I just got this picture from some friends in my home town. The blizzard went through here last night and is in full force there right now. Zero visibility and no travel advised. You can sort of see where the road is.
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There was something on the news a day or two ago here......our average at this point is 31-32 inches...we have 9 so far this year. Doesn't seem to be anything coming this way to talk about in the next 10 days....so if we don't get a good late season dump the agriculture world around here is going to be very unhappy.
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I thought the storm was over here; a half hour ago the sun was shining. It changed in a matter of minutes.
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One of the major highways here just closed due to blizzard. I have no recollection of that ever happening here before. This winter will go down in the record books, that's for sure.
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Most of North Dakota was under a blizzard warning and no travel advised with the two major highways shut down all day due to dangerous blizzard conditions. This is my 3rd week in ER and I read the weather forecast for Bismarck, ND from my iPad while sitting on the beach here in Grand Cayman IslandHa! It is almost enough to fill guilty! NOT! I am loving ER!
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Oops - saw this while taking DW to work
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What an attention-grabbing forecast for New Orleans!

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[...]SNOW AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES AND POSSIBLY HIGHER IN SNOW BANDS AS WELL AS SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF A QUARTER INCH TO A HALF INCH ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA. TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT DUE TO ICY ROADS AND BRIDGES DURING THE DAY ON TUESDAY. IN AREAS WHERE SIGNIFICANT FREEZING RAIN OCCURS...SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. THE HIGHEST POTENTIAL FOR FREEZING RAIN WILL BE ACROSS SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA SOUTH OF LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN INCLUDING THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.
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Pretty exciting! It has been years since we had anything like this. Sounds like tomorrow might be a good day to just stay home. We aren't used to this kind of wintry mix, and even though F knows how to drive in it, the other drivers can't and create an extremely hazardous situation. We have zero snow/ice removal equipment here.

Meanwhile, right now, it is 63F outside.... Simply amazing!
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What an attention-grabbing forecast for New Orleans!

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Pretty exciting! It has been years since we had anything like this. Sounds like tomorrow might be a good day to just stay home. We aren't used to this kind of wintry mix, and even though F knows how to drive in it, the other drivers can't and create an extremely hazardous situation. We have zero snow/ice removal equipment here.

Meanwhile, right now, it is 63F outside.... Simply amazing!
That weather system is headed our way tomorrow night. Right now it's in the mid-50's. No snow removal equipment here either - hoping w*rk will have to shut down for a day or two.
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We have hit our high temp for the day. 0.
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I heard an interesting interview with a guy who studies insects. One advantage of this cold weather is that is should drive down the numbers of certain species of the insects that have been killing trees and other plants.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/09/ny...e-insects.html
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