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Old 02-01-2011, 03:39 PM   #1921
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We just got upgraded to a Blizzard Warning. It says driving will be dangerous if not impossible. Do not travel. So I called into work for tonight. I'm on the northern end of the storm and will get nothing compared to 200 miles south in Chicago but the blowing and drfiting will still be really bad. Too bad I don't leave for Florida until monday.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:58 PM   #1922
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It's -3F here in Colorado Springs this afternoon, with a nasty wind and windchill of -29F. Tonight they're talking -22F. Just a trace of snow. Hell of a note after playing golf in shorts on Saturday. But highs in the 40's are forecast starting Thursday.

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Old 02-01-2011, 04:19 PM   #1923
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SW Ohio has a large amount of ice and more is expected.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:49 PM   #1925
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Stay safe, everyone!

I think we are just far enough south to escape the bad weather. It rained hard earlier, and temperatures are supposed to go from today's high of 70 down to almost freezing. But it won't freeze here this week, and rain doesn't need to be shoveled, so I think we're pretty lucky. Hope all of you in the path of the storm stay warm and take care.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:52 PM   #1926
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Stay safe, everyone!

I think we are just far enough south to escape the bad weather. It rained hard earlier, and temperatures are supposed to go from today's high of 70 down to almost freezing. But it won't freeze here this week, and rain doesn't need to be shoveled, so I think we're pretty lucky. Hope all of you in the path of the storm stay warm and take care.
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...and rain doesn't need to be shoveled...
But it sometimes has to be dammed.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:56 PM   #1928
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So true - - I've been giving that some serious thought lately! More on that topic in a few days.

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But it sometimes has to be dammed.
The rain here just ran off into the canals, and didn't get dammed (or even d***ned) since we were having fun driving around in it. We even found a parking place adjacent to the door at our favorite restaurant. I wore my pretty rain jacket but it didn't even get wet.
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The good times have arrived here in the Chicago suburbs. Our town has already declared disaster status (whatever that means). Schools and businesses have already announced closure for tomorrow.

This afternoon it was calm and we had a fresh dusting of powder. At 7:00 PM I opened the back door to toss a bag of kitchen garbage into the trash can I had cleverly placed nearby for the winter and was greeted with heavy snow, drifts and strong wind. Our house is quite tight and you can be unaware of conditions outside if you don't go look. I had no idea things had changed so quickly.........

Went to the grocery yesterday and stocked up with fresh fruit and veggies, nice snacks and treats and plenty of beer, wine and booze. No sense suffering if you're going to be stuck inside for a couple of days.

The wood stove is going, DW is sipping a glass of port and the house is slowly vanishing under a snow drift.
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The good times have arrived here in the Chicago suburbs. Our town has already declared disaster status (whatever that means). Schools and businesses have already announced closure for tomorrow.
Do you have a link for a outdoor camera in the Chicago area? I'd like to see how bad it is.
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Do you have a link for a outdoor camera in the Chicago area? I'd like to see how bad it is.
No I don't. Since I just look out the window I hadn't thought of checking for one of those live camera sites.......

I never made it down the driveway to the mail box today but I think the mailman did get here before the storm hit. Maybe I'll tie a rope around my waist and ask DW to hold the other end. Wait...... DW has already hit the wine pretty hard. How do I know she won't shut and lock the door instead of pulling me back in...... ?

Screw the mail.
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This one is "down south" rather than in Chicago, but it looks a little chilly just the same...

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Wunderground has webcams of Chicago and other parts of the US. You have to zoom in on this map and pick one.

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Thanks, i'll add that to my "favorites"
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Too bad I don't leave for Florida until monday.

Well here is some good news . Weather has been nice in Florida the last few days . High 70's ! In fact last night we were at a restaurant on the water at 5 Pm to 7:30 Pm and sat outside . Bring a light jacket or sweat shirt and enjoy the break .
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Well here is some good news . Weather has been nice in Florida the last few days . High 70's ! In fact last night we were at a restaurant on the water at 5 Pm to 7:30 Pm and sat outside . Bring a light jacket or sweat shirt and enjoy the break .
Thanks for that update Moemg! What a relief! We've been so worried about you folks thinking maybe you were having to wear more than a light jacket or sweat shirt........
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Well here is some good news . Weather has been nice in Florida the last few days . High 70's ! In fact last night we were at a restaurant on the water at 5 Pm to 7:30 Pm and sat outside . Bring a light jacket or sweat shirt and enjoy the break .
I have a hooded sweatshirt with me every day of the year. Although i'm going to be mostly near Orlando, I plan to spend several days in your general area. Maybe we can meet-up.
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I think we are just far enough south to escape the bad weather. It rained hard earlier, and temperatures are supposed to go from today's high of 70 down to almost freezing. But it won't freeze here this week, and rain doesn't need to be shoveled, so I think we're pretty lucky. Hope all of you in the path of the storm stay warm and take care.
Actually - it's that you are far east enough. The jet stream is doing this, and it's not dipping down in the eastern US as far as it is in the central.
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