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Blizzard of 2012

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by smokinj, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    Ya that woulda been trouble zap <> You get the same last night?

    Seen some of the stuff you guys got over in the states and i think we got off very lucky...

    loon

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  2. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    We got it good, we think two feet but NOAA is reporting 15.2. It's a snowfall like this that makes me wish I had a Kubota tractor or chit, just a tractor.
  3. MasterMech

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    It is down here. Heavy, wet, slop. :confused:
  4. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    After tomorrow Mother Nature can bring it, I'll have the extra 360-400 lbs in the back of the Ford for plowing.
  5. MasterMech

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    Think green Zap. ;) Best in the biz for cabs and attachments.

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  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Now that would be the best contribution ;)
  7. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    We were supposed to get 15-24" here and the local news was puffin up a monster blizzard. Weather channel about nailed it on the forecast . Much more conservative than the local news. We never get any real weather event with winds out of the N or E.
    Got 8-10" and some wind. Pretty much a non event for here.
    Just fired up the real heat maker for the first time this year. Settling in for the real winter weather.
  8. ColdNH

    ColdNH Minister of Fire

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    Once again the forecasters fail.. Of the forecasted 12-18" we got maybe 7" at best... Really pisses me off as a snowmobiler.
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  9. fishingpol

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    Tossing this question in my head many times as I worked outside today. What would I rather have a snowstorm, below freezing temperature and wind or 38 degrees, sideways rain and soaked to the bone? I think I would have taken the snow. Even with rain gear, 40 mph gusts of soaking rain does not make for a pleasant day. Snowstorms don't flood basements either.

    A contractor that works at my job showed up with his plow truck this morning. I was laughing at him as it was pouring out until he told me he had 10" of snow this morning and he lives only 10 miles north of me. The rain/snow line was just up the road. Go figure.
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  10. MasterMech

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    Lately the forecast has been about as useful as a fireproof match. :confused::rolleyes:
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  11. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Only job I can think of where you can be wrong 6 days out of 7 & not get fired.Even politicians get voted out eventually if they keep screwing up.
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  12. HDRock

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    Not the kind of temps you get, bogydave , but it;s getin there , chilly willy !! out tonight

    Grand Blanc MI
    Fair
    12°F
    -11°C
    • Humidity87%
    • Wind SpeedCalm
    • Barometer30.14 in (1022.0 mb)
    • Dewpoint9°F (-13°C)
    • Visibility10.00 mi
    Last Update on 27 Dec 9:53 pm EST
  13. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The weather guys here do a really good job. A few years ago they predicted we were gonna get hammered two weeks ahead of time. And everybody was caught by surprise when it really happened. :rolleyes: When they say we are gonna get our ass kicked I listen. Because it has happened every time for the last ten years. Rain, hurricane, flood and snow. And when it isn't gonna be as bad as some say they say that too.

    Lot different than it was with the weather guys twenty years ago. Everybody cusses the Postal Service and the weatherman but I am happy with both of them. And Internet access to them instead of just at six and ten.
  14. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    I agree, we have some great local forecasters. Part of them being great is that they explain scenarios such as (if you are at 1500 feet elevation and see temps of 28 degrees by X time, then expect, but if it stays 25 or under by then,,,,) in other words, they help educate rather than make a carved in stone prediction and simply expect folks to go by that.

    An interesting trend that I'm starting to see is our local weather guys using facebook to help with the forecasting. Pre-storm they will be asking about temps in different locals, during the storm asking for elevation / conditions reports, and they give live feedback predictions beyond what is possible on traditional broadcasts.

    pen
  15. eclecticcottage

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    They don't seem very accurate around here, but then again, they don't focus on the area we live in either. We've learned that where we live has it's own microclimate and not to expect the forcast to apply.
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    Ours are terrible, and if we do get snow, you would think its Armageddon. All day news reporting from locations showing us how horrifying the snow accumulations on the windshields of the news van. The white death approaches again tonight!. Stay inside and off the roads!
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  17. thewoodlands

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    When I look at the weather report for here on NOAA's site, one day the reading will come from the Massena Airport (40 miles north) the next day the reading could come from Saranac Lake NY Airport which is about 50 miles south of here.
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    They usually get it right until they they start those "flurries or dusting" forecast. When that happens, you know they are clueless and whan you to know something is up, but not sure! Could be several inches of "flurries".
    Now seeing snow mobiles go past us on the power line. Did't get anyone last year.
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    Last year was a rough year . . . I only put on a little more than 500 miles in three rides . . . with the longest ride being the last ride in The County. This year it looks like I can ride from my house again and rack up local miles.

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