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Old 12-15-07, 03:00
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Default It looks like Indiana is gonna get some snow . . .

It's all moving through IL now. They are saying anywhere between 5 and 10" for my area (it keeps going up and down) - combined with ice and freezing rain. Blizzard conditions are possible . . ., with blowing and drifting of snow . . .

I HATE to shovel snow!

But then, I'm lazy . . .
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Old 12-15-07, 04:54
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Cool Re: It looks like Indiana is gonna get some snow . . .

You're earlier than us this year, it seems! We've only had some powder, not enough to cover the tip of my boots, and it was gone within a day! Still... Even with the shovelling, it would be nice with some of that white stuff, the world is a little dark here, so close to Rudolf!
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Old 12-15-07, 06:39
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Default Re: It looks like Indiana is gonna get some snow . . .

Just about here, too. I'm the dot (Muskegon) right at the top of the storm.
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Old 12-15-07, 08:56
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Default Re: It looks like Indiana is gonna get some snow . . .

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It's all moving through IL now. They are saying anywhere between 5 and 10" for my area (it keeps going up and down) - combined with ice and freezing rain. Blizzard conditions are possible . . ., with blowing and drifting of snow . . .

I HATE to shovel snow!

But then, I'm lazy . . .
Watching the news while in the hospital when the ice storm hit they showed a person all bundled up working this huge shovel like 3' wide scooping big piles of slush (with ease) was thinking good grief that poor guy must be in good shape to do that. Then they interviewed her (elderly her) WOW, LS was right in a post saying you must be a hardy group (me, I would die too)
Good luck to you, stay warm, wouldn't want any of you going to the hospital
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Old 12-15-07, 14:46
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Default Re: It looks like Indiana is gonna get some snow . . .

Wish it would leave IL, the freezing rain is really putting a damper on the day...now snow, streets are ice though. I want some sun!!!!!
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Old 12-15-07, 15:13
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Default Re: It looks like Indiana is gonna get some snow . . .

The crappy weather is heading her tonight. Sleet and snow for us tonight into the morning.

I'd rather be in the Islands.
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Old 12-15-07, 15:16
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Default Re: It looks like Indiana is gonna get some snow . . .

What's snow? .
Migrate to Cairns, FNQ, Australia.
Most of the year we don't even need a top sheet or blanket on our bed.
No such things as fireplaces, except up in mountains nearby.
2-3 months of the year hot and sticky.
2 weeks of the year (Winter) need a blanket, down to around 12C.
Rest of the year great weather.
No need to own an umbrella to keep the rain off. Just wait 10-15 minutes and the rain usually stops unless we have a Cyclone of course.

@Halo@ Just noticed you temp range yesterday was 3C to 5C maximum. Bazza
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Old 12-15-07, 17:25
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Default Re: It looks like Indiana is gonna get some snow . . .

We're going to be hit pretty bad too but it's too cold for any freezing precip thankfully. 16"+ 50MPH wind gusts, I ain't going anywhere tomorrow or Monday! Hopefully the power stays up so's I can surf and flush the toilet when I have to, I have a well. (not the two together ) I'm near Montreal.
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Default Re: It looks like Indiana is gonna get some snow . . .

In North America, we seem to experiencing a freight train of weather systems all emanating from the Gulf of Mexico. With the Jet-Streams all dipping deeply into the USA south, they take with them, colder than normal temperatures out of the middle of Canada. At this time of year, the war of cold northern air versus warm moisture laden southern air, usually occurs in the region of the Great Lakes. From Detroit/Windsor through Niagara/Toronto/Buffalo/Rochester is usually the zone of the massive snow falls, accompanied by plenty of shoveling. A recent mayor of Toronto (Mel Lastman), in 1999 thought he needed to call in the Canadian Army to help with snow removal. He panicked when about 40 cm ( 16 inches) fell on Toronto. Needless to say, we all thought this was a bit premature as Chicago had reported 55 cm and they didn't call in the Marines. Where, I live, on the Northumberland Ridge in Southern Ontario, that same storm dumped 118 cm over a 3 day period. As the storm's prelude, there was freezing rain, which prompted all the SUV drivers to "park" their vehicles in the nearest ditches. By the time the snow ended none of those SUVs were visible in my area. It was more than a week before my road was passable, and after the earth-moving machines ( regular snow-ploughs were useless) cleared my road, it took 8 hours to clear a slot though the eight foot high pile of snow at the end of my driveway. I hope you southerners don't get weather similar to this. However, thanks to Mel Lastman providing the comic relief, most of us managed to survive, somehow.:D
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Old 12-15-07, 18:12
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As the storm's prelude, there was freezing rain, which prompted all the SUV drivers to "park" their vehicles in the nearest ditches. By the time the snow ended none of those SUVs were visible in my area.
Too true! They think they actually have a snow worthy vehicle with all season radials.!:D I remember one storm where this guy tried to cut into the highway traffic but he didn't realize that there was a median under all that snow! Suffice it to say, I felt very good there with a long laugh!

Montreal got hit with 43cm+ winds in '71 and it was a disaster. People with snowmobiles were driving others home who were coming out of the subway from work, stupid companies and people paid the snowmobilers exorbitant prices but the army wasn't called out! I remember walking on top of the snow and the stop signs were at my ankles!

This time we're supposed to get over 40cm but where I live, rural, the roads are easily cleared as they just push the snow into the ditches where the SUV's are.:D

BTW, didn't Toronto call out the army a couple of weeks ago?
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Default Re: It looks like Indiana is gonna get some snow . . .

[QUOTE=Natakel;1078067]
I HATE to shovel snow!

I have a long driveway with the garage in the back. Lots of room for that white stuff. I gave up on shovelling snow about 5 years ago; bit the bullet went to Crappy Tire (thats Canadian Tire for you non redneck folks) & bought myself a big snow blower & never regretted it for one minuit. Now I do 3 neighbours & mine. It takes about the same time but no lifting snow. Just shove that sucker in 6th and let her buck. Ye ha. :D
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Old 12-16-07, 00:28
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Default Re: It looks like Indiana is gonna get some snow . . .

We've picked up about 3" of snow this evening and are going to get hit by 40mph winds and 6''-12'' inches more. Right now it's very pretty out but the morning is going to be ugly.
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Old 12-16-07, 00:41
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We've picked up about 3" of snow this evening and are going to get hit by 40mph winds and 6''-12'' inches more. Right now it's very pretty out but the morning is going to be ugly.

Hehe muskie, I just love the smiley's you find!Anyways, we're hunkered down, plenty of wood and batteries in case the power goes out. I hope the UPS will last for a bit if it does go out. Laterz man.
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Old 12-16-07, 11:07
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What's snow? .
@Halo@ Just noticed you temp range yesterday was 3C to 5C maximum. Bazza
Not sure. I think I've seen it here, but it usually melts before I can verify it.
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Old 12-16-07, 11:46
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Default Re: It looks like Indiana is gonna get some snow . . .

For those of you not lucky enough to live in the "Winter Wonderlands", here are a couple of pics from this morning. Keep in mind that I have only shoveled 3 times so far this year and it is not our snowy season quite yet.

The shovel is 4 1/2 feet tall.


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Old 12-16-07, 12:40
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We don't get much snow, usually a thick coating of ice. I prefer snow I think.
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Old 12-16-07, 12:46
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Default Re: It looks like Indiana is gonna get some snow . . .

I've gone through a 20 pound bag of salt in the last 10 days, just to clear up the several inches of slushy snow and freezing rain we got. Had to because otherwise there would be a 3 inch layer of ice on my walk and drive.
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Old 12-16-07, 12:49
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7146947.stm

I wouldn't like to one of the 100,000 without electricity, they must be freezing.
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Default Re: It looks like Indiana is gonna get some snow . . .

Thanks musky for the pics. That's a serious shovel. :D Bazza

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The shovel is 4 1/2 feet tall.
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Try shoveling out of this muskie!:D

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