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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #75 on: January 26, 2016, 04:32:49 PM »

^^ In a 1999 blizzard, Catholic churches were closed on one Sunday in the Milwaukee diocese as many had no way to get there.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #76 on: January 26, 2016, 04:49:15 PM »

I still have no school, and no school tomorrow on the 27th. This might turn into a one week vacation from school for me. The aftermath really shook up the Northeast, but hey, we're pros at this.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #77 on: January 26, 2016, 05:05:50 PM »

I still have no school, and no school tomorrow on the 27th. This might turn into a one week vacation from school for me. The aftermath really shook up the Northeast, but hey, we're pros at this.

Meanwhile, over here, whatever snow we got is melting so fast it's making some people happy.  That's even though by local standards what we got was basically "lightweight".  If this weather keeps up, you'd barely know that it's winter were it not for the trees being so bare.

Of course, now everyone is crazy over the potential for a big snowstorm on Friday, so the euphoria may be short-lived.  But, at least we got lucky.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #78 on: January 26, 2016, 05:19:08 PM »

I still have no school, and no school tomorrow on the 27th. This might turn into a one week vacation from school for me. The aftermath really shook up the Northeast, but hey, we're pros at this.

Meanwhile, over here, whatever snow we got is melting so fast it's making some people happy.  That's even though by local standards what we got was basically "lightweight".  If this weather keeps up, you'd barely know that it's winter were it not for the trees being so bare.

Of course, now everyone is crazy over the potential for a big snowstorm on Friday, so the euphoria may be short-lived.  But, at least we got lucky.

People in Albany are quite shocked at the lack of snow. It's one of the lightest winters on record so far. Heck, it was 45 degrees today. That's unheard of during January. What remains of the plow mounds is quickly melting.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #79 on: January 26, 2016, 07:19:37 PM »

Wow, first time I have ever encountered a TV news website that is pay walled. Oh well.....

Yes, well, Cablevision likes to dangle News 12 as something you can't have if you get your TV from one of their competitors instead of them, which they can do because they own it. Naturally, the website has the same restrictions placed on it. If you live outside of Cablevision's territory, this means you have no way to get access, but considering the intent is to provide local news that's something they don't consider to be a problem. Hell, even the TV station is location restricted. Growing up in Connecticut we had the Connecticut version of News 12. If we wanted to watch the version of News 12 from a different area, tough, it wasn't available to us.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #80 on: January 26, 2016, 09:07:55 PM »

Best sign it was a big snowstorm: The bishop urged everyone to watch Mass on TV instead of trying to attend in person.
Technically, the bishop gave a special dispensation relieving the faithful of their obligation to attend Sunday Mass.  Watching Mass on TV was only a suggestion, not a requirement.

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I said "urged," didn't I?
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #81 on: January 26, 2016, 09:11:33 PM »

All that snow we got is gonna become ice thanks to freezing rain this weekend.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #82 on: January 27, 2016, 08:07:07 AM »

I still have no school, and no school tomorrow on the 27th. This might turn into a one week vacation from school for me. The aftermath really shook up the Northeast, but hey, we're pros at this.

Meanwhile, over here, whatever snow we got is melting so fast it's making some people happy.  That's even though by local standards what we got was basically "lightweight".  If this weather keeps up, you'd barely know that it's winter were it not for the trees being so bare.

Of course, now everyone is crazy over the potential for a big snowstorm on Friday, so the euphoria may be short-lived.  But, at least we got lucky.

People in Albany are quite shocked at the lack of snow. It's one of the lightest winters on record so far. Heck, it was 45 degrees today. That's unheard of during January. What remains of the plow mounds is quickly melting.

Meh.  We've had other forms of precipitation, though, so I'm not that concerned about the lack of snow.  It was the winter a couple of years ago (or rather, total lack thereof) that was truly shocking -- that season just felt wrong and eerie.  It was even warmer in January that year.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #83 on: January 27, 2016, 08:10:20 AM »

I still have no school, and no school tomorrow on the 27th. This might turn into a one week vacation from school for me. The aftermath really shook up the Northeast, but hey, we're pros at this.

I hope that was being said sarcastically.  If they were pros at this, schools would've reopened Monday without any loss of classtime. 

Nearly every school district that had been closed is resuming class today.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #84 on: January 27, 2016, 08:38:02 AM »

I still have no school, and no school tomorrow on the 27th. This might turn into a one week vacation from school for me. The aftermath really shook up the Northeast, but hey, we're pros at this.

I hope that was being said sarcastically.  If they were pros at this, schools would've reopened Monday without any loss of classtime. 

Nearly every school district that had been closed is resuming class today.

Should be pros, at least. I still don't get, as I said before, why snowy weather is re-discovered every year by those localities who experience it with that frequency. My Facebook timeline just presented me with a "memory" photo of me standing in a blizzard in NYC on January 27th…of last year.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #85 on: January 27, 2016, 10:16:15 PM »

Another decent system is being worked over in the models for the Monday to Wednesday period of next week.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #86 on: January 27, 2016, 11:35:16 PM »

Another decent system is being worked over in the models for the Monday to Wednesday period of next week.

Looks like it'll be mostly rain. Early prediction here is 52 with half an inch of rain. The hurting tourism industry probably doesn't like that one bit.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #87 on: January 31, 2016, 04:03:19 PM »

Usually what you get in the Northeast…….we’ll get six hours later in the Maritimes. Well this time something happened and the storm headed out into the Atlantic just glancing the very southern tip of Nova Scotia and along the coast with about 4cm (1 ½”).

This would have been our third storm in less than two weeks so a bit of a break..... but I’m sure you’ll send something our way the next time.

Well I guess it was pay-back time this weekend! A Nor’easter rolled up the coast Friday evening with heavy wet snow....about 30cm (12”).....and the power is now just back on after 42 hours.

There’s a major melt-down already: 6 deg this afternoon and up to 12 (54 deg) tomorrow.....a bit uncommon for the first of February.

And on Tuesday....sun and cloud so a pretty good chance Shubenacadie  Sam will see his shadow:

http://www.novanewsnow.com/Living/2016-01-20/article-4420394/Shubenacadie-Sam-gearing-up-for-his-big-day/1
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #88 on: February 03, 2016, 12:05:46 AM »

Highs were above 80F or 27C on Fri and Sat, then came a stormfront dropped the highs to 65F and strong winds along with sprinkles. This is winter weather for the Palm Springs area and So CA.  :bigass: I had to use that emoticon to express myself.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #89 on: February 04, 2016, 03:35:43 PM »

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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #90 on: February 04, 2016, 04:26:59 PM »

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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #91 on: February 04, 2016, 04:44:37 PM »


Southeastern New England is getting slammed tomorrow; NOAA predicting 4-8" of heavy wet snow (the back-breaking stuff).
http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=RIZ001&warncounty=RIC007&firewxzone=RIZ001&local_place1=2%20Miles%20SSE%20Glocester%20RI&product1=Winter+Storm+Warning&lat=41.891&lon=-71.691#.VrO1qUOqhgU

FTFY.  It is not expected to be a major event here.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #92 on: February 04, 2016, 04:46:36 PM »

Actually, I stand corrected (with noelbotevera's caveat acknowledged).  Latest forecast is 8" here. 
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #93 on: February 04, 2016, 06:28:04 PM »

Actually, I stand corrected (with noelbotevera's caveat acknowledged).  Latest forecast is 8" here.

Went from a 20% chance of flurries yesterday to up to 6" here in CT today. Plus we might get nailed next Tuesday and the coldest weather of the winter next weekend.  Thanks for the kiss of death, Mr. Groundhog


UPDATE: We got 10".  With the last 2 storms, my town is approaching Buffalo's snow total for the winter.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #94 on: February 06, 2016, 01:00:22 AM »

Nothing here in the Capital District of NY.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #95 on: February 09, 2016, 09:27:02 AM »

Albany area got its first significant snowfall yesterday. 3-4 inches. People were either driving like grandma or like roads were dry and clear (which they certainly weren't). Unsurprisingly, Ichabod Crane School District went on a 2 hour delay this morning because of it.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #96 on: February 09, 2016, 09:43:55 AM »

Albany area got its first significant snowfall yesterday. 3-4 inches. People were either driving like grandma or like roads were dry and clear (which they certainly weren't). Unsurprisingly, Ichabod Crane School District went on a 2 hour delay this morning because of it.
Same here (about 3-4 inches, and 2.5 more coming), but school was canceled.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #97 on: February 09, 2016, 10:28:26 AM »

Albany area got its first significant snowfall yesterday. 3-4 inches. People were either driving like grandma or like roads were dry and clear (which they certainly weren't). Unsurprisingly, Ichabod Crane School District went on a 2 hour delay this morning because of it.

Pfft.  3-4 inches?  At least west of the Hudson, the fall was more like 1-2 inches.

Still, I'll take it.  This winter is almost perfect in my book.  I would like to be able to go out sledding at some point, though!
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #98 on: February 09, 2016, 10:38:09 AM »

We had a quick inch come in last night, and may get a bit more today.
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Re: Winter weather thread
« Reply #99 on: February 09, 2016, 01:18:31 PM »

We got some snow that actually accumulated here in Huntsville, AL this morning.
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