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Posted: 1/1/2002 7:37:07 PM EDT
Local news just reported that the area I live in may see as much as 1-3 [b]INCHES[/b] of snow tomorrow. They added that folks are already calling to ask if public schools will be cancelled. My mother just called to see if I had bought all the essentials. Bread, milk, perscription medicines, gasoline, that kind of stuff. To all the folks in places like Buffalo who have somewhere in the neighborhood of 48" of snow already, I'd like to appologise for those of us who see it so rarely. It's gonna be the [i]worst[/i] inch of snow [i]ever[/i]. -- Lewis Black
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 7:38:57 PM EDT
1-3 INCHES???? LOL!!!! That ain't snow! That isn't even an inconvenience. I was in Dallas in 1994 and they had a little snow and some ice over night. There must have been 50 wrecks just from Plano to Richardson.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 7:45:01 PM EDT
I'll trade your snow for the 5 below zero temps tonight up here in North Dakota. :)
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 7:48:21 PM EDT
I wish it would snow asshole deep to a gazelle here in East Tennessee. I've got the F250 juiced up and the Range Rover is starting to pant from anticipation. The best thing about a few inches to a few feet is that most people around here are scared to death of it so it gets the riff raff off the streets and away from the ranges!
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 7:52:33 PM EDT
Here in Macon, GA they say we might get 3 to 6 inches. I can't wait. It's been 8 years or more since we've had any noticable amount. No four wheel drive means no work for me and the wife. Just going to sit back and relax. Bill3508
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 7:57:42 PM EDT
An inch of snow in Georgia.....No doubt was on the autobody repairshop Christmas wishlist.[:D] Better late than never for those guys, they have to eat too!
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 8:01:14 PM EDT
I work part-time at a gocery store. A normal tuesday we have one cash register open and sometimes open up a second one around noon and between 4-6pm. Today every person in the store who could run a register was running a register. I wandered up to the front a couple of times and the lines were 5 people deep with 6 registers open. It was non-stop. We ran out of almost all types of milk, ran out of those sawdust fire logs, ran out of bread except for hotdog and hamburger buns. For my own amusment I checked on the powdered milk. NOT ONE BOX had been sold. funny stuff. I love watching people panic.
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Hell I got my bread & milk three days ago when they mentioned snow, down South its a SHTF situation when they talk three inches of snow.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 9:11:29 PM EDT
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know all about how folks in the South don't know how to drive in snow and ice. You should tell the Weather Channel to quit showing those 80 car pile-ups on the Penn Turnpike, though, 'cause it appears that ya'll don't know how to drive in snow and ice either! Eric The(Luckily,WeOnlyHave3MonthsOfWinter)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 9:24:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gus: 1-3 INCHES???? LOL!!!! That ain't snow! That isn't even an inconvenience. I was in Dallas in 1994 and they had a little snow and some ice over night. There must have been 50 wrecks just from Plano to Richardson.
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Some ice?? No one can drive on ice, I don't care where you live. I am always amazed at how when it ices up, even up north, and they tell people to stay home, you always see people, even up north and with 4 wheel drive, plowing into each other because they have NO traction. I don't care how many wheel drive you have on ice, you can't go very well and you definitely can't stop. Driving in snow is another matter, anyone can do that. We just don't get much snow, it's usually ICE. I spent last winter in Philly and they got lot's of snow but no ice and they have all kinds of snow clearing eqpt because they have snow so frequently. Down here, it is not worth the expense because of the rarity of snow or ice. They are even predicting snow/rain/sleet down here on Tybee Island, at least in the Savannah area. You want to talk RARE. Atlanta probably gets snow/ice about 20 times more than we do and Atlanta doesn't get that much.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 9:26:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GTTacoma: I love watching people panic.
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Okay, laughing boy, I would love to see it snow about a foot deep so all the people that panicked and were prepared can laugh at you when you are begging them for food that you don't have because you didn't panic.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 9:43:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gus: 1-3 INCHES???? LOL!!!! That ain't snow! That isn't even an inconvenience. I was in Dallas in 1994 and they had a little snow and some ice over night. There must have been 50 wrecks just from Plano to Richardson.
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What you have to watch out for in Dallas is a phenomenom known as black ice. I never heard of it until my friend slid all the way down an off-ramp because he hit a patch of it. Appearantly when it snows there, it melts into water during the day, and at night it freezes into. But you're right, those folks drive way too fast even when it is in good conditions.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 9:57:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By GTTacoma: I love watching people panic.
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Okay, laughing boy, I would love to see it snow about a foot deep so all the people that panicked and were prepared can laugh at you when you are begging them for food that you don't have because you didn't panic.
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Who said I wasn't prepared? I may not have all the perishable goods I might normally consume in a week; But I sure as hell have their replacements in dry and can goods. I just think its funny that some people are so SOFT that they can't go 3 or 4 days without fresh milk and store-baked bread. Not only that, but they go running around in a frenzied panic because of it!
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 10:36:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GTTacoma: Who said I wasn't prepared? I may not have all the perishable goods I might normally consume in a week; But I sure as hell have their replacements in dry and can goods. I just think its funny that some people are so SOFT that they can't go 3 or 4 days without fresh milk and store-baked bread. Not only that, but they go running around in a frenzied panic because of it!
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I think all of the people who visit this board is more than prepared for most emergencies that you may encounter. OT: What I think is harlarious is when the sheeple's cable TV goes on the fritz.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 12:07:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SixthOfGod: Local news just reported that the area I live in may see as much as 1-3 [b]INCHES[/b] of snow tomorrow. They added that folks are already calling to ask if public schools will be cancelled.
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BWAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA! 1-3 INCHES! Oh good heavens! Not THAT much! Were you expecting only 1-3 millimeters? Or perhaps nano or femtometers? Man, as a recent transplant to VA (lived 20+ years in Boston, MA) this panic over miniscule amounts of snow just cracks me up. My area down here has one plow for the whole city, and I don't drive when it snows because all the idiots down here are sliding into each other. Me and the other surly northern yankees sit on a deck and watch the bumper cars. The ones with 4x4s really crack me up...they apparently think that 4wd allows them to stop on a dime and corner on rails in the snow. I used to go to empty parking lots in MA before the plows arrived and slide around to practice...lots of fun.
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LARRYG, "Nobody can drive on ice"! Ever wonder why so many rally-car champions are from Sweden, Norway or Finland?
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Link Posted: 1/2/2002 1:46:45 AM EDT
Back in the late 70's Las Vegas, NV had 4" of snow [shock] and the school closed for the Day. It closed down the town for the day. No one knows how to drive in the snow, ice, or rain. But hey it's Las Vegas and we never get snow. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 2:52:37 AM EDT
Well, the fortune teller on TV got it right for once. Started about an hour ago and almost an inch here now. Time to load up all my chains and take Mister WARN out and make some pocket money pulling people of the ditch(discount for attractive women of course) [IMG]http://www.theunholytrinity.org/cracks_smileys/contrib/aahmed/biggrin.gif[/IMG]
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 3:07:05 AM EDT
Got to go with "Shadowblade" on this: Decades ago, I accompanied a famous rally driver named Timo Hakkinen (sp?) on a drive in an old Saab down a one lane, country road in Sweden. The road was completely covered in snow and ice (no salt or grit), with 8ft snowbanks all along the sides. We weren't even in a hurry, but, the SOB drove that Saab faster than I would have driven the car on that same dry road – and I drive real fast. I have honestly never been more scared in all my life! You CAN drive on ice – and some people can do it scary-fast – and it's SKILL, not luck, that enables them to do it. If you live in L.A., there's no need to know how to drive on ice – if you live in Scandanavia, you gotta know how!
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 3:07:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know all about how folks in the South don't know how to drive in snow and ice. You should tell the Weather Channel to quit showing those 80 car pile-ups on the Penn Turnpike, though, 'cause it appears that ya'll don't know how to drive in snow and ice either! Eric The(Luckily,WeOnlyHave3MonthsOfWinter)Hun[>]:)]
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Your right, alot of heople here in PA DO forget how to drive when it snows, but then again the same people drive like idiots in the summer too...
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 3:09:16 AM EDT
1-3"??? I still remember the blizzard of '78. 1-3" of snow is a very minor inconvenience to us damned northern yankee buckeyes.....
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 3:21:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LARRYG: Some ice?? No one can drive on ice, I don't care where you live. I am always amazed at how when it ices up, even up north, and they tell people to stay home, you always see people, even up north and with 4 wheel drive, plowing into each other because they have NO traction.
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I disagree. I drive on ice every winter. Many people around here stay home when it's icey, as well they should. I do when I can, but sometimes it isn't possible to just hole up for the day. My comment about Dallas is that the distance from Plano to Richardson is what, 5-10 miles? And the entire road was not covered, just certain areas. There were nearly as many wrecked cars as not. It was obviously a simple lack of experience.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 3:23:35 AM EDT
I grew up in Michigan, and lived there until I was 18. Moved to Nebraska, where there is a lot of snow in winter. Joined the Army, and finally my family is in Atlanta, and been there for 4 years now (I'm in Kuwait now). Today my wife tells me that they are canceling school, etc, and there isn't any snow on the ground!! Tell you what, and this is for just the Atlanta area, the people who learned how to drive in Atlanta are by far the worst drivers I have ever seen in the world, including Saudi and Kuwait. If it snows, just stay home, even if you are experienced in driving in the snow, because someone else will kill you. In fact, if it rains you will usually have bad accidents in Atlanta, it happens every time. OK, vent mode off.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 3:25:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know all about how folks in the South don't know how to drive in snow and ice. You should tell the Weather Channel to quit showing those 80 car pile-ups on the Penn Turnpike, though, 'cause it appears that ya'll don't know how to drive in snow and ice either! Eric The(Luckily,WeOnlyHave3MonthsOfWinter)Hun[>]:)]
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Most of the pileups on the Pa Turnpike happen when it snows so much you can't see 5 feet in front of the car. Believe me, we have plenty of folks here that can't drive in winter (or summer either for that matter). Hell, people in New Jersey frequently pull off the road when it RAINS! Not heavy rain, ANY rain. I've seen them gathering under the bridges many times.... Still, my comment was not intended to be a flame towards Dallas. I loved it there. Prolly move to Tx someday.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 4:20:49 AM EDT
Dammit all the snow went south of us, makes for some great predator hunting! It's been several years now since we have got any snow, seems like everytime we get an ice storm. You can drive on ice pretty good with 4WD and a set of chains just don't think about trying to get somewhere in a hurry though. Someone mentioned the winter of '78 I was 7yo then and even here in Arkansas we got over 24" that winter. Oh, well no snow but it is a toasty 8 degrees this morning.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 4:31:53 AM EDT
Post from gus -
I loved it there. Prolly move to Tx someday.
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Great! Just hop on the bus, gus! Eric The(ComeSeeOurWinterWonderland,InShortSleeves­)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 5:36:16 AM EDT
Where I live, we get between 150 and 400 inches of snow per year. The local schools have NEVER shutdown for snow. Don't sweat the little stuff.... SRM
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 11:21:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By stcyr: Got to go with "Shadowblade" on this: Decades ago, I accompanied a famous rally driver named Timo Hakkinen (sp?) on a drive in an old Saab down a one lane, country road in Sweden. The road was completely covered in snow and ice (no salt or grit), with 8ft snowbanks all along the sides. We weren't even in a hurry, but, the SOB drove that Saab faster than I would have driven the car on that same dry road – and I drive real fast. I have honestly never been more scared in all my life! You CAN drive on ice – and some people can do it scary-fast – and it's SKILL, not luck, that enables them to do it. If you live in L.A., there's no need to know how to drive on ice – if you live in Scandanavia, you gotta know how!
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I am very familiar with Timo and FIA and SCCA rally. That is mostly snow with occasional ice patches. What we usually get is solid ice with no snow. I still say no one can drive in that. I have seen tanks just spinning their treads in the types of ice storms we get down here. All of you that say you can drive on ice, you are talking about, again, mostly snow with occassional ice patches or a layer of snow over the ice.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 11:36:35 AM EDT
Snowed in? Bread and milk? I'm starting to worry about you guys. Not one mention of beer!
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And I might add, although it IS possible to drive on ice, the real trick is learning to drive slowly enough to pull it off. Sometimes you have to drive at near walking speed to be able to make a turn or get stopped. Also, brakes are NOT your friend! Another thought - snow, unless plowed or treated very soon, packs down and very soon turns into a sheet of ice. In Pa., they very rarely use salt, so we get a LOT of icey conditions. The saying around here is: Pennsylvania's snow removal policy is: Spring!
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 12:25:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Post from gus -
I loved it there. Prolly move to Tx someday.
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Great! Just hop on the bus, gus! Eric The(ComeSeeOurWinterWonderland,InShortSleeves­)Hun[>]:)]
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Actually, my dad's side of the family is from Cotulla, Tx., which is south of San Antonio. I have cousins scattered around Tx., but my favorite place there so far is Austin. I can deal with the heat, as long as there's a swimming pool!
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 12:38:27 PM EDT
Don't forget to buy eggs and toilet paper!!
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 12:52:42 PM EDT
I got to go home at 1pm instead of 6 due to the snow. The 2nd shift guys get hotel rooms if they want 'em. I love Atlanta.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 1:48:42 PM EDT
That's not really snow, it's money falling from the sky. The more it snows here, the more snowplows we sell. We got a foot of snow 1 day, but not enough to bother shoveling the walk. There's more snow snow in the Gaylord area than here. Fred
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 2:18:06 PM EDT
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We used to absolutely love a good dump of 18-24 inches in a day. It kept most of the dumbass Texans from ruining the skiing. You've never seen so many cowboy hats, wranglers, gaiters, and either Dallas Cowboy jackets or oilskin slickers. My personal favorite is a complete blaze orange Carhartt coverall. To a person, these were the most rude, conceited, arrogant, ignorant people on the planet. And to top it all off, they absolutely cannot ski to save their life, but act asif they are in some sort of (special) Olympic downhill event. There was even a specific name for the skiing style "The Bubba Tuck". This consisted of wearing the above ensemble, bending over at the waist, pushing out your ass, putting your skis in a wedge position but without any edge pressure, placing the jabbers (ski poles) under each arm and out from the body at a 45 degree angle to wreak the most havok. Once in this position, one must squawk out the Texas State Anthem consisting of several falsetto yee-haws. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about....4 years as a Ski Patroller at Angel Fire, New Mexico, was run into 4 times by out of control skiers all Texans. Only one of them said sorry, the other three began to chew my ass.... and I was stopped for each incident, they ran into me and blamed it on me!! I took great pleasure in removing the lift tickets and escorting all of them off of our mountain. Special pleasure was taken if the lift ticket was a multi-day and this is on day one. OK.... sorry about the rant, but my wife went snowboarding with our son last Saturday and was run into... twice....by Texans.... w/o apologies, and we get to go to the Dr. for a possible torn patellar tendon. It brought back my disgust with the attitude of these people. I apologize to any Texans that ski and are courteous, for you (if you exist) are the exception to the rule.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 4:59:48 PM EDT
Damn, Wiggy, I hope you have a nomex ski suit
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