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Let it snow, let it snow...not!

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Civic, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Civic

    Civic New Member

    As I type this, we're in the midst of a yet another snowstorm that promises to be "the big one". The weathermen predict that we will receive from 8 to 15 inches of snow. We still have snow on the ground from the last snow fall. I can't be the only FSU poster who is sick and tired of the white stuff? Moving to a snow-free climate is starting to look more appealing.
  2. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

    I got a snow day. The roads are a mess, the wind chill makes the Arctic look warm.

    Is it spring yet?
  3. FigureSpins

    FigureSpins Well-Known Member

    I just wish it had held off a few days. My flights were cancelled today, so I'm looking at a long bus trip tomorrow to get where I gotta go.

    I wish it snowed nicely here. If the snow is nice for snowmen and sledding, it melts within a few hours. Most of the snowstorms here result in black ice and crappy roads because it's too warm.

    Edited to add:

    Stormy: you might want to put up a message on synchroboards. I tried to register and post, but was blocked by the spam-fighting measures.
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  4. jeffisjeff

    jeffisjeff Well-Known Member

    8-15 inches is nothing! We've got 8 inches so far today and that is just the appetizer. Tomorrow is supposed to be the main event. :yikes:
  5. Prancer

    Prancer Strong and stable Staff Member

    We don't have any snow.

    We have ice--a nice thick glaze of it on everything. And it's so cold that the salt and ice melt aren't working.

    Wanna trade?
  6. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    I'm in Baton Rouge and we are right on the line of snow, no snow, ice, no ice for Thursday night into Friday. I don't want to miss out on all the fun, let's cancel classes on Friday out of precaution, I say!
  7. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

    Prancer, we had that ice yesterday. I sprayed ice melt on my windshield, and the ice sat there and mocked me. :drama:
  8. Prancer

    Prancer Strong and stable Staff Member

    Then I can blame you for sending it here! :lynch:

    We're supposed to get another half inch of ice this evening, the regular rain, then freezing rain again, then snow.

    Wheeee. Our snow won't be measured in feet, but I think I'd still prefer that over this ice.
  9. Stefanie

    Stefanie Well-Known Member

    I had to carry a 50-lb. bag of salt from my car to the house yesterday--all by myself. :drama: I was like Hansel and Gretl this morning as I sprinkled my salt during my walk to the car. :lol: I'll be adding a lot more once I get home from work.
  10. Cupid

    Cupid Well-Known Member

    We were informed at work today that we are not given "snow days" and that the office will be open for business tomorrow. If you don't come in, it counts against your PTO days.

    I thought that's how it always went - so now I'm thinking last year when people didn't come in, they got paid as if they did? :rolleyes:
  11. skatemommy

    skatemommy Well-Known Member

    A couple of years ago, the main highway was shut down. You would be arrested for trying to get to work!
  12. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Hit ball, find ball, hit it again.

    I went in today. It was barely snowing when I left the house at 6:45 and I got to work in 11 minutes. Left at 11:45 and it took an 1:15 to get home. Not pleasant. I think we've had about 4 feet of snow since Christmas and I'm really worried that a sudden warmup will cause roof leaks and seepage in the basement.

    Our office does have snow days for the hourly staff, but those of us with laptops and BlackBerrys are expected to work from home. I'm expecting a snow day tomorrow.
  13. FiveRinger

    FiveRinger Well-Known Member

    Well, I understand that for a few flurries. I live smack dab in the middle of the country. The governor declared a state of emergency on Sunday, a full 24 hours before the bad weather even started. The kids were sent home early yesterday and the city (I live in a major city) has been shut down essentially for 24 hrs. We've been getting ice and sleet now and have been since yesterday. There's thunder-snow headed this way and now they're predicting a major blizzard between now and tomorrow. We're supposed to get up to 12" on top of the ice that we've been getting over yesterday and today. And they say that we will have wind gusts up to 35 mph with temps below zero tonight into tomorrow. They just announced on the news that dept of transportation has closed the interstate because of white-out conditions. Who in their right mind is going to be out in that crap?

    We got a foot of snow a couple of weeks ago and my job was counting occurrences then. Today they made employees come into work, but closed at 11am. But they counted occurrences for those who didn't come in at all. I haven't decided if I was lucky or smart, but I had vacation time scheduled during both storms. I just think that it's disgraceful that people are expected to attempt to get to work in this crap unless you work in a hospital or some sort of public safety type position (which I do not).

    And spring is at least 6 weeks away. There's no way in hell that a groundhog is going to see his shadow in this sh*t.
  14. ryanbfan

    ryanbfan Active Member

    My boyfriend is going to school in Tulsa and they have a blizzard warning until Midnight. Class was canceled for today for him yesterday, and they canceled class for tomorrow. They already have 13.2 inches (by Tulsa International Airport) and are expecting 22 inches total. The snow drifts there are 3 - 6 feet.

    Here, I live very North Texas and we were supposed to get quite a bit of snow (about 6 - 10 inches here, 1 - 4 in Dallas). However, that plan failed and instead we have about 4 inches of pure, thick ice. The roads are incredibly bad and on one of the highways there were 15 big rigs in the north and south bound lanes that were Jack Knifed. There have been a lot of accidents on the road here, and Love Field airport is shut down. I'm sure DFW International Airport is next considering the temperature is continuing to drop here and things are only going to get worse. I'm shocked they're still forcing Super Bowl media day in Dallas considering how bad the conditions are and how poor some say we have handled the road situation.
  15. Karina1974

    Karina1974 Well-Known Member

    It's been snowing all day here (Albany, NY). We're supposed to get 4-6" today, and then another 1' tomorrow. I think there's more than 6" out there. I went out during my lunch hour to clean off my car and it was over my ankles. Somehow I doubt my day job will be closing at 4:00, but I can guarantee it will tomorrow. We've had 3 storms since Christmas, and we've closed early during 2 of them (I didn't even make it in for the first one!). When we close early, everyone in the office who's still there and scheduled to work until 5:00 gets paid their full hours, which is nice.
  16. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

    30cm of snow coming my way... thankfully I don't have to work for the next 2 days so I don't care. It is just what to do with the kiddie's who get to stay home for a snow day from school... and what to do with darling husband who will probably work from home too!
  17. Spareoom

    Spareoom Well-Known Member

    I'm in the Chicago area, and we're in the process of getting hammered. :p I had to laugh when I was listening to the radio driving home from work this morning. The newscaster was giving a brief weather update, and he started out with, "We're expecting one to two inc..." and then he choked and stammered around for a few seconds. "Uh, make that one to two FEET". I admit it, I giggled.

    At least I'm safe at home and can ride the storm out. I'm supposed to open at work tomorrow but something tells me I may not make it until a few hours later. ;)) Ah well!
  18. Bostonfan

    Bostonfan Well-Known Member

    I too prefer snow over ice. I live west of Boston, and so it's pretty much been all snow these last several storms. We just got a lull here, so I quickly went out and shoveled the walkway and around my car. I live in a duplex, and my neighbor has a snow blower, so he does the major snow removal. What really sucks is the lack of any winter thaw. We usually gets a few days in the low 40s to help melt the snow a bit between storms. I've been remiss in shoveling off my raised deck, and now it's past the point at which I can even attempt it. I just hope it holds up and doesn't collapse!

    I'm fortunate that I'm allowed to work from home during inclement weather, so I can stay home tomorrow. However the bad news is that I'm PMSing and craving chocolate, AND THERE IS NONE IN THE HOUSE! I can't justify risking a trip to the market just for my chocolate craving, so I'll just have to deal with it. But its' hard!! :(

    Breaking news! Phil the Groundhog has been getting death threats and was last seen boarding a cruise ship to St. Thomas!
  19. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

    I bought a box of brownie mix over the weekend just in case I got locked indoors for a few days. :shuffle:
  20. Squibble

    Squibble New Member

    Just another beautiful day in California! :summer:
  21. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    We're still a-waitin' for the Big'Un....
  22. ryanbfan

    ryanbfan Active Member

    Tulsa is now up to 19 inches with white out conditions.

    The sentence and the emoticon you used are so perfect. LOL. I love that emoticon. :summer: :summer: :summer:
  23. skamper23

    skamper23 New Member

    We must have the same weather man :lol: That's exactly what's I heard! Schools let out early today and are already closing for tomorrow. I can only hope my work also closes!! We are getting buried this year. The bushes that line my backyard are bent over and crushed by the heavy snow...I can only hope they will bounce back in the spring. Let's hope the power stays on!! I'm opening the :nopryde: wine now ....keeps me warm.
  24. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    Are you in Tulsa? I lived there for quite some time. My friends are totally homebound. I heard the roof of the Hard Rock Casino collapsed due to the weight of the snow. The city is so not ready to deal with that, in my experience :yikes:

    I'm in New York City and all we've had was a bit of rain/freezing rain.
  25. ryanbfan

    ryanbfan Active Member

    No my boyfriend lives there :). And no, they really aren't, the entire city is like shut down.

    And yes, the roof of the casino collapsed, half of it at least.

    Thing is I'm flying to Tulsa next week, almost picked this weekend, glad I didn't.
  26. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    They aren't at all, they have barely any snow plows and don't clean it well. People also don't know how to drive in snow/ice (and I include myself in that group...)
  27. reckless

    reckless Well-Known Member

    I feel really :EVILLE: about having the same thoughts. But I think I'll put the top down on my car for the drive home from work and that feeling will pass.
  28. ryanbfan

    ryanbfan Active Member

    Same here in Dallas. While we don't have the blizzard Tulsa is getting, we have thick layers of ice on our roads. We don't know how to take care of icy/snowy roads either therefore there are a lot of accidents.
  29. flyingsit

    flyingsit Well-Known Member

    In Northern Virginia we're only supposed to get a whole bunch of rain tomorrow.
  30. ryanbfan

    ryanbfan Active Member

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