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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2014, 07:09:38 pm »

Tennessee? Pfft,  :shakehead:  amateurs.

Try living east of the Great Lakes like I did for a while. Or the Dakotas or Northern Michigan from what I heard.  :thumbsup:


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I'm here now! Wind chill was -20 to -30 or so for the last few days. Lake effect snow is an almost daily occurrence. Shovel, shovel, shovel! :rolleyes:

-11F out here where I now live seems a lot warmer than +15F where I used to live, especially when the wind is not howling. And few things suck more than cold rain, like when it's 33F and raining. I don't miss that.

I do miss real Italian food, however. Does every pizzeria out here buy their crust from Pizza Hut? And what's with the cheddar cheese on pizza?
CHEDDAR?!? On PIZZA?!? BLASPHEMY! :laugh: Fresh mozzarella in nice big, thick slices is the only way to go. :mellow: Even up here in the sticks!

Cheddar is fine on pizza, as long as it's the right kind of pizza.  If it's made with hamburger meat (yes, we do that sort of thing in the south), cheddar is fine.  There's a place in Tulsa called "Joe Momma's" that makes a cheeseburger pizza.  Hamburger meat, onions, pickles, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and instead of pizza sauce, they use mustard.  It sounds kind of disgusting, but it tastes amazing.  They also use cheddar cheese on The Oklahoman, along with pulled pork, hot links, onions, and BBQ sauce (instead of pizza sauce), and the T-Rex (pepperoni, sausage, andouille sausage, salami, bacon, ham, and their house red pizza sauce), both of which are, of course, amazing.
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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2014, 03:51:06 pm »

Oh yes we have a cheeseburger pizza at one of our joints too and it is awesome!  This one doesn't use mustard as the sauce though.  The same place also makes a kielbasa sausage pizza with sour kraut & honey mustard for sauce.  Sounds like it would not be good but wow...I was darn surprised the first time I had it.
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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2014, 04:06:29 pm »

It snows pizza there?  :rolleyes:  I don't look at a thread for a day or two, and you wander off into myths. LOL

What happened to the snow?
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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2014, 08:03:49 pm »

it gave them the munchies!!!    ^_^
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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2014, 01:35:37 pm »

Tennessee? Pfft,  :shakehead:  amateurs.

Well, I don't know about the "volunteer" state, but it appears that those in the Alanta region are.
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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2014, 09:20:12 am »

Chilly here - only hit 61 F today.  Edit:  According to local news it's 65 F now.  Still cold - I might have to throw on a 'coat' or 'gloves' - no idea what these things are ...



43o - I might have to put coverings on the cacti.  Tried to find a pic of a sombrero on a snowman in the midwest on my phone but couldn't find it.
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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2014, 11:00:29 am »

We are finally seeing some more actual snow - instead of the fine powder in a thin layer from the last few storms. Snowing all day today and most of tonight, if the forecast can be relied on. Supposed to be a high temp of 9 today, but it's already up to 15.  No wind with this storm, however, which makes it much nicer.
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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2014, 04:31:27 pm »

Still chilly here - but there is hope on the horizon - too cold to hop in the pool yet.  Oh yeah, you folks in the south - learn to freakin' drive in the snow!  (2" in Atlanta causes chaos?  Give me a break.):

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Our stretch of 80 degrees and above begins today with highs in Phoenix right around 80.

We're going to take it from just plain old "above normal" warmth to record-breaking warm February weather in Phoenix by this weekend.

Our ridge of high pressure will continue to strengthen and we will see several days of record heat in Phoenix Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

A few spots may hit the 90° mark on Saturday, which is when I think we'll see the peak of the heat.

Historically, the earliest we've ever hit 90° in Phoenix is Feb. 24. 
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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2014, 04:41:13 pm »

Still might get a bit more moisture, but the temps are downright nice for this time of year. :)

Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Thursday A slight chance of snow showers between 8am and 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night A 20 percent chance of snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 21. Northwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night A chance of rain and snow before 11pm, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Northwest wind 5 to 14 mph.
Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2014, 04:57:24 pm »

So what are you going to use to break the ice on your pool?
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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2014, 05:56:27 pm »

Oh yeah, you folks in the south - learn to freakin' drive in the snow!  (2" in Atlanta causes chaos?  Give me a break.):

As someone who was born and raised in Oklahoma (yes, we're part of the South), I concur whole-heartedly.  Snow is not hard to drive in (as long as your vehicle sits high enough that it doesn't just plow up an impassible dam of snow in front of itself).

I will defend Southerners a little bit, though.  First, we don't generally get a lot of winter weather, and what we do get is often 33+ degree rain, which is effing cold, but it's still just rain.  When we do get snow, it often starts as freezing rain (this means ice on the roads), followed by and/or mixed with sleet (just more ice), then, if we're lucky, we get just enough snow to hide the fact that we have an inch of ice covering everything.  As easy as it is to drive on snow, it flat out sucks to drive on ice (unless you're in an empty parking lot and like doing donuts and fishtails for fun).

Even if we get straight up snow in the Southern states, we usually also get sun exposure or temperatures just high enough to melt the snow down some during the day just in time for it to re-freeze at night.  The melt/re-freeze cycle results in, you guessed it, more ice on the roads.  We get enough snow and ice around here that ODOT keeps some salt/sand trucks with plows on hand, which is great as long as we don't get such a big event that the people who drive those trucks don't have a way to get to work.  A lot of the cities, and probably more than a few of our 77 counties, also keep salt/sand trucks with plows on hand.  Problem is, the government only worries about clearing highways and main streets.  The residential areas are generally left untouched, and it's not uncommon to see the neighborhood streets covered in a thick layer of ice that is slicker than oiled glass. 

But then there are places like Austin, TX where they don't get any snow or ice pretty much ever, so they don't keep equipment on hand to deal with it.  Then, all of a sudden, thanks to global warming (:P), they're starting to get snow and ice for the first time since the Ice Age and all any of them know is that people moved to Texas to get away from that crap.
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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2014, 05:30:17 am »

all any of them know is that people moved to Texas to get away from that crap.

Indeed. LOL  I don't drive on the ice if I can help it, even with good snow tires. Had a few scary times with that when I came here, so generally stay home. But I had to go out the other day and discovered the road was icy, but decided to go on since it was only a few miles to town. No problems, and I was proud of myself. Was talking with a lady in the grocery store about the icy road, and mentioned that I'd come from So. California. She looked at me in astonishment and said, "Why ever would you leave there and come here?"

There were not enough hours of daylight left to tell her. :)
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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2014, 08:23:10 am »

Well in the north east we are getting dumped on with the newest storm.  Looking out the back window there is about 8" on the wife's car and the worst is yet to come.  The newest reports say it will snow until about 11Pm or after.

One of the neighbor guys goes out every few hours and runs his snow blower.  Only to have the plow truck come by and bury all his work.  It is amusing as hell because it seems like the plow drivers sit up the road and drink coffee until he finishes and then come down the street, plowing his work under.  Every time it snows he does it.  Most of us just wait until its over and clean up once.

Ironically, a few years ago I worked with this guy and his rep was that of a guy that worked harder than anyone else...at avoiding work...lol.
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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2014, 09:35:21 am »

Snow's just starting to come down here on the NY/MA border. They're predicting 9 to 14 inches of snow in the next 24 hours. Noticeable, but not enough to stop things for long around here.
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Re: 1st Snowstorm of 2014 (well the first one for my area)
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2014, 09:49:21 am »

Ya the snow emergency routes are open so if you had to go out during the storm it would be possible...but unless your on your way to the emergency room you really don't have any reason to be out. Imho of course. 

Tomorrow it will be back to business.
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