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Old 12-21-2008, 07:33 AM   #1
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No snow for the last two days, then a storm comes in. Started snowing a few hours ago and we have several more inches on top of the foot we already got. I just watched the news and there are 70 MPH winds ALL AROUND US!

But, I walked the dog and there's just enough of a breeze to blow the snow in your face here, but that's it. We're like... an island in the middle of it all. 70 freaking miles per hour! They're reporting blizzard conditions both to the West and to the East of us!

It's 20 degrees and falling and we only have electric heat. I hope we don't lose power. I really, really hate not having an alternative heat source. I grew up with a wood stove and I want one.

Enough already!
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:38 AM   #2
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Weve been getting dumped on here in Tacoma. The wife and I are fine with it being the Upper Peninsula. However, the douches around here are freaking out and every where I look there is a wreck. I suppose if they plowed and didnt let the snow compact and turn into ice at night that would help.

Anyhow, we have a nice size pile of firewood to get us through any power outage we might encounter. That and lots of booze. We are headed to the Seahawks game tomorrow to root for Favre... should be interesting watching how people try to deal with the weather. I am sure a number of people will lack the forsight to bundle up and come in jeans, a hoodie, and tennies.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:01 AM   #3
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Sound like crazy weather there. When I lived in Seattle, we never got snow before January. And then it would only snow about an inch on one day and that would be it for the year.

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Old 12-21-2008, 08:03 AM   #4
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Oh ya, well it was 80F last Sunday, fell to 35F in 90 minutes, Monday and Tuesday it iced (it doesn't snow here) with a high in the upper 20s. Warmed up during the week, to 75F earlier today, and right now it is 29F. I have worn flip-flops and a thick winter coat this week.

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Old 12-21-2008, 09:49 AM   #5
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We've had snow all goddamn day today, and now it's freezing rain. The windshield of the van has a beautiful crust of ice all over it. Much fun with the 8" of snow to boot.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:30 PM   #6
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Feels like we live in Michigan here in Maryland. This weather is f'n nuts.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:47 PM   #7
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I love how they've (media) been calling this "Artic Blast" and freaking out.

Mind you, I'm just far enough south that we've just caught the edge of the storm.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:02 PM   #8
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It's called Global warming, Better buy more carbon credits, there are pundits out there that need to make millions before their theory turns out to be a natural cycle.

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Old 12-21-2008, 03:03 PM   #9
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Al Gore and his weather machine is to blame.

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Old 12-21-2008, 03:10 PM   #10
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It's called Global warming, Better buy more carbon credits, there are pundits out there that need to make millions before their theory turns out to be a natural cycle.
Second abnormally cold winter (and summer) in the midwest in a row now. A whopping 7 degrees right now. I can't remember the last time it was this cold in December.

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