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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:44 pm    Post subject: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

According to the news media, we are facing the end of the world. Not so fast, folks. For twenty years I was the Emergency Management Director of my township and learned never to rely on the news media for accurate weather reports. Instead, go to the National Weather Service because they are not allowed to hype their weather forecasts. The National Weather Service usually forecasts lower snow depths. When the media hype reports fails to materialize, the media say that snow depths were less than forecast, but it is their exaggerated forecasts that are cited. The East Coast is in for some snow, it has happened before and I am confident we will survive. All the best...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

With the heat we are experiencing down here in the last few days, I would be glad to see some snow.
You keep safe Gil and stay warm.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

That storm looks huge!

We have a name around here for a storm like that, we call it Tuesday. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:17 am    Post subject: Re: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

Yea, when a Columbus, OH forcaster has to blab on ad nauseum about how bad things are down south and in New York, you know they don't have much real news to talk about.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:00 am    Post subject: Re: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

Without the hype, how could they promote "Global Warming", oops "Climate Change", oops we are back to "Global Warming".

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:05 am    Post subject: Re: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

You would think the only weather that occurs in the good ole USA is on the East Coast!! It originates on the west coast, Alaska and Canada for cryin out loud. Oh well it's normal stuff for us..


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:13 am    Post subject: Re: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

slimjim wrote:
Without the hype, how could they promote "Global Warming", oops "Climate Change", oops we are back to "Global Warming".

No I think they are stuck on climate change as the buzz word. You see they lost some credibility with first global cooling and when that didn't happen as per the mantra it went to global warming and when that didn't go exactly as planned it morphed into climate change. Now with climate change doesn't matter what happens they have it covered - up or down it changed and we were right!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

Glow ball warming.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

Well, so far we are about 10.5" short of the predicted 12" we were supposed to get. I understand that the roads are fairly bad though, temps in the mid-20s (F) with some sleet. Yesterday was sunny with a high in the low 40s so I figure the roads melted the initial snow/sleet and then froze over night.

For the second time in 30 years my workplace was closed for "weather" but I think we didn't have a lot of work to run this week so it worked out for them to shut down and save some money.

I think I'll go load up some .223 using the 65 grain Sierra and Dallan's load of 25 grains of Varget...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

Wimps... we've been getting this about every week since Christmas:



Went fishing Sunday, had to snowmobile in to the spot... was pretty cool, watched a father / son fill cow elk tags, saw some moose... lots of other wildlife. Then fishing was decent. Overall a nice beautiful day at 7,700ft elevation.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

Where's the fish??

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

"Fishing" stories Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

Bushmaster wrote:
Where's the fish??

The "Troutsicles?". Kept 4, I think I got a picture somewhere. 2 big "cutthroats", 1 big rainbow, and one huge Mt Whitefish (incredibly tasty fish).


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:17 am    Post subject: Re: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:
With the heat we are experiencing down here in the last few days, I would be glad to see some snow.
You keep safe Gil and stay warm.

We took three of our grandkids to Movie World on the Gold Coast today...32 C all day with the humidity feeling like it was about 250%...I was sweatin' like a ni99er on a rape charge in Alabammie. Got home about 8pm and the first thing I did was strip off and jump into a cold shower...it was heaven. So yeah, some snow would be outstanding right now.

I had a look at the brewing storm last night online...it's looking a tad nasty for sure. You Nuts be safe and don't go out unless ya havta. I see where they are saying it will be one of the three worst storms in Washington's history. They are also allowing kids to sled on Capitol Hill now as well.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:16 am    Post subject: Re: Approaching Snowstorm Reply with quote

DallanC wrote:
That storm looks huge!

We have a name around here for a storm like that, we call it Tuesday. Very Happy

-DallanC

Us too, but we call it the weekend! Mad

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