Snow Train? Cold Train?

By: juslivn , 9:29 PM GMT on January 16, 2014

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Bringing in the second half of January, models have been indicting some further dips into very cold temps for the next few weeks. If you had any issues with the deep freeze last time, you may want to button up repairs or seek advice from an expert. Many contractors were out there assisting homeowners in the last snap (HVAC, plumbers, well services, insulation companies, window companies and gen. contractors)and they have the knowledge to protect your asset and your safety (make sure they are licensed and reputable) Wrap problem pipes, clean furnace, get weather stripping and trickle the water if you have an outside wall with pipes which froze last time. Contact your landlord if you had issues with a vacant unit in your building last time, too. In other words, prepare ahead this time.
Don't forget to prepare your car kits and household supplies in case there is a power outage, as well.
We had terrible deaths in Chicagoland from those who wandered out into the cold unprepared (friends don't let friends wander into cold) Also, there were some tragic fires from space heaters and carbon monoxide poisoning, many of which took the lives of children. If you know someone at risk, or someone who tried to tough it out the last time, please help them this time and avoid another tragedy.

We may also be going into a very snowy pattern. So, get those new batteries and tires ready! It's gonna be a long way to Spring and looks like we're in for a lot more of old man winter!

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143. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:11 AM GMT on February 07, 2014
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142. sandiquiz
9:55 AM GMT on February 06, 2014
Morning Jus - how you holding out? You certainly have had it cold and icy for weeks, it seems!

I don't think we have had any ice in February...only rain! The neighbours lawn, which I can see form my bedroom, being lower than my garden, is a lake again! I don't think it has dried out since before Christmas!
I am lucky in that my garden slopes slightly, so all the rain runs down into theirs! Sorry!! lol

Take care, and keep warm!
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141. juslivn
6:26 AM GMT on February 06, 2014
Jinx!
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140. juslivn
6:24 AM GMT on February 06, 2014
Well, I'll just say this. I looked at the models and I've been to the disco...and, and...I don't see much of consequence except enduring some chilleh weathah...soooo

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139. juslivn
4:44 AM GMT on February 06, 2014
Hello,

OZ, oooh hope your dau gets the place she wants. They are certainly more active than down here, but I guess buyers are out in any weather in Minnesota, lol. Hope she gets all she wants, what a great time to buy!
We are cold but surviving.

Wab, you did get more than we did up here (so I thought). Your Shepherd must be having a blast!

Skye - Nice Love to see that. Did you see Sow True was hiring? May look into that.

NEw, if the robins and birds are correct, this should be over in less than 2 weeks. Hmmmm. Not saying they know more than the damn rodent, lol ;) Cept they do fly, so I'll give them that!


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138. Skyepony (Mod)
1:47 AM GMT on February 06, 2014
Hope it warms up some. Says you are at 14F!

I have some of your runaways.. Your marigolds came up again this fall. I rearranged a few, but left most where they volunteered. See if you can spot a few hiding from your winter in my garden.. Really should put thanks out there again to Aqua for sending me the greaty-greatgrandparent seeds from you that got this strain started. The leaves have narrowed some, but they still have more smell than any marigold I've ever seen.

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137. whitewabit (Mod)
10:37 PM GMT on February 05, 2014
Just .. we picked up around 8 inches down here .. snow up to the top of my rubber boots which are 18 inches tall .. drifts in back yard 4 to 5 foot tall .. and we really haven't had much wind yet ..

wind to pick up tonight and will cause major road problems since this snow is very light and fluffy .. won't take much for it to blow ..
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136. ozgalah
10:01 PM GMT on February 05, 2014
Love the picture of the hawk! Daughter put offer in on a house yesterday, hope it is accepted, it is still in the area she lives now and that suits them so I hope it goes well for them. She sent me pictures and I asked about the garden and she sent me pictures of the snow covered garden, so who knows what's underneath!
Enjoy the snow!
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135. NEwxguy
9:25 PM GMT on February 05, 2014
I guess the question is,was groundhog right and we have six more weeks of this stuff?I've got about a foot on the ground and we still have light snow falling
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134. juslivn
8:45 PM GMT on February 05, 2014
Hello, hope all are digging out. We had about 3 1/2 inches here by Fox Lake, Johnsburg, Spring Grove. Not bad.
Now the cold sets in with temps down to -10 again. Ouch!
Working hard, but we really need a break with this weather for this market to pick up the way it should.

On another topic-- here is a track map of last year's tornadoes I saw SPC post today. Interesting. Link is below map.

Have a great day!




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133. juslivn
4:29 AM GMT on February 05, 2014
Maybe it is snow pack? Hmmmm Hoping commuters won't have huge headaches tomorrow here. Snow became flakes instead of pellets a while ago, but we're not due for much.

Stay safe East Coast and anyone else dealing with terrible conditions from today S.W. of here :(


Didn't think these pics were wuphoto worthy so posting here:

Red Tail Hawk in my back woods today. He/she was massive! Very cool.

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132. whitewabit (Mod)
3:40 AM GMT on February 05, 2014
Quoting 131. juslivn:
Huh? This is 72 hours? Splain please Wab?

Oy...I suppose I outta read the disco tonight. I did read it every day though. I didn't see this coming???


suppose to be tonight's storm and Fridays I'm thinking .. not sure if I agree with those amounts .. but possible .. they are saying 6 to 9 for me tonight .. that graphic showing me in the 9 to 12 inch range total ..
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131. juslivn
3:21 AM GMT on February 05, 2014
Huh? This is 72 hours? Splain please Wab?

Oy...I suppose I outta read the disco tonight. I did read it every day though. I didn't see this coming???
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130. whitewabit (Mod)
2:31 AM GMT on February 05, 2014
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129. juslivn
12:09 AM GMT on February 05, 2014
6:05 pm - A little ice pellet thang going on up here. Not really snow, but very fine, dry, lil ice pellets. It is really cold and may be slick even without the snow on the roads.
They cancelled our alert for my County, but we're surrounded by mahem! - blah.


Hi Sandi, wow. Thanks for dropping off the information. I watch PBS here a lot and thought I heard it on BBC news? But, wasn't really paying attention. Have been back to work with a vengence (wedding coming, you know!) so I'm shaking rattling and rolling to get something going... lol!

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128. sandiquiz
10:02 AM GMT on February 04, 2014
Hi Jus,
That map in your header is almost "white" everywhere!! Snow, snow and more snow!
I do hope the robins and blackbirds are a sign of winter loosing its grip! Hang in there!!

I was reading on another blog that parts of Eastern Europe have had severe snow/ice storms this last few days... it seems that the 'east' of every continent is getting the winter weather!


"Blizzards in Slovenia have left one in four homes without power, with heavy snow and ice bringing down electricity lines and trees.

Southern areas have been hardest hit and the government has spoken of a large-scale natural disaster.

Some 250,000 people have been affected by the extreme weather which began on Friday.

The severe conditions have also hit Croatia and Serbia, where hundreds of people have been rescued from the snow."
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127. juslivn
5:32 AM GMT on February 04, 2014
Happy New Year.

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126. juslivn
10:06 PM GMT on February 03, 2014
Hi Oz - Happy to hear it is cooler! Good luck with training. If my son doesn't get back into work with Boomer, I'm going to have to pitch a fit...Son needs more work on handling than the dog does, lol...

Suppose I should post the statement put out a short time ago:

Statement as of 3:33 PM CST on February 03, 2014

... Accumulating snow developing Tuesday afternoon and persisting
through daybreak Wednesday...


Snow is expected to develop from south to north across northern
Illinois on Tuesday afternoon associated with a storm system
forecast to move up the Ohio River valley. Snow will increase in
intensity Tuesday
evening and last until daybreak Wednesday...
tapering off quickly from the west Wednesday morning.

Snow accumulation of several inches is likely... with amounts
expected to range from 2 to 4 inches near the Wisconsin state line

to 3 to 5 inches south of the Interstate 88 corridor. Heavier
amounts of six inches or more are likely generally south of the
Illinois and Kankakee River valleys... where a Winter Storm Watch
remains in effect.


Roads will likely become snow covered and slippery by Tuesday
night... with travel likely to be impacted into Wednesday morning.

In addition... gusty north to northeast winds Tuesday night and
early Wednesday will likely produce blowing and drifting of snow
especially in open areas.

Anyone with travel plans across the region Tuesday afternoon into
Wednesday morning... including through Chicago o'hare or Chicago
midway airports... should stay tuned to the latest forecast

information... as travel will be impacted by this snow. This may
impact the Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commutes.


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125. ozgalah
10:01 PM GMT on February 03, 2014
Hi Jus, hope you get your workout room sorted soon! My fitness centre has changed its hours which means I have to change my routine, yesterday was the first time and I got totally disorganised for the rest of the afternoon!!!! We have a couple of cooler day before the heat is due back again this weekend so trying to catch up on all the jobs I put off because it was toooo hot. Have Jorja in the house as I think she is coming into season so doing some training work with her.....not sure who is training who though.
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124. juslivn
9:48 PM GMT on February 03, 2014
Snow still seems to be on the southern track for tomorrow though the NAM won't give up on it coming north (that's okay, it's the NAM)

Ylee, yuppers. We had a nice Superbowl gathering at a restaurant/bar with great tv's and raffles and stuff. It was fun. They actually put the Puppy Bowl on which was rather more exciting than the game, lol! Hope you had a great day, too!

Sandi, those chocolate rabbits look very good right about now. I am still at my office and getting quite hungry. Home awaits with a crock pot with stew (hubby has a late night and will be very cold by the time he gets home, too...mmmmm warm food)
Still quite cold here and more snow on the way. However, a flock of robbins came to visit the yard yesterday and later, a flock of blackbirds, too. A very good sign!

Pros, this will be the first year I did not add to my bulbs out in the front :( Usually I am soooo excited for Spring and what new bulbs will come up. I just didn't have time this past Fall.
Your statue is adorable with the snow and I think I saw you had more ice on the way? I hope not! Thank you for your lovely poem and wishes.

Bug! Hello and thank you for the White Rabbits which are also making me hungry still, lol!
Back to a previous comment -- My work out room has a TV however I need my son or hubby to figure out the box. I am glad you are having a better time with the implants and I do hope you will be able to ride a bike around your block again. We live on a cul-de-sac, too! My bike was stolen many years ago and I was looking at pawn shops, second hand stores for another. I don't need anything fancy :) should be able to find something this Spring.
Did all your ice/snow melt off? I'll come by later tonight.

NEw, I know you stopped in so hello!!! Hope you have a great week.

Wab - you are gonna get it again! Man, this would have been the year to open a snow mobile shop eh?

Speaking of snowmobiles -- Driving past the high school today, I spotted something you don't see every year -- Some student drove their snowmobile to school this morning! Kewl!!!

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123. Ylee
11:11 PM GMT on February 02, 2014
Yep, it's still winter, still snowing here! darn rodent... :' )

Superbowl party tonight?
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122. juslivn
11:31 PM GMT on February 01, 2014
Hi! Sandi!!! Bug!!! Pros!!! GG!!! Thanks all for the white wabbits!!! Happy February!

Wab, we only got about 4 inches and they cancelled the winter weather warning for McHenry County early. But, just south of here got much more.
You got a lot more than we did for sure! Hope it was not a bad snow for you though. Thank goodness the winds weren't bad at all.

On my way out for a girls night out with my partner in crime and favorite party gal BFF!!! Hubby is the cheuffer lol so we can't get into too much trouble! Then superbowl party tomorrow. February is looking pretty much a lot better then all of January already!! Ha ha.
Wonder what that rodent will say!!! Back when I can to post proper ;) thanks for the love! Oh, weather??? It's still winter!
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121. sandiquiz
10:01 PM GMT on February 01, 2014
Oh, Bug, those are great white chocolate rabbits!! Lol
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120. whitewabit (Mod)
6:19 PM GMT on February 01, 2014
3X WhiteWabits from whitewabit ..

appears we got between 6 and 8 inches of snow the freezing rain mainly stayed south of me .. got maybe an hours or two's worth of it .. but very light ..

how did you fare ?? looked like you were getting much more then us ..
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119. palmettobug53
4:47 PM GMT on February 01, 2014
White rabbits X3, Jus.

There should be some white chocolate rabbits around here somewhere.

Lemme see.... (muttering) Um huh.... Nope... Nope... Oh, here they are! Three White Chocolate Rabbits
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118. GardenGrrl
3:49 PM GMT on February 01, 2014
White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits!

Oh yay, we both have winter storm warnings. Had no idea the white rabbits would be snow covered.
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117. Proserpina
2:55 PM GMT on February 01, 2014
WISHING YOU A HAPPY AND HEALTHY FEBRUARY

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"Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius."
- Pietro Aretino
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116. sandiquiz
2:31 PM GMT on February 01, 2014


As Valentine's day falls this month I thought we would have some "chocolate" rabbits....you can imagine they are "white"!!

White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits and a VERY happy, and WARMER month, to you:)
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115. juslivn
9:02 AM GMT on February 01, 2014
Very White Rabbits from Chicagoland. :/

Soft,light, wet snow, steadily coming down here in NE/Mchenry county. Up to 10" well somewhere... But we'll see. It's a quiet snow now. Lovely

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114. palmettobug53
6:59 PM GMT on January 31, 2014
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

No, wait.... It's ice dropping from the bridge cables.

Saw some freaky video clips on the noon news. Combine a really good temperature rise with a full sun and there you go. There were some HUGE chunks coming down. They had to close the Ravenel Bridge again.
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113. juslivn
5:09 PM GMT on January 31, 2014
Hi still on my phone so no proper post yet. But things cleaned up pretty nicely last night.
They have upgraded us to a winter storm warning for this next one tomorrow.For us, probably start about midnight (north). It appears to have zoned in on the more southerly track (euro) models were showing earlier in the week, so maybe that model is dealing a bit better with our new patterns?
Very concerned about the ice still got central il/ in with Saturdays storm.

Tuesday/Wednesday storm making news, too. Saturday is not a problem--llet it snow...a work day/school day a different story!!!

Be back probably tomorrow during the snow:)
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112. sandiquiz
5:21 AM GMT on January 31, 2014
hi Jus,
I have been by several times to read your posts on the weather and the forecasts, but not left a comment....there are only so many times you can say, "take care and keep warm!"

Praying February begins to warm up for you. Hope the weekend is happy, even if cold!
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111. whitewabit (Mod)
11:05 PM GMT on January 30, 2014
Quoting 108. juslivn:
Hi NEw, our newspaper NW Herald has headlined10" now for the storm Saturday. Not sure about that I don't think there is enough precip in that one??? Will have to follow up later. Still running around. Blizzard conditions in McHenry county with new snow coming down at a good clip. Winds to 35/40.
Big accident on Rt 14 Woodstock, 6 car pile up in whiteout.

Winter storm watch issued. I'll post it later.


forecast for us of freezing rain with up to .25 inches accumulation Saturday before turning to snow with 1-3 inches expected .. sure would rather see all snow !!

front whizzed through only giving us .1 inches if that this afternoon .. looks like is over tonight ..
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110. ozgalah
10:09 PM GMT on January 30, 2014
Take care with all your bad weather! We have 40 degrees today and 43 for the weekend, not looking forward to it. Also have two red headed grandchildren to look after who burn sooo quickly ( just like grandpa) so will be confined to the house! Dogs think its great they get to be inside.....four dogs, two grandchildren all inside........HELP!!!!!!
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109. palmettobug53
10:07 PM GMT on January 30, 2014
Watcha need down there is a staionary bike with a TV/DVD player to watch. That might be easier on your plantar fascitis and it'll keep your feet off that cold floor.

I wonder if there's a way to rig a laptop on a stationary bike? lol

I've often wished I had a place to put one of those. With my hearing as bad as it's been, riding a bike around the neighborhood was a bit risky if I couldn't hear cars.

I'm hoping that these implants will allow me to do that. I can hear cars now but I don't know if I will be able to hear them coming up behind me or not.

Besides, someone stole my bike and I can't experiment on my dead end street. I'll say one thing - bikes have gotten EXPENSIVE. I just want a plain old street bike. I think, when I'm ready, I'll start checking out the pawn shops. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, no 10 speeds. A nice bike with a big, comfy seat and regular handlebars.
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108. juslivn
8:37 PM GMT on January 30, 2014
Hi NEw, our newspaper NW Herald has headlined10" now for the storm Saturday. Not sure about that I don't think there is enough precip in that one??? Will have to follow up later. Still running around. Blizzard conditions in McHenry county with new snow coming down at a good clip. Winds to 35/40.
Big accident on Rt 14 Woodstock, 6 car pile up in whiteout.

Winter storm watch issued. I'll post it later.
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107. NEwxguy
7:10 PM GMT on January 30, 2014
Jus,it looks like we are entering a very stormy pattern,and some of these storms look very strong.So January was the arctic month,and February could turn into the snow month.
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106. juslivn
6:40 PM GMT on January 30, 2014
Out and about in McHenry county. We finally catch a break w temps but the winds are gusting so bad things are hazardous again. East west roads are drifting bad in open spots. Gusts to 35mph? Maybe new snow too but can't tell with the wind.
Not looking forward to Friday Saturday storm with 6" bring tossed around and ice mix in the line south of I 80 possible, too.

Tues weds storm looks even bigger. Back after work...bye for now and prayers up for victims of the southern ice storm.
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105. juslivn
5:44 AM GMT on January 30, 2014
{Added later: At bottom of this post, too for Fri/Sat storm.
12:30 am here, winds here certainly reflect the warnings for Kenosha and Southern WE Counties, etc...}

Well, dang. No such luck for waiting to look at weather. I wondered what the lil mint green was for Kenosha and Wisconsin (just over my head about 11 miles away nort)

Suppose I should post this since it will probably affect me, too:

Statement as of 9:26 PM CST on January 29, 2014

... More snow and blowing snow on the way Thursday...


Low pressure will race across South Dakota overnight and along the
Iowa/Minnesota border Thursday morning before crossing central
Wisconsin Thursday afternoon. This will bring gusty south to
southwest winds up to 35 mph to southern Wisconsin. So blowing and
drifting snow is expected to cause issues on mainly west-east
roads.

There will also be a few hours of snow from late morning until the
middle afternoon hours. Only 1 to 3 inches of snow is
forecast... but the strong gusty winds will create difficult travel
conditions during the lunch rush. It appears snow accumulations of
around an inch could occur right around midday in just an hours
time.

If you will be traveling around midday Thursday... expect poor
visibility... slippery roads... and slower than normal travel on
area roads.


Craven

Discussion Chicago/Romeoville NWS:
It appears that a more substantial system will affect the area late
Friday night and Saturday. This system is certainly capable of
producing several inches of snow across portions of the area on
Saturday. Depending on how it tracks...it could lift the baroclinic
zone farther north across northern Illinois...setting the stage for
periods of accumulating snow across much of my area. However...given
this is still a couple days away...the mesoscale aspects of this
system are still somewhat uncertain. But given the decent potential
for this system to have good moisture transported northward across
the area...as well as the likely presence of some steep middle-level
lapse rates within the vicinity of the frontogenetic band. There could
be some decent snow accumulations across portions of the area. There
is even a potential for mixed precipitation with this system...especially
across my southeastern counties as a warmer...more moist air mass
gets advected northward ahead of the surface inverted trough.
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104. juslivn
5:40 AM GMT on January 30, 2014
Hi all! Haven't been by anyone's blog yet--but was just lurking last night/today with the horrible storm. Mostly followed friends in the South on facebook and news from Spann on Twitter, etc... Prayers go out.

Checking in, all is fine here.
Things were quiet today for us after we warmed up to 15 degrees! I got out to get my hair styled--
Set up a work-out room I can live with in the basement (it's been a man cave). I added an area rug and a space heater(it's freezing down there on the floor) and working on getting SOMEONE to get me a video player or TV so I can put on a routine to work out to. I am looking into a personal trainer, too.
Wedding will be here sooner than later, and I can't do my walk with this cold weather and my feet (plantar facitis--ugh) ALTHOUGH, ALTHOUGH...you should feel the sensation of walking out the door onto cold concrete in -30 degree wind chill in barefeet! That'll bring those corpuscules down pretty damn quick! Interesting sensation to stand out there for 45 secs or a minute...bye bye swelling! It works!
Okay I digress quickly cause it is late.

Off to visit...Night all ships. I'll worry about the weather yet to come tomorrow. We feel a bit relieved now that the temps seem to be above
Level -'Mars'

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103. palmettobug53
2:01 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Morning, Jus.

We're still kicking. It's nasty out there, though. Lots and lots of ice. We've been getting a few snow flurries since daybreak.

I need to get out there and free up the bird feeders. They're encased in ice. If I can't get them opened up, I'll just toss some seed in the street.
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102. palmettobug53
11:13 PM GMT on January 28, 2014
It's about 32F here and raining. I thank my lucky stars it didn't start raining last night and keep raining all day, like they first thought. Small blessings.

There was a little misty rain around 4:00 and 5:00 or so this morning but by the time I left for work at 7:00, it had stopped. It was barely enough to wet the pavement.

It stayed dry all day, though the temps steadily dropped all morning. It was 49F at 5:00 a.m. By the time I left the office at noon, it was 37F.

I put some links to SC webcams in my comments. There's already a decent amount of snow at Clemson. A bunch of students were out on Bowman Field having a blast in it.
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101. ozgalah
10:09 PM GMT on January 28, 2014
Oh dear I am sure it WILL get warmer soon! There is a possible cyclone forming off the Queensland coast here so everybody is batoning down the hatches there! We are marginally cooler today so our fire fighters are working on the containing the fires before the winds and the rise in temps again.
Great news about Boomer, I have to get Mr Bones eyes tested for glaucoma and his hips and elbows scored, now Christmas has gone must get on to it. Yes all my guys are Australian Champions so not so pressured to compete until the next one comes along.
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100. juslivn
4:26 PM GMT on January 28, 2014
"Power grid operator asks people to reduce power use."
Chicago, il

I guess we need to do this or else!! I certainly will because I don't want a brown out.


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99. juslivn
6:56 AM GMT on January 28, 2014
This seems fitting. Night again all, from frozen Chitown.

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98. juslivn
6:44 AM GMT on January 28, 2014
Oh yeah, that's what I need...an extra dog....hahaha!

-10 light winds here.

Well, finished up as much of the stockings I wished to do and I digressed to making cat toys out of scrap X-mas fabric. I have completely lost it and am officially classified as having 'cabin fever'!

Add: Niiiice Yleee.... Nice. I think we're on to something here while we wait P A T I E N T L Y for
Spring ...
A lil more of that hip hop sound...eh? hey der dees guys are great!

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97. Ylee
5:45 AM GMT on January 28, 2014
Quoting 93. juslivn:
For your listening pleasure, please stand by....


If you like vibes, here's some stronger stuff than what you posted above......:')



If it gets too cold up there, just get an extra dog! :' )
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96. juslivn
4:00 AM GMT on January 28, 2014
So...Is Chicago part and parcel of the 'New Alaska'? Pls, let me know...cause I'll be outta here!!!

Crudolah. -9 and falling. Crazy radiating cold this time. Seems the foundation of the house and core is radiating more cold through due to the duration.
Winds aren't too bad, but I'm in a little valley when they blow directly from the West. If it switches North, I'm in deep dddddd....

Back to my sewing. Night and stay warm all ships.
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95. palmettobug53
11:36 PM GMT on January 27, 2014
We were at about 70F here today. It is hard to believe that the temps are gonna drop that low, that fast, but they do and they are.

I've been eyeballing this thing for several days now. Hubby says, "You worry too much." I say I have to, 'cause he doesn't worry at all. I'm worrying for two!

I got queries from a handful of folks at work this morning that know I'm the Office Weather Geek. "What's it gonna do? How bad is it gonna get?"

I'll tell them my thoughts but also tell them not to take my word for it but to get online, see what the NWS and other weather sites say and to listen to the local TV weather people. Even if I don't particularily care for them, they do a decent job and they also announce local delays and closings.

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94. juslivn
11:20 PM GMT on January 27, 2014
Hi Bug, can't tell you how much I want to scream told ya soooo to all my relatives who keep saying it is ridiculous to hype this storm blah blah blah...I know that won't help.

You take care and although you need to work, etc...it's not worth risking it if it gets tooo slick. There's no one going to be out anyway. Snow is bad enough like you said.

Yes, lolol How do you say, Pass the Horseradish in German, for the roast beef, lolol!

Hi Oz! Glad your dog show went very well. You are wonderful to put that on when you don't have time to exhibit. Well maybe you finished them all?? lol

Did I tell you Boomer's tests came back fine. No NCL and not a carrier, no Multi-focal retnopathy and not a carrier. A few more tests to go with each paycheck, lol. Please send us your warmth! Pleeeeeeze.

Hi Wab, Yes, I think we could have a great source of renewable heating fuel there...lol. Beats the hell out of a pig roast, eh? Certainly not funny to a dairy farmer, I'm sure. Okay prayers up for the cow. Poor thing. I'm not THAT mean. Don't be buying any beef jerky from Germany in the next few...lolol

We are going down to -23 probably.
What snow south? -- I thought that storm yesterday took a southerly track and dumped 4 to 6 on you guys? Not sure where I got that idea. Let's hope it's not a model I saw that was 72 hours out!


My friend's son from Minnesota goes to Ole Miss, he said they cancelled school tomorrow...He's crackin up. (he doesn't understand there's an ice storm with the two inches they are going to get) Plus, he's laughing because it is 61 degrees there now. I guess it is pretty funny for a guy from Minnesota. People in Maine thing we are ridiculous cancelling school here, too.
But I think it was the right thing to do. No one needs to die out there. And, first responders can get to those who do get into trouble if there's less people on the road.

Back to finishing up my Christmas stockings. I had 6 made for Christmas, but need to make a few more for next year in case all the yewt come home. Thought I'd do it before I forget how to make them and before I put the Christmas material away. It's a good night for it...brrrrrr.


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93. juslivn
11:01 PM GMT on January 27, 2014
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