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Winter storm dumps over 20 inches of snow on Virginia

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:02 PM GMT on March 07, 2013

The heaviest snows are now over for the very wet Winter Storm Saturn, which dumped 6+" of snow on fourteen states this week, from North Dakota to Virginia. The deepest snows fell in the Appalachian Mountains of western Virginia and eastern West Virginia, where a number of locations received over twenty inches. The top snow-getter was Franklin, West Virginia, with 24". At least three more states will join the 6+" snow club on Thursday, as Boston, MA, Providence, RI, and New London, CT are all expected to get 4 - 8" of snow. A mere 0.2" of snow fell at Washington D.C.'s Reagan Airport, despite predictions early in the morning that the city would receive 8 - 10" of snow. The storm, dubbed "Snowquester" by the Washington Post, is now being called "Noquester" after the forecast bust. Western suburbs of D.C. just twenty miles from the city got up to 6" of snow, though, with 3.3" recorded at Dulles Airport.


Figure 1. MODIS satellite image of Winter Storm Saturn/Snowquester at 2:55 pm EST March 6, 2013, from NASA's Aqua satellite. Image credit: NASA.

According to NOAA's latest storm summary, here are the top snowfall amounts for the fourteen states that received 6+" of snow:

...IOWA...
NEW HAMPTON 8.6

...ILLINOIS...
LA GRANGE PARK 11.0

...INDIANA...
NORTH WEBSTER 11.0

...MARYLAND...
FROSTBURG 12.5

...MICHIGAN...
SAWYER 9.5

...MINNESOTA...
BIGFORK 13.2

...MONTANA...
ROCKY BOY 24.0

...NORTH CAROLINA...
BRYSON CITY 6.0

...NORTH DAKOTA...
LANGDON 15.0

...OHIO...
BELLEFONTAINE 9.0

...PENNSYLVANIA...
NEW KENSINGTON 12.0

...VIRGINIA...
FISHERSVILLE 20.3

...WISCONSIN...
INDEPENDENCE 9.0

...WEST VIRGINIA...
FRANKLIN 24.0

Coastal flooding in Delaware floods Highway 1; flooding in Massachusetts a concern
The storm brought high winds and a storm surge of 2 - 4' to the shores of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York, causing moderate flooding to many of the beaches battered by Hurricane Sandy in October. The top wind gust was 64 mph at Tuckerton, NJ. The streets of Sea Bright and Highlands in New Jersey flooded during high tide Wednesday, and a 4.1' storm surge hit the Delaware coast near Lewes, driving water levels to 2.8' above the high tide mark. The storm surge, topped by high, battering waves, caused severe erosion and broke through a barrier dune north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge, inundating the coastal highway, Route 1, between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach. As the storm moves eastwards, it will bring moderate flooding during the Thursday evening and Friday morning high tide cycles along large portions of the Eastern Massachusetts coast. Sandwich Harbor and Nantucket Island are both predicted to receive major coastal flooding on Friday morning, with storm surges of up to 3.8' and waves offshore of up to 29'. Winds gusts of 68 mph were observed at Hyannis and Harwichport on Massachusetts' Cape Cod this Thursday morning.


Figure 2. Coastal flooding on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Norfolk, Virginia, thanks to Winter Storm Saturn. Image credit: Martin Cornick.


Figure 3. Coastal flooding prediction made at 5 am EDT Thursday March 7, 2013 for the Friday morning high tide cycle. Sandwich Harbor and Nantucket Island are boost predicted to receive major coastal flooding, with storm surges of up to 3.8' and waves offshore of up to 29'. NWS Boston.

We'll have ongoing coverage this week of Winter Storm Saturn in our Winter Storm Section. You can track current storm surge levels using our wundermap with the storm surge layer turned on.

Jeff Masters

Lots of Action! (Kennebunker)
Wave after wave was pounding against the seawall at high tide, so I just kept backing up the car. Sure didn't want to go to work and miss all this fun, though!
Lots of Action!
pristine (peajayveee)
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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


I know and I understand you, it was not appropriate as he often is.
But as far as weather goes he stated that, so if then he says otherwise then you can bring it on you him

I'll take the blame and not argue about it if it was my case
I'm not mad he changed his forecast. I couldn't careless. What I am mad about is he accused me of trying to be slick. I'm also mad he's acting like he only slightly trimmed the warmth in the west.

The truth is he is trying to be slick and he changed much more of his forecast than he is admitting to.
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Quoting TomTaylor:
I'm aware of that, but that's not my point. I'm addressing his disrespectful attitude and failure to admit he was wrong.

In the quote I was responding to he said "Don't try and be slick, Mr. Mansfield ;)"

I didn't do anything slick and, if anyone is trying to be slick, it's him. I dislike being disrespected, and it's even more annoying to watch someone try and cover their butt, rather than just admit when they are wrong.


I know and I understand you, it was not appropriate as he often quotes some
But as far as weather goes he stated that, so if then he says otherwise then you can bring it on you him

I'll take the blame and not argue about it if it was my case
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Sorry for the rant, but it annoys me to no end when people can't be responsible for themselves and their actions.
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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
@ TomTaylor..

nothing against you or him... but notice that in his screen shot right above the map he stated "could be wrong"...so I won't go too far if I were you.

should give him some credit...idk
I'm aware of that, but that's not my point. I'm addressing his disrespectful attitude and failure to admit he was wrong.

In the quote I was responding to he said "Don't try and be slick, Mr. Mansfield ;)"

I didn't do anything slick and, if anyone is trying to be slick, it's him. I dislike being disrespected, and it's even more annoying to watch someone try and cover their butt, rather than just admit when they are wrong.
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@ TomTaylor..

nothing against you or him... but notice that in his screen shot right above the map he stated "could be wrong"...so I won't go too far if I were you.

should give him some credit...idk
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Quoting VR46L:


They all seem to be listed in the Tropical Cyclone page of the Navy site but do appear to be the same storm

Yeah, That's why I thought it was just a test.
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excuse this post, im still learning english :(
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Sandra


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Quoting RTSplayer:


I used to listen to music back in the late 1990's and early 00's. Then I just stopped. I guess I don't have much taste for the mainstream music entertainment any more.

A lot of songs are hard for me to follow the lyrics anyway. Artists sound like they are gargling or something. Then there's the fact the lyrics aren't very good anyway.

Anyway, I've tried a few times to listen to music in the past several years, and it's like why bother or something. Maybe a song is somehow entertaining or whatever, but it's no big deal. It's not like it's going to change your life or anything either way.

BTW, why should we care more about a celebrity's illness, injury, death, marriage, or divorce than any other random stranger we would not recognize on the street?

Besides, he's not even an American. He's just another generational social parasite promoted by the recording industry.

He also gets a cut from your cable bill, whether or not you watch, through music video channels and E! and other celebrity worshiping channels you pay for as a part of a basic television package.

You can't even watch the Discovery or the Science channel without being forced to support everything that is warped and irrational about our civilization.


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With Winter storm Triton we now have 20 named winter storms
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But seriously, he's like a ten-millionaire now, and he wouldn't know what "Work" was if you spelled it to him.

Ask the little crown prince whether he even knows how to drive a nail.

He isn't qualified to hold most minimum wage jobs, but he's a ten millionaire from singing songs to silly little girls.
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Quoting RTSplayer:


I used to listen to music back in the late 1990's and early 00's. Then I just stopped. I guess I don't have much taste for the mainstream music entertainment any more.

A lot of songs are hard for me to follow the lyrics anyway. Artists sound like they are gargling or something. Then there's the fact the lyrics aren't very good anyway.

Anyway, I've tried a few times to listen to music in the past several years, and it's like why bother or something. Maybe a song is somehow entertaining or whatever, but it's no big deal. It's not like it's going to change your life or anything either way.

BTW, why should we care more about a celebrity's illness, injury, death, marriage, or divorce than any other random stranger we would not recognize on the street?

Besides, he's not even an American. He's just another generational social parasite promoted by the recording industry.

He also gets a cut from your cable bill, whether or not you watch, through music video channels and E! and other celebrity worshiping channels you pay for as a part of a basic television package.

You can't even watch the Discovery or the Science channel without being forced to support everything that is warped and irrational about our civilization.


I know what you mean but I admit I felt sadness when Kurt Cobain Died .

But I hear you on E! channel I actually have to pay more to receive Discovery Nat geographic and history channel !

Now that is sad
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Quoting PedleyCA:


No, the 40 days and 40 night one....

Ah,Noah! Yes that one. Probably connected at some point all the same family Moses and Noah.
The rains are not a problem because they know how to deal with them normally. They have huge dams and when its going to rain heavily that let the water out of them, then the dams fill up with the rain and stop the flash floods. Works really well, except for the odd times when it rain during siesta like it did 3 years ago and Jerez got flooded.
I live 2000 foot up above an immense valley,for the last few days the 3 foot wide stream has been the full width across the valley, maybe 200 foot wide from where I can see it from my roof.
The erosion will be massive as they plough all the hillsides to kill the weeds, as its cheaper than weedkiller in the olive groves.
I'll get some more photos of the damage in a couple of days when the mud gets bulldozed off the roads.
Been raining here now for 5 months, worst I have ever seen in over 20 years.
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Quoting RTSplayer:


There's probably women teachers at your high school would faint as well.

Maybe they'll grow out of it.

Sure he's a millionaire now, but he got his millions from all the girls fainting over him, not really doing anything of value.

It's not like he invented some new product or computer or other machine to make work easier, or a medical discovery or anything. He got rich from fools fawning over him, just like all the other teen idols which our civilizations programs the young people to worship.


yep...
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Quoting Astrometeor:


I was joking Plaza, I know who he is, there are girls at my high school that would faint if they ever saw him.


There's probably women teachers at your high school would faint as well.

Maybe they'll grow out of it.

Sure he's a millionaire now, but he got his millions from all the girls fainting over him, not really doing anything of value.

It's not like he invented some new product or computer or other machine to make work easier, or a medical discovery or anything. He got rich from fools fawning over him, just like all the other teen idols which our civilizations programs the young people to worship.
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Quoting VR46L:


I know, but I couldn't tell you one Beiber song ! I dont know if it more a reflection on my music taste or my age .


I used to listen to music back in the late 1990's and early 00's. Then I just stopped. I guess I don't have much taste for the mainstream music entertainment any more.

A lot of songs are hard for me to follow the lyrics anyway. Artists sound like they are gargling or something. Then there's the fact the lyrics aren't very good anyway.

Anyway, I've tried a few times to listen to music in the past several years, and it's like why bother or something. Maybe a song is somehow entertaining or whatever, but it's no big deal. It's not like it's going to change your life or anything either way.

BTW, why should we care more about a celebrity's illness, injury, death, marriage, or divorce than any other random stranger we would not recognize on the street?

Besides, he's not even an American. He's just another generational social parasite promoted by the recording industry.

He also gets a cut from your cable bill, whether or not you watch, through music video channels and E! and other celebrity worshiping channels you pay for as a part of a basic television package.

You can't even watch the Discovery or the Science channel without being forced to support everything that is warped and irrational about our civilization.
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Quoting PlazaRed:

Do you mean the one of the Covenant?


No, the 40 days and 40 night one....
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Quoting PedleyCA:


Got that Ark nearby.

Do you mean the one of the Covenant?
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298. VR46L
Quoting PlazaRed:

I think he comes from Canada.
You probably never heard of him because he belongs in another time zone, where people are manufactured to suit consumers.
A bit like enemies of the state.


I take it he is one of those "highly talented" manufactured stars ... At least in my day there was GNR ,Stone Roses , Oasis, Nirvana Smashing pumpkins et al to save me from the drivel of manufactured pop
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Quoting PlazaRed:
We got 185 liters of rain per sq meter today that's about 7 inches, on top of about 8 inches on the 3 preceding days.
Needless to say still raining.
Doubtless loads of landslips and massive erosion all over the place along with the usual floods.
It appears that nowadays with the hush hush climate change, the rain in Spain is mainly falling over Andalucia.
Apart from the 14 inches that fell near Barcelona a couple of days ago!


Got that Ark nearby.
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Quoting PlazaRed:

I think he comes from Canada.
You probably never heard of him because he belongs in another time zone, where people are manufactured to suit consumers.
A bit like enemies of the state.


I was joking Plaza, I know who he is, there are girls at my high school that would faint if they ever saw him.
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295. VR46L
Quoting PlazaRed:
We got 185 liters of rain per sq meter today that's about 7 inches, on top of about 8 inches on the 3 preceding days.
Needless to say still raining.
Doubtless loads of landslips and massive erosion all over the place along with the usual floods.
It appears that nowadays with the hush hush climate change, the rain in Spain is mainly falling over Andalucia.
Apart from the 14 inches that fell near Barcelona a couple of days ago!


Plaza your weather has been nothing short of shocking at the moment Hopefully you will get respite soon the heavy stuff seems to be moving away from your area



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Quoting Astrometeor:


Who's Justin Bieber and why have I never heard of him?

I think he comes from Canada.
You probably never heard of him because he belongs in another time zone, where people are manufactured to suit consumers.
A bit like enemies of the state.
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Quoting VR46L:


I know he is a teen idol , But I couldn't name one song of his ! Figure he is like NKOTB were in my era . Not that that was my music of choice then!


There actually is a striking resemblance, now that you mention it.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Justin Bieber has been sent to the hospital after collapsing on stage.

Today sure has been a day with a lot of interesting off-topic events.
Hate his songs prefer one direction :P.btw of interesting news at least for me the capitol portraits of Finnick,Gale,and Peeta have been released today.this characters are of Catching fire if no one recongize what I am talking about.
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291. VR46L
Quoting PedleyCA:


Oh, Please.....lol


I know, but I couldn't tell you one Beiber song ! I dont know if it more a reflection on my music taste or my age .
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We got 185 liters of rain per sq meter today that's about 7 inches, on top of about 8 inches on the 3 preceding days.
Needless to say still raining.
Doubtless loads of landslips and massive erosion all over the place along with the usual floods.
It appears that nowadays with the hush hush climate change, the rain in Spain is mainly falling over Andalucia.
Apart from the 14 inches that fell near Barcelona a couple of days ago!
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Justin Bieber has been sent to the hospital after collapsing on stage.

Today sure has been a day with a lot of interesting off-topic events.


Who's Justin Bieber and why have I never heard of him?
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Quoting AussieStorm:
Dang!!!! That looks like a very powerful Tropical Cyclone right there. New Caledonia is sure going to get a butt whoopen by TC Sandra/Shadra.



GFS has it missing New Caledonia and coming back to Queensland/Australia

Another fight between this model is coming. who do you think will win this round? Even though I always prefer the GFS I will go in this one with the Ecmwf.
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Quoting VR46L:


I feel so old .......


Oh, Please.....lol
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286. VR46L
Quoting AussieStorm:
Is there something wrong with the Navy site... They have 93P, 93S and 94S all on the same "invest". Are they testing something cause there ain't anything there.


They all seem to be listed in the Tropical Cyclone page of the Navy site but do appear to be the same storm
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285. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Brisbane
Tropical Cyclone Advisory
TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDRA, CATEGORY ONE (13U)
10:52 AM EST March 8 2013
=====================================

At 10:00 AM EST, Tropical Cyclone Sandra (989 hPa) located at 15.0S 156.6E or 720 km east northeast of Willis Island and 1040 km northeast of Mackay has 10 minute sustained winds of 40 knots with gusts of 55 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving east at 5 knots

Gale Force Winds
==================
120 NM from the center in northern quadrants
140 NM from the center in southwestern quadrant
160 NM from the center in southeastern quadrant

Dvorak Intensity: T3.0/3.0/D1.0/24 HRS

Forecast and Intensity
======================
12 HRS: 15.1S 157.6E - 55 knots (CAT 2/Tropical Cyclone)
24 HRS: 15.2S 158.2E - 65 knots (CAT 3/Severe Tropical Cyclone)
48 HRS: 15.9S 159.7E - 80 knots (CAT 3/Severe Tropical Cyclone)
72 HRS: 17.3S 161.1E - 90 knots (CAT 4/Severe Tropical Cyclone)

Additional Information
======================
DT=2.5, based on poorly defined curved band 0.5 to 0.55 wrap. MET is 3.0. Final T based on MET. Over the next 24 to 48 hours movement is expected to be towards the east due to the easterly propagation of the low level monsoon surge and an increase in weak upper level ridging to the west of the system. Currently the system sits in a low shear environment with shear over the system of the order of 10 knots
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Snowing heavily near Danbury CT.
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283. VR46L
Quoting ncstorm:


hope it aint Bieber fever..


I feel so old .......
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Justin Bieber has been sent to the hospital after collapsing on stage.

Today sure has been a day with a lot of interesting off-topic events.


hope it aint Bieber fever..
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281. VR46L
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Justin Bieber has been sent to the hospital after collapsing on stage.

Today sure has been a day with a lot of interesting off-topic events.


I know he is a teen idol , But I couldn't name one song of his ! Figure he is like NKOTB were in my era . Not that that was my music of choice then!
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Justin Bieber has been sent to the hospital after collapsing on stage.

Today sure has been a day with a lot of interesting off-topic events.
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279. VR46L
Off Topic Abu Ghaith is Bin Laden's son-in-law to be tried in New York But I thought it of interest.


Anyway






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Is there something wrong with the Navy site... They have 93P, 93S and 94S all on the same "invest". Are they testing something cause there ain't anything there.
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Quoting RTSplayer:
Seeing as how heat waves cause more death and medical distress than either winter storms or hurricanes, at least in the U.S., I think we should start naming high pressure systems.

We could adopt dry humor names for them, appropriately.


Asbestos
Barbie(Q)
Charlotte
Frost
etc.
Taylor "Swift"
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Quoting RTSplayer:
Seeing as how heat waves cause more death and medical distress than either winter storms or hurricanes, at least in the U.S., I think we should start naming high pressure systems.

We could adopt dry humor names for them, appropriately.


Asbestos
Barbie(Q)
Charlotte
Frost
etc.
How about naming sinkholes...
(was about to get into big trouble..)
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Seeing as how heat waves cause more death and medical distress than either winter storms or hurricanes, at least in the U.S., I think we should start naming high pressure systems.

We could adopt dry humor names for them, appropriately.


Asbestos
Barbie(Q)
Charlotte
Frost
etc.
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Quoting PedleyCA:


We lost all the crayons, again....
Stewie sure has a problem getting his mom's attention
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Quoting winter123:


I find it ironic that Australia has an "S" storm at the same time as Winter Storm Saturn.

not really. Winter Storm Saturn is only a silly marketing ploy by TWC to get higher ratings. They've been naming so many winter storms, they might run out of names before the end of your winter.
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Quoting PedleyCA:


We lost all the crayons, again....
Bill Murray thought "Baby Ruth" candy bars looked like *****
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Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
Are you guys talkin' about #2 pencils again.....Geeez, Is that all you think about


We lost all the crayons, again....
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270. VR46L
Quoting sunlinepr:


Let's hope for a tornado free weekend...


I have been watching both that swirl of CA and the convection lower in the EPAC . I would not Guarantee when they met up against some nasty weather .The SPC has a slight outlook for TX both Sat and Sun . and I see the GFS and New NAVY model have Interesting weather for Monday in the MS Valley












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Quoting winter123:


I find it ironic that Australia has an "S" storm at the same time as Winter Storm Saturn.
-raises eye brows- Yes, ironic indeed... the letter "S" surely something sinister simmers...
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Quoting Grothar:


Don't feel badly. I've been posting weather maps on the "Antique Cars" blog for 2 days. Someone finally asked what point I was trying to make.
Quoting Grothar:


Don't feel badly. I've been posting weather maps on the "Antique Cars" blog for 2 days. Someone finally asked what point I was trying to make.
Are you guys talkin' about #2 pencils again.....Geeez, Is that all you think about
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Quoting AussieStorm:

Congratulations...... No go to the techno blog and tell everyone there. This is a Weather Blog. Your in the wrong blog Dude!!!!



Shut it I will say what evere I want in here unless the mods tell me other wise
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