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    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    For those not stateside, there's currently a rather large storm moving across the northern half of the eastern US. Last I checked, it was stretching from western South Dakota to New Jersey, from International Falls, MN to St Louis to Virginia to upstate NY.

    Snow Radar

    According to's report, there is lots of ice and slush in the southern parts of the storm, and snow falls up to 12 inches in some areas. High winds too -- gusts up to 45 mph in the midwest. It's supposed to hit my area (near Saratoga, NY) at some point on Sunday and make a general mess of things.

    I, for one, am not looking forward to shoveling tomorrow.
  1.  (95.2)
    Yeah, very icy here now (IL). Hope it melts tomorrow.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    It's not just the midwest.

    From yesterday's newspaper:

    " . . . the biggest news Thursday at the National Weather Service offices in Portland was the approaching "monster" Pacific storm that's going to bring potentially damaging winds and widespread flooding to the region Sunday into Monday and Tuesday. The size and scope of the storm -- which has tapped into the energy of typhoons Mitag and Hagibis . . ."

    MITAG . . . and HAGIBIS?

    Ya know, if you're going to lose a weekend to flooding, wind, and rains, there's at least a kind of comfort in the fact that it sounds like a side-effect of a grudge match between eldritch weather-gods.
  2.  (95.4)
    My state will be hit come Monday. Love the snow, hate my feeble attempts at shoveling.

    - Zachary -
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I have to say, I love the snow. We usually get at least one lunatic snowstorm that stops the city (Denver) from functioning for a couple days. However, true to form the bars in what has been called the Drunkest City in America often stay open. So there's usually some sledding followed by heavy drinking and a cold walk home. Plus there's the added bonus of feeling like you're facing off against the primal forces of the cosmos and winning every time you trudge through a four foot drift to get inside your local dive.
  3.  (95.6)
    I wonder if those studies to find the Fattest/Drunkest/Most Redneck-y State in America only perpetuate the problem.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    Yeah, we got 2 - 3 inches of snow today in Seattle, but the new storm front is bringing in some warmer air, so it'll all be gone by tomorrow morning.

    A little early in the year for snow in town, although I'm sure the skiers & boarders heading for the passes are loving it.
    • CommentAuthorKunundrum
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I''m in Cleveland, and it's snowing now, and I love it.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I''m in Cleveland, and it's snowing now, and I love it.

    The snowfall downtown has been fairly minimal so far. It is getting a bit icy though. That part sucks. At least it isn't lake effect. :)
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    Feh, I'm in St. Paul(Minnesota) and this storm has nothing on the winters I grew up with in the Northern part of the state. Heck, I've been out and about the better part of the day, work in the early afternoon and out for a movie tonight, and I don't think there's much more than 4-5 inches out there yet(and I'm now out of the downtown bubble that I lived in the past 4 years). The only real problem with it is that it's the first real storm of the year and of course every dumb fuck's forgotten how to drive in snow, especially with light winters the last few years.

    For reference 9:30am vs 4:00pm:

    No proper evening shots because my camera sucks at night(and I'd grabbed dead batteries to replace dying batteries :|), but I should be getting some nice shots of the snow on the river once daylight rolls back around...

    And yes, I love snow too, I just hate the cold that comes with it, as I have no body mass to insulate against it.
    • CommentAuthorpygmy
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    Minneapolis, here. Loving the snow. I'm originally from Upstate NY, so 6 inches ain't nothin'. Plus, at least when it's snowing, here, it's because it's warm* enough to snow.

    It was very dead at work and we had a snowball fight. But nobody would take me up on my dare to chuck iceballs at the valet guys for the yuppy bar across the street.
  4.  (95.12)
    I like the snow fine until about Jan. 1. Then I'm ready to move on. It mostly turns to muddy, gray days Jan-March.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    I kind of miss snow (having moved from Boston to Raleigh).

    Then I see shit like this and realize I did the right thing.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    Here on the Lake Huron shore in Michigan we got several inches less than we were warned about, and no freezing rain yet. Apparently, my cardiovascular condition precludes shoveling. My wife's doing just fine with it though. I'm feeling kind of emasculated...
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    In the Ann Arbor area, we got mostly a lot of ice, and a few inches of snow. It's supposed to be 45 and rainy by about 5.....
  5.  (95.16)
    you're all DOOMED hahahaha DOOOOOMED

    Just a light sprinkle of rain here in otherwise blue-skied and dry southern England.
    • CommentAuthorMycroft
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    Oh joy. I love when it starts snowing before all the leaves are even off the trees. Liking raking leaves doesn't suck enough.
    And it really is amazing how little snow it takes to turn bad drivers into horrendous drivers.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    Rain, rain, rain here in Western, PA. I've not seen the forecast for the week; I imagine we'll see snow before too long. I like snow but I don't like driving in it...there are just too many people out there on the roads. It's no fun anymore.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    Boo, practically no accumulation overnight :(

    It looks really nice though, and so, pictures!

    Neighborhood kids have gotten loose on the golf course and enjoyoing some sledding:

    The Mississippi picked up an icy coat when I wasn't paying attention:

    Some Northbound Canadian Geese, wait... what?
    Apparently there's a spot in the burbs where they live year round :|

    And just a couple houses on the way back:

    As you can see, not buried by any means, just enough for it to actually look like winter.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    In *my* part of southern England, it's blowing a pissy windy godawful gale. And has been all day.

    Warren must be living in that *other* part of southern England.

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