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Winter Weather
« on: January 22, 2016, 03:38:55 PM »
Hope everyone stays safe in the TN, NC, VA & KY areas..  looking at 4-6 inches here in the Nashville area..  We southern folk dont know what to do with all this snow.. ;D
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 03:48:07 PM »
 I already prepped the snow blower here on Long Island.  :D

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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 04:35:09 PM »
winter should be here sometime in march- with the arrival of the "little boy"
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 04:57:15 PM »
Hope everyone stays safe in the TN, NC, VA & KY areas..  looking at 4-6 inches here in the Nashville area..  We southern folk dont know what to do with all this snow.. ;D

Yeah we do..  we make snowmen and throw snowballs and go sledding (sometimes on upside down car hoods, etc).. and if we are smart.. we stay off the roads in our cars..  :)
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 05:13:18 PM »
Hey I used an old truck bed liner one year pulled behind a s10 blazer...  Now THAT was fun..  Until I woke up the next morning sore..
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2016, 05:34:53 PM »
We southern folk dont know what to do with all this snow.. ;D

What is snow?  ;D

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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2016, 05:54:28 PM »
We have a few inches of snow coming here in Knoxville, everyone is already huddled up in their storm shelters. I'm heading out to buy some brew supplies while the roads are clear, since east Tennessee will be in lockdown tomorrow I'll make it a brew day.

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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2016, 05:57:42 PM »
Be safe everyone. This system will be one to remember!
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2016, 06:35:24 PM »
Hey I used an old truck bed liner one year pulled behind a s10 blazer...  Now THAT was fun..  Until I woke up the next morning sore..
Hoods work better ;-)  In the Corps, we'd get pulled behind Humvees on cross country skis. No that's some fun lol  Now what's all this whining about snow? I thought it was up to 24" in  the forecast? Please... Let me know when you get 36" over night ;-)
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2016, 06:43:47 PM »
We southern people are used to heat and humidity..  This white stuff puts everyone in a panic mode..  Our infrastructure is not setup to handle it unlike the northerners..
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2016, 06:55:08 PM »
Growing up we had a friend with a snowmobile and an old coke sign (think 3' diameter metal Frisbee). I don't know which was worse; the wide, sweeping turns that ended in "crack-the-whip," or being pulled straight with a rooster-tail of snow right in the face!
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2016, 08:44:56 PM »
Used to play "crack the whip" in Shoney's parking lot with a line of guys hanging on to the rear bumper of my '57 BelAir. Bald, recapped tires from Western Auto were great to learn to drive in the snow on - you never forget how. Some of the guys probably still hurt from the "whip" - you can see their faces imprinted on the light poles in the parking lot -

Nashville used to get serious snows (for a southern clime) before Al Gore ruined everything -

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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2016, 08:53:12 PM »
good stories, I thought "crack the whip" only applied to people tubing on the lake.

I guess you have to be pretty tough (or stupid) to be able to let it all hang out, behind a car pulling you in the snow.

To bad they didn't have youtube back then, that would have made for some good videos. :P :D
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2016, 09:02:47 PM »
Being southern, Nashville never had salt trucks or snow plows until a couple of decades ago (I'm ever so glad, cause it kept the Z from dissolving along with the rest of area cars). Not so fortunate nowadays.

Parking lots were like ice rinks - they would get packed down, melt a little and refreeze overnight, slick as glass. You could get away with things like that until the local gendarmes descended on everyone and ran us off (to the next adventure). Life was cool then - and .47 cent a gallon high test.

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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2016, 09:10:24 PM »
Our rain turned to ice/snow here in Huntsville a couple of hours ago...  we have a white covering, but not expecting to get it very deep; it will take a while to begin sticking to the roadway since we were 40F this morning..  although we're below freezing now and probably won't get above freezing until Sunday...

We don't get a lot of snow here, although once every 10-15 yrs we get a significant (> 6") snowfall...   When I was a senior in HS (dark ages) after being out for Christmas for 2 weeks, the day before we were to go back to school it began snowing..  we ended up with 12-13" and the temps stayed near zero for another week.. (another week of VACATION).. and that time it was a snow vacation.   That's when we found a friend with a truck with chains who would pull that sorry crap 'boat' we made out of two old Ford hoods (welded back to back)..   to think we didn't worry about how we were going to stop until the truck had us up to around 25 mph going down the road.. - other than yelling SLOW DOWN...  :)  (No control at all).... :)   Was only one of the 'less than smart' things we used to do.. that we somehow survived!).. :)
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