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janobyte

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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2016, 09:26:50 PM »
I'm just west of the snow belt, but we do get it...actually really mild this year. When I was stationed at Shaw AFB in the late 80's a few inches dropped, state of emergency, everything shut down. Far cry from Bitburg, where I just pcs'd out of that Fall.

My kid just drove down from Big Rapids to meet with a company's HR to work out the details pertaining to a summer internship. Spent a day with the Engineers over Xmas break, liked the staff/facility. So, safe drive back to school tomorrow AM, then let it snow if it will.

Great weather to hole up in the shop and hang some parts on the Z!
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2016, 12:31:41 AM »
Sleet and re-freezing are our biggest problems here in western NC. We're getting a lot of wind, as well.
I've got some small car projects in the garage for tomorrow.
By next week it will be back in the 50s.
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2016, 12:40:59 AM »
I was in texas one year over valentines weekend and it was cold. The night before we left they were calling for a winter storm warning. Me and my buddy wondered what in the world we were in for. They ended up with like an inch or less of snow and no way to do anything with it. You couldnt believe how many idiots were in the ditch. 
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2016, 02:35:12 AM »
Well they are calling for around 18" here and we have the fireplace on and having a glass of wine. Come Sunday it will be a lot of work digging out but oh well....... Have to get dug out as we have our 68 in the paint both to lay out the z/28 stripes.
Pretty but adds a lot of work and expense!
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2016, 05:26:38 AM »
We ended up with about 8" here at the house tonight (NE of Nashville, about 35 miles). Temp about 24 tonight, high tomorrow 33, tomorrow night 16. Probably going to stay with us until next week's warmup -

Don't really mind the snow and cold for a brief time - kills a few of next summer's bug horde.

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Steve
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2016, 12:09:41 PM »
Looks like we are done here, just south of Knoxville below I40. Maybe an inch and it will be gone by tomorrow high 42 and sunny. I hope everyone stays safe, we got lucky here.

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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2016, 12:21:58 PM »
Hey Lakeholm, you're not far enough west! Here in the mountains I measured 11" last night. Now the wind has picked up and gusts to 30mph. Hope the power stays on. Everyone stay safe.

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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2016, 01:11:50 PM »
Here ya go..this may warm a few of you guys up !   This is the Commercial Blvd Pier here in Ft Lauderdale about 1 mile from me.  Though it's 60 outside now...it's freak'n cold   ;D

I remember when growing up in Cincinnati and about 1977 some folks drove across the Ohio River when it was frozen like a rock, I was only about 13 at  the time.  Then as we got older we graduated from sleds and round coasters to pulling each other around on an old car hood.  Down the back roads behind my bud's '72 Charger.   You had to stay alert and had to be ready to bail off when you drifted toward that mail box and post...Thinking back,  we were all hotrodders so who knows what the hood came off of...an ole Cuda, Camaro, Charger, Roadrunner, Nova,  'Stang..yeah even had a Ford buddy ?...lol
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2016, 02:25:58 PM »
well, we got a couple of inches yesterday afternoon..   and had flurries (light) thru the night.  As of 8:20 AM this morning, it's 26F, but feels like 11F (with the wind)... here in Huntsville, AL...  (too cold).. :).     It's not supposed to get above freezing until sometime tomorrow... not much snow on the roadways, but there is ICE...
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2016, 03:11:41 PM »
 The only palm tree I can look at is the one in my sun room, which now is white out from the thick snow coming down.
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2016, 05:37:27 PM »
OOH that weather....

I will have to pass. It was 54 this morning in So Cal and I was chilly.

You guys are real men, and live in real weather!

Stay safe and busy (if you can) and spring will be here before you know it.

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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2016, 05:46:58 PM »
I wish it was 54 here (maybe next week).

Like my new sled ? There's a Malibu under there somewhere -

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Steve
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2016, 11:02:15 PM »
This is a normal winter day in Sweden..... ::)
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2016, 12:55:53 PM »
I measured about 32" here before it stopped coming down. I've got some digging to do today.
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Re: Winter Weather
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2016, 01:40:03 PM »
This is a normal winter day in Sweden..... ::)
Very true but what made this one a little bitter is it was a Blizzard with 24" of snow with wind. Spent 5 plus hours out in it yesterday trying to keep things from getting out of hand and when I have to use the tractor with a front end bucket to scoop snow to remove its a bear especially with no cab. When I stopped last evening our jockey in front of the stable was able to show some light. :) Yep, think spring!
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