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Title: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 20, 2013, 05:48:58 pm
How I'm feeling now:

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.
― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

How I feel by February 1st:

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
― Carl Reiner

Meteorologically speaking winter begins on December 1st. We are almost there. The forecast for us on Sunday is a high of 34 F. and a low of 20 F. with gusty winds of 22 mpg. If the winds start early in the day the wind chill factor will be in the single digits.

Snuggle in. Put on those slippers. :)

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on November 20, 2013, 06:28:43 pm
When did Winter start occurring on December first instead of the solstice?   ;)

As a person who loves this time of year, I'm looking forward to it.  Mainly because it's about the only time of the year where I don't feel like I'm overheating. 

Wolfie
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 20, 2013, 06:32:48 pm
When did Winter start occurring on December first instead of the solstice?   ;)
 

Wolfie

http://www.weatherdudes.com/facts_display.php?fact_id=30

 :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 20, 2013, 06:44:22 pm
I am with Wolfe on this one , this is my fave time of year .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 20, 2013, 06:52:05 pm
I am with Wolfe on this one , this is my fave time of year .

I am too.... for 2 months. You live in Alabama. LOL. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on November 20, 2013, 08:45:04 pm
My favorite season is fall, and unfortunately I had to spend most of it indoors this year recovering from this, that and the other. Same thing happened in 2011 too. In 2012 I missed the entire summer, but that was OK because I avoided the heat.

Maybe winter won't be so cold, as in daytime highs of 35F and I can get out more. I don't mind it in the 40's, and I enjoy the odd blizzard because not having a car mean little inconvenience.

But I'm already looking forward to the Virginia Gold Cup in May 2014! Tally Ho!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Joe K on November 20, 2013, 09:31:58 pm
Just to make you all feel better, it's -3C in Montreal.  That's just below freezing for all you metrically challenged folks.   8)

Joe
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 21, 2013, 04:49:22 pm
Just to make you all feel better, it's -3C in Montreal.  That's just below freezing for all you metrically challenged folks.   8)

Joe

Oh Canada.  :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on November 21, 2013, 05:33:43 pm
Just to make you all feel better, it's -3C in Montreal.  That's just below freezing for all you metrically challenged folks.   8)

Joe

Yes, but half of Montreal is underground, isn't it? Do you use the "underground city" a lot? I haven't been to Montreal in ages and need to come visit. I've always gotten along with most Canadians I've known -- many used to jaunt down to NYC from Montreal and Toronto for clubbing, though both cities have great clubs on their own.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Joe K on November 21, 2013, 05:51:55 pm
Yes, but half of Montreal is underground, isn't it? Do you use the "underground city" a lot? I haven't been to Montreal in ages and need to come visit. I've always gotten along with most Canadians I've known -- many used to jaunt down to NYC from Montreal and Toronto for clubbing, though both cities have great clubs on their own.

There is a vast under ground that connects most of the mass transit to major areas of the city.  You can use the underground to go to many areas of the city and they connect to malls and major buildings.  Some buildings have connections to other areas, so it is feasible to enter a metro, do all your shopping and return home, to your starting metro stop, without having to go outside.

It comes in very handy when the temp is -15 with gusts of 50kph.  The hardest part of winter in Montreal is not the temperature so much, but the wind that whips down the St. Lawrence.

Joe
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 22, 2013, 07:04:56 pm
It is SO cold here, 37 right now on my front porch! I need to go find my fave winter comforter and get my nest all ready for tonight ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 22, 2013, 07:16:47 pm
It is SO cold here, 37 right now on my front porch! I need to go find my fave winter comforter and get my nest all ready for tonight ;D

Your post is a perfect match for your current avatar. LOL.

edited to add: I hope you have your shawl nearby.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on November 22, 2013, 07:18:59 pm
It is SO cold here, 37 right now on my front porch!


82 degrees here and still running the AC.  :)   But next week will be cooler


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/forecast.html
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 22, 2013, 07:22:35 pm

82 degrees here and still running the AC.  :)   But next week will be cooler


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/forecast.html

Are you going to be mean all winter Ray? LOL. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on November 22, 2013, 07:25:58 pm
Are you going to be mean all winter Ray? LOL. :)


 ;D Of course !  ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 22, 2013, 07:27:11 pm

edited to add: I hope you have your shawl nearby.

LOL.

What's scary is I totally just found my moms hand-knitted green and white throw, ghurl it's hideous but so cute at the same time. It used to grace the back of our couch when I was 12  :P
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on November 22, 2013, 07:28:24 pm
 ;D


It's going to be 54 degrees here by Monday morning.  You know what that means?...

Shrinkage !   :P
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on November 22, 2013, 07:31:56 pm


What's scary is I totally just found my moms hand-knitted green and white throw, ghurl it's hideous but so cute at the same time. It used to grace the back of our couch when I was 12  :P
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Was it a plaid early American couch that smelled like the family?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 22, 2013, 07:33:25 pm

Was it a plaid early American couch that smelled like the family?

well of course! Weren't they all?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on November 22, 2013, 07:39:21 pm
We were Lace Curtian  Irish and didn't have one. Our couch was Blessed Mary blue velvet....my Nana didn't crochet - she made those ceramic ladies that you put fake ivy in their hats.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 22, 2013, 07:47:48 pm
my Nana didn't crochet - she made those ceramic ladies that you put fake ivy in their hats.

ahh yes, we had one of those rich families down the road. The kids weren't allowed to play with us dirty unwashed people
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 22, 2013, 07:52:29 pm
ahh yes, we had one of those rich families down the road. The kids weren't allowed to play with us dirty unwashed people

I would have been your friend if you had the government cheese . I was pre -teen government cheese addict and no amount of squalor was going keep me away from a greasy govment grilled cheese .

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 22, 2013, 07:58:02 pm
I would have been your friend if you had the government cheese

For really and truely?

Ok, it's hot chocolate time! first cup of the winter!!! wITH MARSHAMALLOWS
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on November 22, 2013, 08:15:02 pm
You both could have eaten at our has as my Mom was on diet pills and always made too much - that is - as long as you didnt live in the patch and have ringworm.

Tonight it is going down to 64 here and I will sleep under the throw my friend crocheted when he quit smoking. It is three shades of grey and the size of a coverlet.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 22, 2013, 08:18:40 pm
- that is - as long as you didnt live in the patch and have ringworm.


I'm out.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Joe K on November 22, 2013, 08:21:19 pm
This thread is a lot funnier if you read each post in Patsy's voice, from AbFab.   :D

Joe

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on November 22, 2013, 08:21:19 pm
I'll be wrapped in a silk Missoni throw (and I don't mean that cheap line they did for Tar-Jay) while watching Fashion Police and admiring my new manicure.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on November 22, 2013, 08:23:45 pm
It's so hard to get vomit out of silk.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 22, 2013, 08:27:59 pm
This thread is a lot funnier if you read each post in Patsy's voice, from AbFab.   :D

Joe

LOL++++
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on November 22, 2013, 08:31:37 pm
If I couldn't invite you for dinner I would have stolen a pack of Salems from my Dad's drugstore. We could have smoked them together up by the railroad tracks.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 22, 2013, 08:44:00 pm
and admiring my new manicure.

Did they have to use the power sander again?

Edited to add: my bad, I thought you said Pedicure.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on November 23, 2013, 07:37:25 am
This thread is a lot funnier if you read each post in Patsy's voice, from AbFab.   :D

Joe

The whole off life is sweetee.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on November 23, 2013, 07:40:24 am
If I couldn't invite you for dinner I would have stolen a pack of Salems from my Dad's drugstore. We could have smoked them together up by the railroad tracks.

Did he stock Dexedrine ?

mod, sorry Tomatoes moment, ignore above , unless that is your Pater also had a chemist next to his tobacconist shop.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on November 23, 2013, 09:05:44 am

Edited to add: my bad, I thought you said Pedicure.

I won't allow my manicurist, Jaqui, to see my hooves so I attend to my toenails by myself in the privacy of my home.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on November 23, 2013, 12:11:21 pm
Theyer my family had a pharmacy or what you all would call a chemist. They had tasty dexedrine - filled people prescriptions and sold a lot of make up and perfumes. He only stocked cigarettes and one or two inexpensive cigars for the customers convenience.

There was another shop next to us and I'm not sure if you would call it a tobacconists or a newsagents. They had all manner of newspapers, magazines and penny candy. They also had cigarettes, a larger selection of cigars and pipes and chewing tobacco.  There was a shop a few blocks away that specialized in all kinds of tobacco and pipes. A constant poker game went on in the back room and my grandfather would send me there with a sealed envelope the day before an important horse race.

When I spoke of the kids that lived in "the patch" they were the miners children who lived in the company houses around the coal breaker much like in Wales.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on November 23, 2013, 02:04:45 pm
So you had a Chemist, next door to a Newsagent and a illegal gambling den in a very pro smokers right,s area.. The patch sounds interesting to me as my Mothers family where Northumbrian miners and there is/was a huge emphasis on household and personal cleanliness . I have also come across similar communities in Wales where the "tidy" house holds great sway.

However what also held great sway was/is an ability to never feel the cold and therefore go out Saturday night dressed in one layer off cotton, drink alcohol in huge quantities , profess everlasting love for your and your Kith and kin just before a immensely violent exercise in group fighting occurred , which maybe your Mother was not so keen on.

I love all the differant use,s off English , a friend off mine from Bombay also does and we would save up example,s for each other. It also makes me laugh when white English people talk about the "proper" use of "English" when our language steals and use,s others so much. Bit like our Victorian foreign policy.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 23, 2013, 07:48:23 pm
WINTER STORM WARNING 30 miles north of us starting tomorrow!!!!

Mitchellina, can you fly down with your shovels and show us how its done?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on November 23, 2013, 09:17:06 pm
PLEASE NOTE: MARSHMALLOWS IN HOT COCOA ARE FOR THE WEAK!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 23, 2013, 10:30:29 pm
WINTER STORM WARNING 30 miles north of us starting tomorrow!!!!

Mitchellina, can you fly down with your shovels and show us how its done?

Um. no.
(it's time for the wimps in TX to be butch) ,,, bahahahahaa....

btw... we went out an hour ago or so and there was a surprise snowfall. Pretty, and it coated the ground.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 23, 2013, 10:31:06 pm
PLEASE NOTE: MARSHMALLOWS IN HOT COCOA ARE FOR THE WEAK!

wimps. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on November 23, 2013, 10:35:15 pm
WINTER is officially here in the Northwoods. No snow, but the first signs are the 'critters' that find their winter home where ever they can and hunker down. My new 'pet' is....I hope....a possum that is living under my porch. I say HOPE because when it came out tonight as I walked outside, it was dark and it may have been a rat. I couldn't really tell because my screaming like a girl frightened it so much that it hissed and ran back under. I don't think possums hiss.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 23, 2013, 10:44:35 pm
Yes a possum hisses big time. Raspy.
I grew up in SE Minnesota but never came across a possum until I moved to Connecticut. I thought they would be a cuddly sort of animal but that was childhood fiction writing. lol.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on November 23, 2013, 10:47:08 pm
I made a new friend on the way back from the supermarket a couple of days ago

(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/bedstuy65/20131119_132355_zps4dc73882.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on November 23, 2013, 10:50:01 pm
Yes a possum hisses big time. Raspy.


I'm grateful -last year it was a skunk. The smell was vile! I swear that thing had a diet of cabbage soup and beans. I finally got relief when Jackie, the myopic crazy cat lady snared it in one of her cat traps. What happened after that I do not know and I do not WANT to know.  This place is like Sesame Street for the psychotic.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 23, 2013, 11:01:06 pm
Hawks are amazing to watch. We live in a valley with hills very close by. Cool birds.

(They tend to leave a pile of feathers in our yard to remind me of nature's way now and again.)

and Dano.... lol.  :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on November 24, 2013, 07:46:02 am
I spent an afternoon with a Falconer and his I think Sparrow Hawk , the hunting display was a privilege to watch. The bird who he had raised from a chick flew free for a couple off hours after the training bit was over , out off sight to me , however he said it would return when it was ready and it did , they clearly had established a co relationship. the bird made itself comfortable in an inside pocket off his wax jacket.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 24, 2013, 07:56:07 am
I spent an afternoon with a Falconer and his I think Sparrow Hawk , the hunting display was a privilege to watch. The bird who he had raised from a chick flew free for a couple off hours after the training bit was over , out off sight to me , however he said it would return when it was ready and it did , they clearly had established a co relationship. the bird made itself comfortable in an inside pocket off his wax jacket.

That is so cool . I think birds are fascinating and beautiful but I'm a little frightened to handle them . I had a friend who had a house full of birds and some of them were aggressive and I saw what they could do first hand when pissed off and I have a new respect for them because of it .   
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on November 24, 2013, 09:55:47 am
PLEASE NOTE: Tonight's low in East Haddam will be 13F/-10C
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 24, 2013, 11:46:41 am
PLEASE NOTE: Tonight's low in East Haddam will be 13F/-10C
Brrr...

We are at the high temp of the day right now at 27F. Winds today at 25-35MPH with gusts above 40MPH. The pond is covered with a sheet of ice. Heavy rain on Wednesday with flurries on Thanksgiving.

I still need to get out and buy our Christmas tree. Brrr....
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on November 24, 2013, 12:00:31 pm
Our wind chill temperature right now is 15F and the actual temp is 29F, wind gusts as high as 38 mph.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 24, 2013, 12:06:02 pm
It was 27 here when I woke at 5 this morning and only 36 here right now . I have the pain thing going on and this is not helping at all .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on November 24, 2013, 12:47:02 pm
Pleased i bought new thermal set from eBay only 5 pounds 55p including postage!
Top and Bottom , dark grey.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on November 24, 2013, 01:53:44 pm
I'm glad that I will be doing my pre-Thanksgiving traveling tomorrow afternoon because Wednesday is now predicted to be a mess for the entire eastern seaboard.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 24, 2013, 02:34:27 pm
It was 27 here when I woke at 5 this morning and only 36 here right now . I have the pain thing going on and this is not helping at all .

I dont even have pain issues and this weather is hurting me. I feel for you Jeff.

I dont really mind the cold too too much, but the cold plus this constant drizzle really goes straight to my bones.

My Dr.Pepper porch thermometer says 38 here at 1pm. We aren't really expecting to get but 2 more degrees warmer all day. Im still in my pajamas. I need to get out to the store for some cat food but am dreading it, I have an old can of clams in the pantry I wonder if the cat would be ok with that.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on November 24, 2013, 02:39:57 pm
When it gets really cold some people eat their cats. Kind of like the Donner party
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 24, 2013, 04:05:52 pm
Habersham makes a good point but I will be nice back to Willy because his post was so sweet ... but it was also full of opportunity ... It has cats and clams , enough .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 24, 2013, 05:34:44 pm
BREAKING NOW!

Sleet pellets reported in Northwest Bexar County (san antonio)

Panic has gripped the city!

I have started a pot of coffee AND put on my thermal socks.

Bring it!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 24, 2013, 05:37:18 pm
I have a dentist appointment at 8 in the morning so I'm hoping baby Jesus gives us a winter storm so I can reschedule at a christian hour .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: hope_for_a_cure on November 24, 2013, 05:45:52 pm
Frost on the pumpkin here tonight for sure.... lower 20s.  Send us that rain from TX if you guys would... we need it here.  Keep the ice though.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 24, 2013, 05:48:24 pm
I have a dentist appointment at 8 in the morning

Geez Jeff, you are a glutton for punishment! Dentist at 8? Hell no! No one gets in my mouth at 8 in the morning...well no dentist at least.


  Send us that rain from TX if you guys would...

gladly ;)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on November 24, 2013, 05:51:08 pm
Dr.Pepper porch thermometer :-X

And I never signed up for 8AM classes in college, much less any medical appointment. I won't do appointments until 1PM earliest.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 24, 2013, 07:07:44 pm
BREAKING NOW!

Sleet pellets reported in Northwest Bexar County (san antonio)

Panic has gripped the city!

I have started a pot of coffee AND put on my thermal socks.

Bring it!
and the Texan wimp story begins yet again.
Geez Jeff, you are a glutton for punishment! Dentist at 8? Hell no! No one gets in my mouth at 8 in the morning...well no dentist at least.


gladly ;)
yes.
Dr.Pepper porch thermometer :-X

And I never signed up for 8AM classes in college, much less any medical appointment. I won't do appointments until 1PM earliest.
and yes.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 24, 2013, 07:22:44 pm
and the Texan wimp story begins yet again. yes.and yes.

Ahh, but at least we dont throw fiberfill and lights on an old hospital cart with a ceramic elephant and call it "holiday decorations".

 ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 24, 2013, 07:24:12 pm
Ahh, but at least we dont throw fiberfill and lights on an old hospital cart with a ceramic elephant and call it "holiday decorations".

 ;D

I need a pic ? LOL .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 24, 2013, 08:17:49 pm
Ahh, but at least we dont throw fiberfill and lights on an old hospital cart with a ceramic elephant and call it "holiday decorations".

 ;D

I guess it takes someone to understand a classic 1930's-40's Christmas display. The pottery (including the ceramic elephant) is vintage as well as the cart. (a bar cart. liking it better now? lol.)

I am SO looking forward to seeing pics of your talent in decorating for the season. Thinking it might be a barbed wire wreath spiked with peppers. Can't wait to see! ;D



(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN0917_zps117cdf75.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN0917_zps117cdf75.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN0917_zps117cdf75.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN0917_zps117cdf75.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 24, 2013, 08:19:53 pm
Well....I always thought you were the Martha Stewart of Connecticut, and then you roll this contraption out. I'm dissapointed. Did you jsut not finish the top shelf yet?

Although I love your other stuff, at least there are no elephants.


. Thinking it might be a barbed wire wreath spiked with peppers. Can't wait to see! ;D


Hmmm, I like that.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 24, 2013, 08:24:25 pm
I love the cart , its very cool .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 24, 2013, 08:29:34 pm
More.
(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN0918_zps210d99ab.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN0918_zps210d99ab.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN0919_zps22c4897c.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN0919_zps22c4897c.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN0928_zpsda90c310.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN0928_zpsda90c310.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 24, 2013, 08:32:20 pm
LOVE these^

hate the half finished cart ;)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on November 24, 2013, 08:33:49 pm
Is your flat screen TV above the mantel piece? What would Martha think?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 24, 2013, 08:35:13 pm
I like the cart all by itself .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on November 24, 2013, 08:38:43 pm
I should put my aluminum 3 ft. Christmas tree on top of my stainless steel rolling cart from Bellevue Mental Hospital.

... plus a lot of fiberfill natch
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 24, 2013, 08:46:44 pm
Is your flat screen TV above the mantel piece? What would Martha think?
Who cares? :)
Well....I always thought you were the Martha Stewart of Connecticut, and then you roll this contraption out. I'm dissapointed. Did you jsut not finish the top shelf yet?

I suppose I could have put a nativity scene (yes, I have one) on top of the snowman scene but it just would have been too much. MS sucks. We Connecticut folks forced MS out of our state.  :)

I like the cart all by itself .
Me too. Great design. Something that Wumperella can't grasp or has nightmares over.
I should put my aluminum 3 ft. Christmas tree on top of my stainless steel rolling cart from Bellevue Mental Hospital.

... plus a lot of fiberfill natch

Fiberfill in this case would be over the top. Love the concept.
Anxiously awaiting your pics. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 24, 2013, 09:14:01 pm
I should put my aluminum 3 ft. Christmas tree on top of my stainless steel rolling cart from Bellevue Mental Hospital.

... plus a lot of fiberfill natch

Apparently that's all the rage now  ::)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on November 25, 2013, 04:56:38 am
Mitch,

Your wavy Fir trees bought back a joyous memory from my late teens, involving good friends an empty mansion, crisp winter weather and Lyseric Acid Diethylamide.
Happy nights.
m
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: ds4146 on November 25, 2013, 07:54:32 am
It is supposedly 10 degrees here, however with the wind that blows that out the door. Suffice to say we ain't in San Diego anymore! On the bright side I found working WiFi, working now at least.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 25, 2013, 06:30:21 pm
Mitch,

Your wavy Fir trees bought back a joyous memory from my late teens, involving good friends an empty mansion, crisp winter weather and Lyseric Acid Diethylamide.
Happy nights.
m
Funny how simple things like a bottle-brush tree can evoke memories. I bent them on purpose to remind myself of the great and powerful wisdom and humor of Dr. Seuss.



hate the half finished cart ;)

How's this.....
I'll finish the cart if you finish your haircut. Deal? :)
I should put my aluminum 3 ft. Christmas tree on top of my stainless steel rolling cart from Bellevue Mental Hospital.

... plus a lot of fiberfill natch

Do you have the light fixture at the base that makes the tree change colors?

***

I'm thinking of doing something very nontraditional this year for a tree. Going into the woods and cutting down a scrubby deciduous tree with lateral branches. Wrapping them like a city tree in colored lights. It could be a total disaster but I'm going for it!

Wonder if it will sprout tips of green with water and warm temp. I doubt it but it would be an added bonus. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 25, 2013, 06:36:33 pm
Funny how simple things like a bottle-brush tree can evoke memories. I bent them on purpose to remind myself of the great and powerful wisdom and humor of Dr. Seuss.

How's this.....
I'll finish the cart if you finish your haircut. Deal? :)
Do you have the light fixture at the base that makes the tree change colors?

***

I'm thinking of doing something very nontraditional this year for a tree. Going into the woods and cutting down a scrubby deciduous tree with lateral branches. Wrapping them like a city tree in colored lights. It could be a total disaster but I'm going for it!

Wonder if it will sprout tips of green with water and warm temp. I doubt it but it would be an added bonus. :)

Willy , get a haircut ... and Mitch , take that Christmas shit off the bottom shelf and put it up top for gods sake . I'm joking of course but its still all good advice .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 25, 2013, 06:40:36 pm
Willy , get a haircut ... and Mitch , take that Christmas shit off the bottom shelf and put it up top for gods sake . I'm joking of course but its still all good advice .
I'm a bottom kinda guy. Wumpy must be a top. :)

edited to add: don't read anything into that!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 25, 2013, 06:42:58 pm
Wumpy must be a top. :)

edited to add: don't read anything into that!

whorizontal
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 25, 2013, 06:46:50 pm
whorizontal

LOL.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on November 25, 2013, 07:15:11 pm
Mitch = I love your midcentury cocktail cart with the tableau on the bottom. If you send me that Fiestawareish vase for Chanukhah and lose the cottonball tree.....we'll all be happier.
Oh - and put the elephant table in the nativity scene.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 25, 2013, 08:21:15 pm
Willy , get a haircut ... 

Yall do realize that at this point I'm only rockin' the hawk merely to spite yall, right?


Going into the woods and cutting down a scrubby deciduous tree with lateral branches. Wrapping them like a city tree in colored lights. It could be a total disaster but I'm going for it!


It's been done already dear..

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/cb_zps047c29a0.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 25, 2013, 08:32:59 pm
Yall do realize that at this point I'm only rockin' the hawk merely to spite yall, right?



Put on some red lipstick and a flannel shirt you might can pull that off . 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on November 25, 2013, 09:15:36 pm
"The Hawk" is African American for wind. Are you rockin the hawk on your porch under your meterorological instrument?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 25, 2013, 09:45:11 pm
" on your porch under your meterorological instrument?

Are you making fun of my Dr. Pepper thermometer? You have to realize having a vintage soda pop thermometer on you front porch is a southern rite of passage, preferably DP or RC Cola, but other brands will suffice.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on November 26, 2013, 09:15:28 am
I should put my aluminum 3 ft. Christmas tree on top of my stainless steel rolling cart from Bellevue Mental Hospital.





http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/hey-blockhead-aluminum-christmas-trees-regain-their-shine-b99150445z1-233393661.html (http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/hey-blockhead-aluminum-christmas-trees-regain-their-shine-b99150445z1-233393661.html)

Apparently, my dear, YOU are a trendsetter........or the folks in Wisconsin have finally come full circle from our Liberace days and we are just tacky again!!


(http://media.jrn.com/images/660*414/b99150445z.1_20131125225856_000_gn03ksr1.1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 26, 2013, 06:23:52 pm
We are expecting about 3" of rain tonight and tomorrow. East of us have snow coming their way. Up to 18"!

Wolfie, what is your forecast?

Looks like ice is causing driving havoc already. Drive with caution.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 26, 2013, 06:41:35 pm
 With all these Xmas decorations (some better than others) I think we need Ford to show us his house all lit up again! When will get some pics Ford? ;)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 26, 2013, 06:44:31 pm
With all these Xmas decorations (some better than others)
I'm still waiting for yours dear.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 26, 2013, 06:47:23 pm
I'm still waiting for yours dear.

Trust hon, If I decorate I don't hang lights on an old rusty hospital cart ::)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on November 26, 2013, 06:53:57 pm
We are expecting about 3" of rain tonight and tomorrow. East of us have snow coming their way. Up to 18"!



We are currently under a tornado watch,until 10:00pm, the front passed thought here already, and more rain for the night:

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/klystron-9-radar.map.html/7County.html


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/forecast.html



This will be heading up the Eastern seaboard tonight, the low is passing over north Florida.

Otherwise, temp is currently 76 degrees, and muggy, with more rain,  and by Thanksgiving morning it will be in the 40's

Ray
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 26, 2013, 07:01:25 pm
We are currently under a tornado watch,until 10:00pm, the front passed thought here already, and more rain for the night:

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/klystron-9-radar.map.html/7County.html


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/forecast.html



The will be heading up the Eastern seaboard tonight, the low is passing over north Florida.

Otherwise, temp is currently 76 degrees, and muggy, witj more rain,  and by Thanksgiving morning it will be in the 40's

Ray

You're still being mean Ray. LOL. ;D
Need to take a trip to Florida soon!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 26, 2013, 07:03:30 pm
The weather man on TV just said it may snow some after 9 tonight and they said if it happens they will go live on TV to report LOL . Yes , a few snow flakes makes the news here .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on November 26, 2013, 08:46:26 pm

POWER RESTORED TO BEATIFUL ARDSLEY PARK AT 530 PM

Winter hit the hostess city today and I was without power for 7 hours. Apparently a branch fell off an oak tree again. In Savannah it is illegal to cut down a live oak and I suppose it you trim one they throw you in the pokey. It is a chilly 68 here and my space heater went out. I was forced to dine on sandwiches and a Pepperidge Farm cake sans cafe.

http://www.wsav.com/story/20689604/georgia-power-update-on-downtown-savannah-power-outages
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on November 26, 2013, 10:02:35 pm
We are supposed to drop down to 50 late tomorrow night here in Miami - getting ready to crank the heat up in the car and apartment... brrrr
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on November 26, 2013, 10:25:40 pm
Ray, Hab, Phil, etc. : :'( :'( :'(  boo hoo.

sincerely,
mitch :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on November 27, 2013, 05:09:54 pm

POWER RESTORED TO BEATIFUL ARDSLEY PARK AT 530 PM

 It is a chilly 68 here

http://www.wsav.com/story/20689604/georgia-power-update-on-downtown-savannah-power-outages

??????

68 is part off what makes a Summer day In Orkney.

Ann  is the world mad ?

Am I the only person who puts clothes on to help keep warm , look after our poor planet . Be careful with using energy.

Habersham you live in a town that is in my top 5 places I want to visit .

Did you move there or is it your Family home ?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on November 27, 2013, 05:51:43 pm
Breaking News  Breaking News Breaking News   Breaking News Breaking News


Miami and LA are the only two U.S. locations reporting temperatures in the 70s right now...

Miami = 76 degrees at 5:50 p.m.

Don't fret....we will be waking up to a temperature of 54 tomorrow morning.... 

I'm breaking out the parka, gloves, and scarf.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 27, 2013, 06:05:07 pm
Its going to be 24 here tonight and not much warmer all day tomorrow .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on November 27, 2013, 09:07:05 pm
Down to 67 here in Miami - temperature has dropped about 10 degrees in the past two hours....

May have to put the heat on tonight.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on November 28, 2013, 07:46:38 am
7:45 am and its 49 degrees here in North Pole Miami, Florida...

Hope it warms up quickly - 'cause phildinftlaudy does NOT like cold weather (or green eggs and ham)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on November 28, 2013, 08:09:45 am


Its about 40 degrees outside this mornning;

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/11/28/bay_area_weather_jul.html
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on November 28, 2013, 08:13:01 am
Its 21 here and I don't like it .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on November 28, 2013, 08:25:25 am
30F but going up to 38F... Love brisk air in my lungs. I'll be sure to take an afternoon walk for some daily exercise.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on November 28, 2013, 08:29:14 am
... Love brisk the air in my lungs

I'd prefer to have something else hitting in my lungs right now - but I digress....

At least it is warming up -

(http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy8/phildinftlaudy/weathermiami102813_zps995b74fb.jpg) (http://s772.photobucket.com/user/phildinftlaudy/media/weathermiami102813_zps995b74fb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 28, 2013, 09:45:42 am
36 here in Gods Country! Going to 56!

Perfect weather for a Texas Thanksgiving dinner and then DALLAS COWBOYS FOOTBALL this afternoon.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on November 28, 2013, 09:48:14 am
36 here in Gods Country! Going to 56!

Perfect weather for a Texas Thanksgiving dinner and then DALLAS COWBOYS FOOTBALL this afternoon.

I remember being in Texas with those types of temperatures - and a Texas cold feels much colder than the cold air from up North... IMHO... I was freezing my nuggy nuggy nuts off when I was there (that was Dallas)... If you happen to hear of anyone finding a set of nuts could you please have them returned to me?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on November 28, 2013, 09:50:12 am
I remember being in Texas with those types of temperatures - and a Texas cold feels much colder than the cold air from up North... IMHO... I was freezing my nuggy nuggy nuts off when I was there (that was Dallas)... If you happen to hear of anyone finding a set of nuts could you please have them returned to me?

Dallas is in a whole different climate zone than us. They actually get real winter weather ;D The problem down here is its freezing in the morning but by 1pm its tshirt weather. Makes it very hard to plan the wardrobe.

and no, you cant have your nuts back.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on November 28, 2013, 09:56:29 am
Philadelphia's Thanksgiving day parade (oldest in the US!) is on Good Morning America... Can't say that in Texas!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on November 29, 2013, 11:37:09 pm
Snowflakes really do look like snowflakes.  Cool macro-photography pix of snowflakes.


http://fox41blogs.typepad.com/wdrb_weather/2013/11/extraordinary-macro-photography-creates-stunning-images-of-snow-flakes-the-details-are-absolutely-re.html
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on November 30, 2013, 05:23:47 am
I have just fitted the front door with rubber draught excluder , wonderful stuff 2.5 quid $4 no more gale through the door and you don,t have to be roid mary to shut it.
Plus you get that glow off yes I am seeing to the house , myself, I am taking care , my cleaner agreed how nice a feeling it is.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on December 01, 2013, 01:50:20 am
I always forget that the Earth is actually closer to the sun in dead of winter-- well, the northern hemisphere dead of winter.

http://www.space.com/3304-earth-closest-sun-dead-winter.html

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 01, 2013, 08:05:37 am
I always forget that the Earth is actually closer to the sun in dead of winter-- well, the northern hemisphere dead of winter.

http://www.space.com/3304-earth-closest-sun-dead-winter.html



Have you tried tying a string around your finger so you wont forget anymore ?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on December 01, 2013, 08:27:47 am
Have you tried tying a string around your finger so you wont forget anymore ?

Thats how the draught excluder got bought.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on December 03, 2013, 10:19:11 am
??????

68 is part off what makes a Summer day In Orkney.

Ann  is the world mad ?

Am I the only person who puts clothes on to help keep warm , look after our poor planet . Be careful with using energy.

Habersham you live in a town that is in my top 5 places I want to visit .

Did you move there or is it your Family home ?


Theyer I grew up in the coal mining region in Northeast Pennsylvania. Near Pottsville where they make Yuengling beer. I spent most of my life in Philadelphia and moved here a few years ago

Tourists from the UK love Savannah. It is in an unique climate which is responsible for the live oaks with the dripping moss. It is the only European style city which survived the American Civil War.

Since it is in the 90s for months on end in the Summer we shiver here when it gets in the 60s. If you look at a map of the states we are in the "Georgia Bite" north of Florida. It's a maritime climate so about 0 centigrade is a low as it gets here.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on December 03, 2013, 02:10:44 pm

Theyer I grew up in the coal mining region in Northeast Pennsylvania. Near Pottsville where they make Yuengling beer. I spent most of my life in Philadelphia and moved here a few years ago

Tourists from the UK love Savannah. It is in an unique climate which is responsible for the live oaks with the dripping moss. It is the only European style city which survived the American Civil War.

Since it is in the 90s for months on end in the Summer we shiver here when it gets in the 60s. If you look at a map of the states we are in the "Georgia Bite" north of Florida. It's a maritime climate so about 0 centigrade is a low as it gets here.

I hope my Tribe behave well .


Both areas are full off American history. Are you enjoying your move?

btw what is the term for Settler history as opposed to Native American History or  are time lines used . anybody?

ed spiling
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 03, 2013, 06:55:29 pm
All I know is it was 86degrees here today, which of course required a margarita...

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/photo2_zps082986e0.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 03, 2013, 07:58:53 pm
We may get a snowstorm on Sunday :P At least my secret out-of-town visitor will be long gone by then.

ps: what is a "European style city"?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: buginme2 on December 03, 2013, 08:14:57 pm
All I know is it was 86degrees here today, which of course required a margarita...

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/photo2_zps082986e0.jpg)

I  spent the afternoon shoveling ice off my back porch.   It's going to be 25 degrees tonight again.   I'm jealous. I think I'll make some coco.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 03, 2013, 08:34:11 pm
...At least my secret out-of-town visitor



who Mitchell?


I  spent the afternoon shoveling ice off my back porch.   It's going to be 25 degrees tonight again.   I'm jealous. I think I'll make some coco.

Yeah, yall are really getting it bad up there, I saw it on the eve news.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 03, 2013, 10:47:54 pm
I find this strange pleasure in logging on just to see what avatar WiilyWump is using this week. By far, your best one yet.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on December 04, 2013, 12:03:19 am
My aunts all made one of these:

(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b624/mrhabersham/ceramictree_zps36d9d495.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/mrhabersham/media/ceramictree_zps36d9d495.jpg.html)

they have held up much better than the tinsel version

http://www.prairiehive.com/2011/12/grandmas-attic-ceramic-christmas-trees/
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on December 04, 2013, 12:12:49 am
My mom has one of those.  Growing up, I loved it.  She doesn't put it out anymore, so I think I will ask her if I can have it.  I bet some of the light pegs are missing, though. In the 70's and 80's, it seemed everyone had those.  Where did all these women go to make them?  I mean, I know several people with those, who are not artistic and never made anything else.  I will have to ask my mom whether she really made hers, because she has never made anything else. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on December 04, 2013, 06:35:04 am
loving this weather.  Went from freezing to early spring.  suppose I'll clean up these huge piles of leafs that I was sure would have blown away by now.  Karma really does suck.  should have just bagged them back yonder.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 04, 2013, 08:45:48 am
57F today, 64F on Thursday, 59F on Friday - except with showers = lame. Actually we have a chance of rain for six days straight.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 04, 2013, 08:53:22 am
.

Uh-Oh! Buggy must be in heat he's got his mating avatar up!!

Ps- Id wayy hit it

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on December 04, 2013, 11:57:55 am
I hope my Tribe behave well .


Both areas are full off American history. Are you enjoying your move?

btw what is the term for Settler history as opposed to Native American History or  are time lines used . anybody?

ed spiling

My move would be akin to moving to another country in Europe. I love it here most of the time. We call it colonial of course!

My idea of a "european city" I guess is mainly one that is walkable but lot's of other factors come into play. Boston or Philly first......Savannah and Philadelphia are a grid though. But Savannah has 24 squares so in some way it's like an Italian city. Of coures Atlanta and LA are NOT like european cities. And I'm ignoring Charleston.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 04, 2013, 12:38:17 pm

My idea of a "european city" I guess is mainly one that is walkable but lot's of other factors come into play. Boston or Philly first......Savannah and Philadelphia are a grid though. But Savannah has 24 squares so in some way it's like an Italian city. Of coures Atlanta and LA are NOT like european cities. And I'm ignoring Charleston.

That is why I asked. Philadelphia and Savannah have similar characteristics though somewhat obscured by Philadelphia being so much larger -- the "core" original plan is what is similar though Savannah was layer out 50 years later. Both have grid systems with planned public squares, though Philly lost one after the Civil War when City Hall was built on it. Savannah of course took the concept much further but the original Oglethorpe plan had only four squares. They were just smarter every time they enlarged the grid to adhere to the plan by adding more and more squares, which now makes the city very special.

However, I don't find either of these plans particularly "European" at all -- European cities generally lack any grids unless you go back to Roman settlements (but not Rome itself, I mean their "planned" cities in conquered provinces) which generally used strict grids.

The only US city that used a grid before Philly was New Haven, but they did not provide for public squares as parks. Also, Philly varied street widths according to planned use where no other planned city had done so at the time.

Anyway, I think these concepts though formed by Europeans became very American ideas. Of the winding street patterns and lack of formal organization I'd only consider lower Manhattan and Boston (but not Back Bay) to resemble anything in Europe. One thing American cities always lack is a grand plaza like Place des Quinconces in Bordeaux or Concorde in Paris. However you will find such things in the Americas in previous Spanish colonies. Grand plazas aren't an English thing in the first place.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on December 05, 2013, 12:15:26 am
So, up to 5 inches of snow are forecasted for Louisville this weekend, with some freezing rain to boot.  Some models show up to a foot here, but most think 5 inches will be tops.  Then, near zero lows and highs of 19. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 06, 2013, 09:53:37 am
OHMYGOD!

a Winter Weather Advisory just issued for San Antonio! Impending freezing drizzle!

Chaos has gripped the city!

Panic is running amuck!

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 06, 2013, 10:09:35 am
I had to use the air conditioning last night .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on December 06, 2013, 10:26:05 am
OHMYGOD!

a Winter Weather Advisory just issued for San Antonio! Impending freezing drizzle!

Chaos has gripped the city!

Panic is running amuck!

Oh get a grip.


geddit --grip , ice , slippy hahahahaha.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: rondrond on December 06, 2013, 11:44:31 am
OHMYGOD!

a Winter Weather Advisory just issued for San Antonio! Impending freezing drizzle!

Chaos has gripped the city!

Panic is running amuck!

Fort Worth had rain, sleet and snow all night.  Opened the front door to view the winter wonderland  for three seconds as the wind chill is 18 with temp of 28 and it has been stuck on 28 all morning.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: buginme2 on December 08, 2013, 08:50:53 pm
Did anyone see the Philadelphia /Detroit football game today? That snow was crazy.

I hope Miss P isn't buried in a snow drift
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 08, 2013, 08:55:38 pm
Did anyone see the Philadelphia /Detroit football game today? That snow was crazy.

I hope Miss P isn't buried in a snow drift

He will make artisanal snow cream with fresh foo foo nectar from the artisanal nectar foo foo food store mere blocks away if that happens so don't worry .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: buginme2 on December 08, 2013, 09:26:58 pm
He will make artisanal snow cream with fresh foo foo nectar from the artisanal nectar foo foo food store mere blacks away if that happens so don't worry .

I hope he was able to create some sort of designer snow shoe (maybe out of a tennis racket) for that bum foot.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 08, 2013, 09:42:36 pm
I hope he was able to create some sort of designer snow shoe (maybe out of a tennis racket) for that bum foot.

There will be one foot print in the snow and a drag mark all the way to Federal Donuts and back .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 08, 2013, 10:34:34 pm
Did anyone see the Philadelphia /Detroit football game today? That snow was crazy.

I hope Miss P isn't buried in a snow drift

As of 2 hours ago PHL airport had 8.6", which is more in one storm than the last two winters -- mind you yesterday NOAA didn't even put up advisories for the city, only the western suburbs. We were supposed to get a light dusting followed by rain.

Other area snowfall totals: http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/wx/afos/p.php?pil=PNSPHI&e=201312090038

The highest was Newark, DE with 12"

I hope he was able to create some sort of designer snow shoe (maybe out of a tennis racket) for that bum foot.

I already own vintage Helmut Lang snow boots

(http://i41.tinypic.com/smrj9e.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: ds4146 on December 09, 2013, 07:49:49 am
It is finally snowing! All weekend I kept hearing "oh it's coming" blah, blah, blah!

It is so pretty, for now, glad I won't be here for the spring thaw!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 09, 2013, 10:01:10 am
Did anyone see the Philadelphia /Detroit football game today? That snow was crazy.


That was CRAZY! loved it!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 09, 2013, 10:13:06 am
Now you have me worried. Usually, when someone escapes the Midwest in Winter it's to a 'better place'. I leave on the train tonight for Wilmington and after all these posts, I think I'll pack survival gear and liquor!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 09, 2013, 10:38:27 am
With temps going up to 41 this afternoon most of this will melt quickly. All of the streets here already seem to be clear.

Weather.com is now showing seven hours of snow tomorrow morning/afternoon. Not sure how much that means. edit: oh dear... thanks accuweather

(http://i42.tinypic.com/298vfl.jpg)

NOAA has posted winter weather advisories from Charlottesville, VA north up the I-95 corridor and all the way to Maine.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 09, 2013, 10:43:21 am
Thanks. I'll still pack liquor.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 09, 2013, 10:47:21 am
Thanks. I'll still pack liquor.

Which train route are you taking? Through DC or Philadelphia? They usually only get cancelled if it's over 12" of snow and high winds in my experience. I didn't hear of any Amtrak cancellations with yesterdays snow, nor even local commuter lines.

I really wouldn't worry.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 09, 2013, 10:58:32 am
DC. When it comes to train travel, I'm the kiss of death. I once was on the train to Seattle and it was about 30 hours late (seriously). Even the Milwaukee-Chicago line I step on and all sorts of weird things happen.

http://www.oakcreeknow.com/news/naked-woman-offers-amtrak-riders-quite-a-view-1s9d9ke-201131251.html (http://www.oakcreeknow.com/news/naked-woman-offers-amtrak-riders-quite-a-view-1s9d9ke-201131251.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 09, 2013, 12:01:33 pm
That is why I like living in the Northeast. Amtrak actually operates their northeast corridor line with so many trains that it has an on-time record like France.

For any destination outside of this area I have to fly.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 09, 2013, 02:23:54 pm
LOL, now I'm reading that models are showing a possible "significant" snow event for Dec 14-15 in the mid-Atlantic states.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on December 09, 2013, 02:37:32 pm
Meanwhile... in Miami we are trying to stay warm with these temperatures...

(http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy8/phildinftlaudy/weathermiami1209_zps4e3377db.jpg) (http://s772.photobucket.com/user/phildinftlaudy/media/weathermiami1209_zps4e3377db.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 09, 2013, 04:28:23 pm
URGENT! NOAA has just formally issued a Winter Weather Warning (http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=PAZ071&warncounty=PAC101&firewxzone=PAZ071&local_place1=4+Miles+NE+Philadelphia+PA&product1=Winter+Storm+Warning#.UqY15JGcEhs) from 6AM Tuesday until 5PM for snow accumulations of a further 3 to 5 inches.

PRAISE!

edit: the GFS model says 6-8" for Philly
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on December 09, 2013, 05:57:10 pm


I already own vintage Helmut Lang snow boots

(http://i41.tinypic.com/smrj9e.jpg)

Shouldn't anything vintage have signs of use????  :)  Or did you never actually wear them in the snow, but instead as a fashion statement? 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 09, 2013, 06:02:02 pm
We only had a dusting last night but are expecting a fluffys 1-3" tomorrow.

I caught a cold bug in Philadelphia so Kenny will have to shovel or maybe just sweep. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 09, 2013, 06:41:34 pm
URGENT! NOAA has just formally issued a Winter Weather Warning (http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=PAZ071&warncounty=PAC101&firewxzone=PAZ071&local_place1=4+Miles+NE+Philadelphia+PA&product1=Winter+Storm+Warning#.UqY15JGcEhs) from 6AM Tuesday until 5PM for snow accumulations of a further 3 to 5 inches.

PRAISE!

edit: the GFS model says 6-8" for Philly

Can you stop the cackling and make us southerners a snowman already...preferably one with a large penis.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 09, 2013, 06:58:04 pm
Shouldn't anything vintage have signs of use????  :)  Or did you never actually wear them in the snow, but instead as a fashion statement? 

I wear them in the snow, but not out in the wilderness because it doesn't exist where I live. Plus they're all rubber on the bottom parts.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 09, 2013, 06:59:34 pm
Can you stop the cackling and make us southerners a snowman already...preferably one with a large penis.



I never play out in the snow. I did enough of that when I was 8.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 09, 2013, 07:01:12 pm
#9 goes out to my dear friend MissP

http://yestotexas.com/10-reasons-texans-hate-cold-weather/
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 09, 2013, 07:06:07 pm
#9 goes out to my dear friend MissP

http://yestotexas.com/10-reasons-texans-hate-cold-weather/

I kinda like the t-shirt in #7. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 09, 2013, 07:20:17 pm
That state is seriously full of morons.

Speaking of Texas, did you hear Sen. Cruz is on Air Force One at this very moment with the Obamas flying to Mandela's funeral? I hope he's not forced to sit in the back like Clinton did to Newt which ended up in a government shutdown because he had hurty feelings.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 09, 2013, 07:22:16 pm
I hope he's on the wing.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 09, 2013, 07:27:19 pm
I hope he's on the wing.

 :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 09, 2013, 08:58:25 pm
That state is seriously full of morons.

Speaking of Texas, did you hear Sen. Cruz is on Air Force One at this very moment with the Obamas flying to Mandela's funeral? I hope he's not forced to sit in the back like Clinton did to Newt which ended up in a government shutdown because he had hurty feelings.

I'm sure Michelle Obama will treat him very well, maybe even make him a homemade chocolate pie . 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 10, 2013, 12:26:32 am
Oh yeah... I'm mere blocks away from the bull's eye of 4-8"

(http://i40.tinypic.com/a4a7g7.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 10, 2013, 07:20:17 am
Miss P's bulls-eye zone has seen 4" - 8 " many a times I bet . 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 10, 2013, 09:30:54 am
Miss P's bulls-eye zone has seen 4" - 8 " many a times I bet . 


THAT bulls-eye zone has been bulls-eyed to death  ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 10, 2013, 09:34:13 am

THAT bulls-eye zone has been bulls-eyed to death  ;D

If this pattern keeps up she may have slush to deal with after she gets the predicted 4"-8"  .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 10, 2013, 09:40:04 am
NOAA Current conditions: Heavy Snow Fog 34F/1C, 3-7 inches possible

(http://i39.tinypic.com/eppzdf.jpg)

ps: I prefer 9 inches or above! Anything smaller hurts because it bangs up the sides of the tunnel.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 10, 2013, 09:46:10 am
NOAA Current conditions: Heavy Snow Fog 34F/1C, 3-7 inches possible

ps: I prefer 9 inches or above! Anything smaller hurts because it bangs up the sides of the tunnel.

You obviously need to hire better plowmen .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 10, 2013, 10:36:46 am
I can tell this storm will not over-perform the one from two days ago. There's a huge difference between snow at 33F and 30F -- today's snow is much, much more wet and while it's accumulating it's not puffing up on, say, the railings on my penthouse fire escape.

Plus it's already winding down to flurries in DC so it will start to do that here by 1 or 2 PM. I bet we only get 4" tops.

ps: five hour delays out of DCA, PHL & EWR. If you don't know your northeast airport codes then you are definitely a travel n00b.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 10, 2013, 11:33:45 am
Meanwhile Texas is getting dicked.

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/suzy_zps588740ec.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 10, 2013, 11:49:07 am
I just went through the stop at Harpers Ferry. It is amazing how much snow has deposited in between these this stop and the one before it!  All the trees are sagging under the weight and the few 'critters' we see in the woods are having to 'hop' though all of this to get anywhere.  It's beautiful - but everything is more beautiful when you're looking out a window. And this is only going to get worse?  I knew I should have went to Seattle! Even if it IS snowing in Seattle....it doesn't matter 'cause its still Seattle!!

Amazingly - the train is on time! 

(http://i44.tinypic.com/aoqiqr.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/t7k1uv.jpg)

I
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on December 10, 2013, 12:23:45 pm
Dano what journey are you making ? mhtv loves train travel . Happy memories crawling into Inverness snuggled up in bed drinking morning train Mochca's


mhtv morning train mochca,s 1coffee1hot choc mix add splash Johnny Walker Black Label honey all available from the train
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 10, 2013, 12:33:19 pm
As my friends would indicate - "I get around"

With my job I travel all over and this week is to Wilmington.  Usually take the train one way and then deal with the uncivilized airports and all that required disrobing, bellowing and groping for the return trip.  Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, Portland, Kansas City, St. Louis, New Orleans, Fort Worth, Wilmington are the requisites that I have to do at least 2-3 times a year for each. My next venture is to Seattle (hopefully in two weeks) with a quick trek up to Vancouver - there is no city (IMO) more interesting than Vancouver with the exception of NOL on a good night!

I was astounded when I first went to Vancouver that instead of the nasty pidgeons (sky-rats) that we have in most of our cities....they have geese! They were everywhere!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 10, 2013, 02:34:35 pm
I just went through the stop at Harpers Ferry.

Oh! This is where I plan on having my ashes spread when I finally croak from teh AIDS. Gorgeous place, isn't it?

Meanwhile Texas is getting dicked.

Nobody cares
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 10, 2013, 02:55:18 pm
The snow has now stopped and I've dutifully shoveled the legally ordained 36" wide strip of snow-free pavement along the street, even though I am not the actual homeowner. Now the sun has suddenly made an appearance so hopefully it will dry off some of the pavement and it won't re-ice this evening. I avoid the use of ice salt as it is hard on one's designer Helmut Lang snow boots, hence their good condition even though vintage.

After shoveling I went around the corner for four tacos -- TASTY & AUTHENTIC, MADE BY REAL MEXICANS AND NOT PERSIAN-EGYPTIANS!

... and now followed up by a pot of Assam Khongea TGFOP = WIN++
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 10, 2013, 02:58:16 pm
Oh! This is where I plan on having my ashes spread when I finally croak from teh AIDS. Gorgeous place, isn't it?

The West Virginians are very industrious people......they would use you as either Kitty Litter or traction in the winter. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 10, 2013, 03:01:59 pm
(http://i43.tinypic.com/9zu45s.jpg)

...and of course, the giant Christmas Tree (or holiday tree or whatever people are calling it now-a-days) at Washington DC Union Station.  Shocking that they rid themselves of the Barnes & Noble in the station and now it's been replaced by H&M.  If not for the giant picture of David Beckham, it might be a travesty.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on December 10, 2013, 03:03:30 pm
As my friends would indicate - "I get around"

With my job I travel all over and this week is to Wilmington.  Usually take the train one way and then deal with the uncivilized airports and all that required disrobing, bellowing and groping for the return trip.  Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, Portland, Kansas City, St. Louis, New Orleans, Fort Worth, Wilmington are the requisites that I have to do at least 2-3 times a year for each. My next venture is to Seattle (hopefully in two weeks) with a quick trek up to Vancouver - there is no city (IMO) more interesting than Vancouver with the exception of NOL on a good night!

I was astounded when I first went to Vancouver that instead of the nasty pidgeons (sky-rats) that we have in most of our cities....they have geese! They were everywhere!

50 % off that sounds bliss.
I too hate flying, Heathrow is a disgrace I witnessed someone raise there lap top above there head and crash it to the ground while the flight person behind the desk did not register a flicker at his exasperation. If you are familiar with a UK comedy due under the name off Little Britain, they have a brain dead office worker who only bashes the computer keys to any question then replies " the computer says....no " That combined with bad air and physical discomfort is air travel.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 10, 2013, 05:54:24 pm
Speaking of trees, I finally put mine up this afternoon

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2j635h0.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 10, 2013, 06:16:44 pm
I don't see any  Mermen  (http://www.out.com/entertainment/popnography/2013/11/18/decorate-your-christmas-tree-shirtless-mermen-ornaments) on that tree.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 10, 2013, 09:26:24 pm
Tedderz, post some pics of your dog Charlie, preferably with a Christmas sweater on ;)

PS- I miss Sebastian the Bear, especially during Christmas when he wears his ornament and Tinsel. I wonder how Growler is?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on December 10, 2013, 09:53:34 pm
Tedderz, post some pics of your dog Charlie, preferably with a Christmas sweater on ;)

PS- I miss Sebastian the Bear, especially during Christmas when he wears his ornament and Tinsel. I wonder how Growler is?

He's gotten so fat that he's grown out.  I thought it was normal for Puggles to be puggy, due to the pug.  But, everyone says he is fat.  He is 10 pounds over what many sites say he should be. 

Anyway, I have been looking for another Christmas sweater for him, though.  I will post a pic soon.  Wait until he hears someone asked about him.  Will make his day.   :-*
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 13, 2013, 11:15:26 am
per accuweather (often notoriously inACCUrate):

I am in the 2-8" zone...

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2jdi655.jpg)

European model (often notoriously accurate):

I'm in the 3" zone though it's very narrow through the city, and a slight shift south would bring that nasty purple zone of 8 inches right on top of me.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/opmb8.jpg)

The NAM model shows Philly getting walloped with an entire foot of snow *sigh*

(http://i42.tinypic.com/rmissz.jpg)

Meanwhile Jerusalem just had a foot of snow, and a dusting even fell in Cairo.

Officially NOAA has refrained from placing me under a winter weather advisory saying to expect only 1-3 inches precipitation beginning 9AM Saturday, turning to sleet and rain after 9PM.

Q: SHOULD I RUN TO THE SUPERMARKET TONIGHT AND JOIN THE PANICKED CROWDS?

ps: TMZ EXCLUSIVE: Khloe Kardashian filing for divorce today
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on December 13, 2013, 02:56:24 pm
Well, according to your first model, I'm in the 8-15 zone.  But, already heard on our local news today we should get around a foot of snow by tomorrow evening.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 13, 2013, 05:39:40 pm
Figures. NOAA just upped Philly's snow totals enough to qualify us for an official "Winter Weather Advisory" beginning at 7AM, totals now stand at 2-4 inches, then a nice glaze of ice everywhere overnight.

But just 50 miles away the totals will be 6-8" so we shall see.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on December 13, 2013, 05:47:13 pm
Going to rain in Richmond tomorrow....  I don't miss those northern winters too much at all.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on December 13, 2013, 09:10:13 pm
We're supposed to start  getting hit shortly.  Hopefully we'll get the 8-15 that is being predicted.  Although, the other channel said closer to 4.  :(

Wolfie
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on December 14, 2013, 05:53:53 am
Going to rain in Richmond tomorrow....  I don't miss those northern winters too much at all.

The thing I don't care for is shoveling.  Though the man who lives in the back apartment has been doing it so far this year. 

And having to bundle up every time I want to go somewhere.  But, that's the price for living in the North.

I was going to go to Macy's today to pick up something for Christmas for my best friend (good price with their sale), but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 14, 2013, 07:25:54 am
I hate shoveling, too. I do my next door neighbor's sidewalk whenever I do mine. It's just the thing to do. She's an older Mexican lady that is basically a hermit. Every week she comes out and gives me a dish of homemade Mexican food in gratitude.  I have no idea what it is and even the cat is apprehensive - but you can't say "NO".  Tonight it was tortillas and 'something'. The cat is not amused! Incidentally, I haven't seen that possum in a while, either. Reminds me of living on the farm - "Dinner Surprise!"
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 14, 2013, 07:44:36 am
NOAA must have lowered our projections overnight after briefly raising them as I heard the low is forming closer to shore, pushing the bulk of snow inland. We're back to 1-2 inches only then changing to rain at night as the low draws in warmer ocean air. I hope that means we're safe from overnight icing which is, of course, ten time worse than snow. Oh and it was supposed to be snowing by 8AM and now it's not beginning until 2PM -- weather.com shows us changing over from snow as early as 6PM. What a bust this storm is for us. The place that is getting totally walloped are the Poconos -- skiing, anyone? The great thing about Philly is that the ocean is 60 miles away, and skiing is 100 miles. (not that I go skiing or to the beach)

I sure don't miss those bad ice storms in the south... LIKE RICHMOND
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on December 14, 2013, 09:34:57 am
With all the "lovely" wintery pictures being posted, I thought it only right that I share this morning's "Phil's sky cam" picture - taken from my 5th floor balcony....

Enjoy
I will enjoy also as I sip on my iced tea and debate whether to go down to the swimming pool later today.

Love ya!  8)

(http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy8/phildinftlaudy/NorthMiamibalconypic1214930am_zps46e3fafb.jpg) (http://s772.photobucket.com/user/phildinftlaudy/media/NorthMiamibalconypic1214930am_zps46e3fafb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 14, 2013, 09:41:04 am
I'm not sure that I would enjoy living somewhere that lacked definitive seasons. I used to think I wanted to retire to San Juan (too much craycray in Florida) but while one can get Social Security deposits made there, Medicare doesn't exist.

edit: I just checked and they do have Medicare A&B there now. I swear they didn't 10 years ago. I wonder if it's thus feasible for me to move there. A condo in a high-rise overlooking the Laguna del Condado would be lovely.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 14, 2013, 09:47:55 am
We are expected to get anywhere from 2-8" depending on what forecast I look at.  ::) Then transition to rain overnight.

It's been snowing here since 8 AM. Heaviest snow should be arriving between 6PM and midnight.

My guess is 4-5" total.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 14, 2013, 09:57:13 am
I've yet to see a single snow flake here. On the radar it looks like we're in some strange dry spot. And the "rain line" is a mere 50 miles south of the city. The hourly prediction on weather.com has now moved it to 3 PM until snow begins here, changing to rain at 6 PM. I guess in a few more hours they will say we'll get some slush and then all rain as the temperature actually starts rising after 9 PM.

I'm glad that I didn't make a weather panic run to the supermarket last night. I may even get off my ass and go downtown to the Rittenhouse Farmers' Market and then camp with my Frankfurt Airport iPad at Elixr Coffee with the hipsters.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on December 14, 2013, 09:57:41 am
I'm not sure that I would enjoy living somewhere that lacked definitive seasons.

After living here for a while, the seasons become very definitive.... I used to not be able to tell the difference (when I first arrived), but now - I can definitely feel a major difference between summer, fall, winter and spring....

Summer = hot, hot, hot and very humid with mainly afternoon rain everyday
Fall = low humidity, slightly cooler, less rain
Winter= much cooler, little to no humidity, barely any rain
Spring = still cooler than Summer... more daylong rain showers than Summer... humid goes up - but isn't as "sticky" as Summer's humidity

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 14, 2013, 10:02:44 am
 ::)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 14, 2013, 10:15:22 am
::)

So I take it San Juan is not an option? lol. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 14, 2013, 12:03:12 pm
So I take it San Juan is not an option? lol. :)

No, I just meant Fellatio's logic about tropical seasons doesn't compute for a Northerner. About the only difference I recognize down there is that it's not as humid in the winter (making it tolerable) while in the summer it's as atrocious as the worst day in Washington, DC. Actually Florida, since it's attached to the mainland, has much worse summer weather than an island in the Caribbean which benefits from trade winds and, for the larger islands, central mountains and altitude. It's a little known fact that the mountains in the Dominican Republic (where I'd prefer to retire due to larger cock sizes and lengthier foreskins) one can actually raise strawberries, it's that mild. It can go down to the upper 40's in the Dominican highlands during the winter... brrr -- and yes I have been there during the winter in the mountains, horseback riding with my personal tour guide, security personnel, chauffeur, cocaine procurer and male hustler.

I really once had quite an enjoyable life.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on December 14, 2013, 12:13:16 pm
No, I just meant Fellatio's logic about tropical seasons doesn't compute for a Northerner.

It used to be the same for me - until my body acclimated to this weather.


It's a little known fact that the mountains in the Dominican Republic (where I'd prefer to retire due to larger cock sizes and lengthier foreskins)

We have plenty of Domincans here - In fact, my barber and all of the barbers at the shop are Dominican...
I will have take you there for a cut of the uncut when you come down this way....
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 14, 2013, 12:41:33 pm

We have plenty of Domincans here - In fact, my barber and all of the barbers at the shop are Dominican...
I will have take you there for a cut of the uncut when you come down this way....


Uh, Philadelphia has Dominicans -- they even have their own Pride Parade. We also have the third largest Puerto Rican community in the entire US. I just don't run into them because they all live in North Philly, and I live in South Philly with the Italians, Mexicans and Vietnamese... and of course all of the hipsters.

As far as Dominicans go, the largest community is Washington Heights in northern Manhattan. Slowly even they are being priced out and slowly trickling down to Philly where they've learned they can score rents about a third of what they were paying in NYC, including commercial and they're fond of running barber shops and bodegas.

But still, our total Latino population is only around 12%.

ps: STILL NOT FUCKING SNOWING HERE YET. FORECAST DOWN TO ONE INCH NOW, MAYBE LESS.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on December 14, 2013, 01:01:22 pm

But still, our total Latino population is only around 12%.


Miami-Dade County's Latino population (primarily Cuban) is around 70%....

Where I live North Miami had the second highest percentage of Haitian residents in the US, with 37.88% of the US populace (the highest concentration, at 40.12% of the US population, was Golden Glades - which is about 2 miles from North Miami.).

Cuban residents make up about 6.39% of the city's population,

Dominican residents is 2.36% of the city's population

Bahamians at 1.2% of all residents

Jamaican community 3.15%

Non-Hispanic whites (like phildinftlaudy) make up 12% of the population. So, I am in the minority. In fact, I am one of only 4 non-Hispanic whites that live in my apartment building. Varying shapes and sizes of penii for me to explore.  :P

And none of us like winter.  ;)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on December 14, 2013, 07:53:04 pm
URGENT UPDATE

Send blankets, space heaters, a scarf, and gloves...

The temperature has dropped to 77 degrees here in North Miami

It will be freezing at the Winterfest Boat Parade tonight...

http://www.winterfestparade.com/

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 14, 2013, 09:55:48 pm
Official reading: 0.3" snow accumulation at PHL

NOAA Alert #2: severe ice storm advisory extended from 7PM to 9PM and now until midnight.


Dominican residents is 2.36% of the city's population


Which is about the same figure for Philadelphia, and since our city population is about four times that of Miami we have four times the amount of Dominicans.

Thanks for playing though. Do you have that PhD yet?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 15, 2013, 12:09:15 am
NOAA Alert #3: ice storm advisory extended for a fourth time, now until 3AM... please get it together people.

On the plus side the long range forecast for my Christmas location in Virginia will have a high of 50F
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: ds4146 on December 15, 2013, 07:43:46 am
10 inches, just gorgeous! Pretty for now but ready for the sand of San Diego.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on December 15, 2013, 07:47:10 am
I got the pleasure of driving home this morning on an entire sheet of ice.  It rained all night and then got below freezing. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 15, 2013, 01:01:04 pm
Everything is perfectly fine here today. After the ice storm ended it rained and now it's 41F so the sidewalks are totes obvi dry.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 15, 2013, 02:27:22 pm
5" of snow and then a bit of rain to make shoveling all the harder. Luckily I have a Kenny. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 15, 2013, 07:20:38 pm
Don't look now but there's another snowstorm coming on Tuesday: anywhere from 1-6" but I'm on the southern border and won't get more than an inch. Boston is the target this time.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on December 15, 2013, 07:40:04 pm
Official reading: 0.3" snow accumulation at PHL

NOAA Alert #2: severe ice storm advisory extended from 7PM to 9PM and now until midnight.

Which is about the same figure for Philadelphia, and since our city population is about four times that of Miami we have four times the amount of Dominicans.

Thanks for playing though. Do you have that PhD yet?

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12086.html

Actually, according to U.S. Census:

Philadelphia County population (2010) =  1,547,607
Miami-Dade County population (2010) =  2,591,035

So, according to my humble calculations, we would have almost a million more people than Philadelphia County... Of course, your city is bigger than our city

Philadelphia = 1,547,607
Miami (city) = 413,892

But, your county is only made up of one city... Our county is made up of around 20 cities or more... And, our Dominicans are located throughout the county... 

Thanks for trying...
Please try again...

BTW, have you ever watched Raising Victor Vargas? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0316188/

Great movie.



And it's not a Ph.D. - it's an MBA   ;D

Although, if I keep getting my population figures right, I just may go for the Ph.D. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 15, 2013, 08:16:59 pm
Don't look now but there's another snowstorm coming on Tuesday: anywhere from 1-6" but I'm on the southern border and won't get more than an inch. Boston is the target this time.
crap. :(
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 15, 2013, 08:41:32 pm
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12086.html

Actually, according to U.S. Census:

Philadelphia County population (2010) =  1,547,607
Miami-Dade County population (2010) =  2,591,035

So, according to my humble calculations, we would have almost a million more people than Philadelphia County... Of course, your city is bigger than our city

Philadelphia = 1,547,607
Miami (city) = 413,892

But, your county is only made up of one city... Our county is made up of around 20 cities or more... And, our Dominicans are located throughout the county... 

Thanks for trying...
Please try again...

BTW, have you ever watched Raising Victor Vargas? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0316188/

Great movie.



And it's not a Ph.D. - it's an MBA   ;D

Although, if I keep getting my population figures right, I just may go for the Ph.D. 

You originally said "Dominican residents is 2.36% of the city's population" [sic] so why would I consider Dade County? It's not the same, because it's not coterminous in the sense that Philadelphia city and county are -- somewhat unique because of a historical act of consolidation dating to 1854, though only 70 years previous to that what is now Montgomery County had been part of the county of Philadelphia, or a total of 622 sq. miles of land (which would still be a third the size of Miami-Dade County). In other words, if you want to compare Dominicans contained in an area of 1,897.72 sq miles like Miami-Dade then I'd still have to add in practically the entire remaining five counties of southeast Pennsylvania that constitute half of our metropolitan area.

But like I said, Mr. MBA, you clearly stated "city" so I clearly compared city to city. Someone seeking an advanced degree should learn to state their case in a concise manner.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on December 15, 2013, 08:56:51 pm
coterminous

But like I said, Mr. MBA, you clearly stated "city" so I clearly compared city to city. Someone seeking an advanced degree should learn to state their case in a concise manner.

Could you please define coterminous?  ;)

Oh, and I don't have to state it in a concise manner, as I am not going for a grade.... I only worry about conciseness - or would it be consicinicity (lol) and grammar, etc. when I am a) being graded for school or b) working on a grant application for work...  Otherwise, it tis what it tis, and dat is dat.   Luv ya bunches 

And, it doesn't really matter who has more Dominicans as long as we each are able to get our fair share - right?   ;D

BTW, Victor Vargas? Seen it?
BTWW, trip to Santo Domingo - where we know there will be plenty of Dominicans? 
We could stay at the Hotel Mercure.... right in the historic district.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 15, 2013, 09:11:53 pm
What an inelegant, ponderous way to admit defeat.

And Miss P only stays at the Hotel Santo Domingo (http://www.hotelsantodomingo.com.do/) because Oscar de la Renta did the lobby when he decorated Caso de Campo (http://www.casadecampo.com.do/). I hope you're not going to attempt to challenge my knowledge of the Dominican Republic proper now.

The Mercure is located on El Conde which is trashy and full of downscale hustlers. I did all of my procurement at the now closed Penthouse Club. Even the cab drivers baulked at taking me there.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 15, 2013, 09:18:50 pm
it's time for some winter photos and peace on earth, good will toward men and all that. :)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN1000_zpsece977fa.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN1000_zpsece977fa.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN0998_zpsdc2dd9d3.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN0998_zpsdc2dd9d3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 15, 2013, 09:24:02 pm
not sure if this site can handle more than 2 pics at a time yet so here are some more.
(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN1002_zps7c660f9a.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN1002_zps7c660f9a.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN1008_zps4de60337.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN1008_zps4de60337.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN1015_zps64ac4ce1.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN1015_zps64ac4ce1.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN1014_zps375544ff.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN1014_zps375544ff.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 15, 2013, 09:25:11 pm
I see the problem has been fixed. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 15, 2013, 09:29:33 pm
I see a surfeit of tchotchkes and a bottle of raltegravir. What a life!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 15, 2013, 09:33:55 pm
I see a surfeit of tchotchkes and a bottle of raltegravir. What a life!
The tchotchkes are mostly gifts and I guess the same could be said for the raltegravir. Yup. What a life. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 15, 2013, 09:40:57 pm
The tchotchkes are mostly gifts and I guess the same could be said for the raltegravir. Yup. What a life. :)

As a former salesman of tchotchkes I think yours are lovely . 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 15, 2013, 09:50:46 pm
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/decorate-granny-chic-73175.html
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 15, 2013, 09:53:18 pm
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/decorate-granny-chic-73175.html

All that's missing is everything being covered in plastic.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 15, 2013, 10:33:10 pm
All that's missing is everything being covered in plastic.

I've only seen that done in the South Bronx with leased furniture.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 15, 2013, 10:38:59 pm
Maybe it's a Midwest thing. I knew a lot of Grandmothers (mine included) that would cover anything stationary with clear plastic. All you could smell was an 'Evening in Paris' perfume and fresh plastic.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 15, 2013, 11:02:58 pm
How horrible.

My grandmother's home had proper wainscoting, glass french doors with crystal knobs for the dining room, and one of those doors to the kitchen that swung both ways for the help even though she never had a cook or maid. Mind you, my grandfather was a tobacco farmer but he made sure to keep his wife in comfortable surroundings. There was even a huge tapestry hanging in there depicting peasants in the French countryside. I have such memories of that house -- in hindsight I should have retired there and kept it in the family but it's in this town of 400 people so really can anyone imagine me there?

Oh, and you ladies would have lived for her set of pink crystal. Unfortunately my sister-in-law was given all of that. I will only inherit the plain crystal glassware/platter set.

It's kind of like these:

(http://i43.tinypic.com/awxp2f.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 15, 2013, 11:09:25 pm
How horrible.

My grandmother's home had proper wainscoting, glass french doors with crystal knobs for the dining room.........

My Grandmother's home had Gin and a lot of it. A French twist, pearls and garish red lipstick. She couldn't remember your name half the time and would argue with plants but she was a hoot. Couple Percocet, a few martins, and you had yourself a real sweetheart by the time school was out.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 15, 2013, 11:18:24 pm
Goodness no! Gran Gran was a devout Southern Baptist and alcohol was not allowed in the house, except the secret bottle of Applejack for medicinal purposes and to use in some cake during the holidays. Captain Emmett, my grandfather, was required to go down to the stables if he wanted a drink with the farm hands.

And yes, Wumpy -- he was called Captain Emmett. I am named after his older brother, David, and I own his 14k gold antique pocket watch to prove it. I also have a lovely 18k white gold, hand carved ruby ring that was Captain Emmett's and I actually wear it often.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on December 15, 2013, 11:18:37 pm
I've only seen that done in the South Bronx with leased furniture.

Well, this guy has trouble with plastic on furniture, and I think this is suppose to be Queens. 

http://youtu.be/QRC3AU3Lmfs
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on December 16, 2013, 02:49:39 am
Goodness no! Gran Gran was a devout Southern Baptist and alcohol was not allowed in the house

That sounds like my granny too.  Granddad had to sneak down to the cellar to sneak his drinks.  She died a few years back and I found a pint of Jim Beam in the cellar.  Granddad died in the 60's so I thought that would be some great shit.  Aged liquor!!!!!  NOPE, it doesn't age well like a fine wine.  It was nasty.

Granny came from an affluent family but married a commoner.  She was a bit pretentious so she too used plastic on her parlor furniture.  She was also quick to correct anyone who referred to her couch.  It was either a davenport or a settee depending on the room.

She had a beautiful parlor that no one, including adults were allowed to enter.  I guess whoever dies with the most pristine parlor gets an advancement in Heaven?   I would sometimes sneak the pocket doors open to view it.  It was a yellow crush velvet sort of material.  Cherry tables and marble tops and doilies galore.

Her formal dining room was almost as bad.  Since it was almost forbidden, my mother inherited a beautiful cherry set that still looked show room new.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 16, 2013, 03:12:37 am


Her formal dining room was almost as bad.  Since it was almost forbidden, my mother inherited a beautiful cherry set that still looked show room new.

I still have mine from her. There was 'good' and there was for 'company'. Lord....I miss that gin-soaked woman!!! If she were born today she'd have been a drag queen!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 16, 2013, 09:39:18 am
OK, speaking of fierce houses mine is on the market (http://www.phillymag.com/property/2013/12/12/tough-sell-chestnut-hill-home-gets-new-photos/#gallery-1-28) right now with a price reduction to $1.35 million. 7 bedroom, 6 baths, 7,672 sq. ft with $25,000 annual property taxes. What's not to like? Plus I can send my children to the progressive Crefeld School close by which produced the likes of M.K. Asante.

And it is all about the exteriors and outdoor landscaping, plus knowing this area (which is actually within city limits and just a few blocks walk to a commuter line into downtown) it backs directly on the secluded Wissahickon Valley Park -- google image that and you will see how fabulous it is.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 16, 2013, 09:48:55 am
Oh, and we estate sold practically everything from my grandmother's house a decade ago. I could have had whatever I wanted if I'd owned a house, but alas my space is limited hence the sale. And my sister-in-law only likes new-new-new. I don't believe their house contains a single piece of antique furniture. Oh, except she did take the tapestry form the dining room that's all.

However, I did get what was called my Grandfather's chair -- it's a recliner of sorts, but not the post-70's recliners people have. This one is from the 1920's or so, and it's just the back portion that pivets and there's a bronze rod in the back that has three manual settings. After he died it was never used so it's in fine condition considering the age, though my mother had it reupholstered for me.

Then a few years ago my mother let me have "on permanent loan" the dresser that was stipulated to be always passed down to the oldest female in the family. It was passed down to my grandmother in that manner so it has to be at least 150 years old. I'm supposed to will it to my oldest niece but since I don't have a will made out I better attend to that.

That's right folks, Miss P has absolutely no legal documents prepared for her death even though I've been under general anesthesia five times in the past two years. Go ahead and read me.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 16, 2013, 06:49:31 pm
Going to 75 degrees In the next couple of days!

I love this time of year...the yanks are crying about the cold and I'm sippin' iced tea in my shorts on the porch. 8)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 16, 2013, 10:07:34 pm
I just read that a really massive storm will hit the west coasts of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England the day before Christmas through Christmas Day with millibar readings as low as a Category 4 hurricane.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/3147zi1.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 17, 2013, 12:37:50 pm
Yikes!^

I saw a local news/weather clip last night talking about the snow we are getting today.

These were his exact words:

"The impact, the inches, and how long it lasts".

Just thought to share that with you all. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 17, 2013, 12:41:29 pm
We only got a dusting to 0.5" and it was done when I woke up. But now they're saying we could see an additional "late burst" from 7PM - 11PM and NOAA still says 1-2" possible by the end of the day.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on December 17, 2013, 03:08:53 pm
Well, we've gotten about 8" since last week, with another 1-2" expected tonight.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on December 17, 2013, 03:38:15 pm
The tchotchkes are mostly gifts and I guess the same could be said for the raltegravir. Yup. What a life. :)

I see a bronze pharmacy lamp from Restoration Hardware
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on December 17, 2013, 03:45:16 pm
Going to 75 degrees In the next couple of days!

I love this time of year...the yanks are crying about the cold and I'm sippin' iced tea in my shorts on the porch. 8)

Not me - I'm sitting in my kitchen with the door open eating bread puddin I picked up at "Back in the Day Bakery"

I'm looking at the house Miss P wants and it backs up against the park - she'll be invaded by  (ahem) raccoons.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on December 17, 2013, 04:14:03 pm
We only got up to 79 today and the temperature has already fallen to 75 degrees. It is supposed to drop to 61 this evening. I am hoping that I will be able to make it through the evening without shivering too much.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 17, 2013, 04:56:00 pm
Well, we've gotten about 8" since last week, with another 1-2" expected tonight.

Almost the same here Betty. Looks like we might get a break from the snow after today for awhile.
I see a bronze pharmacy lamp from Restoration Hardware

Geez, you're good. Bought that about 10 years ago. Even I forgot where it came from until now.
We only got up to 79 today and the temperature has already fallen to 75 degrees. It is supposed to drop to 61 this evening. I am hoping that I will be able to make it through the evening without shivering too much.
I would suggest long underwear, wool socks, and a hot toddy.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on December 17, 2013, 06:14:58 pm
The local weather man just stated on the evening news that we have had a total of 23.3" of snow so far this year, compared to 1.9" at this time last year.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 17, 2013, 06:38:59 pm
The local weather man just stated on the evening news that we have had a total of 23.3" of snow so far this year, compared to 1.9" at this time last year.
Wow Betty! You got hit early and often. Grand total here, measured by me (via my eye and my memory :-\) has been about 10".

23" must be an unusual amount of snow at this point even for you. No?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 17, 2013, 07:10:32 pm
Do you have to shovel Bettina or does someone else do it?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 17, 2013, 07:59:40 pm
Do you have to shovel Bettina or does someone else do it?

I have read she shovels . I remember having to do that in Richmond and it was a tough job if the snow was heavy or wet, hated it . 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on December 17, 2013, 11:30:30 pm
Just read November was hottest November on record worldwide, since first records kept in 1800-something.  As climate scientists say-- the world getting hotter doesn't mean you won't have weather where you freeze your ass off with tons of snow.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/17/2013-warmest-november_n_4461406.html
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on December 18, 2013, 04:36:19 am
Do you have to shovel Bettina or does someone else do it?

I used to shovel.  There's a new tenant in the back apartment that has been doing it.  Apparently my landlord pays him to shovel this property, and the landlord's other properties in the immediate area.  However, I did shovel over the weekend to give the guy a break.  But, nothing major.

And yes Mitch, it is unusual to get this much snow so early.  Last week we also had a day where the windchill was -5F.  That was very unusual.  We usually don't get this kind of weather until January.   
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 18, 2013, 08:42:18 am
Now there's going to be a record warm spell in the Mid-Atlantic that may cause flooding. It begins tomorrow and by Sunday it's projected to be 73F where I will be outside of DC, though only 66F in Philadelphia (and Shit Antonio will only be 64F).

Maybe this will end up being a "fake" winter and suddenly January and February will produce hardly any snow. It's been known to happen.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: denb45 on December 18, 2013, 10:16:59 am
I used to shovel.  There's a new tenant in the back apartment that has been doing it. 

Hey Betty

my landlord pays me to shovel this property, and the landlord's other properties down the street

he also reimbured me for all of the rock-salt I had to buy, I already had a big snow shovel when

I use to live next-door  ;)

HUGS

DEN
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 18, 2013, 10:50:27 am
The queen in the apartment below me used to shovel here, but he moved out two years ago (thank goodness because he was a nasty cocksucker that allowed his manhunt conquests to roam the hallways after hours and yes I complained to the landlord). I'm sure he must have gotten a rent reduction for doing all of that. He also used to tend to the small planted area in the front of the building.

My landlord doesn't do shit, and all of the post-hipster young professionals are over him hence why the units flip constantly. But they fill back up immediately so why should my landlord, who lives 40 miles away in a wealthy suburb, give a shit?

Next time he wants to raise my rent, which fortunately he only attempts every 3-4 years, I'll negotiate with him with my logbook of shoveling, and then offer to do some minor upkeep things in the common areas. Right now our lobby is covered in promotional flyers from cheap take-out restaurants. You'd think the hipsters in Apartment #1 would bend down, pick them up, and put them in the trash -- but no, they would NEVER do that. They all grew up in the burbs and are used to Mommie and Daddy doing everything.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: denb45 on December 18, 2013, 11:06:55 am
My Landlords wife is the nice one,

she never forget or loses my rent check, and always pays me, she even paid me with fresh canned pickles, beets ,tomatoes, and cucumbers form her garden,

oh did i mention that they live in prestigious  Santa FE, NM

 I saw the house they live in, it looks like a small castle, my landlord is VERY CHEAP sometimes, and forgets to pay me most of the time

and he always looses my rent check  :-\

back on topic........it hasn't snowed much after last week and most of it is gone

he called me and wanted me to keep the snow off the walk ways for the rest of the winter, says he'll pay after winter.........yeah right  ::)

HUGS

DEN
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 18, 2013, 11:34:33 am
Im hoping to see some snow when I go to Kentucky for crizmah . Im going to be the belle of the ball cause I got all my teeth and a fresh bottle of Oxycontin , that I wont be sharing I might add .   
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 18, 2013, 11:42:24 am
Im hoping to see some snow when I go to Kentucky for crizmah . Im going to be the belle of the ball cause I got all my teeth  ....

Where would we all be without standards??  ;)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 18, 2013, 12:50:08 pm
LOL... just ran into my cute landlord and told him I had been shoveling snow and would continue to do so if he took it easy on rent raises -- he seemed amenable. Plus I will vacuum the lobby and common area staircases monthly.

I'd say that my rent for the size of it and neighborhood is already at a minimum $200 below market rates so all in all not a bad deal. I've lived here 8 years which is the longest I've ever lived in one place since moving out of my parent's home.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on December 18, 2013, 05:59:29 pm
I've lived here 8 years also, this month, in this front apartment for, I believe almost 4 years, prior to this I lived in the studio in the back.  My landlord has never raised the rent; when I lost section 8 when going back to work, he even reduced it a bit.  I feel very fortunate. 

And he never loses the rent check, and also regularly pays the tenant who shovels the snow. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 18, 2013, 06:43:55 pm
One thing about my rent and any increases, I live in one of two "quickly gentrifying hipster neighborhoods" in the city, neighborhoods that aren't in Center City (what they call the downtown area) but adjoin it so it's easy commuting (10-15 minutes on subway), or like more and more young people do is bicycle/scooter to work.

When I first moved here it was only beginning to gentrify plus my landlord had just bought the building. Per public records he paid a measly $380,000 for a 4,710 sq. ft building with six units in 2004. One block south, at half that square footage, just sold for $465,000 last month so I'm sure my building would easily get double what he paid. Not bad for less than a decade in the middle of "The Great Recession" now is it? Then again I had two friends that were also my landlords that bought a Brooklyn rowhouse in 1995 for ~$350,000 and sold it in seven years for $1.27 million (and it still needed major work done on it).

So anyway, I live in fear that I will get priced out of this apartment and in my physical shape moving out of a 4th floor apartment will be mentally traumatizing even if I hire movers (at considerable expense). Anytime I have moved my physical health has suffered because my anxiety levels skyrocket and I have trouble eating.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Habersham on December 18, 2013, 06:54:33 pm
Yes - Philadelphia is growing. In particular "East Passyunk". I don't fancy Roxborough myself so it's Savannah for now.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 18, 2013, 07:33:57 pm
Yes - Philadelphia is growing. In particular "East Passyunk".

Well darling, that is my turf you know. I'd say Northern Liberties is even more gentrified, higher end yuppies and the hipsters have been pushed out to Fishtown. For some reason I never venture up there but I guess when the weather warms up I shall go exploring.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on December 18, 2013, 10:52:51 pm
Im hoping to see some snow when I go to Kentucky for crizmah . Im going to be the belle of the ball cause I got all my teeth and a fresh bottle of Oxycontin , that I wont be sharing I might add .   

Where in the Bluegrass are you visiting? 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 18, 2013, 11:05:19 pm
Where in the Bluegrass are you visiting? 

Its my best friends sister , I think its Corban .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on December 19, 2013, 12:44:43 am
Its my best friends sister , I think its Corban .

Corbin, KY.  Thats about 2 hours from here off I-75.  Colonel Sanders birthplace.  Beautiful area in the mountains.  Well, hills.  Not sure you're technically in the mountains there.  It was some of the best fall color I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 19, 2013, 12:47:46 am
Corbin, KY.  Thats about 2 hours from here off I-75.  Colonel Sanders birthplace.  Beautiful area in the mountains.  Well, hills.  Not sure you're technically in the mountains there.  It was some of the best fall color I've ever seen.

Im a bit of a homebody hermit these days but Im actually looking forward to visiting the area .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on December 19, 2013, 04:25:34 am
We're supposed to have a heat wave today.  WHOOT, perhaps shorts and a t kinda day.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on December 21, 2013, 12:52:42 pm
First day of winter and I have windows open!!

Supposed to hit the high 70's tomorrow
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 21, 2013, 01:44:55 pm
60 degrees and sunny here. I think all of our snow will be gone by Christmas. :-\
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: denb45 on December 21, 2013, 01:54:25 pm
23 outside & snowing again, guess it's time to get the ole' shovel out again

I'm getting too old for this SHIT , I wanna move to a warmer climate   ::)


HUGS

DEN
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: decayingsinner on December 22, 2013, 06:04:52 am
I'm hoping we get a big snowstorm soon in the Philadelphia area.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 22, 2013, 08:15:54 am
It feels like summer here right now .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 22, 2013, 10:09:37 am
It feels like summer here right now .

It's been in the mid 70's here for days...should I start my planting?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 22, 2013, 10:13:15 am
It is 53 right now in Shit Antonio so stop the internet lies; it is 15 degrees warmer in Philadelphia.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on December 22, 2013, 10:34:10 am
It's been in the mid 70's here for days...should I start my planting?

My pansy's look great . 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 22, 2013, 10:42:42 am
It is 53 right now in Shit Antonio so stop the internet lies; it is 15 degrees warmer in Philadelphia.

shouldnt you be walking a dog right now intead of trolling the interwebz?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 22, 2013, 10:46:40 am
shouldnt you be walking a dog right now intead of trolling the interwebz?

Hilo departed with my brother at 7AM thankuverymuch
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 22, 2013, 11:06:21 am
Hilo departed with my brother at 7AM thankuverymuch

So now what is the family going to do to get you out of the house and away from them? Maybe they will give you a kite to play with.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 22, 2013, 11:49:07 am
So now what is the family going to do to get you out of the house and away from them? Maybe they will give you a kite to play with.

Oh I'll just hole up in the bathroom with the Frankfurt iPad and those 6 porn clips I put on it a few days ago with Cameron my new fave at seancody.dot.com
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on December 22, 2013, 12:07:10 pm
Oh I'll just hole up in the bathroom with the Frankfurt iPad and those 6 porn clips I put on it a few days ago with Cameron my new fave at seancody.dot.com

This is so full of win if I can get by the mental images of your mom banging on the door and saying "Davey what's taking so long dear, do you have a bad belly?"
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 22, 2013, 01:08:57 pm
It is 53 right now in Shit Antonio so stop the internet lies; it is 15 degrees warmer in Philadelphia.

Can I come to San Antonio? Because faster than a prom queen with morning sickness, I'm over this %#.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/fog8ra.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 22, 2013, 04:32:40 pm
Cameron... le sigh
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 22, 2013, 04:52:49 pm
Can I come to San Antonio? Because faster than a prom queen with morning sickness, I'm over this %#.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/fog8ra.jpg)

Dan,

Having grown up in SE Minnesota I can relate. Connecticut is subtropical in comparison but we still can get a TON of snow. This was last winter and also 2 winters before that. I can tolerate the snow easier than the cold.

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN0476_zpsc73122a3.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN0476_zpsc73122a3.jpg.html)

m.

Oh, and this.

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN0459_zpsd2f4ed40.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN0459_zpsd2f4ed40.jpg.html)

and this.

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN0477_zps889217e8.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN0477_zps889217e8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 22, 2013, 05:03:44 pm
I love it! When I lived on the gulf shore in Texas, we still complained about the mosquitoes, occasional Hurricanes and the rampant summer sweat season, so I guess nothing will make me happy ! Still, my eye teeth for a houseboy with a shovel.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 22, 2013, 05:29:58 pm
Still, my eye teeth for a houseboy with a shovel.

I'd settle for a houseboy even without the shovel.  ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on December 22, 2013, 05:33:50 pm
http://www.houseboy.com (http://www.houseboy.com)

I guess you really CAN find anything on the internet!! I prefer mine mute.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on December 22, 2013, 06:42:21 pm
I just took the dog out for a walk. 61 degrees at 6:40 PM! All of our snow melted overnight. Weird but I'm not complaining.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 01, 2014, 02:58:13 pm
So it's official -- NOAA just put up Winter Storm Watches and Warnings for the Northeast - Thursday 2 January 6PM -  Friday 10AM. I am on the southern side so they're predicting only 3-7", but that's up from yesterday's predictions by forecasters so... and winds of 25mph with higher gusts of 35mph, followed Saturday early morning with lows of 5F, which means even lower wind chill factors.

100 miles north in the Poconos they expect up to 10 inches of snow, still less than East Haddam way up in the mountains. LOL. Can't wait for mitchypoo to LIVE REPORT that overnight low of -9 F with blustery winds.

ps: chance of more snow on Sunday!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: le_liseur on January 01, 2014, 03:11:29 pm
It's -17C right now in Montreal (with wind, -27C). In other words : 1F, with winds -17F... ;)

And it's supposed to be -44F tonight... yay! Happy new year! :D stay inside or loose your face.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 01, 2014, 03:30:36 pm
Just a suggestion for Miss P.  :)


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/tumblr_m0qi40TuoZ1qewdgao1_500_zpsc6230298.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/tumblr_m0qi40TuoZ1qewdgao1_500_zpsc6230298.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 01, 2014, 05:33:36 pm
NOAA just put up full blizzard warnings over all of Long Island.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on January 01, 2014, 06:12:29 pm


We had about an inch of rain here today, It was chilly and damp.  Reminded me of a late fall day up north.

Tomorrow we have another 70% chance of rain, and temps will be dropping tonight.

Current temp is 62 Degrees.

Current radar:

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/klystron-9-radar.map.html/7%20County%20.html


Forecast :

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/forecast.html

Ray
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 01, 2014, 07:35:22 pm
The prize thus far goes to le_liseur.

Looks like we will get 8" of powder. Nice and light but shoveling in below zero weather is brutal with the winds. Brrrr....

My Minnesota roots really don't help much at this point but I DO remember temps of -20 F without the wind chill as a kid. The low here on Friday here in CT will be near a record low. :(

Sunday night, rain. Go figure. ???
 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 01, 2014, 07:49:00 pm
I bet they suddenly upgrade totals tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 01, 2014, 07:53:59 pm
I bet they suddenly upgrade totals tomorrow morning.
I'll stick with my 8".
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 01, 2014, 08:42:48 pm
Our predicted temp for next Wednesday is 0F, with overnight low of -13F.  We've gotten about 9" of snow thus far, and it's still snowing.  The weatherman said on the news that so far we've had about 32" of snow this season.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 02, 2014, 10:25:55 am
Our predicted temp for next Wednesday is 0F, with overnight low of -13F.  We've gotten about 9" of snow thus far, and it's still snowing.  The weatherman said on the news that so far we've had about 32" of snow this season.

Geez Betty, you have been getting slammed. Snow is one thing but those bitter cold temps can be dangerous!

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/dogstuckpeepee_zps150657d0.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/dogstuckpeepee_zps150657d0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 02, 2014, 02:11:12 pm
NOAA official update #3 (http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/briefing/packages/current_briefing.pdf) just released: Area of 6+ inches snowfall has expanded further south and east. Amounts to the west of Philadelphia have decreased a little.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/r1bfra.jpg)

Oddly I'm right on the dividing line now so I suppose I can span from 4" - 8"; this is the third time they've raised the totals so I'm going with 10" :) I always prefer 10 inches anyway, preferably with a wide girth.

Still a Saturday morning low of 6F for the city center, but wind chill of -2F 7:00AM Friday. I am currently doing laundry and prepping my duvet!

ps: Mitchypoo's getting 12-16" regardless of what NOAA says (https://www.facebook.com/notes/wxriskcom/last-call-game-time/627549153959013) which is still only at 6-10" -- ain't no way you're getting away with something similar to down here.

Oh, and check out this simulation of the upcoming storm -- sure looks worse than 4-6" to me but what do I know?

(http://models.weatherbell.com/news/hrrr_current_ne.gif)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 02, 2014, 04:55:48 pm
You will be getting 4", I will be getting 8". *





*usually after a statement like that I might use this " :)", this " ;)", this " ;D", or this " :o" but in THIS case it's this  :P.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: buginme2 on January 02, 2014, 05:07:12 pm
I just read on huff post that the difference between the hottest place in America ( Key west)  and the coldest place in America ( international falls Minnesota)  was 115  degree difference.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 02, 2014, 05:10:03 pm
I just read on huff post that the difference between the hottest place in America ( Key west)  and the coldest place in America ( international falls Minnesota)  was 115  degree difference.

wonder how they figured that. if it were the extreme highs and lows used the difference would be much greater. hmmm...
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 02, 2014, 05:47:27 pm
You will be getting 4", I will be getting 8". *


I'm going with 7" for me and a big fat foot for you to shovel, Miss Priss.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 02, 2014, 05:52:43 pm
I'm going with 7" for me and a big fat foot for you to shovel, Miss Priss.

coming from someone who shovels 5 steps. ::)
try not to break a sweat and mess up your makeup.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 02, 2014, 05:57:13 pm
coming from someone who shovels 5 steps. ::)
try not to break a sweat and mess up your makeup.

snicker snicker snort .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: buginme2 on January 02, 2014, 07:58:49 pm
coming from someone who shovels 5 steps. ::)
try not to break a sweat and mess up your makeup.

HA. Spit my coffee
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 02, 2014, 08:06:49 pm
It's coming down quite heavy here now -- road is totally covered. New Jersey has already declared a state of emergency.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 02, 2014, 08:56:32 pm
only two hours of snow

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2h74686.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 03, 2014, 06:20:20 am
I wish we in Southern UK had snow. Instead its been raining since October. My sister,s suburban garden has lost two conifers and the lawn is a sponge off water.Still others have lost there life,s to fast flooding rivers and walking too close to raging seas , it is somewhat mad. In Feb I have a week in the Northern Lake District , if the train line is intact to get there as landslides are a plenty. Any train journey anywhere in the UK must be double checked before setting off as fallen trees/landslides/ are a plenty. We live in interesting times.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 03, 2014, 06:33:28 am
I just woke up early to go outside and shovel before people start trying to walk in it an make it harder to shovel, but I am making some coffee first. The snow on the radar is just now winding down, so we've basically had 12 hours of snow. But when I look outside it still looks like it's snowing because with the wind in excess of 20 mph (and it will be this windy all day long) the snow is blowing and drifting around -- coming off of 4-story roof tops and making it look like it's still snowing.

I'm sure I'll finish shoveling and within a couple hours it will be covered back up by two inches of "drift snow" and I'll have to do it again. Oh, and right now it's 17F/-8C but the wind chill factor is 0F/-18C. I need to go locate my long underwear.

LATEST TOTALS ISSUED BY NOAA/MT. HOLLY DIVISION (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/printable2.php?pil=PNS&sid=PHI&date=2014-01-03%2009:32:40): Philadelphia 6 inches, peak wind gust 29mph but that was reported at 1 AM so I guess it will go up with a later report.

The highest total that I am seeing in this vicinity was in Lakewood, NJ with 10 inches -- that is 70 miles west of the city on the shore.

ps: my down comforter was delightful last night for sleeping and let me apartment temps go down to 65F.

I wish we in Southern UK had snow.

Oh, it snows there! You know how a single inch of snow which is the most you get closes down Heathrow for days. Please note that our airport is listing no departure or arrival delays at the moment! Even Boston's airport is listed on flightaware.com as having no delays and they're in the blizzard zone with 18 inches or so.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 03, 2014, 07:08:02 am
Only 5 inches of snow in Central Park -- NYC got off lightly if that's all they got. Topsfield, MA north of Boston has 24 inches and the snow is still falling there.

Meanwhile in Texas things go on normally, fueled by alcohol (Photo via Ch 4 News Dallas -- only in Texas!):

(http://i41.tinypic.com/kb9k7m.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 03, 2014, 10:03:28 am

Meanwhile in Texas things go on normally, fueled by alcohol (Photo via Ch 4 News Dallas -- only in Texas!):

(http://i41.tinypic.com/kb9k7m.jpg)

Well we are resourceful, if you are going to crash why not crash into a collision repair shop...saves on towing costs you know.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 03, 2014, 10:08:09 am
I think they should raise the sign up a bit and seal up around the car and keep it as an advertisement .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 03, 2014, 10:16:41 am
I think they should raise the sign up a bit and seal up around the car and keep it as an advertisement .

Oh it's perfect advertising...I mean look they even made it onto Poz.com!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 03, 2014, 10:17:18 am
UPDATE, 9 AM: Philadelphia's "Airport" tally was 9" officially. Way over what was predicted!

I can attest to this after my aching back from shoveling just now :( Time for some prescription strength ibuprofen.

Also, cocks (http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/harry-styles-kendall-jenner-skiing-2984195)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 03, 2014, 10:22:32 am
UPDATE, 9 AM: Philadelphia's "Airport" tally was 9" officially. Way over what was predicted!

I can attest to this after my aching back from shoveling just now :( Time for some prescription strength ibuprofen.

You be careful and don't knock the jewels off your Faberge shovel .   
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 03, 2014, 10:54:11 am
 We got about 6".  Kenny is going to pick up Jesse (hottie employee) to do the snow blowing.  ;)

Too bad Miss P. is out in the bitter cold alone with her designer ski panties and hot pink shovel. So sad.  :'(
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 03, 2014, 11:08:28 am
We got about 6".  Kenny is going to pick up Jesse (hottie employee) to do the snow blowing.  ;)

Too bad Miss P. is out in the bitter cold alone with her designer ski panties and hot pink shovel. So sad.  :'(

I was about to tell you not to lie about your snow amounts because I found a great interactive map:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/hydromet/hydrometDisplay.php?event=stormTotalv3_24&element=snow&centeron=PHI

CONNECTICUT IS FOR WIMPS!

PS: accuweather says Sat-Sun we're both getting an ice storm followed by even colder temperatures than what we will have today -- in fact the coldest for the past two decades. The predicted high here on Tuesday will be 12F and a low of 6F.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: le_liseur on January 03, 2014, 11:32:53 am
It got much warmer in Montreal, it's now -4F (-18F with windchills). :) No snow right now, but a little 8 inches is coming on Sunday, plus 2 or 3 more inches on Monday. It's January, after all.

To be honest, I prefer when it snows in the winter, because it's usually warmer. When it gets to -30 or -40F, it's usually too cold for snow.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 03, 2014, 01:43:31 pm
I was wondering how some neighbors managed to have absolutely clean pavement after shoveling and a friend on FB sent me this:

No More Icy Steps or Sidewalks

For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dish washing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They wont refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 03, 2014, 01:46:49 pm
Dawn takes snow out of the way as well as grease ! who knew .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 03, 2014, 02:09:54 pm
I just went out and did two buckets worth of this solution -- it worked in the areas where I'd put down salt (weather channel said salt doesn't work well when it's colder than low 30's) but on the sidewalk by the street where I'd not put down salt because I'd run out this solution just froze up so now it's a bit slippery.

Not sure what to do now. I'm not going out for any salt today plus I'm sure every place is sold out.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 03, 2014, 04:49:42 pm
I was about to tell you not to lie about your snow amounts because I found a great interactive map:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/hydromet/hydrometDisplay.php?event=stormTotalv3_24&element=snow&centeron=PHI


I'm not seeing the problem here. Your link showed no snowfall totals in the southern half of Connecticut.  Those reports nearest to me were all pretty close to 6".

Interactive map = fail.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 03, 2014, 05:13:34 pm
PHL STILL HAD NINE INCHES AND YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU HAD BECAUSE YOU LIVE IN NOWHERESVILLE. ::)

/GRANNYFAIL
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 03, 2014, 06:21:02 pm
Well, I want all to know the predicted high temp for where I live, on Monday, is -5F.  That's right, negative 5.  Then Tuesday it will get up to 0F.  Ick.  And we're going to get more snow.  I shoveled quite a bit yesterday.  Hopefully the neighbor in the back apartment will do it next time.


http://www.wsbt.com/dynamic-images/transient/image/wsbttv/21779772
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 03, 2014, 06:24:24 pm
I complained to Betty yesterday that it was 45 here and she practically told me to go fuck myself .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 03, 2014, 06:43:59 pm
I complained to Betty yesterday that it was 45 here and she practically told me to go fuck myself .

Lol. That's alright, I know you Southerners are delicate flowers.

Click link in my post above to see this area's 7-day forecast.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 03, 2014, 06:46:35 pm
Lol. That's alright, I know you Southerners are delicate flowers.

Click link in my post above to see this area's 7-day forecast.

That is insane . Stay inside .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on January 03, 2014, 07:10:25 pm
Ridiculous.....makes me miss the old days when we plugged in the car at night!! There is no sound worse than an car being started in sub-zero temps, they sound angry!

(http://i42.tinypic.com/vifdky.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 03, 2014, 07:31:17 pm
I just went out and did two buckets worth of this solution -- it worked in the areas where I'd put down salt (weather channel said salt doesn't work well when it's colder than low 30's) but on the sidewalk by the street where I'd not put down salt because I'd run out this solution just froze up so now it's a bit slippery.

Not sure what to do now. I'm not going out for any salt today plus I'm sure every place is sold out.

LMAO. Great, now all the tenants are going to fall and break a hip. WAY TO GO.


Ps- it's 31C in Winnipeg (-24F), AND -31C on Mars.!!

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/01/right-now-its-as-cold-in-canada-as-where-our-rover-is-on-mars/282775/

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 03, 2014, 07:38:28 pm
Yall sound like a gaggle of senior citizens watching the weather channel and planning to go out lord willing and weather permitting .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 03, 2014, 07:58:26 pm
Yall sound like a gaggle of senior citizens watching the weather channel and planning to go out lord willing and weather permitting .

LMAO! ++++

and MissP is the crotchetty old man who goes out and checks the snow gauge every morning and fist pumps the air and yells at the "young whippersnappers" for messing up his shovelling
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 03, 2014, 08:17:23 pm
LMAO! ++++

and MissP is the crotchetty old man who goes out and checks the snow gauge every morning and fist pumps the air and yells at the "young whippersnappers" for messing up his shovelling

+1
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 03, 2014, 08:18:38 pm
EASY THERE MISSP...

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/177ef51c5c89285d7a9e1e14c4917ce3_zps426180d2.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 03, 2014, 08:27:05 pm
the only thing that pic is missing is her spritz bottle of her magical solution.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 03, 2014, 08:31:45 pm
the only thing that pic is missing is her spritz bottle of her magical solution.

LAWL!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 03, 2014, 08:36:10 pm
I complained to Betty yesterday that it was 45 here and she practically told me to go fuck myself .

As well she should have. Actually someone should be in your house to tell you this every five hours on a daily basis.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 03, 2014, 08:37:30 pm
The ole grey mare has gone and strapped herself to a plow, OH my . 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Joe K on January 03, 2014, 09:31:06 pm
Ps- it's 31C in Winnipeg (-24F), AND -31C on Mars.!!

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/01/right-now-its-as-cold-in-canada-as-where-our-rover-is-on-mars/282775/

^^^ This is NOT funny.  We have had a number of folks freeze to death from exposure.  Canada is the second coldest country on earth, behind Russia.  We are conserving power to prevent failure of the power grid and many city services have been suspended due to the weather.

Joe
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 03, 2014, 09:51:57 pm
^^^ This is NOT funny.  We have had a number of folks freeze to death from exposure. 

Joe

I'm not sure it was meant to be funny, It was merely illustrating how cold it is.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 04, 2014, 12:32:01 am
Expecting snow on Sunday here.  Think up to 4 inches here in the metro.  And then -4 degree lows and highs about 7.  Kids are set to return to school Monday.  I have a feeling school will be cancelled Monday and even Tuesday, regardless of whether it snows.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 04, 2014, 08:44:33 am
I fell asleep watching TV on the sofa last night and woke up at 4AM and it was 11F then. Fortunately I crawled into bed without any issue. The meteorologist site I looked at says it went down to 8F at the lowest -- weather.com kept saying we were going down to 0F all yesterday.

However, there were plenty of negative readings in the surrounding areas: -7F in York and -8 in Millville. I guess this is what living in a place like Fargo is like.

It just never gets this cold here. And it's going to occur again in a few days, but not before we hit a high of 50F on Monday -- then it will drop 40 degrees within 36 hours. But I think this second storm won't be an ice storm but just rain -- it will be all ice directly to the west though. We're just close enough to the ocean here.

After that the long-range forecasts look like a return to normal, warmish even for January with highs in the mid-40s most days.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 04, 2014, 09:06:08 am
EASY THERE MISSP...

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/177ef51c5c89285d7a9e1e14c4917ce3_zps426180d2.jpg)

What gumption ingenuity and determination ,this guy is my new Pin up. Plus he can wear head gear .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 04, 2014, 09:11:39 am
Its going down to 9 on Monday night with a high of 22 . There will be trouble for sure with peoples pipes freezing, those temps have severe complications in this region .

They are giving us snow Sunday night too .   
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 04, 2014, 09:19:45 am
As Miss P mentioned miles back in this thread {yesterday } one snow flake closes Heathrow. To add to this UK woe Gatwick this Holiday season managed to have flooding in its emergency generater facility thus closing down its North terminal .Oh the shame.

However in this news from the small islands I think our UK train engineers /train staff really pulled out the stops 23/24 Dec getting all in the country to there destinations for the 25 , embankment landslides , trees on the track from Thurso to Plymouth , rare for us Brits to enjoy a tingle off respect towards its hard working workers.

Cue Vera Lynn with Boy George and Elton singing the red flag.


Must check temp.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 04, 2014, 09:38:18 am
Its going down to 9 on Monday night with a high of 22 . There will be trouble for sure with peoples pipes freezing, those temps have severe complications in this region .

They are giving us snow Sunday night too .   

Geez, hard to believe it will be that cold in Birmingham, AND SNOW? lawd.

I guess I will have to bow out of this thread because its 48 here and for most of you people that's like summer weather.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 04, 2014, 09:50:14 am
Gonna be hard for the South to rise again when they're frozen with broken pipes.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 04, 2014, 10:13:19 am
Meanwhile in Australia (http://www.theguardian.com/weather/2014/jan/02/heatwave-temperatures-climb-towards-50c)

Oh and 2013 was their hottest year on record -- Thanks, Mr. Gore!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 04, 2014, 10:17:49 am
Gonna be hard for the South to rise again when they're frozen with broken pipes.

I saw that. you didn't have to go back and bold it.



Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 04, 2014, 10:53:10 am
? When exactly did the the South fall if its rise is so often championed.?

Inquiring Euro,s await history lesson .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 04, 2014, 11:06:52 am
? When exactly did the the South fall if its rise is so often championed.?

Inquiring Euro,s await history lesson .
? When exactly did the the South fall if its rise is so often championed.?

Inquiring Euro,s await history lesson .

Oh, it fell during Sherman's March and they've never recovered except to continuously whine about being raped and pillaged for the past 150 years.

Speaking of which, April 9, 2015 will mark that milestone officially -- I guess some wacko will try to off Obama six days later at a Kennedy Center function and we can start the game all over.

Anyway, I plan on celebrating the Surrender at Appomattox Court House by parading around the Union League of Philadelphia building in a bright pink leotard that day.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on January 04, 2014, 03:03:20 pm
If I had the money, I would fly all of you suffering with the bitter cold temperatures down here to Miami:

Miami weather forecast:
(http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy8/phildinftlaudy/Miami5dayforecast_zps1a6b6acc.jpg) (http://s772.photobucket.com/user/phildinftlaudy/media/Miami5dayforecast_zps1a6b6acc.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: RapidRod on January 04, 2014, 03:17:09 pm
Monday Night Mostly Cloudy
Low: -15 F

So yes it is going to be chilly in Ohio.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 04, 2014, 04:07:49 pm
Its going down to 9 on Monday night with a high of 22 . There will be trouble for sure with peoples pipes freezing, those temps have severe complications in this region .

They are giving us snow Sunday night too .   

That's why, when it gets that cold, people need to keep a trickle going out of their faucets.  So the pipes won't freeze.  My brother did that all the time when he owned property in Alabama.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 04, 2014, 04:12:49 pm
NOAA slapped up a five hour freezing rain advisory for tomorrow morning before the warm surge arrives later in the day. But then all this snow will melt on Sunday but anything left will quickly refreeze on all surfaces when the temperature plummets Monday night to 6F. Should be interesting.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 04, 2014, 04:37:59 pm
Oh, it fell during Sherman's March and they've never recovered except to continuously whine about being raped and pillaged for the past 150 years.



How's about I warm you yanks up with some red hot southern lead...zat sound good?

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/south_zpsc553186d.jpg)

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 04, 2014, 04:41:52 pm
That's why, when it gets that cold, people need to keep a trickle going out of their faucets.  So the pipes won't freeze.  My brother did that all the time when he owned property in Alabama.

I always do that when temps drop below 17 ... that seems to be the destructive zone here .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 04, 2014, 04:50:41 pm
Thank you Miss P, I will Goggle and wiki and all the other things " Shermans March "

I am guessing that's General Sherman ?

Oh look handsome Mr Wump has appeared as I type standing next to a proud cannon.

Two pin up,s in one day both provided by Mr Wump .

Must rest convalescing and all that .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 04, 2014, 05:06:37 pm
How's about I warm you yanks up with some red hot southern lead...zat sound good?

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/south_zpsc553186d.jpg)

Your current politicians give us enough hot air.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on January 04, 2014, 05:12:09 pm
How's about I warm you yanks up with some red hot southern lead...zat sound good?

Your current politicians give us enough hot air.

They have to give us lead in guns and cannons - they don't have any in their pencils.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 04, 2014, 05:21:06 pm


They have to give us lead in guns and cannons - they don't have any in their pencils.

They use crayons.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on January 04, 2014, 05:41:40 pm
They use crayons.

heh... I think it might be a British saying - no lead in his pencil means he's got a limp dick. Or in this case, perhaps a limp willy? ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on January 04, 2014, 06:31:55 pm


Well ,....We got into the low 70's today, but that's going to be it for the next 3 or 4 days.

Monday and Tuesday are gonna be COLD ! We're going to freeze our nippons off. :P


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/forecast.html


Stay warm everybody!

Ray  8)

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 04, 2014, 06:51:56 pm
They use crayons.
heh... I think it might be a British saying - no lead in his pencil means he's got a limp dick. Or in this case, perhaps a limp willy? ;D

YUCK IT UP you yanks and inhabitants of cold north atlantic rocks. Pffft ::)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 04, 2014, 07:12:20 pm
Speaking of wimps in Florida -- how pathetic is this? (http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/Bitter_cold_of_50_degrees_cancels_Florida_event_.html) Even Texas doesn't suck as much as Florida.

How's about I warm you yanks up with some red hot southern lead...zat sound good?

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/south_zpsc553186d.jpg)



Goodness you're really dumb -- do you realize that cannon was manufactured at Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond which was burned to the ground by Yankees? I should know because I went to a university MERE FUCKING BLOCKS AWAY.

ps: I hereby retract my statement about Florida being full of more suck than Texas. As long as Guilhermina lives there, nothing can suck more. I mean look at what a fucking goober he is in that picture -- what is up with that? God help this woman if I ever marry someone like that in real life.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 04, 2014, 07:27:47 pm
Your current politicians give us enough hot air.

So very true.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 04, 2014, 07:32:55 pm
God help this woman if I ever marry someone like that in real life.

Not to worry dumplin, no one as good looking as me would ever marry someone like you  :-*
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 04, 2014, 07:54:57 pm
Not to worry dumplin, no one as good looking as me would ever marry someone like you  :-*

Get your teeth fixed.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on January 04, 2014, 07:57:23 pm
Speaking of wimps in Florida -- how pathetic is this? (http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/Bitter_cold_of_50_degrees_cancels_Florida_event_.html) Even Texas doesn't suck as much as Florida.



I found it hard to believe that they would cancel first Friday, but yes they did. People do have warm coats to wear down hear for those chillier nights, but I thought cancelling this was a little too  much.  :P

Ray   8)      ( who doesn't really complain if it gets too cold.  I still have Buffalo blood in me, and remember the winters very well. )
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 04, 2014, 08:00:59 pm
Get your teeth fixed.

get your nosed shaved down about 8 sizes, oh and those hooves....*shiver*.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 04, 2014, 11:41:57 pm
get your nosed shaved down about 8 sizes, oh and those hooves....*shiver*.
Get your teeth fixed.

During my confinement I watched NCIS as I have lingering Husband fantasies for the leader off the workers .In one off the scenes he cuffed the back off both off the younger men detectives heads at the same time . This fantasy is recurring with me standing between the 7 year itchers. Play nice we know your love is there , what would newbies think. yes my temp is slightly up and its 4am and I cannot sleep even after 1 and a half Zopiclone ,s
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 04, 2014, 11:50:35 pm
Think I will have a couple off Disciplines { stupid me and spell check Valium yum yum } or else I will buy something and there,s  been too much off that what with Peter Jones cashmere merino sale plus the ski socks and NZ Icebreaker merino socks but the Canadian boots where the best they love my poor metal infested fat less feet. After the paracetamol for the temp .And I really want a FUCKING CIGGIE , so be fucking nice .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on January 05, 2014, 05:42:19 am
YUCK IT UP you yanks and inhabitants of cold north atlantic rocks. Pffft ::)

Get it right, Mister No-Lead. It's a Rock in the middle of the Irish Sea, not the North Atlantic.


During my confinement I watched NCIS as I have lingering Husband fantasies for the leader off the workers .In one off the scenes he cuffed the back off both off the younger men detectives heads at the same time . This fantasy is recurring with me standing between the 7 year itchers. Play nice we know your love is there , what would newbies think. yes my temp is slightly up and its 4am and I cannot sleep even after 1 and a half Zopiclone ,s

I have a crush on him too! Can't think of his name at the moment, but I sure can picture him. They're starting the new season on Fox at 9pm this Friday and I've got my Sky+ set to record. :)

Oh! Gibbs! I remembered! He's sexy.

Hope you got some sleep, sweetie. You're in my thoughts.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 05, 2014, 10:25:03 am
Gibbs


ah yes

tis Gibbs
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on January 05, 2014, 10:39:25 am
Hard to believe that cold weather is hitting up North and that we are going to drop significantly in the next 24-36 hours when it is just slightly cloudy here in Miami and 79 degrees with no wind at 10:40 a.m.

My brother in Peoria is gearing up for some extremely cold temps....

Stay warm everyone to the North.... It's looking like the coldest it will get here is 46 degrees late tomorrow evening.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 05, 2014, 02:32:34 pm
OMG! The arctic front just blew through this morning. We are going to 25 tonight!  BRB gotta go drip them faucets.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on January 05, 2014, 02:37:34 pm
OMG! The arctic front just blew through this morning. We are going to 25 tonight!  BRB gotta go drip them faucets.

BRB, left my sun screen down by the pool  8)
82 here and a tad hot.... hope my A/C doesn't go out.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 05, 2014, 02:40:47 pm
BRB, left my sun screen down by the pool  8)
.

B*TCH!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 05, 2014, 04:11:06 pm
http://www.wndu.com/weather

I don't want to read any bitching from anyone who lives with temps above 20F (and no snow)!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 05, 2014, 04:15:57 pm
http://www.wndu.com/weather

I don't want to read any bitching from anyone who lives with temps above 20F (and no snow)!

Me neither but you know they will. lol. Hang in there Betty!!!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 05, 2014, 04:23:10 pm
http://www.wndu.com/weather

I don't want to read any bitching from anyone who lives with temps above 20F (and no snow)!

I can bitch then . Its going down to 16 tonight and 9 tomorrow night ... it means where I live will be more at 3 or 4 . We are supposed to get up to an inch of ice and snow so if I don't log in tomorrow my power is out and yall should send one of those big dogs with a keg of booze on his or her collar . 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 05, 2014, 04:47:21 pm
bunch of Winter Wimps all of ya
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 05, 2014, 05:08:41 pm
Well, it is WINTER -- it's supposed to be cold!!  Well -- I'll cut Jeffie-poo a break -- it really should NOT be that cold in Alabama.......

I agreed with this Bostonian interviewed on the Weather Channel the other day -- "A Snowstorm??  In Boston??  Who'd have thought THAT"  Then he closed with a nice roll of the eyes.

Everyone on the news is going apeshit over the temperature in Green Bay -- I heard it's only like the 15th coldest day up there -- not even top 10.   ::)

Going to get to single digits here in Richmond on Tuesday night -- I am sure they will be closing schools and talking of the "bitterly cold conditions" -- pffft...  Put a sweater on under your coat and get your asses to school!!

Oh Phil -- make sure the sunscreen is broad spectrum......

M
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 05, 2014, 05:25:35 pm
http://www.wndu.com/weather

I don't want to read any bitching from anyone who lives with temps above 20F (and no snow)!

Even though it's above 20, I need a "bitching waiver" because tonight will be the coldest it's been in South Texas in 5 years.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 05, 2014, 06:00:15 pm
Even though it's above 20, I need a "bitching waiver" because tonight will be the coldest it's been in South Texas in 5 years.

Wimp. Same as last year.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 05, 2014, 06:04:35 pm
#polarvortex
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 05, 2014, 06:32:03 pm
Wimp. Same as last year.

Bitch please, bring your skinny ass down here next summer when it's 114 and the countryside is on fire. We'll see who's wimpy then. ::)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 05, 2014, 06:47:12 pm
Bitch please, bring your skinny ass down here next summer when it's 114 and the countryside is on fire. We'll see who's wimpy then. ::)

I would be a summer wimp. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 05, 2014, 06:51:06 pm
Freeze warnings were just slapped up as far south as a mere 95 miles northwest of Miami -- WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE WHEN OUR ORANGE JUICE RUNS OUT NEXT WEEK!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on January 05, 2014, 07:05:16 pm
Freeze warnings were just slapped up as far south as a mere 95 miles northwest of Miami -- WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE WHEN OUR ORANGE JUICE RUNS OUT NEXT WEEK!

Exactly...
Up in Ocala where my mother lives they are expecting temps down to 25 and have hard freeze warning - that is up in "orange" country....

Better stock up!

BTW, we are down to 73 degrees here right now... my A/C just shut off.... time to get out the winter jacket for work tomorrow and possibly Tuesday.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 05, 2014, 07:09:35 pm
Freeze warnings were just slapped up as far south as a mere 95 miles northwest of Miami -- WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE WHEN OUR ORANGE JUICE RUNS OUT NEXT WEEK!

NOOOO! Not the JUICE!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on January 05, 2014, 07:12:04 pm
Approaching cold won't prevent Epiphany cross dive on Monday :


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2014/1/5/cold_front_won_t_imp.html


Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 05, 2014, 07:12:56 pm


BTW, we are down to 73 degrees here right now... my A/C just shut off.... time to get out the winter jacket for work tomorrow and possibly Tuesday.

um, Phil, have you read reply #372 in this thread yet?  :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on January 05, 2014, 07:23:01 pm
NOOOO! Not the JUICE!

They actually do panic down here when the freeze warnings are issued - the farmers go out and continuously water the crops to try to keep them from freezing.... and they try to harvest as much as they can early - but expect to see prices of OJ go up....

My brother has to go to work tomorrow and he is in Peoria, Illinois... They are predicting a high of -9 tomorrow and a low of -18 tonight (and that is not including the wind chill). I definitely do not miss the cold weather... I put up with it for 31 years prior to moving here - and I really just can not tolerate it - it not only makes me cold, but really causes me to become non-functional and really depressed. I guess I have undiagnosed seasonal depressive disorder - so, Florida is the perfect place for me (well, not so much Florida - as I would freeze and be depressed if I was in Ocala or anywhere in Central or North Florida - but South Florida - we only get one or two days a year where it drops to the high 30s/low 40s and maybe a 1/2 dozen days in the 40s, and that is mainly late night/early morning).

Anything below 65 and I have to put my heat on in the house/car.... Seriously, my blood has thinned over the 15+ years I have been here.

As much as I might joke, I definitely feel for all those up in the frigid temperatures - stay in, stay warm...and it will be over in a few days - please don't venture out if you don't have to, and if you have to go out, have some extra supplies with you (blankets, additional clothing) to cover up with and let someone know where you are going. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on January 05, 2014, 07:23:29 pm
um, Phil, have you read reply #372 in this thread yet?  :)


LOL- yes I have Mitch!   8)
Oh, and reply 371....  ::)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 05, 2014, 07:25:54 pm

LOL- yes I have Mitch!   8)
Betty's gonna gitch you. I would be afraid!!  :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 05, 2014, 07:36:55 pm
NOOOO! Not the JUICE!

I never drink orange juice -- too acidic.

btw: DENSE FOG ALERT IN PHILADELPHIA. VISIBILITY DOWN TO 500 FT.

Our temperatures are actually going up overnight from 35F currently to 52F at 5AM. Then the cold front arrives at noon and we plummet to 7F within twenty hours.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 05, 2014, 07:45:51 pm
Well, it is WINTER -- it's supposed to be cold!!

Um, ok.  The weather lady said it hasn't been a "high" of -10F here in years.  So, cold, yes.  But not THIS cold!


LOL- yes I have Mitch!   8)
Oh, and reply 371....  ::)

I'm putting a curse on your weather right now, Phil. Expect 13F and a foot of snow in the next couple days.  No, I wouldn't do that to you since you have SAD.  I'll think of something....

Jeff, I've sent out the Saint Bernards with the barrels.  Seriously, keep warm, I know that's unusual for Bama. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on January 05, 2014, 07:50:34 pm
Our temperatures are actually going up overnight from 35F currently to 52F at 5AM. Then the cold front arrives at noon and we plummet to 7F within twenty hours.
That's crazy...
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 05, 2014, 07:56:26 pm
That's crazy...

It is crazy. I just turned off my heat and I'm going to have take the comforter off of my bead or it will too hot.

ps: our maximum wind chill low during all of this will be -20F... But Betty's will be -55F so I guess I'll just shut up.

BUT HEY IT'S JUST WINTER FOLKS SO SUCK IT UP -- NOTHING ABNORMAL GOING ON HERE!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 05, 2014, 08:36:58 pm
bunch of Winter Wimps all of ya
BUT HEY IT'S JUST WINTER FOLKS SO SUCK IT UP -- NOTHING ABNORMAL GOING ON HERE!

Yep --- just like you said........   8)

Seriously though-- for folks where it really will be brutally, dangerously cold (not here in Richmond) do take precautions -- if you can stay inside, then do so!!!  With some hot chocolate (alcohol is very bad when it's cold.....)

M
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 05, 2014, 11:09:52 pm
Its so silly . Im watching the news and they are showing the store shelves at wall mart . There is not one bag of bread left in the store as well as milk .

We are going to see the coldest weather in decades and a few snow flurries but nothing to warrant a run on staples . The news crews are outdoors doing live broadcast about how a little drizzle may make a few puddles freeze . Its cracking me up . 

Update .... they are now reporting school and business closings .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 05, 2014, 11:26:19 pm
That reminds me, I need to go to the supermarket tomorrow morning before it gets really cold. I only have 2 eggs left and a few slices of bread. Oh, and of course, one half a wheel of Uplands Rush Creek Reserve, a sort of highly regarded domestic Vacherin Mont d'Or.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 05, 2014, 11:30:49 pm
That reminds me, I need to go to the supermarket tomorrow morning before it gets really cold. I only have 2 eggs left and a few slices of bread. Oh, and of course, one half a wheel of Uplands Rush Creek Reserve, a sort of highly regarded domestic Vacherin Mont d'Or.

Google translator said that stuff is wonder bread and cat food .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mecch on January 05, 2014, 11:59:35 pm
bake it. and dip in whatever you have lying around.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/recipes/9721494/Baked-vacherin-mont-dor-recipe.html
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 06, 2014, 12:16:38 am
Its so silly . Im watching the news and they are showing the store shelves at wall mart . There is not one bag of bread left in the store as well as milk .

We are going to see the coldest weather in decades and a few snow flurries but nothing to warrant a run on staples . The news crews are outdoors doing live broadcast about how a little drizzle may make a few puddles freeze . Its cracking me up . 

Update .... they are now reporting school and business closings .

Same here.  Bread is gone from stores.  I could go without bread for several days, not to mention one or two.  I laughed when the reporter said, "All 1% milk is gone."  Dear lord!  I just kept thinking of people refusing to drink 2% or skim, and leaving the store without.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 06, 2014, 04:23:34 am
Same here.  Bread is gone from stores.  I could go without bread for several days, not to mention one or two.  I laughed when the reporter said, "All 1% milk is gone."  Dear lord!  I just kept thinking of people refusing to drink 2% or skim, and leaving the store without.

I broke down and went to the grocery yesterday only because I haven't done so in weeks.  I couldn't believe the sites.  there was one couple along with their teenage child each pushing a cart that were entirely full. 

On another note, I just got home from work (left early) thinking I could miss the worst of it.  It rained here all evening and now it's an entire sheet of ice.  My little rear wheel drive truck barely got moving.  Took 20 minutes for the 3 mile drive.  Never got out of 2nd gear and even then I was sliding all over the place. 

I promptly cracked a beer upon entering the house.  ;)  My nerves are still jittery.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 06, 2014, 06:59:13 am
ps: our maximum wind chill low during all of this will be -20F... But Betty's will be -55F so I guess I'll just shut up.

No, I didn't say that.  I said anyone with temps above 20F with no snow.  You have the right to bitch. 

I wish I knew how to post pics from my cellphone, I would take a picture of how the snow comes to the top of my porch, which has two steep stairs.  And it's -5F right now.  I guess I'm going to eat in about 1/2 an hour, then take a shower and get bundled up and shovel. :P   And start my car several times today, hopefully it's not already frozen.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 06, 2014, 07:30:00 am
Betty, they're forecasting -40 windchill today in our areas.  My truck barely cranked a few hours ago and doubt it would now.  I've seen several vehicles with tarps over them.  Nothing like Midwestern ingenuity  ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 06, 2014, 07:30:57 am
I shit you not -- it's a balmy, rainy 60F right now this morning. It will be 6F in 24 hours. Huge long front of thunderstorms (thunderstorms the first week of January in Philadelphia?) are the prelude to the precipitous temperature shift.

THIS IS NOT NORMAL PEOPLE. #polarvortex

ps: We definitely mock the milk & bread run folks here. It's not necessary unless you're expecting a full-on blizzard with +25 inches and how often does that occur? Even then I don't see full runs on my supermarket because at least 50% of their customers walk to it.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dachshund on January 06, 2014, 07:34:36 am
The high for for Memphis today will be 9F.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 06, 2014, 07:37:48 am
Betty, they're forecasting -40 windchill today in our areas.  My truck barely cranked a few hours ago and doubt it would now.  I've seen several vehicles with tarps over them.  Nothing like Midwestern ingenuity  ;D

The weather is very similar isn't it Greg?  If my car is frozen, at least I have nowhere to go today, and:


http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/INDOT-roads-update-238843481.html


It's basically not "legal" to go out on the roads here now, unless it's an emergency vehicle. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 06, 2014, 07:50:33 am
That's what we started with MissP.  It melted all the snow, then rained and immediately went below zero.  You don't walk outside currently, you shuffle.  unless you're drinking, then you just fall down until you figure out it's best to shuffle.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 06, 2014, 07:52:01 am
Putting things in perspective, with the wind chill factor we'll have overnight I'm expecting a 70-75 degree temperature shift in 24 hours. When has this happened before?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 06, 2014, 07:58:59 am
I was going to do my supermarket thing because the rain and temperature shift wasn't going to occur until 10am, but alas it's happened right after I woke up so while it's warm still it's like a lite-hurricane outside so that's not happening.

I confess to having more food than I previously stated, but it's frozen items my mother sent back with me after Christmas so I shall start thawing things.

It's really only tomorrow that I will refuse to go outdoors -- I have a meeting tonight and it will be 27F when I let out of that, which I can handle. And Wednesday it will go up to 30F so I'll just go grocery shopping then.

ps: for the record I'm reading it went up to 62F overnight -- it was 39F at 11PM last night.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 06, 2014, 08:02:12 am
You all have a great day and stay safe and warm.  My time to relax. 

Wolfie
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 06, 2014, 08:04:02 am
You all have a great day and stay safe and warm.  My time to relax. 

Wolfie

Are you in your new house now?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 06, 2014, 08:10:14 am
The temperature went from 60 to 20 in the space of 2 hours last night . Its the same front Miss P is getting, winds and all . 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 06, 2014, 09:14:33 am
Rare event. 2 pm Sunny NO rain , London . I would like to read a commentry on the weather by a suitably qualified person/site any suggestions ?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 06, 2014, 09:24:33 am
Just got done shoveling from my porch back to my car (it's a semi-circle from the front of my apartment back to the driveway, (probably 50 or 60 feet), very heavy, wet sno.  And my car started, yay!  I cleared over a foot of snow from the vehicle, cleaned up the path I shoveled, and came back inside.  Now this is an example of why I should not be smoking (tired from lifting heavy snow).
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 06, 2014, 09:27:40 am
Just got done shoveling from my porch back to my car (it's a semi-circle from the front of my apartment back to the driveway, (probably 50 or 60 feet), very heavy, wet sno.  And my car started, yay!  I cleared over a foot of snow from the vehicle, cleaned up the path I shoveled, and came back inside.  Now this is an example of why I should not be smoking (tired from lifting heavy snow).

Betty ... You be careful doing all that with you knee pain and all . Just concerned .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 06, 2014, 09:30:40 am
Betty ... You be careful doing all that with you knee pain and all . Just concerned .

Thank you, baby.  Actually I'll only go out a few more times, to restart the auto.  The dangerous thing about outside right now is the frigid temps-I hope everyone has their pets inside, and the shelters have weather amnesty that lasts all day instead of just overnight. 

Now, I'm taking a shower and going back to sleep. 

http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/South-Bend-issues-disaster-emergency-through-Jan-7-238799691.html

I live in the South Bend (St Joseph County) area.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 06, 2014, 10:06:40 am
Oh Betty, you know those Confederates don't let their pets in the house. They be too mangy.

ps: still only 47F here!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 06, 2014, 10:08:17 am
Oh Betty, you know those Confederates don't let their pets in the house. They be too mangy.

ps: still only 47F here!

Not true . I read a story last week where a guy in Alabama was arrested for being a pet lover .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 06, 2014, 10:13:46 am
STORE YOUR PETS IN THE CLOUD!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 06, 2014, 10:22:06 am
It's currently colder in Temple, Texas (18), than it is in central Maine (48).

24 in SA.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 06, 2014, 11:32:11 am
Believer it or not the high temperature for the North Pole will be +27F this afternoon.

http://www.weather.com/weather/today/North+Pole+AK+USAK0173:1:US

Can that be right?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: RapidRod on January 06, 2014, 11:44:48 am
-4 at 11:41 am.
Wind Speed W 23 G 35 mph
Visibility7.00 mi
Wind Chill-29F (-34C)

A little cool
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mecch on January 06, 2014, 11:48:03 am
Believer it or not the high temperature for the North Pole will be +27F this afternoon.

http://www.weather.com/weather/today/North+Pole+AK+USAK0173:1:US

Can that be right?

Because Obama

http://www.strangecosmos.com/images/content/160090.gif
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: klassykitty on January 06, 2014, 12:49:28 pm
We are having bad weather this weekend because the PA Farm Show started.   ;)

@Betty   Don't you have a snowblower?  My dad does but I don't like it so I shoveled the driveway friday.  Now on monday after 2 days of rain there is hardly any snow left.

Miss P  I am going to get a job at that grocery store.  Thursday I worked my 7 hours and didn't get a break because it was packed with stupid people who had to wait until it started snowing to buy tons of groceries.

I CAN"T WAIT UNTIL SPRING TIME 8)

michelle 8)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 06, 2014, 01:09:29 pm
It's currently colder in Temple, Texas (18), than it is in central Maine (48).

24 in SA.

avitar

Mr Wump as West Bank insurgent. Gosh he doth get around.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 06, 2014, 02:15:20 pm
We're still holding at 39F! GO EAGLES!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 06, 2014, 03:41:57 pm
Its colder than ? You guys fill in the rest .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on January 06, 2014, 03:54:43 pm
We're still holding at 39F! GO EAGLES!

Miami is at 78 degrees and raining.... ugghhh
GO DOLPHINS oh, nevermind....
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 06, 2014, 04:04:59 pm
@Betty   Don't you have a snowblower?  My dad does but I don't like it so I shoveled the driveway friday.  Now on monday after 2 days of rain there is hardly any snow left.

No Michelle, I shovel by hand, no snow blower.  Was just out again, now my lower legs are all red and burning. I had them covered but it's just so fricking cold.  But, my car starts!! 

Also, my job was shut down today, and will be tomorrow, since the city school system is shut down.  There's a ban on vehicles other than emergency on the roads.  You would think people wouldn't get so worked up over -50F wind chill temps. ::)  And the temps is only supposed to go down.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on January 06, 2014, 04:18:24 pm


We've dropped 15 degrees since 11:00 AM.  Temp now is 54 degrees. We closed the windows about an hour ago, inside temp is holding at 70 degrees. Heat is not on yet.
Damn, damn this polar vortex, damn I say !   :P


Ray
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 06, 2014, 04:20:59 pm
It was 3 F here yesterday morning. 57 F high today. 12 F tonight.

Get me off this roller coaster!!!

I spent 4 hours on the phone today trying to get my new ID# from Anthem so I could pick up my prescriptions. (3 hours 15 minutes on hold) I put the phone on speaker and made a batch of chili. :)

Might need to do it all over again tomorrow (minus the chili) as CVS tried to put the claim through and it didn't work.  ???

Edited to add:

Rain last night and a thunderstorm this morning melted all of our snow. Concerned how my garden will deal with this madness come spring. :-\
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 06, 2014, 04:35:03 pm
http://www.wndu.com/weather

I don't want to read any bitching from anyone who lives with temps above 20F (and no snow)!

Dearest Ray,

Betty is going to form a posse and I will join. ^  :)

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on January 06, 2014, 04:58:59 pm
Dearest Ray,

Betty is going to form a posse and I will join. ^  :)


You better not !!  ;D  That's elderly abuse ,.... What are you going to do, throw a snowball at me ? LOL  :)


Ray
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 06, 2014, 05:01:00 pm
35F outside, 67F inside -- still haven't turned on my heat
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 06, 2014, 05:17:58 pm

You better not !!  ;D  That's elderly abuse ,.... What are you going to do, throw a snowball at me ? LOL  :)


Ray

We got plans. That's all I'm sayin'. You might consider sleeping with one eye open.  ;)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: RapidRod on January 06, 2014, 05:30:26 pm
-5F -21C
Wind SpeedW 21 G 30 mph
Wind Chill-29F (-34C)
Last Update on 6 Jan 4:54 pm EST
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: britchick on January 06, 2014, 05:43:21 pm
My thoughts are with you all re the weather.Please try go stay safe and warm.

britchickxxxx
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on January 06, 2014, 06:16:20 pm
We've dropped to 73 degrees - supposed to get down to 48 tonight, should be up to around 56 when I leave for work tomorrow....

No heat on - I have oven going making pork chops so that should keep the apartment warm enough...

Stay warm up North - my little brother drove to work this morning in -9 temp with no heat in his vehicle.... He is braver (or dumber) than me.... ::)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 06, 2014, 06:46:09 pm
Its colder than ? You guys fill in the rest .

... a well diggers ass
...a witches tit
...p*ssy on a ferris wheel (oh wait that's for something else)

and last but not least...It's so cold that the local flasher was caught *describing* himself
to women.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 06, 2014, 09:43:54 pm
umm APPARENTLY it's not that cold  in the NYC Subway  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2qRLglRxYg#t=59)

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 06, 2014, 11:34:33 pm
A friend posted this from Bloomington-- Indiana University.  I like the fitness suggestion. 


(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/photo_zps9131abc5.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 06, 2014, 11:46:03 pm
I'm happy to report that our locals all cared for their animals.  I made 2 different walks to verify it.  I found a neighbor's frozen dog during the blizzard of 78.  As a pre-teen, it make a profound on my compassion for animals.  Had I seen any animal trapped by a chain, I'd have released it and given it at least an opportunity.

Even wolfie was cold on his last outing so I realize it must be horribly cold.  I watched survivalist discuss how to survive in these conditions when you're stuck on a mountain.    One actually made sense.  If your hands get stiff and sore from the cold, take off your gloves and slip your hands in your pants.  Our manly areas produces enough heat to defrost and is the perfect perpetual heat producer.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 07, 2014, 12:00:04 am
I'm happy to report that our locals all cared for their animals.  I made 2 different walks to verify it.  I found a neighbor's frozen dog during the blizzard of 78.  As a pre-teen, it make a profound on my compassion for animals.  Had I seen any animal trapped by a chain, I'd have released it and given it at least an opportunity.

Even wolfie was cold on his last outing so I realize it must be horribly cold.  I watched survivalist discuss how to survive in these conditions when you're stuck on a mountain.    One actually made sense.  If your hands get stiff and sore from the cold, take off your gloves and slip your hands in your pants.  Our manly areas produces enough heat to defrost and is the perfect perpetual heat producer.

Our neighbor has a German Shepherd.  They leave the garage open and always a light on, but I doubt any heat.  Even though many breeds are use to being outdoor dogs, I think this is too cold-- even in the garage.  Better than nothing.  I haven't seen him, so I hope they took him inside.  I needed to tell them his collar is too tight.  I know you don't want it really loose, or a dog can hang themselves.  Had a friend whose dog jumped up next to fence and hung itself.  But, this collar is sooo tight.  So, maybe that's my excuse to check on him and see if they brought him in. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 07, 2014, 12:10:10 am
Even cold weather breeds need protected from this cold.  Being in an unheated garage doesn't amount to much.  I've had many people posting horrid pics on FB of frozen animals and I can't view them.  We all know it happens so we mostly need to patrol our own neighborhoods.   I've confronted more than a few people in the summer too.

On a side note, I've truly discovered the real purpose of sweat pants.  I put 2 pair on over my jeans along with 3 sweat shirts and never got cold once.   
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: RapidRod on January 07, 2014, 02:40:22 am
-9F -23C
Humidity64%
Wind Speed W 24 G 31 mph
Wind Chill-36F (-38C)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 07, 2014, 05:24:07 am
Even cold weather breeds need protected from this cold.  Being in an unheated garage doesn't amount to much.  I've had many people posting horrid pics on FB of frozen animals and I can't view them.

Yes!^^  Why do people do this?  Just a "make sure animals are taken in," without those horrible pictures would suffice.  I can't look at them either, Greg.

And Ray, just be prepared.  When you least expect it, expect it. :D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: RapidRod on January 07, 2014, 08:22:04 am
Yes!^^  Why do people do this?  Just a "make sure animals are taken in," without those horrible pictures would suffice.  I can't look at them either, Greg.

And Ray, just be prepared.  When you least expect it, expect it. :D
I can watch when some idiot gets their ass shot on the news but when it comes to the SPCA commercials I have to look away.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 07, 2014, 09:27:04 am
Our overnight low was 4F, or 56 degrees colder than the recording 24 hours previous to that -- the largest 24 hour shift on record. This is also a record low for this date. The wind chill is -21F.

I'm having to run my heat at 73F just to keep it 66F in here.

ps: did you hear about Watertown, NY where a small band of "lake effect" snow is producing a 3 foot snow blizzard on top of these temperatures?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 07, 2014, 09:54:04 am
19 was our low at 7am. DAMN COLD for S. Tejas.

Walmart left their sprinklers on and the water froze all over the access rd, and there are like 5 cars in the ditch because of it. That's the breaking news on "Good Morning San Antonio".

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 07, 2014, 09:56:27 am
Its 9 here .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 07, 2014, 10:17:19 am
Ann shared this and its super cool . If you shrink the earth down using your scroll wheel you can see the polar inversion at work .

http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/1000hPa/orthographic=-5.74,48.94,358
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on January 07, 2014, 11:14:52 am
 8)

Temps dropped down to around 34 degrees in this area, No heat running, and the inside temp is 66 degrees, but I am going to turn it on in a second because I am going to take a shower.

Outside temp is 38 degrees, bright and sunny, with no wind, but tonight will be the night as well. Sky is a dark blue.  We have the Gulf of Mexico on one side of us, and Tampa bay on the other, so temps in this area are usually a little bit warmer.

My home town of Buffalo, got slammed again, I remember those lake effect snow storms off lake Erie and Ontario.  I am glad I am not there right now!!   :o


Ray
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 07, 2014, 11:21:46 am
Wumpy texted me that this all proves global climate change is a giant hoax. He's such a smart guy and I'm so happy that he's my friend.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 07, 2014, 11:50:09 am
Wumpy texted me that this all proves global climate change is a giant hoax. He's such a smart guy and I'm so happy that he's my friend.

He is sweet and since you taught him to properly eat with a fork his forehead is healing up .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on January 07, 2014, 12:11:38 pm

He is sweet and since you taught him to properly eat with a fork his forehead is butt-cheeks are healing up .


Fixed it for you. You're welcome! ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dachshund on January 07, 2014, 12:50:28 pm
Wumpy texted me that this all proves global climate change is a giant hoax. He's such a smart guy and I'm so happy that he's my friend.

The size of his pee-pee is a hoax.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 07, 2014, 02:36:33 pm
I can watch when some idiot gets their ass shot on the news but when it comes to the SPCA commercials I have to look away.

I am the same way!  I think it's because animals love unconditionally, and it's incomprehensible why someone would abuse a living being who loved them no matter what.  People, on the other hand, do stupid shit all the time.  Not that that justifies murder, but usually when a murderer explains the mens rea behind the crime, it makes more sense than abuse of an animal.

Is that fucked up?  I think not.  Unless it's a child, I can't stand that either.

It's -3F here right now, don't know what the windchill is, I'm kind of burnt out on keeping up with all that.  All I know is, South Bend schools are closed tomorrow, so my job is closed again!  I've actually been working from home, calling clients, calling the 7 different insurance companies we're supposed to get clients signed up with, to see which covers which doc and meds, and believe me, it's a cluster fuck. If we are able to get any of our clients signed up by Friday it will be a miracle.  Probably more like March 10.  Of course they won't be without insurance coverage during this time, they'll have adap/eip, which even covers vision.  Ok, ranting.....
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 07, 2014, 02:55:08 pm
We're heading upwards.  It's 4 outside with the windchill only at -20.  Staying in my jammies all day and drinking wine. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 07, 2014, 03:00:47 pm
We are at 12F now, and supposed to reach a high of 13F briefly by 5PM, then it goes back to 12F and stays there all overnight without going down further (odd, no?) before beginning a slow rise at 8AM and going to a high of 27F.

We'll be in the upper 50's by Saturday though! GLORY!

Note: that's per weather.com -- accuweather says we are going back down to 7F overnight and only up to 23F tomorrow.

NOAA says we're going down to 5F tonight and only up to 24F tomorrow. Oh, and a chance of snow Thursday night.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 07, 2014, 03:02:03 pm
Are you in your new house now?

Not yet, just using it as a place to hang out and finish the painting and cleaning.  I'll decide by Spring what to do with it.  I'm also waiting to see how my mother's treatments go.  She was diagnosed with leukemia at the same time I bought the place.  I'd feel as if I'm bailing on her if I move now.  She has a pretty severe form; myeloproliferative/ myelodysplastic syndrome.

Right now, the pilot light keeps going out on the furnace.  I think the strong winds are coming down the stack causing it.  Decided to cut the power to the well and drain the water lines and wait for a better heat wave.  I'll just use the fireplace when I'm in there.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 07, 2014, 03:09:15 pm
that sucks
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 07, 2014, 03:11:55 pm
I saw it was a balmy -7 at the South Pole.  It was as cold here.  FOX is using this to say climate change is a hoax.  One anchor said climate scientists are living it up at the North Pole with their fancy boats-- whatever that means. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 07, 2014, 03:20:03 pm
Sorry to hear about your mother, Greg.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 07, 2014, 04:02:38 pm
Sorry to hear about your mother, Greg.

thanks, I didn't mean to change the tone of this thread.  ;)

I love the weatherman in this video.  No extra rhetoric given.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8hGIF9FljM
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 07, 2014, 05:37:56 pm
thanks, I didn't mean to change the tone of this thread.  ;)

I love the weatherman in this video.  No extra rhetoric given.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8hGIF9FljM

lol. so true.  :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 07, 2014, 05:47:27 pm
Didn't bother even looking at the temp today. Spent another 2 hours on hold with Anthem so I could get my prescripts filled. Good thing I called.... they said my policy was not in affect until February! Wut? Anyway, got that straightened out and spent this afternoon watching Downton Abbey. :)

PS- just wondered if my British friends watch it. Ann (well, you are kinda a brit I think?), Theyer, Britchick?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 07, 2014, 06:54:11 pm

PS- just wondered if my British friends watch it. Ann (well, you are kinda a brit I think?), Theyer, Britchick?

Honey, they were able to watch that episode four months ago
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 07, 2014, 06:58:38 pm
Wumpy texted me that this all proves global climate change is a giant hoax. He's such a smart guy and I'm so happy that he's my friend.

Rush Limpnuts went wild today about this. He was bouncing off the walls like an inflatable sex doll. And then there's the Donald.  ::)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 07, 2014, 06:59:28 pm
Honey, they were able to watch that episode four months ago

If they mentioned it I forgot. ???
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 07, 2014, 08:23:15 pm
If they mentioned it I forgot. ???

I thought it was common knowledge amongst US aficionados of the show that the UK is an episode ahead all of the time.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 07, 2014, 08:32:10 pm
I thought it was common knowledge amongst US aficionados of the show that the UK is an episode ahead all of the time.

k.  I just wondered if my British friends watched it. I don't recall if they mentioned it or not. Sheesh. Such language.  :)

do YOU watch it or are you wrapped up too much with your Kardashian reruns? 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mecch on January 07, 2014, 08:44:28 pm
I thought it was common knowledge amongst US aficionados of the show that the UK is an episode ahead all of the time.

For awhile they were a season ahead meaning a year, but now I think its about 6 months delay until broadcast in US? 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 07, 2014, 08:44:29 pm

do YOU watch it or are you wrapped up too much with your Kardashian reruns? 

I either watch it or DVR it -- Kardashians don't begin for another 2 weeks. But there's also Real Housewives going on for Sundays so I'm fully booked every week.

I have so much stuff to catch up on with my DVR right now but most of it is movies.

fyi, I never watched the Kardashians until I had all of those surgeries and they were the only thing I could handle when I was on a lot of pain killers because you don't have to follow much of a plot. Then I just got a bit addicted and find it all funny.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 07, 2014, 08:48:30 pm
For awhile they were a season ahead meaning a year, but now I think its about 6 months delay until broadcast in US? 

The season that just began in the US began in mid-September in the UK. PBS won't air it in the Fall in the US because they thought it would drown in the competition with network shows, so they air it later. But now that there's so many US fans I doubt it would matter, but this wasn't the case in earlier years.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mecch on January 07, 2014, 09:02:21 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs5_E1J_9hY#t=223
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 07, 2014, 10:07:52 pm
Sorry for being a photo whore.  Here is the pond.  I hope the fish are okay.


(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/100MEDIAIMAG2004_zps83277a5d.jpg)

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/100MEDIAIMAG2007_zpsb111042a.jpg)

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/20140107_184103_LLS_zpsb827053a.jpg)

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/20140107_184128_RichtoneHDR_zps4afda2b9.jpg)


Charlie asking, "Whatcha thinking?  You can go ahead and turn the electric blanket up to high." 

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/20131124_143032_zps1affc17c.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 07, 2014, 10:10:54 pm
I always enjoy your Photos Ted, so post away . No more infected toes please but post away .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 07, 2014, 10:14:40 pm
1) the fish should be fine. Mine have fared well in some brutal winters.

2) Charlie. lol.

3) If you are a photo whore, what am I? Wait, don't answer that.  :-[
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 07, 2014, 10:47:02 pm
Mitch, you and I can be hos together.  And, promise no more infected anything pics..lol.

Ok, so I was watching NBC Nightly.  They said NYC just broke the record, when they got down to 4 degrees.  I thought that had to be wrong.  Here in Louisville, we've had numerous negative temps going back 100 years.  We had several in the 60's, 70's, and 80's.  Had like four in the 90's.  And, like another 4 now since 2000.  I just found it hard to believe NYC broke a record at 4 degrees from the previous record of 6 degrees.  I guess that arctic air drops down to the Midwest states, while NYC stays in warmer weather, due to be off the coast??  And, I get that a major city absorbs heat in the buildings and concrete, but still.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 07, 2014, 11:42:37 pm
Philly broke the same record with 4 degrees -- that means a record for that day not all time low, same for NYC.

Philadelphia's all time record low is -11F set on Feb 9, 1934 per stormfax.com

http://www.stormfax.com/phlminmax2.html

I'm sure you can find NYC's on there as well -- it's only 90 miles away so there won't be much difference. For both cities once you go 50-60 miles further inland from the coast the temperatures are much lower always, so yes being close to the ocean influences both cities weather. The Midwest will always be colder.

edit: NYC's all time low was also on that same date I posted above, but was −15 F;  the lowest recorded temperature for Louisville, KY was −22 F on January 19, 1994
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 08, 2014, 12:03:26 am
Philly broke the same record with 4 degrees -- that means a record for that day not all time low, same for NYC.

Philadelphia's all time record low is -11F set on Feb 9, 1934 per stormfax.com

http://www.stormfax.com/phlminmax2.html

I'm sure you can find NYC's on there as well -- it's only 90 miles away so there won't be much difference. For both cities once you go 50-60 miles further inland from the coast the temperatures are much lower always, so yes being close to the ocean influences both cities weather. The Midwest will always be colder.

edit: NYC's all time low was also on that same date I posted above, but was −15 F;  the lowest recorded temperature for Louisville, KY was −22 F on January 19, 1994

I figured something was off.  Brian Williams needs to educate himself.  He said, "In New York, it hasn't been this cold since 1896 (when the old record was 6 degrees)."  He cited NOAA as the source.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on January 08, 2014, 07:36:30 am

PS- just wondered if my British friends watch it. Ann (well, you are kinda a brit I think?), Theyer, Britchick?

I don't watch it. I've tried to get interested in it several times, but ... meh.

I'm a Born-Again-Brit. :) Manx at heart - although the hard-core, seven+ generation pure-bred Manxies would have my guts for garters for insinuating that Manx = British, ethnically speaking. In April I'll have been here 23 years, more than half my adult life. The only thing American about me these days is my accent, and even that's not as strong as it used to be. 

By the way - we've been having crappy winter weather here too. Lots of strong winds, cancelled boat sailings and flights since the week before Christmas (which translates into empty grocery shelves due to supplies not arriving), tidal surges, (often horizontal) torrential rain and resulting flooding.

It's not bad today, but they're forecasting we'll be getting the storms in from the States at the weekend. Not only do you lot export your culture (think MacDonalds and Starbucks), but you also insist on exporting your weather. Like herpes, you should keep your stormy weather to yourself.  ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 08, 2014, 07:54:10 am
In terms of winter the worst I've experienced was my one winter in State College/Penn State Univ. where the average snow totals ~50 inches annually (and evidently that was a bad year so we had much more) and temperatures can reach -20F.  But there's some place in PA near Laurel Mountain that averages 152" annually according to NOAA (http://www.erh.noaa.gov/ctp/features/snowmaps/index.php?tab=norms).

If you go to www.usa.com and enter your location and then click the weather tab you can obtain a lot of information. Philly averages ~20" of snow each year (which really is less than most people outside of the area think) with only 13 days where the depth of snow exceeds 1 inch. Though it's twice as bad as what Louisville, KY shows.

Compared with Betty (I used South Bend figures) ~60 inches of snow on average with 56 days exceeding 1 inch. Not as bad as Buffalo but worse than Rochester, NY and those are known as bad winter places for snow (lake effect, etc.). Not sure how Betty puts up with this every year :(
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 08, 2014, 08:19:39 am
This week has reminded me about the main reason I relocated from Chicago to San Diego in the 90's . I will admit I'm a weather wimp .

The first time I witnessed lake effect snow I though I had lost my mind .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 08, 2014, 08:27:23 am
The funny thing is that my parents assume that because Philadelphia is Yankeeland it simply MUST have much worse weather than where they live (and I grew up) but the data says differently. They get slightly more snow and it stays around much longer on the ground.

But if one looks at a map I'm really only at a latitude 70 miles north of them, but much further east and closer to the ocean (150 miles vs. 60)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 08, 2014, 10:58:14 am


If you go to www.usa.com and enter your location and then click the weather tab you can obtain a lot of information. Philly averages ~20" of snow each year (which really is less than most people outside of the area think) with only 13 days where the depth of snow exceeds 1 inch. Though it's twice as bad as what Louisville, KY shows.


I just used this link to discover that Minneapolis has an average annual snowfall of 43.49" while Hartford averages 52.28". It's a bit deceptive as the average snowfall in Connecticut as a whole is only 37.85".

I couldn't find the record annual snowfall for CT but I believe it was around 120".
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 08, 2014, 11:21:52 am
The snow issue with New England and the Mid-Atlantic is we can get several types of storms in the winter. There are "Miller A" and "Miller B" storms both of which travel up the coast -- I think the B ones involve a secondary low which spins counter clockwise, pulls in massive moisture from the ocean, and then just dumps it on the coastal areas which make for our large blizzards. But those are hit and miss -- some years we might have several and others none.

Obviously Minneapolis doesn't have an ocean near it so everything is different there.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 08, 2014, 01:20:47 pm
Compared with Betty (I used South Bend figures) ~60 inches of snow on average with 56 days exceeding 1 inch. Not as bad as Buffalo but worse than Rochester, NY and those are known as bad winter places for snow (lake effect, etc.). Not sure how Betty puts up with this every year :(

I guess I kind of got used to it, though that does not mean I like it.  We usually don't get hit like we did a few days ago, all at once.  But, I do notice that it seems I get out my spring/summer attire, then in a blink of an eye it's time to get out the cold weather wardrobe again.  Ah well, the price of living in this part of the country. 

Today I got stuck in the alley.  Luckily the neighbor in the back apartment was home, so he was able to help me get out.  That is something I do not like. :o
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 08, 2014, 04:21:50 pm
The snow issue with New England and the Mid-Atlantic is we can get several types of storms in the winter. There are "Miller A" and "Miller B" storms both of which travel up the coast -- I think the B ones involve a secondary low which spins counter clockwise, pulls in massive moisture from the ocean, and then just dumps it on the coastal areas which make for our large blizzards. But those are hit and miss -- some years we might have several and others none.

Obviously Minneapolis doesn't have an ocean near it so everything is different there.

Yup. Much of it also has to do with how close the center of the storm is to the coast. Too close and we get rain while northern CT gets dumped on. Further out to sea and we get hit harder near the coast. Hence the huge difference in our tiny state for average snowfall between New London and the Litchfield hills.

We live just far enough away from the coast (about 15 miles) for the temp to usually give us snow when the coast gets rain. The ride home from work (on the coast) can be interesting.

Minnesota winters suck.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on January 08, 2014, 04:28:14 pm

Minnesota winters suck.

Amen. The only difference between Wisconsin and 'that state' is that we don't sound like the folks in the movie 'Fargo'. They say we do, but I don't hear it.

 I got to work from home the last three days since the trains aren't running....or if there are trains, there is no certainty that I'd get BACK home. Tomorrow they run so it's back to work. The car finally started after keeping the battery inside overnight. The unclaimed alley cat that's been wandering around I shoved in the lawn mower shed with an old blanket, food and water. It must be 'warm enough for him/her now since he or she is screaming to get out. Things are getting back to normal.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 08, 2014, 04:40:24 pm
Amen. The only difference between Wisconsin and 'that state' is that we don't sound like the folks in the movie 'Fargo'. They say we do, but I don't hear it.

 I got to work from home the last three days since the trains aren't running....or if there are trains, there is no certainty that I'd get BACK home. Tomorrow they run so it's back to work. The car finally started after keeping the battery inside overnight. The unclaimed alley cat that's been wandering around I shoved in the lawn mower shed with an old blanket, food and water. It must be 'warm enough for him/her now since he or she is screaming to get out. Things are getting back to normal.

"That state" lol. The rivalry continues I see. Iowa didn't have much love for us either when I lived there. Moved east in 1977. I DO notice the Midwest accent when talking to my family but it doesn't come close to 'Fargo' talk. Don't you know. Yah?

Good go'in on the cat rescue. Yah, yah. Sveet move.  :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on January 08, 2014, 06:20:30 pm
That was included specifically for you! I thought you'd pick up on the continued rivalry. We have long since given up on IOWA ( I Owe The World an Apology). We consider it a break-away province.

And, Ann.....according to you're avatar......YOURE POPULAR!!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 08, 2014, 06:37:33 pm
That was included specifically for you! I thought you'd pick up on the continued rivalry. We have long since given up on IOWA ( I Owe The World an Apology). We consider it a break-away province.

And, Ann.....according to you're avatar......YOURE POPULAR!!



lol. Iowa.

I posted this once before. Ann's avatar is better reflected here:  (as well as ALL of the mods)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/catannwithpuppies_zps6fe1a82f.gif) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/catannwithpuppies_zps6fe1a82f.gif.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 08, 2014, 06:38:57 pm
I love puppy breath .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 08, 2014, 06:46:04 pm
I love puppy breath .

lol. How bout slobbery kisses and more than a few paw slaps?  ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 09, 2014, 05:19:06 am
Didn't bother even looking at the temp today. Spent another 2 hours on hold with Anthem so I could get my prescripts filled. Good thing I called.... they said my policy was not in affect until February! Wut? Anyway, got that straightened out and spent this afternoon watching Downton Abbey. :)

PS- just wondered if my British friends watch it. Ann (well, you are kinda a brit I think?), Theyer, Britchick?

Not so much watch it as family lived it [ servants /gardeners/ cooks / Farmers ] and in someway with our present Government we are heading right back there. Julian Fellows is an excellent writer and a true Blue Brit Conservative who whatever he may say in interviews would love for the UK to be as depicted in Downlow Abbey. I have seen a couple off episodes [ 2 to 3 hours TV a week is my average ] For me the Best thing is that Maggie Smith gets a good Fill up to her Pension plan and gets lines like
Week end what    is      a       week     end       ?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 09, 2014, 06:59:43 am
Winter PSA: How To Remove Salt Stains From Your Boots (http://www.phillymag.com/shoppist/2014/01/08/best-tip-remove-salt-boots/)

Winter weather (were looking at you, Hercules) has a way of wreaking havoc on public transportation, sucking the moisture from our skin, andperhaps the worst of em alltotally annihilating our leather boots. Hey, we get it: Road salt helps subdue icy conditions, and our cars (and non-twisted ankles) are thankful. Unfortunately, it also leaves nasty white marks all over our shoes. Free People to the rescue! Just follow their super-helpful picture tutorial to eliminate stains at from your favorite boots. All you need is some cold water and white wine vinegar. Combine the two, dip a towel into the mixture and wipe your boots gently until the marks fade. Let air-dry and ta-dah! Your leather boots have been restored to their pre-snow-ravaged glory. Youre welcome.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 09, 2014, 02:03:19 pm
Winter PSA: How To Remove Salt Stains From Your Boots (http://www.phillymag.com/shoppist/2014/01/08/best-tip-remove-salt-boots/)

Winter weather (were looking at you, Hercules) has a way of wreaking havoc on public transportation, sucking the moisture from our skin, andperhaps the worst of em alltotally annihilating our leather boots. Hey, we get it: Road salt helps subdue icy conditions, and our cars (and non-twisted ankles) are thankful. Unfortunately, it also leaves nasty white marks all over our shoes. Free People to the rescue! Just follow their super-helpful picture tutorial to eliminate stains at from your favorite boots. All you need is some cold water and white wine vinegar. Combine the two, dip a towel into the mixture and wipe your boots gently until the marks fade. Let air-dry and ta-dah! Your leather boots have been restored to their pre-snow-ravaged glory. Youre welcome.

Thankyou Miss Philicia , last year was notable for a pair off Sorel boots gaining space in my shoe room and I like to keep them tip top.

Its been my week for helpful hints. Nathan stayed Tuesday and bought the really useful info that Tomato Ketchup is an excellentant neutralizer off Fox Poo after ones best friend has rolled,rubbed,smeared, frotaged as much off the stuff as possable around her neck and back . All the terriers i have lived with confuse Fox Poo for Channel no 5 and go GaGa for it. Millie R.I.P. being a long haired Westie was a particular challenge.

So make sure you share that info at the next meet off The Rockbridge Hunt.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: britchick on January 09, 2014, 05:54:09 pm
Just got to say I love Downton Abbey too....bought  first and second series box sets for my mum and then kept watching......also Call the Midwife series.....just perfect for a "duvet day" at home!

Back to the weather :(......BBC news just showed  Lake Michigan,Chicago, followed by a completely frozen Niagra Falls, frozen borders between US and Canada...I cant get over how cold it is over where you are.

We always complain about the weather in the UK ......but after seeing those reports, Im bracing myself to see what happens

Once again, stay safe and warm

britchickx


Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 09, 2014, 06:09:56 pm
Ok, well I'm back to short sleeves and shorts today. Nice and sunny and basically just DELIGHTFUL here in South Texas today 8)

So I guess I need to change my avatar...or maybe just leave it and caption it "Allah Akbar!"

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 09, 2014, 06:57:48 pm
NOAA ALERTS: FREEZING RAIN TONIGHT AND FLASH FLOODS FROM MELTING RIVER ICE

PLEASE SEND HELP ASAP! I MIGHT NEED TO CROSS THE DELAWARE!

(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/bedstuy65/tumblr_mi57hgAeHz1qzwgjgo1_500_zpsf9722b45.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 09, 2014, 07:28:47 pm
NOAA ALERTS: FREEZING RAIN TONIGHT AND FLASH FLOODS FROM MELTING RIVER ICE

PLEASE SEND HELP ASAP! I MIGHT NEED TO CROSS THE DELAWARE!

(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/bedstuy65/tumblr_mi57hgAeHz1qzwgjgo1_500_zpsf9722b45.jpg)

LMAO!+++ FAB-U-LOUS!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 10, 2014, 07:56:02 am
Mr Wump your left bank insurgent look is quite a success , should make your next internal flight in the US an adventure.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 10, 2014, 08:04:44 am
So now it's 30F with freezing rain/sleet/wintry mix until 2 PM, then another 36 hours of heavy rain but hey, at least the temperature will go up to 60F even if we can't be outdoors to enjoy it.

It's been impossible for me to go the supermarket this week -- it's either been a polar vortex or precipitation. I'm going to have to find a way to sneak into Reading Terminal Market for a couple day's worth of food after my podiatry appointment and then utilize Philly's secret underground concourses to maneuver my way around the subway system. Finally Sunday I'll be able to walk to the supermarket.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 10, 2014, 06:46:54 pm
Mr Wump your left bank insurgent look is quite a success , should make your next internal flight in the US an adventure.

Thank you Theysie. I plan on going through security like this on my next flight ;)

btw, it got to 73 here today. HAD TO MAKE PITCHER OF SWEET ICED TEA and sit a spell on the porch
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 10, 2014, 07:01:12 pm
73 ! 73!

The School closes on Orkney and the Volunteer Groups hand out Water and advice on heat stroke.

Make sure you wear a hat and Sun Block. Take care.

73 good gosh.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 11, 2014, 01:27:42 pm
We just achieved a post-polar vortex high of 60F and are heading towards 63F. Unfortunately it's pouring rain and will only get worse so not to be enjoyed outdoors.

In other news my parents depart on a 10-day Caribbean cruise in 3 hours.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on January 11, 2014, 01:52:07 pm
We just achieved a post-polar vortex high of 60F and are heading towards 63F. Unfortunately it's pouring rain and will only get worse so not to be enjoyed outdoors.


We have achieved a post vortex high of 82 in Miami - however, with the humidity it feels like 87.... time to move my plant away from the windows and put the talcum powder on my nasty bits.

Edited to add: Or I could move my nasty bits away from the windows and put talcum powder on the plant...  Decisions, decisions.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 11, 2014, 09:15:52 pm
We have achieved a post vortex high of 82 in Miami - however, with the humidity it feels like 87.... time to move my plant away from the windows and put the talcum powder on my nasty bits.

Edited to add: Or I could move my nasty bits away from the windows and put talcum powder on the plant...  Decisions, decisions.

Just please whatever you do keep your nasty bits in your pants.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 12, 2014, 12:38:47 pm
Numbers are in! The polar vortex (nothing to see there just move on along!) coast the US economy $5 billion dollars (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/09/polar-vortex-cost-us-economy-5bn), the most of any weather event since non-Hurricane Sandy.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 12, 2014, 10:45:52 pm
We were taking down the Christmas decor this weekend, when I found this popping up.  It is a hyacinth.  We just had -5 temps with -30 wind chills, and this decides it is the right time to pop up.  I also noticed some trees already getting buds on them.  Messed up.  It was around 50 this weekend and sunny.  I know this will die.  I'm not sure whether it spent a lot of energy and won't come back in spring, or whether it will not be as pretty or last long. 


(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/20140112_170632_RichtoneHDR_zps24bb2cea.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mecch on January 12, 2014, 11:26:47 pm
The vortex also meant really unusually mild weather all across Scandanavia and Northern Europe generally, and vegetation is out of whack there, among other problems caused by the lack of snow cover and daily freeze-thaw cycles.
Kick some more bark around that mistaken bulb and it may just wait comfortably for a good time to bloom later on.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 13, 2014, 04:09:38 pm
The vortex also meant really unusually mild weather all across Scandanavia and Northern Europe generally, and vegetation is out of whack there, among other problems caused by the lack of snow cover and daily freeze-thaw cycles.
Kick some more bark around that mistaken bulb and it may just wait comfortably for a good time to bloom later on.

This describes the state off play in South UK , as far as bulbs are concerned.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 14, 2014, 08:09:53 pm
For those of you not privileged enough to live in Gods Country, I present to you the grand Texas flag with Full Moon above it.

where, btw, it was a lovely 75 today, with a moderate gulf breeze kissing our cheeks

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/tex_zps8d708548.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on January 14, 2014, 09:33:04 pm
We made it up to 84 today, but a cold front is coming through... It's down to 74 right now (9:30 pm) and we will be dropping to a low of 41 on Thursday (tomorrow will be 71 and 52) - Guess I will be cutting the heat back on....after running the air today.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 14, 2014, 10:00:57 pm
For those of you not privileged enough to live in Gods Country, I present to you the grand Texas flag with Full Moon above it.

William Penn sends you the finger (City Hall: 700 rooms, larger than the US Capitol -- NEVAH FORGET!

(http://i41.tinypic.com/2crmv09.jpg))
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on January 15, 2014, 08:30:16 am
For those of you not privileged enough to live in Gods Country, I present to you the grand Texas flag with Full Moon above it.

where, btw, it was a lovely 75 today, with a moderate gulf breeze kissing our cheeks

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/tex_zps8d708548.jpg)

Did you take that photo while you were out howling?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 15, 2014, 10:02:14 am
Did you take that photo while you were out howling?

This was just before I stripped naked and danced the ritual full moon dance of my people.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mecch on January 15, 2014, 07:01:30 pm
City Hall is a masonry building and for that both impressive and a bit scary....
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 20, 2014, 08:05:32 am
Well fuck me up the ass -- Winter Storm Watch has been put up by NOAA and now we're in the 4-7 inch zone. When I went to be last night it was 1-2". And NOAA is always on the conservative side. edit: now they've revised it to 4-6"

(http://i42.tinypic.com/20r4t3t.jpg)

My man on the internet says I'm right on the line of the 3-6"/4-8" zones so I guess that's kind of in line with NOAA, but that 8-12" zone is only 40 miles east of me...

Sucks more if this causes my doctor's appointment to be cancelled the next day because I have a lot of things to go over. And yes, SUPERMARKET RUN TODAY!

(http://i41.tinypic.com/2ikfsb8.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 20, 2014, 12:12:53 pm
yep -- looks like Richmond will finally get into the snow action.  Only 3-6 inches, but anyone who's lived in Richmand (Miss P) knows that they all go batshit crazy when white stuff falls from the clouds.  Glad we did our shopping yesterday, because I am not stepping foot near a grocery store today!!

M
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 20, 2014, 12:29:29 pm
yep -- looks like Richmond will finally get into the snow action.  Only 3-6 inches, but anyone who's lived in Richmand (Miss P) knows that they all go batshit crazy when white stuff falls from the clouds.

Indeed! Snow in Richmond is a glorious, rare thing -- enjoy yourself.

edit: they've even extended the watch east to Williamsburg, which is even more rare than Richmond for snow usually -- plus the entire Eastern Shore but NOT Hampton Roads at all.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 20, 2014, 03:34:34 pm
NOAA just upped us to 6-8" with their 3PM new advisory, and we now have Gale Warnings along the coast. I've seen other predictions of 6-12" now but only for the I-95 corridor from Baltimore to NYC, all of Long Island and Cape Cod. Possible 18" for central Delaware and coast from Cape May to Tom's River, NJ

The Jersey Shore is really going to get hit the worst with this storm.

I also feel bad because my ~80 year old parents are returning from a cruise docking in Baltimore tomorrow morning and then will need to do a two hour drive home. They will definitely need to stay there overnight in a hotel.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 20, 2014, 10:24:32 pm
o noes... keeps increasing :D :-X

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2n1b02s.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 20, 2014, 11:02:44 pm
We are expecting sleet Thursday night. But I don't have any vintage Helmut Lange Snow Boots. I don't know what Im going to do.



Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 20, 2014, 11:12:48 pm
11PM NOAA update for me now ups it: 6-10 inches

They had us at 4-6" just 12 hours ago. Maybe I better count on 12 inches. I'm just not used to something that large after years of Wumpella's nuts.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 20, 2014, 11:15:27 pm
Wumpella's nuts.

Oh thx for the reminder, I need to go shoot up.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 20, 2014, 11:34:17 pm
Suppose to start snowing around 4am, with up to 4 inches expected.  We just had a kinda surprise snow Friday, that brought 2 inches.  It was in the 50's this weekend and sunny. 

And, then the Polar Vortex Part 2.  But, I understand it isn't coming as far south and won't be as bad.  But, we still have highs around 15 and lows of negative one forecasted.  It has been a cold winter, thus far.  I love snow, but not the cold temps.  I remember our winter a couple years ago, when it seemed winter never really came.  It rarely got below freezing and we were already doing outdoor projects by late February.  I am looking for flights to Florida for this February. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 21, 2014, 08:06:48 am
NEW NOAA update (4:00AM) increased: now 10-14" expected LOL -- oh, and an overnight low of 8F/wind chills of -6F

Seriously, is this a joke? Yesterday started with 4 inches and the day before we were barely thinking of an inch. Now instead of the heaviest being on the coast I am exactly in the bull's eye.

Snow starts at noon and ends by 5AM Wednesday.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2mmz4z.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 21, 2014, 09:45:58 am
NEW NOAA update (4:00AM) increased: now 10-14" expected LOL -- oh, and an overnight low of 8F/wind chills of -6F

Seriously, is this a joke? Yesterday started with 4 inches and the day before we were barely thinking of an inch. Now instead of the heaviest being on the coast I am exactly in the bull's eye.

Snow starts at noon and ends by 5AM Wednesday.



Remember, PIVOT not TWIST

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/snowshovelling1_zps02ea4814.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 21, 2014, 11:34:11 am
I was hoping for 10" inches last night but his wife quickly put a stop to it.  We're bitterly cold today but I will not complain since I know the dreaded heat of Summer is coming shortly.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 21, 2014, 05:05:37 pm
This was not fun at all -- and I'm only half done because it's going to snow more and drift heavily for another 12 hours. I didn't measure it but we must have 10 inches of snow already where I live.

I need some Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa

(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/bedstuy65/20140121_164012_zpsqr4xomti.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 21, 2014, 06:09:40 pm
This was not fun at all -- and I'm only half done because it's going to snow more and drift heavily for another 12 hours. I didn't measure it but we must have 10 inches of snow already where I live.

I need some Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa

(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/bedstuy65/20140121_164012_zpsqr4xomti.jpg)

Yeeowww. All that snow fell in a just a few hours? That's a pretty good job of shovelling too, mildly impressed here.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Andy Velez on January 21, 2014, 07:09:48 pm
It's rumoured that Gov. Christie has cancelled heat and light for those storm hit areas where he has been getting more bad press about bullying and political knavery. Oh no, the lights are fading here...

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 21, 2014, 07:13:10 pm
It's rumoured that Gov. Christie has cancelled heat and light for those storm hit areas where he has been getting more bad press about bullying and political knavery. Oh no, the lights are fading here...



I heard it was a staff member who did it and he knew NOTHING about it but . Yeah that's it LOL .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 21, 2014, 08:47:54 pm
A peaceful snowy night.

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN1093_zpsef747913.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN1093_zpsef747913.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 21, 2014, 09:07:44 pm
As of 7:50 PM Philadelphia had an official reading of 12 inches and mind you, it's still snowing hard as I write this, with winds gusting to 20mph. It should end around 1am.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 21, 2014, 09:12:32 pm
As of 7:50 PM Philadelphia had an official reading of 12 inches and mind you, it's still snowing hard as I write this, with winds gusting to 20mph. It should end around 1am.

I bet them steps are piled back up, better get to work.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 21, 2014, 10:39:48 pm
I bet them steps are piled back up, better get to work.

Philadelphia also broke another record today: This is the first time since 1884 the City of Brotherly Love has had three 6"+ snow events before February 1.

#algore
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 22, 2014, 12:31:21 am
As of midnight the snow has stopped. Final reading at PHL airport was 13.5"

Highest total in our NOAA reporting area was 15.8" in Manalapan, NJ 60 miles northeast of me.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 22, 2014, 10:00:09 am
URGENT: Snow accumulations predicted in San Antonio Thursday night! The city is in panic! Tortilla supplies running low!

 SOUTH TEXAS SNOWPOCALYPSE  (http://www.ksat.com/news/freezing-temps-possible-snow-predicted-in-san-antonio-area-thursday/-/478452/24049236/-/aq9v0/-/index.html)

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 22, 2014, 10:12:31 am
I now have to go out and finish shoveling in -10F wind chill factor weather. NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS.

Then I have a 2:30 PM HIV doctor appointment downtown.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 22, 2014, 10:55:52 am
Here's a fun zoom-able map link for snow totals in the northeast:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/hydromet/erEventDisplay.php

This way I can make sure Mitchypoo doesn't inflate her numbers! (8.5" *scoffs*)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 22, 2014, 02:53:32 pm
Here's a fun zoom-able map link for snow totals in the northeast:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/hydromet/erEventDisplay.php

This way I can make sure Mitchypoo doesn't inflate her numbers! (8.5" *scoffs*)

6" this time.
Your 14" of fluffy light powder pales in comparison to the 35" of wet heavy snow that we got last year. Just sayin'. Better luck next time.  :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 22, 2014, 03:40:33 pm
At least my doctor called and rescheduled me for next Monday -- I'm tuckered out. Plus it's only 16F right now with 0F wind chill. :-\

ps: we once had two ~25" full-on blizzards within five days of each other back in the '08/'09 winter so if you want to pull up to the urinal for a pissing match I'm game.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 22, 2014, 07:12:16 pm
HELLO is anyone the least bit concerned about my impending SNOWPOCALYPSE!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 22, 2014, 07:19:46 pm
HELLO is anyone the least bit concerned about my impending SNOWPOCALYPSE!

per NOAA  (http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=TXZ205&warncounty=TXC029&firewxzone=TXZ205&local_place1=&product1=Winter+Storm+Watch#.UuBe_nn0BFQ)

MAIN IMPACT...NORTHERN PARTS OF THE AREA COULD SEE A TRACE TO
  ONE HALF INCH OF SNOW. SOUTHERN AREAS ICE ACCUMULATION UP TO
  TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH.


Is this what's commonly meant by "LOL"?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 22, 2014, 07:25:30 pm
per NOAA  (http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=TXZ205&warncounty=TXC029&firewxzone=TXZ205&local_place1=&product1=Winter+Storm+Watch#.UuBe_nn0BFQ)

MAIN IMPACT...NORTHERN PARTS OF THE AREA COULD SEE A TRACE TO
  ONE HALF INCH OF SNOW. SOUTHERN AREAS ICE ACCUMULATION UP TO
  TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH.


Is this what's commonly meant by "LOL"?

MY God they are now saying up to 1/2 inch? I was just at the Chinese Buffet trying to fatten up in case things go bad with the snow and ice, and hadnt heard this revised figure!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 22, 2014, 07:36:20 pm
We're already being told to expect another snowstorm Sunday night/Monday and then one right before the Super Bowl.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 22, 2014, 07:42:15 pm
ps: we once had two ~25" full-on blizzards within five days of each other back in the '08/'09 winter so if you want to pull up to the urinal for a pissing match I'm game.

Oh please, mary -- back in '78 we had ~27" in one storm and 2 weeks later had 54" (I win!).  Hell the state of RI was shut down for 2 weeks and snow removal equipment was flown in from Buffalo.......

M
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 22, 2014, 07:43:47 pm
Oh please, mary -- back in '78 we had ~27" in one storm and 2 weeks later had 54" (I win!).  Hell the state of RI was shut down for 2 weeks and snow removal equipment was flown in from Buffalo.......

M

Nice.

Your move P...
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 22, 2014, 07:56:35 pm
I'll have to bow out of this one -- our largest storm on record was this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_blizzard_of_1996) and while I wan't living here I had to come down a couple days later for an AIDS funeral. That was 30.7 inches. Surprisingly NYC's largest is only 26.9" in 2006

Also, cocks (http://www.weather.com/sports-rec/ski-conditions/50-states-biggest-snow-days-20130112)

edit: some of those results are surprising -- we get more snow than North Dakota? Pennsylvania's largest total is 38" in 1958, a mere 50 miles away from me.

ps: bocker, that link says the highest recorded snow in Rhode Island is 30 inches in 1978. I think I just beat you by 0.7" unless you can show that the Weather Channel is staffed with incompetent liars.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 22, 2014, 08:09:29 pm
I'll have to bow out of this one -- our largest storm on record was this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_blizzard_of_1996) and while I wan't living here I had to come down a couple days later for an AIDS funeral. That was 30.7 inches. Surprisingly NYC's largest is only 26.9" in 2006

Also, cocks (http://www.weather.com/sports-rec/ski-conditions/50-states-biggest-snow-days-20130112)

edit: some of those results are surprising -- we get more snow than North Dakota?

These reports can't be right -- for RI they not only have the storm I mentioned, but they have my hometown in the pic -- they say 30" and, trust me, that ain't right.  We had 54" of snow (and not like Wumpy's 8" measurement either).  I've never seen anything like it since.  The forecast was for flurries, then they changed it to something like 4-8" and the storm bombed out and stalled.  It snowed for 2 days straight -- heavy snow.

M
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 22, 2014, 08:14:53 pm
ps: bocker, that link says the highest recorded snow in Rhode Island is 30 inches in 1978. I think I just beat you by 0.7" unless you can show that the Weather Channel is staffed with incompetent liars.

Here you go -- http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/02/wednesday-marks-35th-anniversary-of-blizzard-of-78.html (http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/02/wednesday-marks-35th-anniversary-of-blizzard-of-78.html)

also --
1.  These reports are from god knows who
2.  The Weather Channel did not exist in 1978, so I'll take my memory and the linked article from the Providence Journal.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on January 22, 2014, 08:52:47 pm


And this is why I decided to move away from Western New York. Three years after this storm "The blizzard of 77", I was living in Florida ! Enough was enough !!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-gRb_MuUgg


Ray  :P     ( temp currently at 46 degrees)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 22, 2014, 09:09:11 pm
Here you go -- http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/02/wednesday-marks-35th-anniversary-of-blizzard-of-78.html (http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/02/wednesday-marks-35th-anniversary-of-blizzard-of-78.html)

also --
1.  These reports are from god knows who
2.  The Weather Channel did not exist in 1978, so I'll take my memory and the linked article from the Providence Journal.

Sorry, NOAA officially says Woonsocket, RI - 38.0"

Blizzard of '78 Revisited: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/papers/Bliz78NWS.pdf
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 22, 2014, 09:19:43 pm
Sorry, NOAA officially says Woonsocket, RI - 38.0"

Blizzard of '78 Revisited: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/papers/Bliz78NWS.pdf

Sorry, NOAA wasn't in Woonsocket.  Every paper in the area says 54 and my house was up on a hill with a nearly 6' wall around it.  The snow was coming damn near the top of the wall -- in fact, my dog, Lucky (a Dalmatian), ran right off the wall and sunk in the snow.  If it weren't for her black spots she might have been a goner.....
Hell -- even the link you provided shows 54" (unofficial, though it may be) in Woonsocket.  So, you may try to prove me wrong, but you won't -- I was there and the news reporters were there, no one from your precious NOAA was anywhere within mere miles of it.

I still win!

M
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 22, 2014, 09:24:21 pm
NOAA = official

Everyone in Woonsocket was obviously drunk that day.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 22, 2014, 09:36:20 pm
Its only going to be 34 here tomorrow ands 13 tomorrow night . Yall pray for me .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 22, 2014, 10:22:48 pm
Its only going to be 34 here tomorrow ands 13 tomorrow night . Yall pray for me .

Just pull out your chenille housecoat and you'll be fine!
Supposed to hit 7 or 8 here tonight!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 22, 2014, 10:31:14 pm
It's 14F right now and I have had my heat turned off for three hours and it's still 70F indoors, but I'll turn it back on when I go to bed.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on January 22, 2014, 10:34:11 pm
Just pull out your chenille housecoat and you'll be fine!
Supposed to hit 7 or 8 here tonight!

HELP!!!
SEND BLANKETS -
MREs -
SPACE HEATERS

It is currently 54 in North Miami and will get down to 44 tonight....

My heat is blowing....
I'm freezing my nuts off...

I'm cold -
And I now have to pull the couch out and search for one of my nuts that rolled under it....

BRRR-RRRRR!!!!!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 22, 2014, 11:14:29 pm
The protective net over the pond collapsed.  We got about 2 inches Friday and then about 4 inches in this last storm.  The snow was heavy.  When we got that ice storm and snow in December, the net was fine.  We've already had to free a few birds (one Dove) from the net.  They are trying to get to the water and don't see the net, I guess. 

I love snow, but I'm sick of the cold.  Going to be just 10 degrees tomorrow.  But, my Orchids are both blooming again.  And, that window isn't insulated the best.  I thought the cold would kill them.  We left up the lights on the arbor.  Pretty with the snow.


(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/20140121_162251_RichtoneHDR_zps3d32041a.jpg)

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/20140121_171648_RichtoneHDR_zps96bc58f5.jpg)

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/20140117_190820_RichtoneHDR_zps12c63564.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 23, 2014, 09:40:07 am
HELP!!!
SEND BLANKETS -
MREs -
SPACE HEATERS

It is currently 54 in North Miami and will get down to 44 tonight....

My heat is blowing....
I'm freezing my nuts off...

I'm cold -
And I now have to pull the couch out and search for one of my nuts that rolled under it....

BRRR-RRRRR!!!!!

Thanks for posting this . Speaking of frozen nuts reminded me I have some pecans in the freezer I need to thaw .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 23, 2014, 09:53:29 am
I have a bag of walnuts in the freezer, courtesy of my mother. I just took them out to thaw.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 23, 2014, 10:18:02 am
YAY, we got nuts . 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on January 23, 2014, 02:16:58 pm

YAY, we ARE nuts . 


Fixed it for ya. ;)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 23, 2014, 04:56:29 pm
HELP!!!
SEND BLANKETS -
MREs -
SPACE HEATERS

It is currently 54 in North Miami and will get down to 44 tonight....

My heat is blowing....
I'm freezing my nuts off...

I'm cold -
And I now have to pull the couch out and search for one of my nuts that rolled under it....

BRRR-RRRRR!!!!!

Oh for the Gods sake buy thermal underwear, cashmire jumpers , merino wool socks / ski socks and a hat and stop boiling the planet.

I say it with love Phil because when the power goes off you will keep warm if you follow and wear the above .

m
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 23, 2014, 06:20:48 pm
All hell is fixing to break loose here in a bit. LETS DO THIS!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 23, 2014, 08:17:04 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

it is snowing here in south Texas.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 23, 2014, 11:05:07 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

it is snowing here in south Texas.

Enjoy using a broom to dust of that two tenths of an inch accumulation. Hopefully we can see some pictures and get a good laugh.

This is what a real storm does:

(http://i41.tinypic.com/vdcv4o.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 23, 2014, 11:06:17 pm
The pond fountain created an ice dome today.  Expecting up to 3 more inches of snow tomorrow night and negative lows again for at least another week. 


(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/20140123_154039_RichtoneHDR_zpsf3a4a89c.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 23, 2014, 11:17:23 pm

tongue stuck to flag pole...send help!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 24, 2014, 07:01:28 am
It feels like -25F here right now.  And the cold is not going to let up for a couple weeks.  I"M SICK OF THIS!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 24, 2014, 09:51:06 am
Ah, the glories of urban row house living -- I just noticed, after being awake for 2 hours, that it is 62F in my apartment. I turned the heat off last night around 8PM when I was cooking and forgot to turn it back on when I went to bed. Considering it went down to 8F last night that's not to shoddy, and I didn't wake up freezing at all during sleep (I have both a thick wool blanket and a goose down comforter with a flannel duvet).
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 24, 2014, 09:56:46 am
Ah, the glories of urban row house living -- I just noticed, after being awake for 2 hours, that it is 62F in my apartment. I turned the heat off last night around 8PM when I was cooking and forgot to turn it back on when I went to bed. Considering it went down to 8F last night that's not to shoddy, and I didn't wake up freezing at all during sleep (I have both a thick wool blanket and a goose down comforter with a flannel duvet).

Don't you usually have to slither out and sun yourself on a rock to get going in the morning any way ?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 24, 2014, 10:01:46 am
Don't you usually have to slither out and sun yourself on a rock to get going in the morning any way ?

+1
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 24, 2014, 10:49:05 am
tongue stuck to flag pole...send help!


(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/dogstuckpeepee_zps150657d0.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/dogstuckpeepee_zps150657d0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 24, 2014, 11:36:32 am
I'm quite distressed that I have to go out into the cold today form my klonnie refill.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 24, 2014, 11:48:40 am
I'm quite distressed that I have to go out into the cold today form my klonnie refill.

Take a Klonnie to go get your Klonnie .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 24, 2014, 12:45:08 pm
Take a Klonnie to go get your Klonnie .

I just did, after masturbating first. I'm also getting a manicure while I am out, and fresh buttermilk to make cornbread.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 24, 2014, 03:51:09 pm
I've been hard at work shovelling snow here in San Antonio after our Snowpocalypse. Geez, Shovelling can really take it out of you, I may need to relax with a nice stiff drink in a bit

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/1011912_10203067129504489_212584633_zps2a59d7b3.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: buginme2 on January 24, 2014, 05:10:37 pm
 It's a beautiful sunny spring day here in Seattle ( God's country).   The birds are chirping, the children are skipping,  and bug is sunning himself.

 Don't hurt your backs shoveling all that snow and ice.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 24, 2014, 05:19:22 pm
I've been hard at work shovelling snow here in San Antonio after our Snowpocalypse. Geez, Shovelling can really take it out of you, I may need to relax with a nice stiff drink in a bit

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/1011912_10203067129504489_212584633_zps2a59d7b3.jpg)
I think you bought a 5 lb. bag of sugar just to impress us or maybe it's birthday glitter.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 24, 2014, 06:15:22 pm
and fresh buttermilk to make cornbread.

I just made some buttermilk biscuits last weekend, and fresh blueberry buttermilk pancakes (both from scratch).  They were delish.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 24, 2014, 06:34:41 pm
I just made some buttermilk biscuits last weekend, and fresh blueberry buttermilk pancakes (both from scratch).  They were delish.

Buttermilk biscuits from scratch are the besets! You know these Southern Queens here all cheat and use Bisquick. So not fetch.

I think I might make some spelt flour pancakes (http://wholegrainscouncil.org/recipes/main-dishes/simple-spelt-pancakes) tomorrow and top them with chai-enfused maple syrup.

for Wumpy: what is spelt flour? (http://bakingbites.com/2008/04/what-is-spelt-flour/)

ps: 1-4 inches of snow tomorrow for the Philadelphia Metro area, but mostly northwest suburbs so I'll get off lightly with hope. Another snow event due Wed-Thurs as yet not determined in strength.

pps: evidently this is what closes schools in Austin, TX

(http://i41.tinypic.com/f4l8ye.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 24, 2014, 08:19:08 pm
My skin is so dry and wind burnt from being outside today, that plus the heater is not helping. dry dry dry. It literally burns, I have moisturizer and a vaseline coat on my face.

+ it's so cold and miserable here that I am confined to my house for my birthday friday night :( Oh well, guess I will melt some velveeta and have queso chips and margaritas!

I suppose I could call me 22 y/o latino trick over.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 24, 2014, 08:21:48 pm
We're possible to get up to 10" starting tonight lasting through Sunday.  WHOOT!!!  Hope it's true.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: buginme2 on January 24, 2014, 09:45:48 pm
My skin is so dry and wind burnt from being outside today, that plus the heater is not helping. dry dry dry. It literally burns, I have moisturizer and a vaseline coat on my face.

+ it's so cold and miserable here that I am confined to my house for my birthday friday night :( Oh well, guess I will melt some velveeta and have queso chips and margaritas!

I suppose I could call me 22 y/o latino trick over.

Up your game and have the 22yo  twink rub lotion on you!  A  little rub and tug? 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 25, 2014, 03:45:41 am
I think I might make some spelt flour pancakes (http://wholegrainscouncil.org/recipes/main-dishes/simple-spelt-pancakes) tomorrow and top them with chai-enfused maple syrup.

I love chai!  Sounds excellent in maple syrup.  I bought some real maple syrup yesterday when I got groceries. 

Will, this is an excellent moisturizer:

http://www.philosophy.com/anti-aging/miracle-worker-moisturizer,en_US,pd.html

I use it at night, not in the morning (which is when I use Clinique's newest moisturizer).  It feels kind of heavy, but after an hour of being on your skin, it sinks right in and makes your skin feel really soft.  I've tried a couple other moisturizers but always return to this.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on January 25, 2014, 06:28:04 am

Buttermilk biscuits from scratch are the besets! You know these Southern Queens here all cheat and use Bisquick. So not fetch.


When I was pregnant with my daughter, I craved raw Bisquick dough. And yes, I gave in to the craving on more than one occasion and no, it wasn't fetch, I'll admit. ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on January 25, 2014, 06:29:47 am
Up your game and have the 22yo  twink rub lotion on you!  A  little rub and tug? 

Yes, he's obviously in dire need of a "facial". ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 25, 2014, 07:21:48 am
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I craved raw Bisquick dough. And yes, I gave in to the craving on more than one occasion and no, it wasn't fetch, I'll admit. ;D

That definitely sounds odd, though honestly I'm not sure what it would taste like. I'd rather have yellow cake mix from a box -- I used to make that for us when we got stoned in college and everyone was amazed that I ate huge bowls of it like soup, so then they tried it and got hooked.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on January 25, 2014, 07:36:10 am
That definitely sounds odd, though honestly I'm not sure what it would taste like.

It didn't really taste all that great, but it wasn't horrible either.

It's also not the weirdest thing for a woman to have craved during pregnancy. Some of the odder cravings (and more common than you may think) include dirt and coal. They reckon craving mineral-based things indicates a mineral deficiency, but I've go no idea why I craved raw Bisquick. Cooked/baked Bisquick just didn't do it.

I also craved ordinary things like Reuben sandwiches, but without sauerkraut. I miss Reubens - you can't get proper corned beef here, you can only get the tinned stuff. Yuck.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 25, 2014, 07:48:41 am

I also craved ordinary things like Reuben sandwiches, but without sauerkraut. I miss Reubens - you can't get proper corned beef here, you can only get the tinned stuff. Yuck.

Oh, we have delicious ones here. It would be a bit of work but couldn't you attempt to make your own corned beef? Then you could have it as a meal but then use the left overs for sandwiches. Can you get good Jewish rye bread there?

I knew nothing of such things growing up in Virginia, but as soon as I had that apartment on the Lower East Side I was surrounded by all things Jewish. Do you eat knishes as well?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 25, 2014, 08:18:42 am
When I was about 4 or 5 I had cravings for very odd things so my mom took me to the doctor and mentioned it . The doctor put me on some vitamins and I stopped eating the things I should not have . I do not remember the doctor part but I do remember sneaking food and getting caught .     
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 25, 2014, 09:01:03 am
When I was about 4 or 5 I had cravings for very odd things so my mom took me to the doctor and mentioned it . The doctor put me on some vitamins and I stopped eating the things I should not have . I do not remember the doctor part but I do remember sneaking food and getting caught .     

What were you eating? Poo?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 25, 2014, 09:03:54 am
What were you eating? Poo?

Jim Dandy dried dog food . Only the the yellow crunchy pieces, the rest I would toss . 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 25, 2014, 09:04:49 am
O NOES! (http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/pennsylvania/weather-radar?play=1)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 25, 2014, 10:53:10 am
When I took my garbage out a while ago, I had to walk through over 1' snow drifts from my apartment steps to the garbage cans.  Tuesday's high here is forecasted at  -1F.  Fun fun!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 25, 2014, 11:49:38 am
It's been snowing really hard here for 1/2 hour and the sidewalks are already lightly covered. Fun!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 25, 2014, 12:49:22 pm
It's been snowing really hard here for 1/2 hour and the sidewalks are already lightly covered. Fun!

Honey at least you can see your sidewalks.  It's got to be at least 7" outside, and snowing yet again.  I've shoveled from my apartment door, down the front steps, out to the road.  The landlord pays the tenant in the back apartment to shovel, and he hasn't done shit.  Which is nothing new, the last big snow we had I shoveled.  I'm not doing it again, I'll contact the landlord.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 25, 2014, 12:55:35 pm
you need to move
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 25, 2014, 04:59:07 pm
you need to move

or get a rent credit.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 25, 2014, 05:21:56 pm
you need to move

Yes.  I talked with the landlord and he put off coming over because it was constantly snowing and the wind was whipping around.  So, I shoveled around to the back where my car is, and around my car.  Which would equal about a block plus a little extra for the space around the car.  The snow was 8 & 1/4 inches, very heavy, not that fluffy stuff we've gotten before. 

But, it was exercise.  The landlord called and said he will be over to snow blow out behind my car.  I told him about shoveling and suggested he not pay the man in the back for work he doesn't do lol.  Northern women are tough!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 25, 2014, 05:24:04 pm
How many tenants in your building are affected by the lazygood4nufink wart who is not attending to his snow duties ? Remember to keep a copy off the letter to the landlord and if pos e mail them to.  Helpful if you have to claim damages from the snow not being attended to .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on January 25, 2014, 05:26:08 pm
Yes.  I talked with the landlord and he put off coming over because it was constantly snowing and the wind was whipping around.  So, I shoveled around to the back where my car is, and around my car.  Which would equal about a block plus a little extra for the space around the car.  The snow was 8 & 1/4 inches, very heavy, not that fluffy stuff we've gotten before. 

But, it was exercise.  The landlord called and said he will be over to snow blow out behind my car.  I told him about shoveling and suggested he not pay the man in the back for work he doesn't do lol.  Northern women are tough!

I am exhausted from merely reading the above
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 25, 2014, 05:33:21 pm
How many tenants in your building are affected by the lazygood4nufink wart who is not attending to his snow duties ? Remember to keep a copy off the letter to the landlord and if pos e mail them to.  Helpful if you have to claim damages from the snow not being attended to .

Just myself and him for the moment, until the landlord can rent out the middle apartment. 

on a good note, earlier today my best friend came over in her all wheel drive truck, picked me up and we went to this local restaurant that this man from Charlotte, NC, opened (he let us know he is not used to all this snow lol).  I had a fried green tomato sandwich, which was absolutely fantastic, and potato corn soup, which you could tell was made from scratch.  So I did have some calories to burn off.

Edited to correct spelling.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 25, 2014, 05:50:04 pm
Yes.  I talked with the landlord and he put off coming over because it was constantly snowing and the wind was whipping around.  So, I shoveled around to the back where my car is, and around my car.  Which would equal about a block plus a little extra for the space around the car.  The snow was 8 & 1/4 inches, very heavy, not that fluffy stuff we've gotten before. 

But, it was exercise.  The landlord called and said he will be over to snow blow out behind my car.  I told him about shoveling and suggested he not pay the man in the back for work he doesn't do lol.  Northern women are tough!

No, I meant you need to move somewhere else where it doesn't snow so much. Doesn't have to be the Sunshine State. I mean, it snows here but nothing like where you are because you get constant lake effect snow on top of regular snowstorms.

ps: I just went out and shoveled but at least it was only two inches, and very lightweight/fluffy.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 25, 2014, 05:56:28 pm
No, I meant you need to move somewhere else where it doesn't snow so much. Doesn't have to be the Sunshine State.

You're right, I do.  Though it usually doesn't do this much snowing as often as it has been this season.  If we only got hit with this once (twice at the most) it wouldn't be so bad.  Even the constant frigid temps; usually not the norm. 

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 25, 2014, 06:01:56 pm
How many tenants in your building are affected by the lazygood4nufink wart who is not attending to his snow duties ? Remember to keep a copy off the letter to the landlord and if pos e mail them to.  Helpful if you have to claim damages from the snow not being attended to .

All depends what was in the lease, my dear -- there may be a clause in it that states the tenant is responsible for shoveling, and if all three units have this clause it's up to them to divvy up the responsibility.

As far as my row house, there are six units, and there is now clause about shoveling. The shoveling law if very strict in Philadelphia:

According to Philadelphia Code 10-720, "The owner, agent and tenants of any building or premises shall clear a path of not less than 30 inches in width on all sidewalks abutting the building or premises withing 6 hours after the snow has ceased to fall." Failure to comply in Philadelphia sidewalk snow removal could result in penalties ranging from $100 to $300, and residents can also be penalized for dumping the snow from their sidewalks into the street.


If I lived in a small row house where I was the sole tenant it would be my responsibility, anything over that it's either in the lease or if not the landlord gets the fine. But I told my landlord last month that I've been shoveling so he should keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to raise my rent (which was last raised two years ago). I am probably already paying $100-150 below market rate for my neighborhood due to the length of time I've been here and the area quickly gentrifying, so I'm forcing myself to shovel even if it's quite uncomfy with arthritis, though at the same time as long as it's not more than 8" of snow it's not bad exercise. I'm afraid of what will happen when we eventually are slammed with a full-on blizzard of +20 inches though.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 25, 2014, 06:42:43 pm
I'm forcing myself to shovel even if it's quite uncomfy with arthritis, though at the same time as long as it's not more than 8" of snow it's not bad exercise. I'm afraid of what will happen when we eventually are slammed with a full-on blizzard of +20 inches though.

It is certainly not the best exercise for our osteoporotic arthritic bodies to be out in the freezing temps lifting heavy frozen water.  I also worry about the "big one," that may or may not happen.  I would probably not go anywhere for a week or so, until the landlord comes around with the snow blower.

Where I live it also has a law about clearing the sidewalks, though they give people 24 hours.  Luckily I live by several single-family homes, so the owners always snow blow the sidewalk.  My landlord is pretty good about bringing the snow blower around, he has a few properties right in this area.  Though it is usually about 24-48 hours after the snowfall, so I've shoveled a path.  But, he does clear behind my car, and the whole parking area, which is really helpful, as I could not clear that large a space. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 25, 2014, 07:09:00 pm
Dear Betty,

You have the unfortunate distinction of getting the Winter Sufferance Award this year. It's my own proclamation as the OP of this thread. Ha! While some have had more snow, you have endured relentless storms and frigid temps for much too long!

Your prize? I will await suggestions from those who really haven't a clue but I'm sure their hearts will be in the right place. 

Hang in there tough northern woman!  :)

m.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 25, 2014, 07:17:50 pm
Thanks Mitch lol!  Last night the weatherman said we have gotten 34" over "normal" snowfall amounts.  Oh well, my arms are going to be fabulously toned!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 25, 2014, 07:39:22 pm
I had to grill steaks out in 43 degree temps so it tough here too .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 25, 2014, 07:43:07 pm
I had to grill steaks out in 43 degree temps so it tough here too .

No comment (you're lucky I love you so much Jeff).
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 25, 2014, 10:21:52 pm
We are at 24.5" of snow this season (our average is 19" annually, but for December-January only 8.5"), and thus far this is our 4th snowiest January on record. The heaviest snows for our area are usually from January 22nd thought February so...
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 26, 2014, 12:20:35 am
edit: spoke to soon -- snowing again!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 26, 2014, 12:34:22 am
We are at 24.5" of snow this season (our average is 19" annually, but for December-January only 8.5"), and thus far this is our 4th snowiest January on record. The heaviest snows for our area are usually from January 22nd thought February so...

NBC Nightly News has been reporting snow figures that are off, from what others say.  For Philadelphia, tonight they say the average snowfall each season is just 7.9" and that you've gotten 33.7" thus far.  They say Chicago's average is 17.2" which seems very small to me.  They have Indy at 14", which I know is lower than what they get.  Louisville gets around 14 I think. 

Is this bad reporting or about where the snow is measured?  Here in Louisville, the official rain, temp, and snow readings were moved to the airport, from the National Weather Service, which is in the suburbs and near my house.  Some still go on their readings, while the airport is suppose to be the official count now.  And, there can be a huge difference.  Some parts of our county got 5" of snow the other day, while the opposite end saw a dusting to 1 inch.  The people on the end of town were wondering what all the fuss was about.  They had been missing a lot of these repeated snowfalls. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 26, 2014, 02:45:16 am
I think the news cries "wolf" too often, too soon.  We heard relentlessly this Winter about the terrible storms abrewing.  None came to true fruition.  So this time, they predicted 2 -4 inches initially.  HA, We got hit, hell I'm not even sure of the total yet, as it's still blowing.

All morning long, all I saw were the wrecks within our county due to the snow and winds and the fact that you couldn't see the lines on the road.  I had to plow through a huge snow bank leaving our driveway and I won't bitch.  I only have to drive 3 miles to work on a less traveled main road. 

I'm seeing all kinds of cool shit.  Complete cars covered since it was the first windbreak.  When I pulled into work Friday night, I pulled real close to our post van since it was staying put and is large.  I saw which way the winds and snow were blowing and  parked my wee ass little truck next to big papa. 

When I left work, started my little 30 year old truck right up and pulled out.  Coming to work last night was no problem.  All the people who wanted me to drive faster were already in ditches.  :)  15 - 20 mph and it's really not that much longer to ensure you don't run into a couple of the nasty ravines.  We have a few where dumb ass people went there.  But that's usually when it's warm and beer is involved.  lmao

stay safe everyone.  Oh, and a warning.  I got all my work done too quickly tonight and enjoying my complementary, after work drink.  I'm doing office work and already had it caught up so now I'm researching setting for an office computer.  No one else uses it, but if ever questioned, but I don't want to explain why I have the search history I do.

greg

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mecch on January 26, 2014, 08:39:04 am
Maybe a good idea to get some cheap but useable cross country skis.  One of the fun things to do in a snow storm in a big city, get out to the park and ski around a little.  Its not very tiring if you go at your pace and its a new way to look at your habitual surroundings.  I loved it when it snowed a lot in New York.

Also, high rubber boots make a tramp through a snow covered city like a fun adventure.

Not to lesson all the headaches of snow dumps on cities but there are some upsides...?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on January 26, 2014, 10:04:05 am

so now I'm researching setting for an office computer.  No one else uses it, but if ever questioned, but I don't want to explain why I have the search history I do.


Most browsers have a "private window" option and if you use it, it won't record your browsing history.

You can access it in Firefox in the "file" tab in the top left-hand corner - it's called "New Private Window", or hit the Ctrl + shift + P keys.

In Chrome, either click on the button with the three horizontal lines in the upper right-hand corner and choose "new incognito window" or hit the Ctrl + shift + N keys. 

In Internet Explorer you can find it in the "tools" tab - it's called "InPrivate Browsing", or hit the Ctrl + shift + P keys.

I don't use private browsing myself, but I've looked into it for a porn-addict a mate of mine. ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: RapidRod on January 26, 2014, 10:48:30 am
Here is ours for Monday night.

Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -14. Wind chill values as low as -32. West wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 26, 2014, 10:57:33 am
NBC Nightly News has been reporting snow figures that are off, from what others say.  For Philadelphia, tonight they say the average snowfall each season is just 7.9" and that you've gotten 33.7" thus far.  They say Chicago's average is 17.2" which seems very small to me.  They have Indy at 14", which I know is lower than what they get.  Louisville gets around 14 I think. 

Is this bad reporting or about where the snow is measured?  Here in Louisville, the official rain, temp, and snow readings were moved to the airport, from the National Weather Service, which is in the suburbs and near my house.  Some still go on their readings, while the airport is suppose to be the official count now.  And, there can be a huge difference.  Some parts of our county got 5" of snow the other day, while the opposite end saw a dusting to 1 inch.  The people on the end of town were wondering what all the fuss was about.  They had been missing a lot of these repeated snowfalls. 

It's called bad, sloppy reporting which is why I don't watch the new on television (not that digital newspapers can't make errors either.

From NOAA (http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/reports/snowfalltables.html), these are the monthly figures from our local forecast office -- PHL = Philadelphia International Airport which is generally where our reported figures are for the city as a whole. We average closer to 19" of snow annually. (Those figures are "off" because they don't include the past decade and one season we received 60" or so as our all time record)

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia#Climate) says 22.8" but their source/link is dead.  This link (http://www.currentresults.com/Weather/Pennsylvania/Places/philadelphia-snowfall-totals-snow-accumulation-averages.php) says 22.4"

At any rate, doesn't the average moron realize that Philadelphia is 90 miles from NYC and that obviously either city receives more than an average 8 inches of snow annually?

Also, according to this (https://twitter.com/nws_mountholly/status/427429163822505984) I was incorrect earlier. Philadelphia has had 24.7" of snow this year in January, which means our seasonal amounts are even higher than what I thought because we had a large snow in December. So they were probably correct with their 33.7" so far statement because we had that ~9" storm in early December during the Eagles/Detroit football game.

ps: Chicago, per NOAA, averages closer to 38" but their all-time record is closer to 90"
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 26, 2014, 03:22:56 pm
According to this website: 

http://goldensnowglobe.com/all-snowiest-us-cities/

Chicago thus far this winter season has had 45.8" of snow.  And what hits Chicago crosses the lake and hits us (usually).

Also, according to this:

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/iwx/climate/Monthlyrecords.pdf

South Bend's record snowfall was 86.1" in 1978, followed by 53.8" in 2011. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 26, 2014, 04:12:05 pm
Uh, if this pans out Charleston, SC is getting a blizzard in three or four days

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Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: buginme2 on January 26, 2014, 04:17:29 pm
Sounds like a bummer time to be having a Superbowl on the east coast.  I wonder how that is going to pan out.   
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 26, 2014, 04:34:56 pm
Can I play??

It's 77 here right now. Tues we are expecting a more ice/sleet.

 :-*
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 26, 2014, 05:00:48 pm
Sounds like a bummer time to be having a Superbowl on the east coast.  I wonder how that is going to pan out.   

Cold, but probably no snow -- high that day of 36F but by kick off I'd say it will be ~32F; but at least it will not be 10F. I mean what did you folks expect in the northeast the first week of February? Anyway, American football is a Yankee invention first played between Rutgers and Princeton (1869) so it's only fitting to hold it in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The rest of you are just Johnny-Cum-Latelys with this American pastime.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 26, 2014, 05:29:21 pm
Here is ours for Monday night.

Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -14. Wind chill values as low as -32. West wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Um, Another award winner! I feel like Oprah giving away cars.  :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mecch on January 26, 2014, 07:39:26 pm
I couldn't do it. When I played soccer in the fall seasons especially cold days in November were too much.  Course, we played in damp jerseys and shorts and thats it in those days. I suppose most fall/winter sports have miracle fabrics in this day and age, keeping everything warm and wicking all the moisture.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 26, 2014, 08:09:23 pm
This is making me laugh -- NOAA's put up huge spans of watches now from east Texas to NC but only saying "may exceed 3 inches"

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Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on January 26, 2014, 08:51:12 pm
After getting up to 80 degrees today, we have fallen to 70... On the bright side, it is supposed to reach a high of 83 tomorrow... but we have a cold front moving in by Thursday, which will drop the high to 76, with lows of 66.... YIKE!!!!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 27, 2014, 07:46:24 am
On the news this morning, it was reported we have had a little over 77" of snow this season.  Right now we're under a wind chill warning until 1:00 pm Wednesday.  And there's white out conditions; they're actually closing down stretches of major roads in the area because people just cannot see and are getting stuck. 

On the up side, the ASO I work at is closed today since South Bend schools are shut down. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 27, 2014, 07:39:35 pm
Are we going to get our evening weather update or not??? Where is Connie Klonnie the Weathergirl??
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 27, 2014, 07:48:56 pm
The temp here is 0F right now, going much lower tonight, and tomorrow.  There is a travel emergency on the roads until tomorrow night.  It's like Armageddon or something.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 27, 2014, 07:49:51 pm
We are supposed to get snow tomorrow ! . Maybe even a tea spoon full like Willy had if we are lucky .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 27, 2014, 07:58:18 pm
Betty, your area has been on the news the last couple of nights. looks horrible.

We are supposed to get snow tomorrow ! . Maybe even a tea spoon full like Willy had if we are lucky .

We are inline for another "Winter event" tonight in the form of a few ice pellets, after last weeks snowpacalypse, and now this, I'm not sure how much more I can endure.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 27, 2014, 08:09:21 pm

We are inline for another "Winter event" tonight in the form of a few ice pellets, after last weeks snowpacalypse, and now this, I'm not sure how much more I can endure.

I had a patch of frost on my car window the other morning so I know your pain .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 27, 2014, 10:11:17 pm
Betty, your area has been on the news the last couple of nights. looks horrible.

We are inline for another "Winter event" tonight in the form of a few ice pellets, after last weeks snowpacalypse, and now this, I'm not sure how much more I can endure.

I had a patch of frost on my car window the other morning so I know your pain .

You guys are really lucky that Betty loves you.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 28, 2014, 07:11:50 am
They are very fortunate, Mitch lol.  It's -11F at the present, and that's without the wind chill value. 

The wind chill warning runs through tomorrow at noon when it is supposed to warm up into the teen's and be sunny.  I just want it to be too cold tomorrow morning so schools will have to cancel again so I don't have to go to work lol. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 28, 2014, 11:10:26 am
My yard and street are covered in snow ... very rare in Bama .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: RapidRod on January 28, 2014, 11:55:04 am
We went from -13 with a wind chill of -25 to -1 with a wind chill of -1. We have a heat wave going on.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 28, 2014, 12:12:44 pm
There is a full fledged Alabama blizzard going one here . This is way way past a
San Antonio tea spoon blizzard . I don't even have to go to wallmart to know there is no bread or milk to be had . 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 28, 2014, 01:14:44 pm
There is a full fledged Alabama blizzard going one here . This is way way past a
San Antonio tea spoon blizzard . I don't even have to go to wallmart to know there is no bread or milk to be had .

Thats crazy. Just saw a shot of Alexandria Louisiana on TV, it is full on blizzard there. ...LOUISIANA!

No precip here so i put my snow boots and teaspoon up. But it's cold as snot.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 28, 2014, 05:09:17 pm
Thats crazy. Just saw a shot of Alexandria Louisiana on TV, it is full on blizzard there. ...LOUISIANA!

No precip here so i put my snow boots and teaspoon up. But it's cold as snot.

The snow has begun here in Richmond -- we are only supposed to get 1-4" (depending on track) -- but just a bit down the road in VA Beach, they are talking about a foot-plus!!   Oh yeah and it's cold too -- 16 degrees and the sun hasn't set yet.

Oh well -- I'm off to the gym before the roads become too bad.

M
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 28, 2014, 06:40:13 pm
We've gotten well over a foot with more to come this weekend.  Or that's what it's showing right now.  And I'm happy to report...schools are closed again tomorrow due to the wind chill warning!  No work! 

I've been staying in, other than driving myself to the hospital yesterday to get stitches in my right hand lol.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 28, 2014, 08:32:50 pm
 

Iother than driving myself to the hospital yesterday to get stitches in my right hand lol.

Yikes Did I miss something? What happened to your hand? Hope it wasn't a nicotine withdrawal induced incident
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 28, 2014, 08:37:06 pm
Yikes Did I miss something? What happened to your hand? Hope it wasn't a nicotine withdrawal induced incident

She cut her hand in a horrible dish washing accident . I sure hope she doesn't have to shovel snow with stitches in her hand .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 28, 2014, 09:11:01 pm
She cut her hand in a horrible dish washing accident . I sure hope she doesn't have to shovel snow with stitches in her hand .

I can send her my spoon if it will help.

Oh Jeff, I saw Birmingham made NBC Nightly News w/Brian Williams tonight. They showed a shot of a highway with cars stuck and a couple yahoos trying to push them out of a snow bank by hand. When was the last time y'all made primetime? 1958?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 28, 2014, 09:16:28 pm
I can send her my spoon if it will help.

Oh Jeff, I saw Birmingham made NBC Nightly News w/Brian Williams tonight. They showed a shot of a highway with cars stuck and a couple yahoos trying to push them out of a snow bank by hand. When was the last time y'all made primetime? 1958?

Its a mess . The whole state has just enough salt for over passes and interstate bridges only ... the rest will have to melt . It is 16 here right now and the snow will be here for at least a day or two ...I'm thankful the snow has not taken down tree limbs and power lines . I have a gas log fireplace just in case .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 28, 2014, 09:27:42 pm
Its a mess . The whole state has just enough salt for over passes and interstate bridges only ... the rest will have to melt . It is 16 here right now and the snow will be here for at least a day or two ...I'm thankful the snow has not taken down tree limbs and power lines . I have a gas log fireplace just in case .

yes it looked bad. Stay warm. Hope you don't have to get out for awhile.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 28, 2014, 09:36:12 pm
yes it looked bad. Stay warm. Hope you don't have to get out for awhile.

Im staying put . I have chills and a sore throat already .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 28, 2014, 11:23:25 pm
I'm over this artic cold.  I've had a few respiratory issues in just the last month.  Could be HIV related and may discuss that in another thread.  But, I know low humidity levels can also assist bugs in thriving.  I noticed our digital inside/outside temp and forecast thingy tells you what the humidity is in the house.  It was 22% relative humidity inside.  I guess I need to buy a humidifier.  I've read ideal readings should be around 55%.  My boogers have been so dry.  And, dry nasal passages don't filter out the bugs as well.  Until I can buy one, I've gone old school and put bowls of water on the heat vent and even turned on the showers. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on January 29, 2014, 06:29:48 am
I can send her my spoon if it will help.


Jeff got the 'orrible man award of the week last week for his crack at Betty about "roll aids" - you win this week for your spoon crack.

Betty, you have my permission to beat Willy with his spoon when it arrives. ;D

Sorry to hear about your stitches hun!


Until I can buy one, I've gone old school and put bowls of water on the heat vent and even turned on the showers. 

Another trick is to disconnect the hot air vent at the back of your clothes dryer and let the hot humid air into the house. If you have one of those flexible white tube things, you can use that to direct it into the house and away from the wall. We used to do this in a house I lived in when I was first married.

Boiling a large pot of water works very well too, and you can put some herbs or vanilla or even lemon in it to make it smell nice. Or you could use essential oils.

I haven't had the dry-air problem since I moved to the Rock. Here we contend with the opposite - trying to keep the damp out. I think I'd rather have the dry-air problem, it's much easier to solve.



We haven't had much really cold weather here so far this winter, but we've had more rain than you could shake a snow shovel at. I think it's Mother Nature's pay-back for the fantastic summer we had last year.

The central government is building a new road in front of my house. We used to have just a paved foot-path between two facing rows of terraced housing, with big long front gardens. They're ripping all that out and replacing it with a road, with lay-by parking on both sides along its length. My front garden is being reduced to the size of a postage stamp. (I'm happy - less mowing - but my neighbours with small children are less than impressed.)

So the point is - this estate was built on a swamp, due to a heavy clay "pan" about a foot or two down under the top soil. Whenever we get more than a day's worth of rain, the whole area reverts to a swamp and my front garden is often really squishy this time of year. The local government told the central government that if they were going to go ahead with this road works, they'd have to install some really good drainage.

The CG came out last summer and dug a few test pits - which due to the great weather, remained dry. The CG told the LG that they were talking a load of bollocks and there was no need for drainage out of the ordinary.

Ha.

They started digging trenches two weeks ago, and they immediately filled up with water. The one outside my house is filled within an inch of my front garden path (and about four feet deep). I showed Jeff via skype and he's all jellies cuz I have a moat and he doesn't. ;D

So cue much head-scratching and back-to-the-drawingboarding by the CG. We're now getting super-duper drainage installed.

Stay warm folks - and I'll do my best to not fall into my moat. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 29, 2014, 06:35:14 am
My landlord came by yesterday with the snow blower so I haven't had to shovel in a couple days.  Thanks for the offer of your spoon, Will, and kiss my ass lol.  And Jeff, I hope you feel better.

Ann, I have to find something else to beat Will with, the spoon isn't going to get it. ;)

It is -3F here right now. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 29, 2014, 11:05:39 am


Another trick is to disconnect the hot air vent at the back of your clothes dryer and let the hot humid air into the house. If you have one of those flexible white tube things, you can use that to direct it into the house and away from the wall. We used to do this in a house I lived in when I was first married.


There are several caveats with this.  If the dryer is already in a moist area, it can lead to mold and mildew.  I have seen people use diverters that have a container of water where the exhaust heat passes through the water trapping the lint.  They are messy and a pain in the butt.

Also, a gas dryer should NEVER be vented indoors. 

I personally would never opt for this as a lot of microscopic particles are released into the air.  And all the extra cleaning to rid the house of lint dust?  I'd opt for specific products to address the issue. 

wolfie
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 29, 2014, 11:10:20 am


Ann, I have to find something else to beat Will with, the spoon isn't going to get it. ;)


You can use my Cat-o-nine-tails.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 29, 2014, 11:13:56 am
Last night was the first time I regretted eliminating central heating in my bedroom.  I can't ever recall such a long period of below zero temperatures ever.  It wasn't this nasty during the great blizzard. 

Thank goodness for all the sweats that I purchased during my "event".  I figured they were long un-needed.  Well, I wore a pair to bed last night and have been wearing them over my regular clothes when I need to go outside.  I knew and was afraid I'd get too comfortable wearing them in public.  ;)

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on January 29, 2014, 12:13:44 pm
There are several caveats with this.  If the dryer is already in a moist area, it can lead to mold and mildew.  I have seen people use diverters that have a container of water where the exhaust heat passes through the water trapping the lint.  They are messy and a pain in the butt.

Also, a gas dryer should NEVER be vented indoors. 

I personally would never opt for this as a lot of microscopic particles are released into the air.  And all the extra cleaning to rid the house of lint dust?  I'd opt for specific products to address the issue. 

wolfie

Well, it's a no-brainer to not do it in an area that's damp anyway.

IIRC, gas driers have metal ducting with warning stickers to not undo them. Fair point. When we did this years ago, it was an electric drier.

We had some thin cotton mesh over the end of the white flexible tubing that caught any lint. We also kept the lint tray clean, so this extra measure didn't actually have much to catch.

We also regularly used the pot-of-boiling water method - far cheaper than shelling out for a humidifier we would only have used for a couple months a year.




Ann, I have to find something else to beat Will with, the spoon isn't going to get it. ;)


I'd send you a cricket bat (they work wonders) but, as they say in 'Ole Blighty, that just wouldn't be cricket!

My boyfriend's mother used to use a slipper as a tool of persuasion, would that work for you Betty?  ;D

You can use my Cat-o-nine-tails.

Ahem. It's you, dear boy, that we're discussing how to beat!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 29, 2014, 02:44:08 pm
Ann, thanks for the suggestions.  The vanilla and/spice thing is a good idea.  If you're going to boil water, may as well make the house smell nice.  I remember as a kid ,we didn't have a vent for the electric dryer, so my mom put panty-hose on it to catch the lint.  Got the steam heat from it, though. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mecch on January 29, 2014, 04:33:41 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFgz1vEZkKI
Winter Fun in Philly
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on January 29, 2014, 04:55:00 pm
Ann, thanks for the suggestions.  The vanilla and/spice thing is a good idea.  If you're going to boil water, may as well make the house smell nice.  I remember as a kid ,we didn't have a vent for the electric dryer, so my mom put panty-hose on it to catch the lint.  Got the steam heat from it, though. 

You're welcome, Ted! Just make sure you keep an eye on the pot so it doesn't boil dry. That nearly happened to me once and as it was a good, expensive stock pot, I made sure it never came close again. Never mind burning down the kitchen/house, I just worried about my pot! ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 29, 2014, 07:05:18 pm
Atlanta is a national embarrassment. No wonder Sherman lit a torch to it.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on January 29, 2014, 07:51:07 pm


What a miserable night it's on the west central coast of Florida.   :P    It's been lightly to moderately raining, since around 4:00 this afternoon, the current temp is about 45 degrees, but it feels so much colder.

It's been a while, since we had a winter like this. I don't think the temp is going to drop much further tonight.

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/klystron-9-radar.html.map.html/7%20County.html


Ray

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 29, 2014, 07:58:58 pm
If you look on radar there are still lingering bands of freezing rain/sleet and snow in southern Georgia up to Wilmington, NC

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/georgia/weather-radar

We are going down to 9F overnight.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: zach on January 29, 2014, 09:26:43 pm
Atlanta is a national embarrassment. No wonder Sherman lit a torch to it.

asshole  ;)

i'm not as skilled at the art of insult as you, being more rusticated and unreconstructed
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 29, 2014, 10:02:39 pm
Atlanta is a national embarrassment. No wonder Sherman lit a torch to it.

At least Atlanta isn't full of people screwing cheese and masturbating at car wrecks.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 29, 2014, 11:50:18 pm
At least Atlanta isn't full of people screwing cheese and masturbating at car wrecks.

That's what makes Philly so hip.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 30, 2014, 08:21:24 am
Woke up to 2 degrees here in Richmond -- AND -- no water coming out of my faucets.  Ugh -- still not sure if it's my pipes or a broken water main somewhere nearby, but I'm thinking it's my pipes. 
UGH!!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 30, 2014, 08:27:56 am
Woke up to 2 degrees here in Richmond -- AND -- no water coming out of my faucets.  Ugh -- still not sure if it's my pipes or a broken water main somewhere nearby, but I'm thinking it's my pipes. 
UGH!!

OH NO ! . I so hope it all gets sorted out and your pipes do not rupture . Its 10 here and I have the water dripping because I have a pipes in my crawl space and a busted pipe is a big fear of mine .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on January 30, 2014, 08:41:40 am
Woke up to 2 degrees here in Richmond -- AND -- no water coming out of my faucets.  Ugh -- still not sure if it's my pipes or a broken water main somewhere nearby, but I'm thinking it's my pipes. 
UGH!!


Oh, OH...  That don't sound good.  Hopefully it would be a main break, versus frozen pipes.  I've had to deal with that before, whenI lived up north,... not fun !

Ray
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 30, 2014, 08:42:04 am
OH NO ! . I so hope it all gets sorted out and your pipes do not rupture . Its 10 here and I have the water dripping because I have a pipes in my crawl space and a busted pipe is a big fear of mine .

I know -- I have no water on the floor anywhere yet, we'll see.  I'd use a hair dryer on the pipe where it enters my house, but neither Sid nor I really have any need for a hair dryer, so..........................
I have a call out to the plumber but, surprise, they are BUSY today with many busted pipes.

Made it through almost 50 yrs, most of them up north, with nary a frozen pipe -- guess it's my time!
At least it happened now and not when Sid and I are in Africa and my mother is here all alone.  She is NOT good in an emergency.

M
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on January 30, 2014, 08:50:27 am
I know -- I have no water on the floor anywhere yet, we'll see.  I'd use a hair dryer on the pipe where it enters my house, but neither Sid nor I really have any need for a hair dryer, so..........................
I have a call out to the plumber but, surprise, they are BUSY today with many busted pipes.

Made it through almost 50 yrs, most of them up north, with nary a frozen pipe -- guess it's my time!
At least it happened now and not when Sid and I are in Africa and my mother is here all alone.  She is NOT good in an emergency.

M

I space heater works well too if supervised so as not to burn the house down .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 30, 2014, 08:58:49 am
Sounds like for once it's warmer here than in the South -- 13F!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 30, 2014, 09:09:08 am
I space heater works well too if supervised so as not to burn the house down .

Yeah -- I don't have one of those either -- or an electric blanket.  A google suggestion:  wrap a towel soaked in hot water around the pipe -- great idea, except that I haven't any water due to a frozen pipe!!!

in the spirit of making lemonade from lemons -- we get to practice NOT using tap water for drinking, brushing teeth, etc in preparation for our Safari.

Sounds like for once it's warmer here than in the South -- 13F!

yes -- I'd love to be up north right now, where the infrastructure is built to handle days like this!

Mike
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 30, 2014, 01:10:54 pm
Oh geez Mike, fingers crossed that you don't have bursts.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on January 30, 2014, 03:34:15 pm
Mike,

Any thawing?  Our pipes run in the basement, which is finished.  I have been wondering about the main water line, that runs from the street.  For a few years, I've gotten inserts in the water bill about taking out insurance for that.  The owner is responsible for the main line that runs from the meter.  I never took out the insurance. It is $5 a month.  So, I will feel very stupid, if something should happen to it.  If those huge main water lines can break, then the smaller ones running to your home could, too.  I'm sure that would cost $500 to $1,000 to replace.  Perhaps more.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 30, 2014, 04:19:06 pm
Guilhermina, please read this (http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/01/atlanta-snow-storm-102839.html#.UurBi3nnqFy) and tell me how it changes your view of the politics of this catastrophe.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 30, 2014, 04:23:22 pm
Mike,

Any thawing?  Our pipes run in the basement, which is finished.  I have been wondering about the main water line, that runs from the street.  For a few years, I've gotten inserts in the water bill about taking out insurance for that.  The owner is responsible for the main line that runs from the meter.  I never took out the insurance. It is $5 a month.  So, I will feel very stupid, if something should happen to it.  If those huge main water lines can break, then the smaller ones running to your home could, too.  I'm sure that would cost $500 to $1,000 to replace.  Perhaps more.

Well Ted, good call!! -- the plumber who came by does think that the pipe is frozen underground.  I have to wait and see now -- once the water is running, I'll have him come back out and we can try and figure out if the pipe busted anywhere underground. 
He was a nice guy and didn't charge me for today's visit, because he didn't do much - except look adorable.
I did see some drips beginning, so hopefully the faucet will be flowing soon............

Mike
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 30, 2014, 04:29:32 pm
Mike, thought this would make you feel less crappy about a water pipe leak.  :)

Not weather related but we had our main 4" copper sewer pipe split 3 winters ago. Our crawl space is about 5' tall with a dirt floor. We had no idea until we started to smell the faint odor of well... not hard to figure.

When we took a look it was obvious that this leak had been going on for quite some time. It was scary!!!

Homeowners insurance didn't cover the cost of replacing the pipe but they did cover the cleanup. I insisted that they would have to pay for either digging out the contaminated soil or pay to cover it with cement. We now have a cement floor.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 30, 2014, 04:43:01 pm
Mike, thought this would make you feel less crappy about a water pipe leak.  :)

Not weather related but we had our main 4" copper sewer pipe split 3 winters ago. Our crawl space is about 5' tall with a dirt floor. We had no idea until we started to smell the faint odor of well... not hard to figure.

When we took a look it was obvious that this leak had been going on for quite some time. It was scary!!!

Homeowners insurance didn't cover the cost of replacing the pipe but they did cover the cleanup. I insisted that they would have to pay for either digging out the contaminated soil or pay to cover it with cement. We now have a cement floor.

Wow, that was a pretty shitty situation (sorry -- couldn't resist!).  :o

Mike
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 30, 2014, 04:51:47 pm
There are models appearing (obviously over a week out isn't dependable) showing an "epic" storm on February 9th -- and guess what, Philadelphia is in the bull's eye with an obscene 36". And I'll be in NYC on that date but they are projected to get 31". Now I'm going to have to sit around all week and monitor this and decide whether or not I should travel.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 30, 2014, 04:57:43 pm
There are models appearing (obviously over a week out isn't dependable) showing an "epic" storm on February 9th -- and guess what, Philadelphia is in the bull's eye with an obscene 36". And I'll be in NYC on that date but they are projected to get 31". Now I'm going to have to sit around all week and monitor this and decide whether or not I should travel.

Oh, HELL NO!!!  that is the day I fly out of D.C. for Kilimanjaro, so I absolutely FORBID snow until after my 6:00pm departure (at least in D.C.).

Mike
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 30, 2014, 05:19:16 pm
Oh, HELL NO!!!  that is the day I fly out of D.C. for Kilimanjaro, so I absolutely FORBID snow until after my 6:00pm departure (at least in D.C.).

Mike

Hope you bought travel insurance because DC will be getting 26" according to this map (disclaimer, this is the European model as of now for an event still ten days away.) But I'll post it anyway just to make you pee in your pants. Looks like a drive from Richmond up to Dulles or BWI will not be possible, much less a flight departing.

(http://i61.tinypic.com/28i6s1j.jpg)

Sample totals:
Dover, DE: 32"
Cumberland, MD: 17"
Toms River, NJ: 37"
Philadelphia, PA: 36"
Atlantic City, NJ: 38"
New York City, NY: 31"
Staten Island, NY: 32"
Middletown, NJ: 34"
Monroe Township, NJ: 34"
Freehold, NJ: 36"
Bethany Beach, DE: 22"
Wilmington, DE: 37"
Boston, MA: 18"
Baltimore, MD: 30"
Washington, DC: 26"
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 30, 2014, 05:34:56 pm
Well, if they are forecasting this now, then the inevitable changes will be to my advantage!
If Mother Nature fucks with my Safari, she will rue the day, this trip is all about celebrating (and not focusing on) turning 50 on the 15th............. And yes, I am fully insured.

Mike
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 30, 2014, 06:05:24 pm
We are under a winter storm warning, with possible 6" more.  The watch is through Saturday at 1:00 pm.  Well, hopefully we won't get frigid temps again.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 30, 2014, 06:12:21 pm
Guilhermina, please read this (http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/01/atlanta-snow-storm-102839.html#.UurBi3nnqFy) and tell me how it changes your view of the politics of this catastrophe.

Thanks.

Idiocy is not just confined to the democrats, it spans the political spectrum.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 30, 2014, 06:27:56 pm
Idiocy is not just confined to the democrats, it spans the political spectrum.

You obviously either didn't read the article or lack the aptitude to comprehend it.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 30, 2014, 07:55:21 pm
You obviously either didn't read the article or lack the aptitude to comprehend it.
Idiocy is not just confined to the democrats, it spans the political spectrum.
Can we return to important topics for this thread - Betty's pending (additional) snow and my possibly ruined Safari - the one I booked 20 months ago!!!!

Mike
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 30, 2014, 08:15:28 pm
Can we return to important topics for this thread - Betty's pending (additional) snow and my possibly ruined Safari - the one I booked 20 months ago!!!!

Mike

I AM SOOOO JEALOUS! What part of Africa?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 30, 2014, 09:58:24 pm
I AM SOOOO JEALOUS! What part of Africa?

Tanzania.  We will be in Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.  One morning we will be taking a hot-air balloon ride over the Serengeti too.  Assuming Miss P's meteorological expertise is off!
I wanted to do something big for my fiftieth.

M
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 31, 2014, 04:57:11 am
Mike, that sounds like it will be a blast!  I love that you're doing something big to celebrate your 50th. 

No knew info about the "maybe" snow storm.  Looks like we still may get up to 6-8", though the meteorologist said the snow may be trending North, in which case we'll get a lower amount. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 31, 2014, 10:03:12 am
One morning we will be taking a hot-air balloon ride over the Serengeti too. 

M

That would be so amazing I think I would cry.

Im excited for you, and will be expecting a pic of a giraffe upon your return.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: britchick on January 31, 2014, 11:38:52 am
bocker3,

Im sooo envious that you are going to Tanzania soon.Have an amazing time

britchickx
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on January 31, 2014, 01:01:59 pm
The first Winter ever where I'm actually over it.  Because I absolutely hate the heat of Summer, I usually enjoy this time of the year.  But all these continuous below zero days is playing havoc.  Our little lake region recorded the lowest temperature in the country @ -19 yesterday (or perhaps the day before).  It was the first time ever that Ohio was the coldest area of the US.  And that was without the windchill factor.

I had to go to town yesterday and was shocked by the amount of crewmen working to repair all the frozen shit.  Several stores had signs indicating that they didn't have water due to freezing.  We have several frozen lines and drains at the post which is a fairly new building. 

And, we're expecting up to another foot of snow by the beginning of the week.  There are still some areas that haven't even been cleared out yet.  Thankfully, my entire family drive trucks and are fairing pretty well. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 31, 2014, 01:23:47 pm
We finally topped out at 40F today and will be up to 50F on Sunday, but then a conga line of storms go through the area -- first on Monday (possible 2-3" snow), then a second Tuesday night (on the rain/ice storm line), then the third next weekend that could be the worst of the entire season but no meteorologist is willing to commit to yet.

I'm not too bothered by winter yet, but if I had to endure what the Mid-West is then I probably would be.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on January 31, 2014, 01:40:59 pm
My water started flowing at 11:00 this morning - Woo Hoo!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on January 31, 2014, 03:08:33 pm
Greg, I feel your pain.  Yesterday was the first day we were above 0F in three days.  Now the forecast is up to a foot of snow between tonight and tomorrow night.  No frozen pipes at businesses around here though, but maybe this area is better equipped to deal with that.  I'm over this season also. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on January 31, 2014, 04:10:44 pm
So far this winter has been not too atypical for us. Some snow, some cold, but nothing horrible... yet.

My mother on the other hand.....
Her first winter in Minnesota since 1976. :o

If the groundhog sees his shadow in a few days I'm thinking his chances of survival are slim. 

On the plus side daylight is getting noticeably longer. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on January 31, 2014, 06:36:25 pm
81F here right now 8)

Lawd have mercy where is my glass of iced tea.

Ps- Mind you we were 28F 2 nights ago.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on January 31, 2014, 07:34:03 pm
81F here right now 8)

Lawd have mercy where is my glass of iced tea.

Ps- Mind you we were 28F 2 nights ago.

I am trying my best to deal with the current temperature of 76 degrees, knowing it will only be worse tomorrow..... 80 degrees....    where oh where are my wool socks???   

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on January 31, 2014, 08:10:45 pm


59 Degrees here, in Palm Harbor, and it's still drizzly and rainy outside.  It's been 2 days of this  :P


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/klystron-9-radar.map.html/Florida.html


Ray



Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on January 31, 2014, 08:12:26 pm


Forecast for the rest of the week:


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/forecast.html
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 01, 2014, 08:04:27 am
3-6" of snow coming my way on Monday. And Monday is my "hospital day" for two tests.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 01, 2014, 03:13:52 pm
Ugh, new maps are appearing showing Monday's storm totals increasing (as in doubling, or more) and focusing (again) on the Baltimore-Wilmington-Philadelphia-South Jersey area.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on February 01, 2014, 04:26:06 pm
Finally our Government has got its act together and called out the army to help an area , Somerset , where some villages have had floods for a month .The area does have a fair number off army bases which is lucky, however as we are currently insisting on playing at junior Police for the world at the same time making 1000,s of forces personnel redundant , lets just hope there is some army left to call out.

Good job that all those stories bout the climate getting crazy is just Eco red rubbish put about by those famous mad revolutionaries , Scientists.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mecch on February 01, 2014, 07:22:33 pm
Happy winter moment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FObmNqbkCdo#t=31
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 01, 2014, 08:27:26 pm
Happy winter moment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FObmNqbkCdo#t=31

I could picture myself doing that.... in July. Someone remind me please. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 01, 2014, 09:18:40 pm
official NWS projections as of 7PM advisory -- let's see how much this changes. I'm right in the middle of the 4-6" area.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/4nv9w.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on February 01, 2014, 11:57:11 pm
Most weather folks are calling for another 3-6 inches here Sunday night.  And, then another event of ice and/or snow on Tuesday and Wednesday.  It was 63 degrees here today.  There is one weather guy, who is so obnoxious.  He is the type who thinks he shit doesn't stink.  He is always saying how he disagrees with the models and the NWS.  And, he is almost always wrong.  He's the type, who would tell you he disagrees with how you pour milk into a glass. 

On Friday, he said we would just see snow showers Sunday and just rain Tuesday and Wednesday.  He said he would not deviate from his forecast.  He says he sees this all the time, where models show lots of snow and criticized other weathermen for sharing so much data on social media.  My friend, a weatherman for another station, responded to him by saying he shares all the info he has, so people can see what they see and to learn how all the forecasting works.  Anyway, we will see if he was blowing hot air again, or whether he was right this time.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on February 02, 2014, 03:31:53 am
We're either getting pounded with more snow, rain or nothing at all.  Wow, I could have predicted that with a degree in meteorology.  I guess I'll just keep sticking my head out the door and decide myself.  :)

It's also going to be mild or possibly not.  Perhaps they're awaiting Buckeye Chuck's official proclamation? 

We were in the 40's today and unfortunately I didn't get to enjoy it.  My work schedule is beyond tiresome and I finally had to catch some sleep since the next 2 days will also be extreme.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on February 02, 2014, 07:59:06 am
We got another 5", on top of the already over one foot that we had.  But, the temp is 26F!  So at least it's not frigid.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on February 02, 2014, 08:45:26 am
8:45 am, 75 degrees and sunny... will be getting up to 81 today...

And, for later in the week - when Jody arrives in South Florida, highs primarily in the low 80s (80-81) and lows in the low 70s (70-73).... Who knows Jody, we may actually get to lay on the beach and sip on some iced teas  8)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on February 02, 2014, 10:52:30 am
It was 81 yesterday, as such I saw it fit to take my boy and 4 of his friends to play paintball. Spent 3 hours crawling around in the woods and getting shot.

What did you yanks do? Shovel snow?

(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/IwuvPhilly/pb_zps83a94a95.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: rondrond on February 02, 2014, 11:04:27 am
It was 81 yesterday, as such I saw it fit to take my boy and 4 of his friends to play paintball. Spent 3 hours crawling around in the woods and getting shot.

What did you yanks do? Shovel snow?........



77 in Ft Worth yesterday....today it's 36 and sleeting....
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 02, 2014, 12:21:11 pm
*sigh* totals increasing, of course... (again)

(http://i58.tinypic.com/2qdn0no.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on February 02, 2014, 03:28:00 pm
Coast Guard using ice-breakers on the waterways of Philadelphia.  I know there is an ice queen there, but come on.   ;)

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/54246648/


In other weather news, I'm so upset.  We had our driveway completely torn out and redone exactly 2 years ago.  It was mid-February of 2012-- the year we basically had no winter.  Up until the recent arctic temps, snow and ice, the driveway was fine.  This happened from about a 2 months worth of bad weather.  I've talked to different concrete folks, who believe the brine they are using now is wreaking havoc on home driveways.  They said they have seen so much more concrete issues, since the city began using the brine along with the salt.  This is where Brian's truck is parked.  So, all the salt and brine dripped off and caused this, along with the sub-zero temps.  I guess we will have to go to those car washes, that are automatic and then blow dry your car, because we obviously cannot wait until better weather to wash the cars. 

This is just one spot and will continue to just get worse.  Yes, first world problems. 

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/20140201_182207_zpscd8c9be1.jpg)

Edited for spelling
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on February 02, 2014, 04:19:06 pm
On the news this morning, it was announced that this area, just in January, has gotten 46.6" of snow; for the season, we've gotten 80.9" so far.  So far...another system may come in Tuesday. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 02, 2014, 04:30:06 pm
It's a little known fact that the Delaware Bay tri-state port complex is the second largest for oil in the US and handles 85% of East Coast oil imports. This includes port facilities in Wilmington, DE; Marcus Hook, PA; Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ.

We're centrally located for the Northeast with port/highway/rail connections that are extensive. And now they're revitalized the two refineries here and combined they are the largest on the East Coast, and now Bakken oil from North Dakota is shipped down via rail and refined here, then shipped elsewhere from the ports.

Of course, Wumpy scoffs when I tell him we are poised to become a global energy hub (http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelkrancer/2013/11/19/houston-we-have-a-problem-profs-say-philly-to-become-global-energy-hub/). Houston, We Have a Problem
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on February 02, 2014, 04:59:17 pm
Coast Guard using ice-breakers on the waterways of Philadelphia.  I know there is an ice queen there, but come on.   ;)

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/54246648/


In other weather news, I'm so upset.  We had our driveway completely torn out and redone exactly 2 years ago.  It was mid-February of 2012-- the year we basically had no winter.  Up until the recent arctic temps, snow and ice, the driveway was fine.  This happened from about a 2 months worth of bad weather.  I've talked to different concrete folks, who believe the brine they are using now is wreaking havoc on home driveways.  They said they have seen so much more concrete issues, since the city began using the brine along with the salt.  This is where Brian's truck is parked.  So, all the salt and brine dripped off and caused this, along with the sub-zero temps.  I guess we will have to go to those car washes, that are automatic and then blow dry your car, because we obviously cannot wait until better weather to wash the cars. 

This is just one spot and will continue to just get worse.  Yes, first world problems. 

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/20140201_182207_zpscd8c9be1.jpg)

Edited for spelling

Well Teddy -- interesting post. 
This morning, as I walked up the driveway from getting my paper, I noticed that all 4 steps leading to my front door had started to crumble.  The concrete was just too old to deal with all this freezing and thawing.  We knew the steps were going to need to be replaced in the near term, just didn't think this "near".
It has been a rather odd winter.

So Miss P -- what is your weather maps saying about next weekend?  I keep looking and hear that DC is either going to get rain, a wintry mix or snow AND it will happen either Fri, Sat or Sun!!  Where do you cull all your weather info.

M
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 02, 2014, 05:07:59 pm

So Miss P -- what is your weather maps saying about next weekend?  I keep looking and hear that DC is either going to get rain, a wintry mix or snow AND it will happen either Fri, Sat or Sun!!  Where do you cull all your weather info.

M

Other than the NWS for "official" projections I use this guy based in *ahem* Richmond, VA on Facebook. He makes private meteorological projections for large agricultural and oil companies for risk management, and then provides info on his Facebook page. I've followed him now for 4 years and he's always more on point than any local forecasters are. Plus he explains the modeling scenarios if you're interested in forecasting details.

https://www.facebook.com/WxRisk

That one map I posted earlier I said with a disclaimer it was only one model among hundreds and it was 10 days away from the even. With tomorrow's storm in the Mid-Atlantic and then another icing storm Tues-Wed. nobody is focusing on the 8th/9th storm until those are over, also because evidently every 12 hours the modeling changes wildly. So you might be safe to travel, but you also still might not. There are still models coming in showing a super large coastal storm. At best if I were you, I might reserve a hotel room next to Dulles or BWI (can't recall where you are leaving from) in case you need to drive up the day before your flight. You can always cancel it later.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on February 02, 2014, 06:44:24 pm
Other than the NWS for "official" projections I use this guy based in *ahem* Richmond, VA on Facebook. He makes private meteorological projections for large agricultural and oil companies for risk management, and then provides info on his Facebook page. I've followed him now for 4 years and he's always more on point than any local forecasters are. Plus he explains the modeling scenarios if you're interested in forecasting details.

https://www.facebook.com/WxRisk

That one map I posted earlier I said with a disclaimer it was only one model among hundreds and it was 10 days away from the even. With tomorrow's storm in the Mid-Atlantic and then another icing storm Tues-Wed. nobody is focusing on the 8th/9th storm until those are over, also because evidently every 12 hours the modeling changes wildly. So you might be safe to travel, but you also still might not. There are still models coming in showing a super large coastal storm. At best if I were you, I might reserve a hotel room next to Dulles or BWI (can't recall where you are leaving from) in case you need to drive up the day before your flight. You can always cancel it later.

Thanks for the link - so you are saying your weather info comes mere miles from my house?!
I am happy that the forecast seems to be "mellowing" for next weekend.  We are planning to spend Sat night at the Dulles Marriott.  If the wintry mix forecast stands for Sat, we may leave for Dulles on Friday night.

Mike
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 03, 2014, 03:46:01 pm
1) Snow just stopped in Philly -- the heaviest 8" portion went to the north of the city and we perhaps only got 4-5" but the snow was SUPER wet and heavy when I shoveled it just now.

2) the following frightens me and I may cancel my trip to NYC -- who wants to be there marooned in an apartment and/or sloshing around in (vintage designer) snow boots? I'll just re-schedule for April. 12-18" of snow -- no thanks.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2ew2ru8.jpg)

ps: bicker that's from WxRisk
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 03, 2014, 04:28:24 pm
Oh, and the rain event that was supposed to happen tomorrow night into Wednesday has morphed into a 2-4" snow event, or 6-8" in northern New Jersey, which will then all be topped off with a freezing rain/ice storm. That's all before this weekend's semi-blizzard.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 03, 2014, 04:59:48 pm
While the delicate Miss P has dutifully shoveled her 5 steps and 15 feet of sidewalk...

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN1102_zpsd425182e.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN1102_zpsd425182e.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN1103_zpsc5002883.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN1103_zpsc5002883.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN1104_zps11c1d0fd.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN1104_zps11c1d0fd.jpg.html)

And that does not include the main driveway of the garage. :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 03, 2014, 05:09:22 pm
I'm too disabled to shovel that much. :-X
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 03, 2014, 05:12:12 pm
I'm too disabled to shovel that much. :-X
Me too. My left arm is numb from a disk problem in my neck. Some days I'm stubborn to my own detriment.  :P
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 03, 2014, 05:15:40 pm
1) Snow just stopped in Philly -- the heaviest 8" portion went to the north of the city and we perhaps only got 4-5" but the snow was SUPER wet and heavy when I shoveled it just now.

2) the following frightens me and I may cancel my trip to NYC -- who wants to be there marooned in an apartment and/or sloshing around in (vintage designer) snow boots? I'll just re-schedule for April. 12-18" of snow -- no thanks.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2ew2ru8.jpg)

ps: bicker that's from WxRisk

Boo.  :(

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on February 03, 2014, 06:21:42 pm
They're predicting nastiness all over the entire state.  The weatherman definitively stated there will be no school for anyone in the entire region.  We'll get a severe ice storm or snow storm depending on the path, but it'll definitely be here.  He states that we should hope for the 9" of snow instead of the ice as that'll wreck havoc and definitely cause widespread power outages.

On a side note, I had the most irritating event at work due to the weather.  I noted earlier that 2 of the bathroom drains in the older part of our building froze.  We have several other bathrooms and I decided we'd just wait and let them unthaw.  I went and purchased antifreeze and a new wax ring for the toilet.  I planned on removing one toilet and putting the antifreeze into the drains.

Well, an idiot member who professes to be a plumber decided to tackle the project while I was gone.  He decided to remove both toilets and promptly broke one which is a several hundred dollar fix.  Instead of using the antifreeze, he decided to snake the drain.  Even this middle aged faggot knows you don't use a snake on a frozen pvc drains.  He ran the electric augur right through the side of the main drain necessitating major repairs.

He had the nerve to indicate he'd give me a break on the labor costs and I assured him that's true as I'm not authorizing one damn cent to cover his damage.  I never authorized his work which led to damage.

end of rant!!!

stay warm and safe all!

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 03, 2014, 08:52:18 pm
LOL++ mitchypoo (http://www.erh.noaa.gov/okx/stormtotalprecip.php)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on February 04, 2014, 06:36:06 am
Mitch it looks very beautiful but can you not hire lusty workers to help , are the 16 to 18 too rich and spoiled to want to earn some dollars using the one thing they have an abundance off vitality/energy ? Do you have a snow blower? If the youngsters are out off school would it not be the small town dream if they where harnessed to help others , Anyway take care please
Concerned in London

That goes for you too Miss P
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 04, 2014, 09:48:17 am

That goes for you too Miss P


1) There are two much younger guys living in other units of my building that could shovel -- but they're entitled hipsters, one of which is a drop-dead model-looking tall guy of Mediterranean extraction.

2) It's technically my landlord's responsibility, but he won't hire anyone, so someone has to do it.

3) Since it's ended up being me I told my landlord not to raise my rent, a rent amount which I should add is already under market value.

4) Like mitchypoo stated, since I live in a row house it's not like there's massive areas to shovel. A "normal" storm of 6-8" only takes me 30 minutes of work.

5) I passed a cardiology stress test two years ago

6) Mark should hire someone plus he's going to get slammed with tonight's storm 8-12" whereas I am getting 1-2" which ends as rain so hopefully there will be nothing for me to do in terms of shoveling tomorrow.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 04, 2014, 10:56:01 am
Mitch it looks very beautiful but can you not hire lusty workers to help , are the 16 to 18 too rich and spoiled to want to earn some dollars using the one thing they have an abundance off vitality/energy ? Do you have a snow blower? If the youngsters are out off school would it not be the small town dream if they where harnessed to help others , Anyway take care please
Concerned in London

That goes for you too Miss P

We had an employee shovel earlier in the season when Kenny's back was bad but he didn't have his drivers license so it was not all that practical. There really are only 2 kids in our neighborhood. One is spoiled rotten with awful parents and the other has a big job at his own house.

We do have a snowblower but my left arm is too weak to maneuver the thing. I could/should have waited for Kenny to do most of it but still have to do the walkways by hand as there are steps everywhere.

LOL++ mitchypoo (http://www.erh.noaa.gov/okx/stormtotalprecip.php)

I'm thinking this forecast is overblown as far as the snow goes. It does look like we are going to be dealing with a big icy sloppy mix. NOT fun to clean up.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 04, 2014, 11:12:47 am
After the storm pics.  :)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN1110_zps46a92d81.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN1110_zps46a92d81.jpg.html)

This tree is one of the largest Birch trees I've ever seen. The picture really doesn't do it justice. (below)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN1111_zpsb6e5c538.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN1111_zpsb6e5c538.jpg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN1116_zps8d66da36.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN1116_zps8d66da36.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 04, 2014, 11:57:04 am
We had an employee shovel earlier in the season when Kenny's back was bad but he didn't have his drivers license so it was not all that practical. There really are only 2 kids in our neighborhood. One is spoiled rotten with awful parents and the other has a big job at his own house.

We do have a snowblower but my left arm is too weak to maneuver the thing. I could/should have waited for Kenny to do most of it but still have to do the walkways by hand as there are steps everywhere.

I'm thinking you're a bit OCD with having to shovel all that and could get by with half the amount or less. I'd need an aerial shot to analyze my hypothesis.

I'm thinking this forecast is overblown as far as the snow goes. It does look like we are going to be dealing with a big icy sloppy mix. NOT fun to clean up.

I don't think it's overblown from what I have seen on the modeling. Rain/snow line is well south of you. Sorry!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 04, 2014, 02:12:22 pm
Oh! This radar image looks frightening! (http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/national/weather-radar?play=1) I think this next one is going to be a big ole mess of ice. I just hope it stays mostly to the northwest of me.

***running out for some good cheese and prescription refills***
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 04, 2014, 02:50:57 pm
I'm thinking you're a bit OCD with having to shovel all that and could get by with half the amount or less. I'd need an aerial shot to analyze my hypothesis.
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1) Sidewalk along road- shoveling required by town.
2) Front walkway and driveway- a must for oil and gas delivery. also to get mail and unload groceries, etc.
3) sidewalk to garage- I suppose we could ignore it and walk up the road to get back and forth from the garage and trudge in road salt and sand into the house.
4) garage driveway- um, ya.
5) I'll get right on that aerial shot.  ;)

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I don't think it's overblown from what I have seen on the modeling. Rain/snow line is well south of you. Sorry!

I guess we will have to just cope with whatever comes our way.  :P
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on February 04, 2014, 03:21:37 pm
Mitch the Pics are wonderful.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 05, 2014, 01:42:38 pm
Wow, I got off easy living (relatively) downtown. There are 600,000 people without power in our western suburbs setting a record for the utility company from one storm event.

And now I'm hearing that our big snow event for this weekend might actually split and become two separate storm events. That would make for four winter storms in one week's time if that happens.

#thanksalgore

ps: Granny Mark, you still alive up in E. Haddam? I heard the storm up there is wrapping around and reversing direction, sucking cold air down from the north
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 05, 2014, 05:27:27 pm
Mitch the Pics are wonderful.

Thank you Michael. :)


ps: Granny Mark, you still alive up in E. Haddam? I heard the storm up there is wrapping around and reversing direction, sucking cold air down from the north

We had 5" of snow overnight and a coating of ice. Thought we were going to get another coating of snow but that didn't happen. Kenny spent 3 hours with the snowblower as it was heavy and he needed to go slow.

PS- Your weather guru was wrong and I predicted much less snow. Me +1.  ;)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: klassykitty on February 05, 2014, 08:42:04 pm
Would the person who stole my electric please, please, pretty please return it.  I am cold and have no cuddle buddy.
Michelle :(
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 07, 2014, 03:24:27 pm
1) bocker, you seem safe now for your Dulles departure. Any snow in the next several days will be minimal, but you may have 1-2" of snow to deal with driving from Richmond to Dulles airport on the 8th. Can't recall which day you are going. However other prediction maps I've seen focus more on areas from Dulles north to NY.

linky (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/02/07/light-snow-possible-saturday-and-again-late-sunday-monday-bigger-storm-midweek/)

2) there is now growing modeling of a Feb 11-13 significant winter storm in the Mid-Atlantic down to interior North Carolina.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on February 07, 2014, 04:01:12 pm
It was 39 here early last afternoon and we had snow flurries . Although there was not a snowballs chance in hell it would stick they dismissed all the schools and university's 3 hours early . The worst part was they broke in and preempted my Judge Judy and ruined my moment for naught .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on February 07, 2014, 06:22:17 pm
Back below zero for us.  Even I got cold this morning and had to leave my door open to get some heat in my room.  I'm definitely regretting eliminating the heat ducts when I put down the new floor. 

The long term forecast is at least a couple of more weeks of nasty weather.  There are severe salt/truck shortages and most streets have yet to be cleared.  Our little community managed to get plowed but they had no choice to just plow it to the sides covering most vehicles and driveways. 

I took it real easy but had to shovel for about 6 hours to make our drive and road access clear.  I ran out of places to put the snow so I filled both trucks beds' to the top.  It'll also add traction so it's double duty.  I'm just grateful my 30 year old Chevy truck hasn't given me any problem and has barreled through just fine even though it's only rear wheel drive.

We've also had lots of reports of people falling as there was a couple of hours of freezing rain in addition to the 10+ inches of snow.  So it might appear some areas are cleared, but it's a sheet of ice there.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on February 07, 2014, 10:40:49 pm
Jody and me enjoying a late afternoon lunch yesterday at Rosie's Bar and Grill in Wilton Manors. It was about 84 degrees and sunny, little humidity and a slight breeze (http://www.rosiesbarandgrill.com/)


(http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy8/phildinftlaudy/d66ffd9c-d08b-41f6-9e23-548cbb7a9931_zps97585b15.jpg) (http://s772.photobucket.com/user/phildinftlaudy/media/d66ffd9c-d08b-41f6-9e23-548cbb7a9931_zps97585b15.jpg.html)

Tomorrow we will go to Haulover Beach and South Beach and then to dinner at il Mulino (http://www.ilmulinofl.com/)

Weather is supposed to remain in the low 80s for highs and low 70s for lows... 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on February 08, 2014, 12:42:41 am
Apparently, we have been having frost/ice quakes.  We've had snowy winters, but I don't remember one where we've had snow on the ground so long.  It seems like we live in northern Indiana, instead of northern Kentucky.  I love snow, but I am ready for spring. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on February 08, 2014, 06:02:52 am

I took it real easy but had to shovel for about 6 hours to make our drive and road access clear.  I ran out of places to put the snow so I filled both trucks beds' to the top.  It'll also add traction so it's double duty.


Good grief, no wonder you pulled your hernia again - particularly getting the snow into the trucks. Someone needs to handcuff you to a bed somewhere before you do yourself some serious harm. Can't you get someone from "the post" or your family to come out and help you out while you've got this problem going on? You're not going to be able to be the snow fairy shovel-guy after the op, you know. Take care of yourself will you. That's an order, not a question.



Our little community managed to get plowed


What do your little community's sexual proclivities have to do with snow on the streets? ;D


Jody and me enjoying a late afternoon lunch yesterday at Rosie's Bar and Grill in Wilton Manors. It was about 84 degrees and sunny, little humidity and a slight breeze (http://www.rosiesbarandgrill.com/)


(http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy8/phildinftlaudy/d66ffd9c-d08b-41f6-9e23-548cbb7a9931_zps97585b15.jpg) (http://s772.photobucket.com/user/phildinftlaudy/media/d66ffd9c-d08b-41f6-9e23-548cbb7a9931_zps97585b15.jpg.html)

Tomorrow we will go to Haulover Beach and South Beach and then to dinner at il Mulino (http://www.ilmulinofl.com/)

Weather is supposed to remain in the low 80s for highs and low 70s for lows... 


You better take good care of our Jody while he's there! I see Rosie's put balloons up in his honour - nice one. I'm not envious of your heat, btw. I'm not used to such temperatures these days and I'd simply melt.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on February 08, 2014, 08:35:32 am
I'm not envious of your heat, btw. I'm not used to such temperatures these days and I'd simply melt.

Heat??  I thought it was a bucket of water that was your nemesis??   ;D ;)

Mike
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on February 08, 2014, 09:21:16 am
Heat??  I thought it was a bucket of water that was your nemesis??   ;D ;)

Mike

I'll get you, my pretty!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on February 08, 2014, 12:21:34 pm
46 and blustery In London. Fine winter walk . In the middle off Clapham Common the wind crashed the temp down and the Dog clearly worked out running hard kept her warm.  Low dense grey clouds full off rain, that the wind blew holes in revealing the brightest blue which made you feel warmer. Every 90 secs planes descending into Heathrow. Entire walk held the threat off massive downpour , made me feel like a gambler.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 08, 2014, 02:52:49 pm
Aside from a return to bitter cold next week and more possible storms with ice and snow, the long-range forecast at least for Filthy is that it warms up to the 50's after the 16th and through the end of the month. Once we get to the second week of March in the Mid-Atlantic the average highs are in the 50's and with every passing week the likelihood of anything nasty significantly decreases, though of course we've had freak snowstorms in March.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on February 08, 2014, 04:39:05 pm
Jody and me enjoying a late afternoon lunch yesterday at Rosie's Bar and Grill in Wilton Manors. It was about 84 degrees and sunny, little humidity and a slight breeze (http://www.rosiesbarandgrill.com/)


Tomorrow we will go to Haulover Beach and South Beach and then to dinner at il Mulino (http://www.ilmulinofl.com/)

Weather is supposed to remain in the low 80s for highs and low 70s for lows...

Hope you guys are having a great time !! Hey Jody, It sure beats the cold and snow up north doesn't it ! 8)

It's about 57 degrees here in Clearwater , with occasional light drizzle .

Ray 8)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on February 08, 2014, 04:47:33 pm
Aside from a return to bitter cold next week and more possible storms with ice and snow, the long-range forecast at least for Filthy is that it warms up to the 50's after the 16th and through the end of the month. Once we get to the second week of March in the Mid-Atlantic the average highs are in the 50's and with every passing week the likelihood of anything nasty significantly decreases, though of course we've had freak snowstorms in March.

And your reports of snowmageddon for this weekend proved (thankfully) false.  I am heful for an on-time departure from Dulles tomorrow evening at 6:00
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 08, 2014, 04:57:23 pm
Hope you and Sid have a great trip! Happy 50th!  :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 08, 2014, 05:40:34 pm
Snowmageddon has been delayed until Tuesday and shifted south -- Atlanta and Birmingham, you've been warned. Don't embarrass the Confederacy again.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/ek40nl.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on February 08, 2014, 05:46:40 pm
I don't think we have a thing to worry about here in Birmingham .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 08, 2014, 06:31:52 pm
North Dakota looks safe.  :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 08, 2014, 06:39:55 pm
I don't think we have a thing to worry about here in Birmingham .

That's what you fools said last time.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on February 09, 2014, 06:59:50 pm
Good grief, no wonder you pulled your hernia again - particularly getting the snow into the trucks. Someone needs to handcuff you to a bed somewhere before you do yourself some serious harm. Can't you get someone from "the post" or your family to come out and help you out while you've got this problem going on? You're not going to be able to be the snow fairy shovel-guy after the op, you know. Take care of yourself will you. That's an order, not a question.


What do your little community's sexual proclivities have to do with snow on the streets? ;D


[/i].

Perhaps getting plowed while handcuffed to a bed?  :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 09, 2014, 07:06:02 pm
Winter storm watches up for Birmingham and Atlanta! 1-3" of snow. PANIC!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on February 09, 2014, 10:00:52 pm
On the news tonight, it was announced we have gotten a little over 88" of snow this season, about 26" above normal.  Ick !
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 10, 2014, 08:58:10 am
I got 3-4" of snow last night and had to go out and shovel at 10PM. And the models that I'm seeing for Wednesday-Thursday look like another 8-12". NWS has already put up a "preliminary" map showing 6-8" but that's without an advisory in place yet. I'm sure it will change in the next 48 hours.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on February 10, 2014, 09:17:53 am
I do not mind if we are to get a bit of snow but ice is something we cant deal with here . If we have an ice storm I will most likely loose power .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 10, 2014, 09:29:07 am
I do not mind if we are to get a bit of snow but ice is something we cant deal with here . If we have an ice storm I will most likely loose power .

oh, you'll be getting ice (http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=ALZ024&warncounty=ALC073&firewxzone=ALZ024&local_place1=&product1=Winter+Weather+Advisory#.UvjhynnnqFw) some Miss Honey especially as you live on the southeast side of downtown.

You better snag some candles when you're at the Dollar Store today buying more glue to sniff.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on February 10, 2014, 09:45:43 am
oh, you'll be getting ice (http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=ALZ024&warncounty=ALC073&firewxzone=ALZ024&local_place1=&product1=Winter+Weather+Advisory#.UvjhynnnqFw) some Miss Honey especially as you live on the southeast side of downtown.

You better snag some candles when you're at the Dollar Store today buying more glue to sniff.

Ugh ... not good not good .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 10, 2014, 10:24:51 am
We had about an inch of snow last night. I'm NOT looking forward to the storm on Thursday. Looks like it might be a classic noreaster. 8-12" ? Boo.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on February 10, 2014, 11:44:56 am
A chance of ice here in South Texas over next couple days. SO OVAH the cold. I guess I could always hunker down and make authentic cornbread and a pot of pintos.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on February 10, 2014, 11:49:03 am
A chance of ice here in South Texas over next couple days. SO OVAH the cold. I guess I could always hunker down and make authentic cornbread and a pot of pintos.

If you need an authentic cornbread recipe I'm here for you .   ::)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 10, 2014, 12:25:22 pm
It's cute how Guilhermina tries to jump in an play the ice card/winter panic meme when we all know at best she'll get some cold rain on her rusting Mercedes. That sodium enema from El Maracumbe II (yelp: 2.5 stars... but hey, it's only a four min. drive) must have really sent some kidney toxins up to her opiated drugged out noggin)

ps: next time decrease your carbon footprint and take the 505 bus to see the Egyptians make faux tacos. Better yet, downscale to the Cecile B Mobile Home Park and you could walk every day!

(http://i57.tinypic.com/263egcm.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on February 10, 2014, 12:32:56 pm
It's cute how Guilhermina tries to jump in an play the ice card/winter panic meme when we all know at best she'll get some cold rain on her rusting Mercedes. That sodium enema from El Maracumbe II (yelp: 2.5 stars... but hey, it's only a four min. drive) must have really sent some kidney toxins up to her opiated drugged out noggin)

ps: next time decrease your carbon footprint and take the 505 bus to see the Egyptians make faux tacos. Better yet, downscale to the Cecile B Mobile Home Park and you could walk every day!

This is clearly the post of a charm school drop out .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 10, 2014, 01:17:10 pm
***AFTERNOON UPDATE***

shoveling 15 inches of snow will give me a heart attack -- rewriting will so let me know what you want

(http://i60.tinypic.com/15pg2zb.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on February 10, 2014, 01:33:12 pm
It's cute how Guilhermina tries to jump in an play the ice card/winter panic meme when we all know at best she'll get some cold rain on her rusting Mercedes. That sodium enema from El Maracumbe II (yelp: 2.5 stars... but hey, it's only a four min. drive) must have really sent some kidney toxins up to her opiated drugged out noggin)

ps: next time decrease your carbon footprint and take the 505 bus to see the Egyptians make faux tacos. Better yet, downscale to the Cecile B Mobile Home Park and you could walk every day!


You spend an inordinate amount of time trolling, stalking and just generally obsessing over me. Perchance have you discussed this with your therapist?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 10, 2014, 02:02:35 pm
You spend an inordinate amount of time trolling, stalking and just generally obsessing over me. Perchance have you discussed this with your therapist?


You're the one that wakes me every morning with SMS texts about the glories of Rand Paul and Obama's latest poll numbers. Either that or embedding pictures of your morning glory turd floating in toilet water.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 10, 2014, 02:30:04 pm
o noes Mayhem ensues in the supermarkets of Atlanta as residents scramble for milk and bags of pork rinds (http://www.ajc.com/news/news/shots-fired-at-lawrenceville-supermarket/ndJ2C/?icmp=ajc_internallink_textlink_homepage).

KEEP IT CLASSY CONFEDERATES! :-X
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 10, 2014, 05:14:17 pm
Either that or embedding pictures of your morning glory turd floating in toilet water.

Um, how about a more discreet description like dropping your kids off at the pool?  ;D
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on February 10, 2014, 07:00:24 pm
I got 3-4" of snow last night and had to go out and shovel at 10PM. And the models that I'm seeing for Wednesday-Thursday look like another 8-12".

How do you have such a good sex life ,
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on February 10, 2014, 08:56:24 pm
Its a certainty that we are going to have a mess here by morning . I may not have power come tomorrow morning if we get that much ice . I worried about the pecan tree out back, it has a limb that hangs over my work shop that is as a tree in its own right  . 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 11, 2014, 12:02:24 pm
HELP!

(http://i57.tinypic.com/34skrhf.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: hcj90 on February 11, 2014, 01:03:35 pm
It has been snowing since 7am here in south central NC.  Schools are closed...of course.  The Food Lion grocery store lot was completely packed last night.  Probably no bread in town!  Possibility of excessive ice tomorrow.  Wishing I was in Key West! 8)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Andy Velez on February 11, 2014, 04:44:21 pm
Next snow drop in NYC is predicted for tomorrow night (Wednesday) into Thursday morning. 6-8 inches depending on which report you catch. I'm talking snow here. Might finally have to dust off the winter boots and use them.

Ms. P, are you ragging on pork rinds? I know they don't always smell the greatest, but man, they sure do give a good crunch. And I am a fool for a good crunch.

If the storm really happens I'll just catch up on some more back episodes of JUSTIFIED.



Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 11, 2014, 06:01:44 pm

Ms. P, are you ragging on pork rinds? I know they don't always smell the greatest, but man, they sure do give a good crunch. And I am a fool for a good crunch.

I don't care for the Southern snack-in-a-bg, but I love the burnt skin on a huge chunk of pernil. :) or actual authentic chicharron.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Andy Velez on February 11, 2014, 07:05:10 pm
Oh yes, pernil. Yum. Outstanding. YUM.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 11, 2014, 08:31:20 pm
I heard on NPR on the way home today that we should be expecting 7-11" of snow. Not sure what everyone else says. Ugh in any case. We still have about 10" here from the last two storms. Not much melting as it's been colder than normal.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 11, 2014, 08:58:32 pm
I have six different forecasts varying from 4-8" on the low end to 6-12" on the high end. Some say all snow, some say starting with snow, then a period of just rain, then back to snow.

Basically they have no clue. Central Virginia will be hit the worst I think.

ps: accuweather has started using the "blizzard" word on their maps
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on February 12, 2014, 03:40:15 am
In Southern England, flooding has created misery for many. After ignoring the obvious for 4 weeks the Government has realized that there is a problem with pm dave cancelling visit to Saudi visiting the affected areas and saying that money was no object.Today this morning his ministers are on the radio being slippery eels about the money question .Past stupid decisions about building on known flood ares have come back to bring about houses that will be impossible to sell. Some folks houses have been flooded for 4 weeks. A months worth off rain is expected this week on the affected area. The forecast for the whole off the UK this week is rain,storms and snow , so the trip to the lake district on Friday should be interesting.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 12, 2014, 07:16:14 am
NWS still has me at 6-8", but the 8-10" area shifted east (closer to me) substantially overnight -- as in two miles away. And the 10-14" zone is only 30 miles away. Oh yeah, and wind gusts to 30mph and up to 45mph at the Shore. Snow begins at 10 PM.

DC: 4-8"
NYC: 6-10"
Boston: for some reason those slackers haven't even put up warnings yet
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on February 12, 2014, 07:40:14 am
Is that what qualifies the Blizzard warning the 45 mph winds with the snow , not good , keep upright .
m
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 12, 2014, 08:02:20 am
To get a technical blizzard warning from NWS you have to have something like 3 continuous hours of sustained +35mph winds, plus some certain level of snow which I forget. In 2010 I had the please of experiencing three of those.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on February 12, 2014, 03:27:48 pm
North Wales and N.W,England are having winds approaching 80 to 100 mph plus rain and snow into the bargain .Although the small population off Scotlands small island group experience this sort of event most winters its rare for main land UK to. Plus mainland UK is much more densly populated with transport links that affect large areas if a small part off them is blocked.

The Government spearheaded by pm dave in Welly boots are frantically visiting affected areas promising golden pavements in the future. Most people in the affected areas point out that Government only got active when the area off the Thames from Maidenhead to London started to flood. Water front property in this area is zillion expensive , with a lot off its residents having other homes or as its Feb in St Barts , St Lucia  , Goa generally places where I would get my skinny ass to if I could afford to in February.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: britchick on February 12, 2014, 03:30:47 pm
Theyer,

I hope that you dont get snowed in up in the Lake District this weekend.Stay safe and warm.I just finished work today for  2 weeks....im "staycationing"     here only because Ive had fluey like symptoms again....grrr :(....its snowing here....but not too bad , compared to other parts of the UK.

britchickxx
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on February 12, 2014, 03:45:13 pm
Our weather radio has been going off several times here in the last hour.  The bad weather and thunder storms are now moving into our area .  It really got dark outside and windy.  The rest of the leaves are falling off the trees, and I just raked 7 bags of leaves yesterday.  :P


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2014/2/12/bay_area_weather.html


Local radar: ( ck out this line of thunderstorms )  :o


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/klystron-9-radar.map.html/7%20County%20.html


Ray
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on February 12, 2014, 03:54:30 pm
Theyer,

I hope that you dont get snowed in up in the Lake District this weekend.Stay safe and warm.I just finished work today for  2 weeks....im "staycationing"     here only because Ive had fluey like symptoms again....grrr :(....its snowing here....but not too bad , compared to other parts of the UK.

britchickxx

To be honest as long as we have done a good food shop and the caretaker is generous in the Log cutting I would quite like to get snowed in for a few days. The weather , as long as I get there, will not affect me much , but some off the Party are rabid Hill walkers, Munroe baggers and all that malarkey so they will feel very coped up if they cannot walk to the point off collapse [ I am frankly jealous as I used to be in that Gang ]

I am sorry to hear you are having the chills. My last employer honoured sick notes during holiday periods any chance yours does? Check it out you might be able to claim more holiday dates .

Take good care Brit
Michael
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on February 12, 2014, 04:08:17 pm
Here's a couple of pics of the front as it, is passing through. Lots of thunder !

Can't tell by the pics but, it windy and only got worse since  took these pics:


(http://i1047.photobucket.com/albums/b473/exrrje/HPIM1087_zps8352dd4e.jpg)


Ray



(http://i1047.photobucket.com/albums/b473/exrrje/HPIM1085_zpsf7a0da54.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on February 12, 2014, 04:24:00 pm
I'm grateful this huge storm is coming across south of Ohio.  We're finally getting some ok weather.  Y'all stay safe, especially those not accustomed to it.

OH, and we've had a month of sustained below zero weather and had no issues.  Now this morning, we're in the upper 20's in the main water line froze.  Makes no damn sense at all.  I currently have the salamander pointed at them so hoping it won't take long
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: britchick on February 12, 2014, 04:56:27 pm
Theyer,

Cheers for your reply :)
The trains are still running up north so fingers crossed you will make it up there.Log fire sounds fab,
When I was a wee girl my gran always had the coal fire on the go....all winter....I miss that so much.

Im nice and cosy at home, electric blanket, central heating, pj's ,dressing gown, im soooo not moving out of here for a few days!!

Re work....by law now they have to honour any certified sickness.....so here's hoping.

Have a great weekend

britchickxx
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: britchick on February 12, 2014, 05:13:05 pm
Theyer,
Oh nooo!
Im just watching itv 1 news and trains are now stopping at Birmingham....not going up as far as the Lancaster area....so double check tomorrow :(

britchickxx
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on February 12, 2014, 05:30:34 pm
Theyer,
Oh nooo!
Im just watching itv 1 news and trains are now stopping at Birmingham....not going up as far as the Lancaster area....so double check tomorrow :(

britchickxx

Bugger
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on February 12, 2014, 05:32:27 pm
Ray ^^^^^^^^get the garden chairs in .^^^^^^
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on February 12, 2014, 08:02:12 pm
We are having a bonafide AllyBammy blizzard .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 12, 2014, 08:04:20 pm
We are having a bonafide AllyBammy blizzard .

we may need pictars

ps: the snow is now MERE MILES AWAY from me on radar

pps: I've already had two appointments cancelled for tomorrow. Still don't know if I have a "session" with HAWT MARK.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on February 12, 2014, 08:28:03 pm
we may need pictars

ps: the snow is now MERE MILES AWAY from me on radar

pps: I've already had two appointments cancelled for tomorrow. Still don't know if I have a "session" with HAWT MARK.

I just texted you some pics ... please post them for me . You are better at doing all that stuff .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jody on February 12, 2014, 08:38:43 pm
Hey Phil, thanks for posting the pics here of us at Rosie's. BTW Ann those weren't balloons but Chinese lanterns...LOL...I would like to believe they put them up for me but I doubt that. 

Phil, it was great to meet you and your partner.  You were gracious hosts and we got around to South Beach,to Twist to drink and the Clevelander Hotel to eat and to Miami as well, and had a great time with great weather, no humidity and great temps.  And thanks for the hookup with Alan, his home near Wilton Drive had perfect location, a very nice, comfy place and a pool to boot which I used a few times. 

Ray, Ed sorry we couldn't hook up but maybe next time.

Jody :) :) :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 13, 2014, 07:58:57 am
So we already have close to 9 inches of snow in the city but it's morphed in the last hour to sleet and will switch back and forth until noon when it becomes rain. It's also VERY windy gusting to 25mph.

I'm wondering if I should go ahead and try and shovel some before it all becomes incased in ice and impossible to dislodge. I'm definitely dreading this exercise, compounded by the fact I can barely move 30 hours after my first physical therapy session (I can move, I'm just very stiff).
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 13, 2014, 08:51:27 am
Well damn them -- less than an hour ago our fabulous NWS magically upped our forecast from 6-8" to 10-14" -- and a hair's width from the 14-18" section.

I was about to go out and shovel and the past hour's nasty sleet and ice pellets have now morphed into near blizzard heavy snow, with winds now gusting to 35mph.

(http://i57.tinypic.com/9lbxnn.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: OneTampa on February 13, 2014, 09:25:17 am
"....now is winter of our discontent...but let it snow...let it snow..."
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 13, 2014, 11:07:19 am
NWS further updates me at 10:30 AM to the 14-18" zone :( there's a lull right now in the storm and part two is supposedly going to appear later on around 8PM. We've had 13" as of 10AM at the airport.

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2n0u8ly.jpg)

Oh, and it's also showing snow for Saturday now.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on February 13, 2014, 11:35:15 am


Sunny with occasional high clouds. Current temp is 57 degrees, and not expected to get much higher. Winds gusting 25-35 MPH

For the rest of the week it looks like cool mornings. It's still too windy to rake leaves,so I"l wait until tomorrow !  :P


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/forecast.html





Ray
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: hcj90 on February 13, 2014, 11:38:09 am
I had 7 inches of snow, and then sleet and freezing rain last night.  Total sheet of ice everywhere this morning.  Now it's snowing like crazy again.  Don't see this often here in southern NC.  When I was born, in 1969, we had a terrible ice storm, and power was out for 2 weeks.  One of my friends seemed bored when I texted him pictures of the snow.  He wrote back that it was just another day for him in Pittsburgh.   ::)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on February 13, 2014, 11:40:03 am


Ray, Ed sorry we couldn't hook up but maybe next time.

Jody :) :) :)


It's OK I understand.  Vacations go quickly, and I also had a busy schedule. Next time ! Glad you had a good time !

Ray  8)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: klassykitty on February 13, 2014, 08:21:32 pm
(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g356/klassykitty_2000/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140213_094314_778_zpshtglftuf.jpg)

It took me and my brother 2 1/2hours to dig out the driveway and porch.
We ended up with 14" except now it's snowing again and is that stupid, wet, heavy snow  >:(

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g356/klassykitty_2000/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140213_094049_587_zpskn5pgivn.jpg)

I did find my car eventually  :)

Michelle 8)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 14, 2014, 09:26:30 am
We just achieved our 5th snowiest winter season on record, and only need 0.8" more to go to #4 and we'll probably do that tomorrow. Then need 0.5" for third so I can easily imagine this season being #3. If we get one more very large storm we'll get to #2.

And the snowiest #1 season I lived through four years ago -- never again.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: RapidRod on February 14, 2014, 09:44:56 pm
We just achieved our 5th snowiest winter season on record, and only need 0.8" more to go to #4 and we'll probably do that tomorrow. Then need 0.5" for third so I can easily imagine this season being #3. If we get one more very large storm we'll get to #2.

And the snowiest #1 season I lived through four years ago -- never again.
You'll get it, we have 8 new inches and still snowing here and it's coming at you.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on February 15, 2014, 12:10:42 am

I did find my car eventually  :)

Michelle 8)

That looks like a typical day here in Wisconsin! No wonder we all drink up here!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 16, 2014, 08:28:06 am
Evidently we had enough snow accumulate at the airport that we are now officially tied with 1898-99 for third snowiest winter EVAH.

And we're due another light snow event tomorrow night so we'll definitely straight out win third. Local forecaster says 1-3" in the city, 2-5" in western suburbs. NWS says <1" in the city to the shore, 2-4" in western suburbs.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 17, 2014, 01:45:36 pm
Here we go again. Another 3-5" of Devil's Dandruff, Connecticut Confetti, New England Clam Powder (stolen from SNL) coming tomorrow. Ugh!

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 17, 2014, 04:41:22 pm
About the same here, 2-5" from 2AM until 9AM... a little breakfast shoveling I say. Will warm up enough to melt a lot of it but there will then be a quick refreeze overnight, but Thursday and Friday we may reach 60F.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on February 17, 2014, 04:44:51 pm
Supposed to get 4-6" here.  It's almost a white out at the present moment.  We are supposed to get to 50F at the end of the week, but back in the 20's over the weekend.  This has been an unusual winter all over.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 17, 2014, 06:04:12 pm
Supposed to get 4-6" here.  It's almost a white out at the present moment.  We are supposed to get to 50F at the end of the week, but back in the 20's over the weekend.  This has been an unusual winter all over.

Who is shoveling for you Betty?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 17, 2014, 06:19:50 pm
Wow. Erie, PA has had the most snow with 110.7" (I think for an urban area).
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on February 17, 2014, 06:24:25 pm
Supposed to get 4-6" here.  It's almost a white out at the present moment.  We are supposed to get to 50F at the end of the week, but back in the 20's over the weekend.  This has been an unusual winter all over.

Were sending you quite the mess from the Midwest. There was a fleet of plows out all morning and you would never know it now. Downtown is basically shut down in Milwaukee and the only people out are the desperate or the desperately stupid!

Took an hour to go two miles to the store (count me as a 'stupid' one) and there are cars just parked in the middle of the roads going uphill with their flashers on everywhere. No traction at all and no one will stop and help or they'll be in the same situation. More on the way!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on February 17, 2014, 06:28:01 pm
*cough*

it's 81 here right now.


Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on February 17, 2014, 06:31:21 pm
*cough*

it's 81 here right now.

Yes....but you have mosquitoes and Ted Cruz.....paradise it is not!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 17, 2014, 06:37:17 pm
Yes....but you have mosquitoes and Ted Cruz.....paradise it is not!

lol. Both blood suckers but I give the mosquitoes the benefit of doubt.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on February 17, 2014, 06:54:40 pm


Over ambitious snow plow driver in NYC :

Diners run for their lives as NYC plow sends snow and debris crashing into restaurant



http://video.pix11.com/Diners-run-for-their-lives-as-NYC-plow-sends-snow-debris-crashing-into-restaurant-25623348?playlistId=11929#.UwKhFIWt7Dd
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on February 18, 2014, 12:34:36 am
Poured rain today, with thunder and lightning.  Suppose to be near 70 Thursday and that is suppose to fire up severe storms. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on February 18, 2014, 03:46:04 am
Who is shoveling for you Betty?

Well, supposedly the new tenant in the middle apartment.  Yesterday one of his friends was out "clearing" the sidewalks.  There was just a thin coating of snow at that time lol, and I believe the man was bored.  We'll see later this morning if he goes out again. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 18, 2014, 07:37:22 am
Snow stopped here about 6:30AM (I was up early unfortunately) so I just went out and dutifully shoveled our 3 inches of snow. At least it was powdery and not heavy/wet.

In one more month the average high will be 53F -- something to look forward to, plus of course THIS!

(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/bedstuy65/omg_ramps_zps9ab9b66a.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on February 18, 2014, 10:58:02 am
What better place to post a rant.  I'm so freaking angry right now I could explode.  Living in the Midwest, you prepare for Winter if you're logical.  I made sure we were set.  With the continuous freezing periods, our heat tape went bad last week.  I spent an entire day last week crawling around in freezing water, repairing water lines.

That couldn't be helped.  So, I got the water going and instructed my mother to leave the water running in the kitchen as it's the furthest point.  I explained that I didn't spend extra time in the freezing ass water to replace the heat tape as we're towards to the end of the season. 

She stressed about the potential water bill increasing and shut the taps off Sunday night.  When I awoke yesterday, I took my monthly medication that dictates that I be close to a toilet for the entire day.  I had no idea that she had shut the water off until I needed to use the toilet.  Yep, the water froze again.

I had no choice but to go to my own house for the day.  I suggested she come also or spend a day or so with one of her children.  There was no way I could devote time to thawing the lines yesterday and knew the weather was warming today.  I rec'd a call early this morning from a brother who said mother had tried calling me all night and morning.

This is total BS.  I checked my recent calls and this was a lie.  The water unfroze on it's own and she said it was flooding the yard since 1:00 am.  More BS.  There was no way it could have unthawed while it was still below freezing outside.  I just finished repairing the broken line.

Now the part I'm not so proud of; I suggested it's probably time to consider a home since she no longer has the ability to know how to turn off a water valve.  I've tolerated her inability to do anything, but this is ridiculous. 

Then, after getting this all done and warming myself, she came into my room and asked if there was any chance I could help her clean the porch.  Are you fucking kidding me??????  Yes, there are a few things that could be tidied, but not now!!!!  I'm preparing for surgery and am not supposed to be doing anything strenuous but have out of necessity. 

Thanks for the venue to vent all this. 

greg
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on February 18, 2014, 04:59:52 pm
Wow, what a mess!  So sorry you're experiencing this, Greg.  Please stay down, do what the dr says, and just take care of yourself.  Other things can wait.  The surgery is important!!  Vent anytime...
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jody on February 18, 2014, 10:04:06 pm
Sorry you are having such a rough time with your mom and the bad weather Greg.  Take care of yourself and the pending surgery little buddy. :-\

Jody
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jody on February 18, 2014, 10:05:39 pm
"....now is winter of our discontent...but let it snow...let it snow..."

Send some of that Florida weather up north guys. :)

Jody
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on February 19, 2014, 08:36:50 am
Tis all good this morning.  Totally resting up and trying not to think of the pending surgery and recovery.  I had to stop googling it.  :)

My mother is very passive/aggressive and manipulative in getting her way.  I had no problem sitting on my ass watching her straighten up the damn porch.  Goodness, it's still too cold outside to enjoy and I'm sure a few more weeks wouldn't make a difference.

We're also expecting another polar vortex next week and I simply explained to her, her choices.  Potentially pay a higher water bill to ensure lines don't freeze, or definitely pay a plumber.  I WILL NOT be crawling around if it happens again.

Now, back to our regularly discussed programming and weather thread.  :)

We're supposed to be near 70 tomorrow with potential severe storms followed by another winter blast.  Our community is below lake level so we always stay wet around here.  Now they're predicting massive flooding since these huge mounds of snow will suddenly melt with nowhere to go.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on February 19, 2014, 03:09:06 pm
Yes....but you have mosquitoes and Ted Cruz.....paradise it is not!

Well the Texas Icepocalypse and unusually harsh winter down here has taken care of alot of the eggs and larvae of all our creepy crawlies (although not Ted) that start popping up around this time of year. SHOULD BE A FAIRLY BUG FREE SUMMER! Thank you Jebus for blessing your favored flock!

On a side note Ive had to fire up the AC i my car over the past few days and it appears I need a freon charge :(
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on February 19, 2014, 03:37:51 pm
Greg, I'm glad things worked out.  It's 41F right now, sunny, and the roads are slushy as hell.  As with you all, there are huge piles of snow, just melting and creating a mess.  But, over the weekend it's supposed to drop back into the 20's.  We seem to have similar weather.

And Will, Texas was the first place I saw a roach.  I was 16, on the bus back from Phoenix, and we stopped at a rest stop.  When I was in the bathroom, I saw this horrible bug, and I asked the employee using the sink what it was.  She told me it was a roach, and I almost fainted. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on February 19, 2014, 04:07:25 pm


On a side note Ive had to fire up the AC i my car over the past few days and it appears I need a freon charge :(

Gluttony, pride and avarice are horrible things! You should be ashamed of yourself.  I do recall one New Year's Eve I spent in San Antonio - 1987 or some year where Madonna was pre-botox - and there was a sprinkling of snow on the interstate.  I think they called out the National Guard and started proselytizing about end times or some nonsense. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on February 19, 2014, 07:04:36 pm
URGENT: Fire Weather Alert goes into effect starting tomorrow for South Texas due to high winds and dry dry air.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on February 19, 2014, 07:12:50 pm
It was 75 here today and ma daffodils are poking up . I planted hundreds of bulbs last fall so we shall see if the squirrels got them or if I will have a big show .

I have tons that bloom all spring and summer so I wont begrudge a tree rodent a meal .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: klassykitty on February 19, 2014, 10:24:31 pm
(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g356/klassykitty_2000/IMG_20140215_174000_857_zpszttbgh8o.jpg)

Me and bf went to his cabin for the weekend; I was nice and I let him have the pleasure of shoveling the death trap steps.

I think next time Jeff and Willie should come along and they can shovel steps ;)
oh yea  guys the snow shovel is in one of the basement rooms that freddy kruger, michael myers and jason live in  ;D

Jeff, squirrel stew is good.

Michelle 8)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on February 19, 2014, 10:59:02 pm
Lordy Michelle, I'd have several broken bones before getting that all cleared.  ;)

@Betty, I think we're only a couple of hours away from each other and we both are subjected to the great lakes affect.  We've had horrible straight line winds today.  I saw a new privacy fence in our neighborhood that was completely knocked down.

I attempted to drive my little truck to town today and could barely keep it on the road.  I promptly went and borrowed a family member's SUV.  OH, and I should have probably told him as he initially thought it was stolen....lol

But all is good as we'll return to our horrid winter conditions by weekend.  I won't mind since I'll be indoors sipping on tea.  I'd still rather put up with this for a few months instead of the oppressive summer heat in some areas of the country.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on February 19, 2014, 11:48:13 pm
It was 75 here today and ma daffodils are poking up . I planted hundreds of bulbs last fall so we shall see if the squirrels got them or if I will have a big show .

I have tons that bloom all spring and summer so I wont begrudge a tree rodent a meal .

After this arctic winter, all of our hyacinth bulbs are coming up.  We had one coming up a few weeks ago, but now all are.  The trees have buds on them.  We often see this by late February, but I thought they'd be delayed this year.  We thought this cold winter would kill all the algae in the pond, but nope.  We have bright green string algae on everything.  The water was 45 degrees today.  The fish were out today, as it got near 60 and suppose to be 70 tomorrow. 

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on February 19, 2014, 11:53:07 pm
After this arctic winter, all of our hyacinth bulbs are coming up.  We had one coming up a few weeks ago, but now all are.  The trees have buds on them.  We often see this by late February, but I thought they'd be delayed this year.  We thought this cold winter would kill all the algae in the pond, but nope.  We have bright green string algae on everything.  The water was 45 degrees today.  The fish were out today, as it got near 60 and suppose to be 70 tomorrow.

You should hope they don't bloom.  You're also expecting extended winter weather.  :)  I sure as hell hope this doesn't mean a hotter than normal summer for the region.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on February 20, 2014, 05:55:37 am
started proselytizing about end times or some nonsense. 

Oh honey, they do that down there at the slightest provocation. It's so tiresome! :-\


Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 20, 2014, 07:41:34 am
Here is a climate question to ponder. Choosing between Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Atlanta and Anchorage, who has had the most snow to date so far this season?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 22, 2014, 10:18:19 am
***ALERT*** Polar Vortex 3.0 arrives Sunday night, plus possible two snow events in the NE one Monday, the other Tues-Wed, with the second one being the more significant event.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 23, 2014, 06:05:39 pm
So, we've had a few nice days and the snow is melting fast. Only 6-8" to go but the deep freeze begins again tomorrow.

I shoveled the snow on the deck off of our dining room to fool my mind in the coming week that spring is around the corner. Such an easy job. (fooling my mind that is) :P
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: buginme2 on February 25, 2014, 02:52:17 pm
the SUN IS OUT!!

If it holds out for the entire day, it will end our 18 DAYS OF STRAIGHT RAIN in a row. 

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 25, 2014, 06:20:38 pm
the SUN IS OUT!!

If it holds out for the entire day, it will end our 18 DAYS OF STRAIGHT RAIN in a row.

Hope the sun stayed out!  :) 18 days. ugh.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on February 25, 2014, 06:22:54 pm
About a week ago I pulled off the topmost blanket from my bed (since we were in the 80's)leaving only a sheet and a light feather blanket,  but tonight it is going down to 33. So BACK on with the heavy top blanket!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 25, 2014, 06:27:52 pm
We're not expected to get much past 33 degrees for our HIGH temp in the next 10 days. We should be in the low to mid 40's. Spring seems so distant.  :(
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on February 25, 2014, 07:15:24 pm
We're not expected to get much past 33 degrees for our HIGH temp in the next 10 days. We should be in the low to mid 40's. Spring seems so distant.  :(

Yes! Our predicted high for tomorrow is 8F.  The next 2 weeks, not supposed to be over 35F.  I'm sick of this!!  My daughter told me, over the weekend, her goal is to get me to move to Washington to be with her.  I just don't know if I could stand all that rain.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 25, 2014, 08:18:23 pm
Yes! Our predicted high for tomorrow is 8F.  The next 2 weeks, not supposed to be over 35F.  I'm sick of this!!  My daughter told me, over the weekend, her goal is to get me to move to Washington to be with her.  I just don't know if I could stand all that rain.

Are you crazy? Move. Not just for the weather, it's a more relaxed liberal environment.

Where exactly in Washington?

ps: it's going down to 14F tomorrow, 11F Thursday night; 1 inch of snow possible tomorrow
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on February 25, 2014, 08:35:05 pm
Where exactly in Washington?

Olympia.

Of course the other issue with moving to another state, especially clear across the country, would benefit issues (Medicaid), finding another doctor etc. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 25, 2014, 08:40:06 pm

Of course the other issue with moving to another state, especially clear across the country, would benefit issues (Medicaid), finding another doctor etc. 

Been there, done that -- it's not as hard as you think. The hard part is the actual packing and moving of possessions.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 26, 2014, 04:49:25 pm
*** ALERT *** GROWING THREAT OF MIDWEST PA NYC NJ NEW ENGLAND MAJOR SNOWSTORM***

Time: Sunday, midday through Monday

Eastern Ohio most of Pennsylvania New Jersey New York City the southern third of New York State and a good portion of New England could see a major snowstorm here with many areas seeing over 12 inches of snow.

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2qda9ok.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 27, 2014, 07:26:42 pm
... still not looking good

(http://i62.tinypic.com/264j0wy.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 28, 2014, 09:21:52 am
I trust this forecaster about the most, but it's just his "first guess" map and still two days out so will change slightly

(http://i58.tinypic.com/wkmqnl.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on February 28, 2014, 09:38:24 am
They're predicting another horrible artic blast of snow and frigid weather.  We're already around zero with no relief in the immediate future.  They're only predicting 8 - 10" for our area but we're dead center of the storm so who knows?

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on February 28, 2014, 11:21:11 am
The weather channel is giving us red flag warnings so Im going to run and hide if a weather with a red hanky comes calling .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on February 28, 2014, 01:38:47 pm
......and once again I have go to the hanky color website. At least the new reference guide has everything from mosquito netting to white velvet so I'll be prepared for any forum references in the future.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on February 28, 2014, 01:40:41 pm
......and once again I have go to the hanky color website. At least the new reference guide has everything from mosquito netting to white velvet so I'll be prepared for any forum references in the future.

I didn't mean to yellow hanky you off .  ;)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dan0 on February 28, 2014, 01:44:43 pm
Hopefully yellow...and not yellow lame or pale yellow. Good lord, you'd have to go bar hopping with an interior designer just to pick up the right hankey-colored trick!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 28, 2014, 03:17:43 pm
Miss P is all stocked up on food preparations. Unfortunately I can't eat any of it because my freshly root-canaled rear molar hurts like a *%^&#)@ and you know how these Yankee doctors/dentists don't dole out percocets like candy in Texas.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on February 28, 2014, 03:23:32 pm
Miss P is all stocked up on food preparations. Unfortunately I can't eat any of it because my freshly root-canaled rear molar hurts like a *%^&#)@ and you know how these Yankee doctors/dentists don't dole out percocets like candy in Texas.

Did you have the tooth pulled willingly or did the state have you defanged .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 28, 2014, 05:09:08 pm
Did you have the tooth pulled willingly or did the state have you defanged .

It was not pulled -- I had full endodontic therapy at Ivy League University of Pennsylvania's brand new state-of-the art Syngcuk Kim Endodontic Clinic (http://www.dental.upenn.edu/news_and_events/penn_dental_medicine_opens_state-of-the-art_endodontic_clinic) (please scroll down and click through the photo gallery!) I am supposed to live with this temporary stuff on top of what they just did for two weeks, then they do a "crown buildup" next appointment followed finally by the actual crown full-cast. And remember, it was just ten days ago that they drilled out the two old fillings in the tooth and replaced it with yet some other temporary stuff, so by the end of the day this takes FOUR APPOINTMENTS (EACH AT LEAST FOUR HOURS LONG) to complete.

Then, of course, they want to do another crown after that but that may not happen until the summer or even next fall.

The only things I am to be charged for is the actual crown part ($135 each)

ps: IT STILL REALLY FUCKING HURTS
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on February 28, 2014, 05:10:19 pm
Miss P is all stocked up on food preparations. Unfortunately I can't eat any of it because my freshly root-canaled rear molar hurts like a *%^&#)@ and you know how these Yankee doctors/dentists don't dole out percocets like candy in Texas.
I know that's right!  My surgeon wrote a script for enough pain meds for 3 weeks.  Anyway, sorry you're going through that.  I used to hate root canals.  When I had teeth lol.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 28, 2014, 05:15:40 pm
I know that's right!  My surgeon wrote a script for enough pain meds for 3 weeks.  Anyway, sorry you're going through that.  I used to hate root canals.  When I had teeth lol.

Mine wasn't supposed to hurt because it was more a "pre-emptive" root canal, meaning it was caught very early. They could have redone the fillings but it would have only delayed having a root canal for 1-2 years. I was told with the kind I have the pain should be very temporary and easily addressed with OTC ibuprofen and tylenol. Well, I'm not sure of that yet.

At worst I will have to go back Monday morning if the pain is still bad (which, of course, means at the height of this snow storm). It feels to me like something chipped off on the back of it.

I swear someone put a Santeria curse on me -- every week something new and bad happens.

ps: what they told me this morning over the phone pretty much lines up with what I read here (http://www.sharecare.com/health/root-canal-therapy/tooth-sensitive-after-root-canal)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 28, 2014, 05:30:25 pm
Also, cocks (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/28/philadelphia-underrated-city_n_4826930.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 28, 2014, 06:04:57 pm
My jaw has not recovered yet from all of last years dental work. (17 visits) Hope you fare better.  :P

Meanwhile, it is frigid here. Really, really, really tired of winter and this coming storm might be as bad as the others. March better leave as a lamb!   :P
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on February 28, 2014, 06:12:23 pm
We're supposed to get 4-6" over the weekend.  They had a wind chill warning this morning, with wind chills being -10F.  I just cannot believe the winter is lasting this fucking long!!!  Who can we call?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on February 28, 2014, 06:13:42 pm
Its going to 70 here this weekend but its a chilly 70 .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on February 28, 2014, 06:34:11 pm
Its going to 70 here this weekend but its a chilly 70 .

I don't understand how you cope with such wicked weather.  :'(
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on February 28, 2014, 10:29:37 pm
Its going to 70 here this weekend but its a chilly 70 .

 Jeff I feel your pain, I had to endure a nippy 77 today.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Irish Eyes on February 28, 2014, 11:51:23 pm
We're supposed to get 4-6" over the weekend.

With my VL I'd be thankful of 4-6"
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 01, 2014, 07:49:57 am
NWS slightly shifted snow totals south overnight. I went from being on the border of 6-8"/8-10" to being firmly in the middle of the 8-10" area. Snow totals in the NYC area and points north have seen decreases in projected snow totals.

Of course, now the question is whether or not they'll keep adjusting the totals upwards in the next 36 hours before the storm beings.

If Philadephia receives in excess of 6 inches this will officially become the second snowiest winter season on record. #1 was only four years ago.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/14n021.jpg)

ps: good news on my tooth -- somehow my tooth guard not allowed me an entire night's uninterrupted sleep. When I grind my teeth wearing it for some reason it's not hitting the sensitive part of the tooth that had surgery. Bad news is that this morning it's just as sore as yesterday. If worse comes to worse I can just wear the guard during the day when I'm at home and/or not eating.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on March 01, 2014, 08:29:16 pm

Of course, now the question is whether or not they'll keep adjusting the totals upwards in the next 36 hours before the storm beings.

If Philadephia receives in excess of 6 inches this will officially become the second snowiest winter season on record. #1 was only four years ago.



*yawn* Snow storms are SOOO last month. I had to dust off my flip flops and go bathing suit shopping today.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Irish Eyes on March 01, 2014, 10:09:56 pm
*yawn* Snow storms are SOOO last month. I had to dust off my flip flops and go bathing suit shopping today.
I had a 3 hr break from the rain in Palm Springs and spent the morning by the pool with an umbrella in my after breakfast cocktail. As for flip flops mine r practically worn out.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on March 01, 2014, 10:27:45 pm
71 here now - after hitting a high of 79 today (of course, I was stuck in the house most of the day doing homework - at the tail end of my MBA program and it is sucking every ounce of time and energy out of me - at least right now)...

Oh and tomorrow we will once again hit a high of 79.... and I will only be able to venture out to go grocery shopping and to get oil changed on car...but I will do that in shorts and a t-shirt.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 01, 2014, 10:42:46 pm
If you live in Virginia when you wake up you may have some surprises in store, as all the latest models have pushed this entire storm down there. Big time.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on March 01, 2014, 11:38:31 pm
If you live in Virginia when you wake up you may have some surprises in store, as all the latest models have pushed this entire storm down there. Big time.

Yes -- and I thought I had dodge the "big" storm of the year whilst traipsing around Tanzania.....
Of course, I have a dentist appt. for my cleanning and an appt. to drop my car off on Monday morning for some maintenance....  oh well, looks like I shall be working from home with "dirty" teeth.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on March 01, 2014, 11:43:36 pm
Looks like we are about to get hit.  Earlier in the week, they just had us with ice.  Now, we are looking at up to 6 inches of snow here.  The NAM model has us getting 12, but they think that's too much.

So, I'm sure school will be out Monday and maybe Tuesday.  I guess school is going to July.  Well, mid-June.  I've heard there is a bill to knock off days to make up, since so many districts have missed so many days. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on March 02, 2014, 03:31:59 am
I've heard there is a bill to knock off days to make up, since so many districts have missed so many days.

They have kids going to school on holidays here to make up snow days.  I feel bad for the kids.  I do not remember having to make up snow days when I was in school, unless I'm remembering incorrectly.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 02, 2014, 07:15:54 am
Yes -- and I thought I had dodge the "big" storm of the year whilst traipsing around Tanzania.....
Of course, I have a dentist appt. for my cleanning and an appt. to drop my car off on Monday morning for some maintenance....  oh well, looks like I shall be working from home with "dirty" teeth.

My parents in Loudoun are going to get hit really hard with up to 1 ft, though it extends all the way over to the three most southern counties in NJ receiving 10-14" while I only get 6-8" sixty miles away. Oh, and then the morning after the storm ends (early Tuesday) the temperature goes down to 3℉ :(

The WXrisk.com guy on FB that's usually correct seems to think Richmond is getting 8-12" and the NWS has your 4-7" incorrect. A foot of snow in Richmond would be hilarious.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on March 02, 2014, 08:15:02 am
Oh what a difference a mere few miles makes.  About 20 miles south of us, it was warm enough that they're pounded with ice whereas we're simply getting snow.  We're dead center of path that's expecting the most snow.  Up to a foot possible.

The weatherman said we should be grateful for the cold temps this morning because we won't deal with any ice.  I'm going to attempt to not look at our sidewalks or driveway later lest my OCD will dictate that I shovel it.  Not sure where or when I developed that internal need to constantly clear the snow and have perfectly manicured walks and driveways?

Stay safe all! 

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on March 02, 2014, 06:21:30 pm
Where is our weather girl??  We need updates............!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 02, 2014, 06:29:08 pm
Where is our weather girl??  We need updates............!

Philly's totals have been lowered to 3-6"

NWS says 4-8" for Richmond but WxRisk.com begs to differ slightly

(http://i61.tinypic.com/wi3mzc.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 03, 2014, 07:24:49 am
Wow, as a sign of how far south this storm system has shifted the NWS has put up winter weather advisories as of this morning as far south as Dillon County, South Carolina.

Storm totals for my area were reduced to 2-4" overnight, and 1-2" for the northern half of the city. 36 hours ago they were saying we were to get 8-10".
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on March 03, 2014, 07:36:58 am
My prayers to Zeus really worked as this entire shifted entirely south of us.  We barely got an inch.  :)

bitterly cold, but at least I won't blow out my mesh wraps shoveling snow all day.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 03, 2014, 03:02:28 pm
Final PHL airport 2:30PM snow total: 3.4"
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on March 03, 2014, 09:12:02 pm
URGENT!

We are under a Winter Weather Advisory as of 10 minutes ago....but we are taking lightning strikes all over SA and get this, It is Thundersleeting just west of SA.

I've never heard a weatherman say "thundersleet".

Is this the End of Days?

PS- If my house gets hit by lightning and I'm forced to go out in the sleet I'ma be a pissed off bitch.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Dachshund on March 03, 2014, 10:05:12 pm
Yesterday morning it was 60 degrees and by noon it was 34. We had thunder and lightning followed by sleet and then snow. The high today was 24.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 03, 2014, 11:19:01 pm
It's 19F in Philly right now. It's actually -1F in Culpeper, VA which was the epicenter of the snowfall 200 miles southwest.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on March 04, 2014, 10:07:08 am
URGENT!

We are under a Winter Weather Advisory as of 10 minutes ago....but we are taking lightning strikes all over SA and get this, It is Thundersleeting just west of SA.

I've never heard a weatherman say "thundersleet".

Is this the End of Days?

PS- If my house gets hit by lightning and I'm forced to go out in the sleet I'ma be a pissed off bitch.

No dear you will just be wet. But remember to leave your steel tipped umbrella inside .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 15, 2014, 07:53:02 am
Sorry mitchypoo -- I am hereby shutting down your (very) premature spring fling thread in order to provide winter storm forecast duties. Like the storm a couple of weeks ago this one was forecast further north until late yesterday so you may be hearing different things depending on where you look. NWS has already also nudged it's significant accumulation areas further south by 100-150 miles overnight. Almost a duplicate of the previous "Virginia" storm forced south by Polar Vortex #5.

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2r7vjht.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2w7kbya.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: hope_for_a_cure on March 15, 2014, 08:25:05 am
This should be the last one for the season there in the Mid Atlantic.  Just my prediction.  Those cherry blossoms have to make their appearance soon you know.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 15, 2014, 08:44:14 am
This should be the last one for the season there in the Mid Atlantic.  Just my prediction.  Those cherry blossoms have to make their appearance soon you know.

Indeed -- our lesser known cherry blossom festival begins in 18 days

http://subarucherryblossom.org
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on March 17, 2014, 06:38:24 am
So Miss P -- Why is it you like this forecaster??  He has been way off for the last few storms in Richmond?  Was expecting a few inches and all I have is a thin layer of snowy ice covering everything -- not even 1/2".
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on March 17, 2014, 08:13:00 am
So Miss P -- Why is it you like this forecaster??  He has been way off for the last few storms in Richmond?  Was expecting a few inches and all I have is a thin layer of snowy ice covering everything -- not even 1/2".

Doncha just hate it when you're promised over eight a few inches and all you get is barely 1/2?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 17, 2014, 08:51:20 am
So Miss P -- Why is it you like this forecaster??  He has been way off for the last few storms in Richmond?  Was expecting a few inches and all I have is a thin layer of snowy ice covering everything -- not even 1/2".

I only posted his "first call" map (48 hours out) -- didn't bother with his final map because by then it wasn't that relevant for Philadelphia, but here it is -- and it's fairly accurate for what you got, meaning an all sleet event (he posted it 19 hours ago). Also, NWS was similar for Richmond, and weather.com shows Richmond still receiving off/on wintry mix/sleet throughout the remainder of the day (maybe you should look at the radar before emitting your premature ejaculations).

Otherwise the reason I read his forecasting is that what he does on Facebook isn't a "hobby" -- it's more of a side project to his professional job which is forecasting for global traders, investors and business. Meaning he's paid a lot more money than some glamazon/failed model that does the forecasting on your local TV news channel.

Also, cocks (http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/best-independent-forecaster/BestOf?oid=1713377)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/73p1fb.jpg)

His 1-2" was accurate for Philadelphia. I don't know our final totals yet but I expect it to be 1.5" with larger totals as predicted for central DE and southern NJ. I think I also just read that DC had ~5" and I think my parents in Loudoun had ~6". I've seen pictures of around Luray, VA (25 miles north of Charlottesville) with almost a foot.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 17, 2014, 09:56:19 am
***BREAKING NEWS*** PHL (the airport) reports 4.5" of snow (http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/wx/afos/p.php?pil=PNSPHI&e=201403171329) officially making this winter season Philadelphia's second all time snowiest on record with 67.4" (we needed 2.7" from this storm to achieve that). This is where, for official record keeping, the city records its amounts but for those not familiar with Philadelphia the airport is at our most southern point, and the far northeast of the city limits is 25 miles away. People living in the northeast probably only saw 1 inch, and downtown only 2.5". Also, it's still snowing moderately right now and may do so for another two hours.

I live 8 miles from the airport and 1.5 miles south of downtown.

ps: our all-time snowiest winter was only four years ago -- can you say "climate change" Wumpy?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on March 17, 2014, 11:39:25 am
  making this winter season Philadelphia's second all time snowiest on record with

I broke my all time single afternoon Margarita count yesterday. and it was sunny and warm.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: phildinftlaudy on March 17, 2014, 12:06:07 pm
I got out of Washington D.C. just in time yesterday... Flight left at 1:45 and weather deteriorated a few hours after that... they are having a "snow day" today w/ federal offices, etc. closed down from my understanding.....

Back in Florida w/ 80 degree temps.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on March 17, 2014, 12:14:08 pm

Back in Florida w/ 80 degree temps.

Over on the west coast, we have wind, rain, lightening and thunder. Good day to stay in !


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/klystron-9-radar.map.html/Pinellas.html


Ray
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: J.R.E. on March 17, 2014, 12:47:23 pm



We are now under a tornado watch until 11:00 pm.   :P  It's like a miniature tropical depression today !

Ray
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 17, 2014, 02:33:00 pm
Richmond Times Dispatch (http://www.timesdispatch.com/weather/severe-weather/central-va-gets-another-helping-of-winter-weather/article_f1618db5-6b3a-5fde-a7cf-e1440ec7f255.html)

About one-half inch to more than 2 inches of snow and sleet have fallen in the Richmond area, according to reports to the National Weather Service.

About 2.5 inches was reported late this morning in Beaverdam in Hanover County.

The winter weather -- sleet, rain, freezing rain, snow -- started Sunday evening, said Tim Gingrich, a weather service meteorologist.

The current round of precipitation should end early this afternoon, Gingrich said.


Doesn't sound to "off" to me, bocker.  Plus radar currently shows a stream of mixed precipitation in the southern suburbs (http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/virginia/weather-radar?play=1) that has not even ended and stretches back to Windson-Salem moving in a northeasterly line to the Eastern Shore.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 17, 2014, 09:33:42 pm
*giggle* (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/03/17/an-infuriating-long-range-forecast/) 8)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on March 18, 2014, 06:50:56 pm
*giggle* (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/03/17/an-infuriating-long-range-forecast/) 8)

I'm NOT laughing.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 18, 2014, 08:53:40 pm
I'm NOT laughing.

The version that just came out a couple hours ago is even worse -- oh, and now snow is showing here for next Tuesday on long range forecasts.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/efnlgp.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on March 18, 2014, 09:01:09 pm
Is it too soon to bitch about the oppressive heat?  I worked in the yard for a while this afternoon in the sun and was already overheating. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on March 19, 2014, 05:51:59 pm
The version that just came out a couple hours ago is even worse -- oh, and now snow is showing here for next Tuesday on long range forecasts.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/efnlgp.jpg)

Time to move to the Aleutian Islands.

Is it too soon to bitch about the oppressive heat?   

Yes.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 20, 2014, 09:35:01 pm
More Cold and Snow in the Offing for Midwest, East Next Week (http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/more-cold-snow-forecast-next-week/24613223)

wheeeeeee!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 25, 2014, 12:33:22 pm
Hey mitchypoo -- thanks for jinxing us (http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/northeast-region/weather-radar?play=1) with your premature "Spring" thread :P
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on March 25, 2014, 12:49:13 pm
Hey mitchypoo -- thanks for jinxing us (http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/northeast-region/weather-radar?play=1) with your premature "Spring" thread :P

You're welcome!  :)  Just a pesky 1-3" Spring dusting. (although I'm not happy about it.  >:(.)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: zach on March 25, 2014, 01:59:39 pm
spring is the cruelest season... or april is the cruelest month.... something like that. maybe ts elliot..... grinding the mind now, title title title, ow hurts... is that from wasteland?
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: tednlou2 on March 25, 2014, 11:11:38 pm
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/photo_zps6b9bea5e.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on March 26, 2014, 07:12:29 pm
The past 3 days when I've gotten up in the morning and looked out the window, I have seen snow.  I'm so fucking sick of this.  I hope spring arrives at some point!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on March 26, 2014, 07:17:47 pm
This thread is now dead.  :)

(http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy126/palemoonit/Mansfield%20Winter%202010/GoldsmithStreetdeadsnowman6thJanuar.jpg) (http://media.photobucket.com/user/palemoonit/media/Mansfield%20Winter%202010/GoldsmithStreetdeadsnowman6thJanuar.jpg.html)

So sorry for the murder.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on March 26, 2014, 07:22:39 pm
YOU ALL FAIL with the snow. still.

We are smack dab in the middle of spring down here  8)

The Bluebonnets are popping everywhere!

(http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac28/tabeaver134/TexasFlag_bluebonnets.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on March 26, 2014, 07:27:00 pm
YOU ALL FAIL with the snow. still.

We are smack dab in the middle of spring down here  8)


Send me and Betty a ticket to paradise! Quickly!!!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: WillyWump on March 26, 2014, 09:35:47 pm
Send me and Betty a ticket to paradise! Quickly!!!

NO YANKS ALLOWED. Betty maybe
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on March 26, 2014, 10:22:04 pm
NO YANKS ALLOWED. Betty maybe

Oh please -- I spent 4 months in San Antonio back in the eighties (at Ft. Sam Houston, for an Army School), it wasn't ALL THAT. 

Though the margarita's were bountiful (I was still drinking back then) -- and there was this one Texan cowboy......  he came back to the Bachelor Officer's Quarters with me and he would NOT remove his boots!!  Ahhhhhh memories..............
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on March 27, 2014, 04:04:55 am
spring is the cruelest season... or april is the cruelest month.... something like that. maybe ts elliot..... grinding the mind now, title title title, ow hurts... is that from wasteland?
No dear its from smoking.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on March 27, 2014, 04:09:03 am
Mr Wump a very bonny pic .

Somehow I cannot get the words

Bachelor Officer's Quarters

Out off my mind.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on March 27, 2014, 10:54:15 am
NO YANKS ALLOWED. Betty maybe

Meanie!  :'( Somehow I will find the strength to go on.  :)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: BT65 on March 28, 2014, 08:24:36 am
NO YANKS ALLOWED. Betty maybe

Thanks Willy.  But since Mitch is such a nice guy he should accompany me. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 30, 2014, 06:43:31 pm
LOL... wow, this wasn't predicted. NWS just slapped winter weather advisories a mere twenty miles away from me, until 8 AM tomorrow. I was also snowing earlier in the western suburbs of DC.

http://www.weather.gov/phi/

edit: and while we have no "official" advisory in the city NWS now lists "snow/sleet" in the city if the temperatures dip to 34F. Earlier we weren't going down below 38F. No accumulation expected.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: klassykitty on March 30, 2014, 07:17:58 pm
The only good thing about this effing white crap is that I can't go outside and chop up branches that fell during the ice storm.

Miss P--Please, please, pretty please tell me that your weather thing says this is the onion snow.  Lie if you have to. ;D

Michelle 8)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on March 31, 2014, 06:41:09 am

I was also snowing earlier in the western suburbs of DC.


Ah, so the truth is out. You're actually the Snow Queen and it's YOU who has been dumping snow on the USofA this winter. For shame, for shame!
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: bocker3 on March 31, 2014, 07:34:57 am
Ah, so the truth is out. You're actually the Snow Queen and it's YOU who has been dumping snow on the USofA this winter. For shame, for shame!

You are on a roll Missy --- between this and Jeff's "groom" catch, I'm beginning to think that you are a frustrated grade school teacher..........  I see you running around the Rock, red pen in hand, making corrections and lamenting the destruction of the Queen's English.............   ;D

M
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Ann on March 31, 2014, 09:18:02 am

I see you running around the Rock, red pen in hand, making corrections and lamenting the destruction of the Queen's English.............   ;D


heheheheh... funny you should say that.

A week or so ago the overnight boat (from Heysham) which carries much of our imported food and freight was cancelled. This boat also carries our UK newspapers.

The grocery over the road from me has a four-sided newspaper rack and that day, on all four sides of the rack there were individually (not photocopied) hand-written notes which said...

There is no papers today due to boat cancellation.

I had a pen with me so naturally I crossed out every is and replaced them with are. I didn't have a red pen though, just a blue one. :-\

On the internet I only play grammar police point out an error when it makes me giggle. (And I know I make typos myself; who doesn't.) The bad grammar on the newspaper rack just irritated the crap out of me so I did something about it. ;D

I might not be a school marm myself, but I produced one! My daughter teaches year three at a primary school in Suffolk. :)

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on March 31, 2014, 10:53:04 am
Home with a crappy head cold and this:

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN1282_zps8b4b73fa.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN1282_zps8b4b73fa.jpg.html)

Seems like a cruel April Fool's day joke a day early. lol.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on April 02, 2014, 11:05:28 am
I would like to live in that house pictured , buy it for me please Mitch ,it will take your mind off your headcold and give you that special doing a kind deed for some one else feeling and you would love having me as a neighbour . I could just push the window up and shout to you, the other neighbours would get use to it .What jabes we would have. Pip Pip


Ps I don.t want there furnature , I will buy my own no no no Mitch I insist the house is enough and thank you .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on April 02, 2014, 12:32:58 pm
I would like to live in that house pictured , buy it for me please Mitch ,it will take your mind off your headcold and give you that special doing a kind deed for some one else feeling and you would love having me as a neighbour . I could just push the window up and shout to you, the other neighbours would get use to it .What jabes we would have. Pip Pip


Ps I don.t want there furnature , I will buy my own no no no Mitch I insist the house is enough and thank you .

I would love to have you living next door! The current owners turned it into a B&B and did a beautiful job. It's a shame they are such pricks.

NOT a cheap place to stay. They get around $200-300 a night.

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on April 02, 2014, 01:15:00 pm

NOT a cheap place to stay. They get around $200-300 a night.


One must assume that the market accepts such prices and that the owners provide commiserate service.
I would love to have you living next door! The current owners turned it into a B&B and did a beautiful job. It's a shame they are such pricks.

NOT a cheap place to stay. They get around $200-300 a night.



I am not surprised at the prices after looking at the web site.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on April 02, 2014, 01:30:56 pm
One must assume that the market accepts such prices and that the owners provide commiserate service.
I am not surprised at the prices after looking at the web site.

As far as I know there are only 2 B&B's in town. This one and the one across the street from them. Maybe 10 rooms total. I can't think of another or even a hotel/motel within 10 miles. They also get the majority of there business from the Goodspeed Opera House, from patrons as well as family members of the actors, etc.

Bishops Gate is a bit cheaper but not as posh.

http://bishopsgate.com/rooms-and-rates.cfm

Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on April 02, 2014, 03:08:20 pm
And you ignored my idea about turning your house into a B&B .What an opportunity if they are tools too coz at the daft prices they are charging you can always undercut, Make money and annoy the tools, perfect .I am sending a pair off plastic pink flamingos , and a neon sign saying ROOMS , it stops flickering after awhile .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on April 02, 2014, 03:24:04 pm
I have had a look standard up itself stuff , no individuality. I have also emailed them to request a booking for self box room for Valet and raw horse flesh for "the hounds",
I said that Tips Henderson had told me the Duck shotting was Ist class. So William Snode-Piefferwright will see you in the Autumn
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on April 16, 2014, 10:01:04 am
Snows of Mid-April (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/new-york-today-snows-of-mid-april/?WT.mc_id=nytoday-redirect)

(http://i62.tinypic.com/bhydde.jpg)

A Brooklyn garden gnome woke up to snow and sleet this morning.

ps: this did not occur in downtown Philadelphia but probably did in the near western suburbs. And they actually got a full 2 inches in the Poconos.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Jeff G on April 16, 2014, 10:03:10 am
I have a gnome exactly like him in my garden .
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: wolfter on April 16, 2014, 10:59:38 am
How sad that we had to revive the Winter thread in April. ;)  As someone who usually detests Summer time, I might need a paradigm shift.  Even I'm over this.  The cold was brutal and it was below freezing again last night.

I didn't even get a chance to snap pictures of the flowers that are growing at the new place that I didn't even know existed.  The poor little things have ice one them.   :(

Thankfully, the Lily garden hasn't bloomed yet so hopefully they'll thrive. 
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Miss Philicia on April 16, 2014, 11:11:30 am
It went down to 31F overnight here and I didn't even bother turning on my A/C because when I went to bed it was still a stifling 76.5F in my apartment from the day's heat being trapped inside. When I woke up it was 68F inside, and I'd only slept with a wool blanket not my down comforter.

But today's high will only be 50F so it won't warm up in here and I'll probably have to turn the heat on tonight because it's going down to near-freezing again. This is DEFINITELY the last cold snap of the season.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on April 17, 2014, 12:01:58 pm
Woke up to this yesterday morning. The white magnolia tree blooming above the snow. Kind of pretty but enough with the snow already!

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o745/mjm711/DSCN1303_zpse9c4afc7.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mjm711/media/DSCN1303_zpse9c4afc7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on April 17, 2014, 12:25:02 pm
Joy, first known to me as Tuilip Trees
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: mitch777 on April 17, 2014, 12:56:45 pm
Joy, first known to me as Tuilip Trees

 Tulip Magnolia is what we call them too. Beautiful but boy they are messy. They make those little torpedo pods that pour down in early July. Headgear needed.
Title: Re: Winter.
Post by: Theyer on April 23, 2014, 02:53:43 pm
Still no clarity re English Cox though.