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      Forecast bad enough to cancel the MLK weekend trip.

      Down there in Harriman, they're saying 5-9 inches of snow Saturday night with freezing rain on top of it.

      Up here, it's supposed to be 12-18 inches of snow, slight chance of freezing rain, and then temperatures plunging to about -6F and wind chills well into the -20's.

      Even before Coach Lou waved us off, I had already crossed the line into "I'm not expendable. I'm not stupid. And I'm not going."

      Damn. Wanted to see the guys.
      I'm not lost. I know where I am. I'm right here.
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      This is Texas. It was 69 and sunny today (Friday), T-shirts today. the arctic air is due in just a few hours. Tomorrow's high happens tonight at midnight. Then it will be like 35 with a wind chill in the 20's all day on Saturday. Sunday AM is supposed to be 25 and wind chill in single digits. But then warming to 48 Sunday afternoon and into the 50's on Monday (MLK)......
      Nature" "Lets see....can we have spring, summer, fall and winter all in one day?"
      Texas: "Hold my beer"......
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      It's 20* here in SE MI with 3" already on the ground and another 6" set to fall in the next 6 hours. Was supposed to go on a hike/picnic but it's a 70+ minute drive in good weather. I like to hike in the snow but don't fancy the drive home in more than 1/2 foot of snow so I pulled the plug on today's hike with the group. I may hike in the local woods that are only 2 miles away.
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      Trillium wrote:

      It's 20* here in SE MI with 3" already on the ground and another 6" set to fall in the next 6 hours. Was supposed to go on a hike/picnic but it's a 70+ minute drive in good weather. I like to hike in the snow but don't fancy the drive home in more than 1/2 foot of snow so I pulled the plug on today's hike with the group. I may hike in the local woods that are only 2 miles away.
      My dad was USAF fighter pilot and we spent 4 years at Selfridge, north of Detroit. We got some great photos of "Lake effect blizzards". I should have my parents scan in one of those and send it to all our Texas people who today are posting photos of the dusting of snow and chanting "MORE MORE!". One photo, the snow was higher than the car in our driveway. I'm sitting in the snow fort just beyond the driveway....you could just jump onto the roof, run over it to escape the invading hordes (my buddies).......We have similar photos of setting off 4th of July fire crackers in the snow/ice still in the shade of our house, Malmstrom USAF base, Great Falls MT. And Alaska......
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      rhjanes wrote:

      Trillium wrote:

      It's 20* here in SE MI with 3" already on the ground and another 6" set to fall in the next 6 hours. Was supposed to go on a hike/picnic but it's a 70+ minute drive in good weather. I like to hike in the snow but don't fancy the drive home in more than 1/2 foot of snow so I pulled the plug on today's hike with the group. I may hike in the local woods that are only 2 miles away.
      My dad was USAF fighter pilot and we spent 4 years at Selfridge, north of Detroit. We got some great photos of "Lake effect blizzards". I should have my parents scan in one of those and send it to all our Texas people who today are posting photos of the dusting of snow and chanting "MORE MORE!". One photo, the snow was higher than the car in our driveway. I'm sitting in the snow fort just beyond the driveway....you could just jump onto the roof, run over it to escape the invading hordes (my buddies).......We have similar photos of setting off 4th of July fire crackers in the snow/ice still in the shade of our house, Malmstrom USAF base, Great Falls MT. And Alaska......
      Was just talking to my dad today about time he spent in Alaska in the military and the conditions there.
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      Astro wrote:

      rhjanes wrote:

      Trillium wrote:

      It's 20* here in SE MI with 3" already on the ground and another 6" set to fall in the next 6 hours. Was supposed to go on a hike/picnic but it's a 70+ minute drive in good weather. I like to hike in the snow but don't fancy the drive home in more than 1/2 foot of snow so I pulled the plug on today's hike with the group. I may hike in the local woods that are only 2 miles away.
      My dad was USAF fighter pilot and we spent 4 years at Selfridge, north of Detroit. We got some great photos of "Lake effect blizzards". I should have my parents scan in one of those and send it to all our Texas people who today are posting photos of the dusting of snow and chanting "MORE MORE!". One photo, the snow was higher than the car in our driveway. I'm sitting in the snow fort just beyond the driveway....you could just jump onto the roof, run over it to escape the invading hordes (my buddies).......We have similar photos of setting off 4th of July fire crackers in the snow/ice still in the shade of our house, Malmstrom USAF base, Great Falls MT. And Alaska......
      Was just talking to my dad today about time he spent in Alaska in the military and the conditions there.
      We were at Elmendorf, Anchorage. So coastal. I think Detroit with lake effect and then Montana, were worse for snow pack.
      However at that time (Cold War) in Alaska there was three remote places that dad got to pull alert at! One was above the arctic circle....one was in a bend of the Yukon river, which flooded the base so they built a giant dyke around it.....funny stuff about one guy who was a big hunter type. He was up there and never "got my bear". One day on alert, he heard a bunch of noise over in the dump (they had to fly in the jet fuel and would just stack up the empty drums). He took his rifle and walked over to the dump....there was his Grizz! BANG....Got him a bear. This was in the late 50's early 60's.....and who was going to hand him a ticket for taking out a marauding bear.

      They had to practice the start procedures on the planes and when and how much to open the alert hanger doors...open them to a minus WHAT before the plane was ready to taxi and then you had all sorts of problems. Hey, the Russians got airborne at -40, so can we!
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      I have only 4-5 inches in my yard, a bit of a disappointment. It rained afterwards and now there is a hard, heavy crust on top. Very unpleasant to shovel. I probably made a mistake in shoveling the walkway this morning, because it is still icing out and now I have a new layer of ice on the walk. I am heating up the cars now to try to make it easier to chip this stuff off.

      I wonder what it is like in Harriman today?
      “Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
      the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”


      John Greenleaf Whittier
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      As I was out there shoveling my healthy 22 year old daughter trudged by me through the snow (I hate it when people walk on snow I am about to shovel) and said, "I have to go to the gym." I wonder if she saw the irony in this?

      A half hour later my wife did the same thing, but she gets a pass.
      “Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
      the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”


      John Greenleaf Whittier
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      IMScotty wrote:

      I have only 4-5 inches in my yard, a bit of a disappointment. It rained afterwards and now there is a hard, heavy crust on top. Very unpleasant to shovel. I probably made a mistake in shoveling the walkway this morning, because it is still icing out and now I have a new layer of ice on the walk. I am heating up the cars now to try to make it easier to chip this stuff off.

      I wonder what it is like in Harriman today?
      if i woke up to 4-5 inches in my yard i'd be disappointed too.
      2,000 miler
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      Crappy. The weather is crappy.

      One-two inches of snow followed by freezing rain, followed by a deep freeze.

      Could be worse though, I live on the Housatonic at the bottom of its valley. A mile away and just a couple hundred feet higher in elevation they got a fullblown ice storm complete with downed trees and power outages.
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      the prez tweets...

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      Be careful and try staying in your house. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record setting cold. Amazing how big this system is. Wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now!
      4:59 AM - 20 Jan 2019
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