2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:29 am

shoeshine boy wrote:waiting for the snow here in metro ATL. we're supposed to get a couple of inches of PURE SNOW. that never happens. South and Central GA is supposed to get slammed with ice.
I work for GDOT, buying equipment. 2 years ago we bought several million dollars worth of snow plows and spreaders. we keep most of them in North GA where they get used a fair amount in the Winter. S. GA gets an ice storm once every 20 years or so. they're screwed.


JW what is PURE SNOW as opposed to fake snow? :pop:
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Willie Kool on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:32 am

mac5155 wrote:
shoeshine boy wrote:waiting for the snow here in metro ATL. we're supposed to get a couple of inches of PURE SNOW. that never happens. South and Central GA is supposed to get slammed with ice.
I work for GDOT, buying equipment. 2 years ago we bought several million dollars worth of snow plows and spreaders. we keep most of them in North GA where they get used a fair amount in the Winter. S. GA gets an ice storm once every 20 years or so. they're screwed.


JW what is PURE SNOW as opposed to fake snow? :pop:


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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby meow on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:38 am

-17 with a wind chill of -38. wooow
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:50 am

mac5155 wrote:
shoeshine boy wrote:waiting for the snow here in metro ATL. we're supposed to get a couple of inches of PURE SNOW. that never happens. South and Central GA is supposed to get slammed with ice.
I work for GDOT, buying equipment. 2 years ago we bought several million dollars worth of snow plows and spreaders. we keep most of them in North GA where they get used a fair amount in the Winter. S. GA gets an ice storm once every 20 years or so. they're screwed.


JW what is PURE SNOW as opposed to fake snow? :pop:


I didn't say REAL snow I said PURE snow.
that would be snow that isn't mixed with ice which is what we usually get. during our last storm in 2011 it started out as regular snow and then switched over to ice. I was able to go out in my cul-de-sac with a stick and puck and practice stickhandling. I would've gotten the skates out but too many cars had ruined it making it too jagged. some folks were ice skating down Peachtree Street in Midtown:
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:54 am

meow wrote:-17 with a wind chill of -38. wooow

Im glad im off today. ;) But back to these temps, my alarm this morning was a poor neighbors dog barking for atleast 15 minutes to get out of the cold. Not only do I feel for the dog and his cold lil feets, but that is not a cool way to be woken up.
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby viva la ben on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:57 am

My driver side window is frosting on the inside even with my heater cranked....it's cold aht!
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby mikey287 on Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:02 pm

meow wrote:-17 with a wind chill of -38. wooow


Is this Western PA?

When I left for work this morning it was +13 but a good amount of wind which made it feel in the negatives...but that sounds brutal...
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:08 am

totally insane here. all the businesses and schools released about the same time. couple that with too many tractor trailers who drove too fast for conditions and you have people who normally have a 30 minute commute who have been trying to get home for 10 hours. many have abandoned their cars and either walked home or gotten a hotel for the night.
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby letsgoalpens on Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:53 am

shoeshine boy wrote:totally insane here. all the businesses and schools released about the same time. couple that with too many tractor trailers who drove too fast for conditions and you have people who normally have a 30 minute commute who have been trying to get home for 10 hours. many have abandoned their cars and either walked home or gotten a hotel for the night.


It took me almost 3 hours to go 2.5 miles home from work today. I have two friends who had 10 hour treks home. Crazy down here right now. Another friend is stranded and is going to have to sleep in her car since she is so far from home and no hotels have vacancies. Doesn't seem to be as icy as 2011. I hope I can skate to work tomorrow but I doubt it.
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby meow on Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:15 am

mikey287 wrote:
meow wrote:-17 with a wind chill of -38. wooow


Is this Western PA?

When I left for work this morning it was +13 but a good amount of wind which made it feel in the negatives...but that sounds brutal...

Northwest PA.
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Factorial on Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:27 am

Car wouldn't start last evening. Battery is only 2 years old so I'm not sure what's going on.
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Factorial on Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:30 am

shoeshine boy wrote:totally insane here. all the businesses and schools released about the same time. couple that with too many tractor trailers who drove too fast for conditions and you have people who normally have a 30 minute commute who have been trying to get home for 10 hours. many have abandoned their cars and either walked home or gotten a hotel for the night.


Wow, what a nightmare.

The worst I ever experienced there was the flooding from a few years back. My 30 minute commute turned into 4 hours.
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Factorial on Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:39 am

People sleeping in CVS in Atlanta:

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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Loaf31 on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:07 am

Hit -16 on my way to Morgantown this morning
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby columbia on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:23 am

It looks like the top grate of my heat pump about is about to completely freeze over.
Should I be concerned?
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Geezer on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:31 am

My daughter works outside all day in this weather.She's on a crew for a phone company that does line work different places all the time. She texted me a phone pic of her with the face breathing masks they wear.
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby eddysnake on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:35 am

columbia wrote:It looks like the top grate of my heat pump about is about to completely freeze over.
Should I be concerned?


get out the hair dryer?
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby columbia on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:41 am

I hit with a broom a few times and got rid of most of it.
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:13 am

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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:15 am

I ordered a part off ebay and the seller is in NC and said they couldnt ship it for a few days because of the "MAJOR SNOW STORM THEY ARE GETTING EVERYTHING ID FROZEN AND THE POST OFFICE IS SHUT DOWN"
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby ulf on Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:16 am

Geezer wrote:My daughter works outside all day in this weather.She's on a crew for a phone company that does line work different places all the time. She texted me a phone pic of her with the face breathing masks they wear.

Prove it
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:19 am

mac5155 wrote:I ordered a part off ebay and the seller is in NC and said they couldnt ship it for a few days because of the "MAJOR SNOW STORM THEY ARE GETTING EVERYTHING ID FROZEN AND THE POST OFFICE IS SHUT DOWN"



you better give them a neutral rating at best

C+++++ SELLER, WAS A BIG PUSS AND WOULDNT GO OUT IN THE SNOW. WOULD NOT BUY FROM AGAIN IN WINTER MONTHS
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:25 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
mac5155 wrote:I ordered a part off ebay and the seller is in NC and said they couldnt ship it for a few days because of the "MAJOR SNOW STORM THEY ARE GETTING EVERYTHING ID FROZEN AND THE POST OFFICE IS SHUT DOWN"



you better give them a neutral rating at best

C+++++ SELLER, WAS A BIG PUSS AND WOULDNT GO OUT IN THE SNOW. WOULD NOT BUY FROM AGAIN IN WINTER MONTHS


They actually already screwed up. I ordered 2 parts and only got 1. Now the second wont ship til next week.

and how the F does the post office shut down? THE POST OFFICE NEVER SHUTS DOWN
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby columbia on Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:26 am

It's a good thing we have FedEx. ;)
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Re: 2013-2014 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:27 am

mac5155 wrote:I ordered a part off ebay and the seller is in NC and said they couldnt ship it for a few days because of the "MAJOR SNOW STORM THEY ARE GETTING EVERYTHING ID FROZEN AND THE POST OFFICE IS SHUT DOWN"


Was in Charlotte during the winter about 2 years ago. After a quarter inch of snow they shut down the city and all government and non-essential employees were sent home.
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