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2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:34 am

So any guess on when the first big one hits Western PA? It's been a very mild and wet winter (meteorologically speaking) thus far. In fact, I don't ever remember having this much rain in December. Hopefully the big one hits soon, I'm itching to go skiing.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:35 am

I'm fairly certain that the three inches of snow we got outside of Philly a couple weeks ago is more than Altoona and similar locations have received thus far.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:37 am

I know in State College we got a little dusting the one day that melted by noon. That's about it.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby the wicked child on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:37 am

It's windy and there are huge lakes out here, but I don't know that anything will really stick... probably just enough to make the sidewalks treacherous.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:42 am

I hope soon, just got the plow for my quad yesterday and going to bolt it on this weekend.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby count2infinity on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:53 am

The weather channel is calling this winter storm set to hit Chicago "Draco". Is this something that they're going to do throughout the winter?
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby meow on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:06 am

count2infinity wrote:The weather channel is calling this winter storm set to hit Chicago "Draco". Is this something that they're going to do throughout the winter?

If they keep up with the cool names, go right ahead.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby count2infinity on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:08 am

It's almost like they're trying to turn winter storm season into hurricane season. I can't blame them, it'll make things more interesting. Who says, hey remember that storm in the summer of 2005? No one, they all say, hey remember hurricane Katrina?
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby newarenanow on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:18 am

Yeah, this winter in Pgh has been pretty boring so far. I want some snow.

I think back in October, Jeff Rosella (sp?) from KDKA released his long term winter forecast. He said he expected a pretty mild November and December, but with snow picking up in January, and having a lot of snow hit in February, more than a typical February.

I know that is all just a guess, but he seemed to think the winter weather would not come until later in the season, but when it did come, it would be heavier than normal later in the season.

I just want some snow this weekend so we can have some snow for Christmas.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:21 am

Snow is great, but slush sucks more than snow is good. I'd be thrilled with another winter like last year.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby PghSkins on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:49 am

newarenanow wrote:Yeah, this winter in Pgh has been pretty boring so far.


Technically, winter doesn't start until tomorrow.

Just sayin'.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:25 am

Wanted to get the plow on my quad last weekend, and it didnt work, so hopefully i can get it on by this weekend.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:15 pm

I think winter should actually begin at the halfway point between the Autum equinox and winter solstice and then end on the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. That is the period where the Northern Hemisphere experiences the least amount of sunlight.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:23 pm

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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:26 pm

Guilty
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:37 pm

lolol
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:50 pm

Well, meteorological winter runs from 12/5 to 3/5...the coldest part of the year
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby columbia on Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:52 pm

66 and sunny with a pleasant breeze.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby Tico Rick on Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:54 pm

Yeah, but you have a noisy super.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby columbia on Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:55 pm

Life is full of trade offs.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby count2infinity on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:37 pm

it's precipitateing outside. a mix of freezing rain/snow/actual rain. pretty ugly here.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:40 pm

Took me 30 min longer to get home. I hate driving in this weather.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:46 pm

Not looking forward to my commute tomorrow.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby ulf on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:49 pm

pumped to see what kind of snow my jeep can handle.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:03 pm

My buddy doesn't wanna go out "in this weather"

Its 40 and raining lightly?
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