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MoonKnight1
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Since when have snow storms gotten names? I turn on the Weather Channel to find out when the snow is starting and how much I'm getting and suddenly realize that a quarter of the country is cowering before the fury of Winter Storm Khan! Are you serious? I don't know whether I should batten down the yurt or run outside and scream at the sky Shatner style.

If they're doing it alphabetically how can we already be on K? I understand that the 24 hour news cycle needs to feed the beast but come on. I guess it keeps the people who come up with the special logo and theme music employed...
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Friday, January 25, 2013 12:20:11 PM
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KHAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!!!!

Oh, and here's an article from the Weather Channel on why they name winter storms.
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Friday, January 25, 2013 12:45:56 PM
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Dang, I totally missed out on Winter Storm Gandolf. Can't wait for Yogi, probably mid-March. And there's one named "Q" also. Must be a Trekkie naming some of these.
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Friday, January 25, 2013 1:20:05 PM
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Stupid ratings ploy.

Its bad enough that any threat of snow drives the local TV people into a frenzy, but now they will have a name to attach to that "1 to 3 inches of fluffy snow" that turned into rain.





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Spider-Man wrote:
Stupid ratings ploy.

Its bad enough that any threat of snow drives the local TV people into a frenzy, but now they will have a name to attach to that "1 to 3 inches of fluffy snow" that turned into rain.


They freak out over an inch of snow in your neck of the woods, too? I almost look forward to it anymore--get to see the New Fish sent out to the outskirts of town, where they give live demonstrations on the viscostiy of the snow. Seriously, half of China could slide into the ocean and the half-inch of snow would still be the lead story.
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Friday, January 25, 2013 9:49:58 PM
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A half inch would shut down everything when I lived in Kentucky. Being from northern Michigan I always found that funny. I only live a few miles from Lake Michigan now and lake effect snow is pretty regular occurrence - we've had about 20 inches in the last 3 1/2 days. We don't start getting freaked out until we get over 10 inches in a single day.
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Saturday, January 26, 2013 2:50:21 AM
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It is super fun working in a college town when the first snow of the year hits. The kids that are from areas that don't get snow freak out and act like it is the end of the world.
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Saturday, February 09, 2013 10:25:29 AM
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I hope all of our friends in the North East are coping with the wrath of Nemo!
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Saturday, February 09, 2013 9:34:23 PM
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It was a cluster F here for a bit. Then everyone got their ducks in a row and good old north country elbow grease got us dug out. Except where I work. They don't seem to believe in plowing.
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Winter Storm Hercules last week, now the movie Hercules comes out? Coincidence - or shrewd marketing ploy?

Coming soon on TWC! The adventures of Polar Vortex and Thunder Snow! Keeping the Earth safe from it's nemeses Doctor G.L. Obalwarming and his diabolical minion Ozone Hole! Anxious
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HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!!!!!!Laughing Rolling on the Floor Laughing Rolling on the Floor Laughing Rolling on the Floor Tongue
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You guys are hardcore. The majority of you guys battle the elements to go to your LCBS and drive miles. While I live in San Diego. Today being in the low 70's. I have no idea what it's like to battle the snow. I know how lucky I am live here. Seriously not trying to sound smug either. I just respect the things some of you do to attain your books.

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After reading this, I just found out that in my hometown of Winnipeg just had Winter Storm Hercules. I had no idea these winter storms were being named. But after having -51 celcius (with wind chill), which I can see having a name considering how often we are getting winter storms up here.
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padreglcc wrote:
A half inch would shut down everything when I lived in Kentucky. Being from northern Michigan I always found that funny. I only live a few miles from Lake Michigan now and lake effect snow is pretty regular occurrence - we've had about 20 inches in the last 3 1/2 days. We don't start getting freaked out until we get over 10 inches in a single day.


Growing up in Louisville, I can probably count on one hand the number of times we had snow days. If we did, like in '78 and '94, it had to be at least a foot. Nowadays, kids get out at just the threat of one snowflake. Schools were closed here on Monday and Tuesday and we didn't get any of the snow they had predicted from the vortex.
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Things have finally settled down here in New Brunswick weather wise. We got pounded hard two days before Christmas with an ice storm that left a (banned) ton of people without power through Christmas. I know people that were without power for 11-12 days!!!! After the ice storm we got pounded buy a few days of snowfall. And three days ago we got a day of heavy rain to make things nice and soupy and lots of leaky roofs and a bit of flooding. And following the rain it dropped down cold and made a nice skating rink of the driveways and roads. Damn I love the Maritimes Big Grin
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Currently getting pummeled by Octavia. There's about 3-4 inches of the fluffy stuff right now and forecast is for up to a foot of snow by tomorrow.

We only get snow a couple times a year in Richmond and usually not a whole lot. People freak out and cancel everything if there's just a rumor so we are probably going to be in a state of emergency for the next week. Laughing

It's weird, my hot water pipe is frozen but the cold water works fine. Do I live in Bizzarro World? Tongue

I put down a bunch of salt on my porch stairs and sidewalk and that lasted for about 2 hours. Sigh I gots some shoveling to do tomorrow...
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Monday, February 16, 2015 8:28:23 PM
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It's been a (banned), (banned) of a winter since just after the new year here in New Brunswick. I'm running out of places to throw the snow in my yard when I shovel. Yesterday didn't have a bunch of snow really but it blew around so badly that the roads were closed everywhere and the drifts were up over our back door. Fun times in The Maritimes.
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Yeah I live in the hills of Vermont, first half of the winter was pretty easy but the last month has been a bear, going to 7 or 8 below again tonight. Funny thing is out west it's been warm but it's like the Great Wall of Ohio is keeping it from moving east.



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CrossbowComics wrote:
Yeah I live in the hills of Vermont, first half of the winter was pretty easy but the last month has been a bear, going to 7 or 8 below again tonight. Funny thing is out west it's been warm but it's like the Great Wall of Ohio is keeping it from moving east.


Pretty much right. Over here in the Northwest we've had the mildest winter I can remember. Another record warm day forecast for tomorrow--64 degrees and sunny. All the skiers are in tears.
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