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The Big East Coast Snowstorm  
User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

It was declared a blizzard here on Long Island. I am from Ronkonkoma (which is located in central Suffolk County) and we got about 25 and a half inches of snow from this storm. It took me 3 hours today to clean my car and shovel out of my driveway. Luckily the snow was pretty light and fluffy.


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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Call me crazy but I've always wanted to experience a genuine winter inferno. I've lived in the dessert my whole life and while I have seen snowfall it's never been more than 5 inches. I think, for one time at least, it would be quite the experience.

Of course you guys that have to put up with it yearly probably hate it with a passion Big grin


User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2651 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1740 times:



Quoting Dragon-wings (Thread starter):
Luckily the snow was pretty light and fluffy.

You know what else is light and fluffy, is pancakes.

Mmmmm pancakes...



Pancakes are delicious.
User currently offlineVarigB707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

Elmont, Long Is. Blizzard 1994!


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User currently offlineFuturePilot16 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

We got about 13" here in CT. I was driving home on Saturday night when the storm caught me and I was shitting bricks. Near whiteout visibility (I could see only about 50 ft ahead). It was kind of like driving in the fog while driving in snow drifts. Other than that, it wasn't too bad.


"The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all."
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1717 times:
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Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 1):
dessert



Quoting Airstud (Reply 2):
pancakes

I see this has become a food thread  Smile



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3359 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1674 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 1):
Call me crazy but I've always wanted to experience a genuine winter inferno.

Nice oxymoron.

Its an experience for sure but in an event like this the best thing to do is to stay inside and watch the show. Trying to get somewhere is a pain and you will be hours late for work even if you plan ahead, in a snowstrom like this you probably won't get called into work unless your job is absolutely essential.



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User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2867 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Here in coastal DE, we mainly got rain and flooded everywhere since we still have all the water from that nor'easter that came through. Once it hit freezing, all that water turned to ice and there were areas on the road with up to 6" of ice on the ground, plus the 4-8" of snow that fell during the night as well. But needless to say, its now warm and most of it has melted. Weather on the coastline is so weird

I can at least say I was smart enough to leave school when I did, Morgantown got hit hard with snow.

Quoting Dragon-wings (Thread starter):
Ronkonkoma

I feel bad for all those people who were stuck on that train overnight for many hours. Terrible situation just stranded in a blizzard.



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User currently onlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2602 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1637 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 1):
Of course you guys that have to put up with it yearly probably hate it with a passion

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Dec. 8, 2006, after 16 hours of snow squalls:

Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 768 File size: 444kb


I liked this one, however, since it resulted in my first and only snow day ever Big grin
Last winter was pretty bad. In mid March our driveway looked similarly. The only difference was that we never received the whole package at once. It was usually around 10-15 cm per snowfall and it accumulated over time.


User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2651 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

Scavenger hunt!!!

I will award 500 points to the first Easterner who locates, and uploads a photo of, a sastruga.



Pancakes are delicious.
User currently offlineWestJetForLife From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

Calgary has been getting really heavy winter weather this year, and trust me, the past couple of years haven't been that bad (well, 2008 was a toss, but not as bananas as this year):

Nov. 27: Goes from rain to sleet to freezing rain. Roads turn to ice. Fifi (car) nearly gets hit head on by some moron driving in the wrong lane. Cannot get to work due to ice. 12th St. leading to UPS/FedEx hill was just glazed. Abandoned venture and found solace with coffee and donuts at Tim's near Canada Post building.

Dec. 3-5: Winter storm warning posted on the 4th. By 12:00PM, the city was white. By 4:00PM, visibility was down to 1/4 mile. Abandoned venture to go to work due to low visibility. UPS operations (ground and 5X jet) suspended; snow day issued. Numerous cups of coffee and donuts consumed trying to dig car out of snow-bank by 9:00PM. Calgary Transit suspended at 2:30PM roughly, snow shuts city down for 2 days (Dec. 4 and 5).

Now: snow, snow and more snow. We're used to it up here, but December 4 was the taker of the cake. It is...something. Looks like a white Christmas this year. I hate YYC and I hate winter. BAH HUMBUG.

Nik



I need a drink.
User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2419 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

I hate snow.

We, DC, got 16 inches or so.  Sad

I want to cry.



oh boy!!!
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

Ohhhhh looking at all that snow and ice makes me cry! Its 95 degrees inside right now..the damn aircon is busted and won't be fixed over the holidays. Great. Tomorrow is going to be 111 degrees (44C)...damn I hate summer.


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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7867 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Anyone get stranded? DCA was a mess! Somehow I got out...


Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2651 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1509 times:



Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 12):
Ohhhhh looking at all that snow and ice makes me cry! Its 95 degrees inside right now..the damn aircon is busted and won't be fixed over the holidays. Great. Tomorrow is going to be 111 degrees (44C)...damn I hate summer.

Ya know, I spoke to Gemuser about this already; this is becoming a matter of national insubordination down there.

For you see, it is December, and December means winter yes winter. Therefore, you are required to don furry hats and colorful woolen scarves and consume hot yes hot apple cider (or the cocoa, if you like the cocoa; Starbucks used to sell a peppermint-type cocoa for the 'olidays but this year it seems only Peet's Coffee & Tea is offering that; in any case the bonus thing about cider is that it can be served with a delicious and festive cimmanom stick).

Sheesh. Freakin Aussies....gettin the seasons all mixed up...



Pancakes are delicious.
User currently offlineWestJetForLife From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1463 times:



Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 12):
Ohhhhh looking at all that snow and ice makes me cry! Its 95 degrees inside right now..the damn aircon is busted and won't be fixed over the holidays. Great. Tomorrow is going to be 111 degrees (44C)...damn I hate summer.

Wish I was in Aussie-land, frying some shrimp on the barbie in my Bermuda shorts, tanning my washboard self and gawking at the hot women y'all got down there...

You guys are lucky. Wish I could have Christmas on the beach!



I need a drink.
User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1596 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

US and Europe get batter and us Irish in the middle and the snow is dancing around us, not as much as a snowflake here.

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