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#143464 - 15/02/2003 08:35 snow sucks
qbasic309
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Registered: 23/10/2002
Posts: 110
Anyone else getting hit hard? I am really getting sick of winter already and so is my empeg.

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#143465 - 15/02/2003 08:43 Re: snow sucks [Re: qbasic309]
jasonc
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Registered: 08/12/2001
Posts: 109
I'm pissed off. I live in northern illiinois and for some reason the snowstorms keep missing my town.
Snow rocks.
You dont enjoy runnin down to the nearest parkin lot and doin donuts listenin to ur empeg?

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#143466 - 15/02/2003 08:57 Re: snow sucks [Re: jasonc]
qbasic309
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Registered: 23/10/2002
Posts: 110
i'm in central illinois and its falling pretty hard. I'm not much of a winter person. It would be cool if I had ATV's and could go crazy but I don't.

All of the sudden... I wonder which state has the most empeg owners.

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#143467 - 15/02/2003 09:28 Re: snow sucks [Re: qbasic309]
msaeger
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Registered: 23/09/2000
Posts: 3608
Loc: Minnetonka, MN
california
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#143468 - 15/02/2003 09:30 Re: snow sucks [Re: qbasic309]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14004
Loc: Canada
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#143469 - 15/02/2003 10:49 Re: snow sucks [Re: qbasic309]
butter
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Registered: 07/03/2002
Posts: 211
Loc: State side
It rained here in the plains states for a few hours and just got cold enough to envelop my car with about 1/4" of ice. And then it snowed about 5" with wind gust up to 40mph. All in all a good winter storm.

Not one person here complained. If we don't have anymore snow dumps like this, we are going to be in HUGE drought trouble again this summer.


Edited by butter (15/02/2003 11:54)
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#143470 - 15/02/2003 11:46 Re: snow sucks [Re: qbasic309]
Daria
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Registered: 24/01/2002
Posts: 3932
Loc: Providence, RI
I had 8 inches in my yard before it melted last time. There's probably another 4 or 5 inches there, none of it from the last 3 days. Yeah, I'm tired of it.

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#143471 - 15/02/2003 11:48 Re: snow sucks [Re: qbasic309]
Dignan
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Registered: 08/03/2000
Posts: 12139
Loc: Sterling, VA
Snow is awesome! My parents said that in northern VA, they're supposed to get 10 to 18 inches tomorrow (I wish I could get a job with that kind of accuracy). I live 2 hours south of them, and we're getting nothing but rain Then again, northern VA is pretty close to the mountains.
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#143472 - 15/02/2003 17:59 Re: snow sucks [Re: qbasic309]
phi144
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Registered: 15/02/2002
Posts: 314
Loc: New Hampshire, USA
I'm in New Hampshire. There is about 3 feet in my back yard right now and -18 without the wind chill. With? Doesn't matter, it's cold!
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#143473 - 15/02/2003 21:29 Re: snow sucks [Re: qbasic309]
robricc
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Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
I flew to Florida today to pick up a car I bought on eBay. When I left NY, it was about 20º. When I got into Ft. Lauderdale, it was 80º!

Unfortunately, I will be driving back home through all the crap tomorrow. Oh well, just thought I'd rub it in that I'm down here with a short sleeve t-shirt on.
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#143474 - 15/02/2003 22:16 Re: snow sucks [Re: robricc]
ricin
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Registered: 19/06/2000
Posts: 1495
Loc: US: CA
Rob, you're crazy. Pretty good deal though, what'd it cost for the plain ticket/hotel?

How long is it going to take you to drive that back?

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#143475 - 15/02/2003 22:19 Re: snow sucks [Re: ricin]
qbasic309
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Registered: 23/10/2002
Posts: 110
actually my brother might do the same thing but he isn't sure yet because the car is in miami and that is a LONG drive back to illinois. Gas, food, hotel, all adds up and he isn;t sure it would be that hot of a deal after all that.


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#143476 - 15/02/2003 22:24 Re: snow sucks [Re: qbasic309]
ricin
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Registered: 19/06/2000
Posts: 1495
Loc: US: CA
Yeah, I'd do it too, but it'd have to be a damn good deal, and a car I really want.
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#143477 - 15/02/2003 23:25 Re: snow sucks [Re: ricin]
justinlarsen
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Registered: 31/12/2001
Posts: 1109
Loc: Petaluma, CA
haha rob is the ultimate travel trooper! its great. what kind of car did you buy?
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#143478 - 16/02/2003 04:19 Re: snow sucks [Re: justinlarsen]
pgrzelak
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Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Are you going to be installing the empeg in the trooper while still in FL so you can listen to it on the ride back???
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#143479 - 16/02/2003 10:27 Re: snow sucks [Re: qbasic309]
tonyc
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Registered: 27/06/1999
Posts: 7058
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
They're talking about as much as 22 inches (!!!) of snow where I'm at in the Philly area. Weather forecasters are idiots, though. Last night they said it'd be getting here at 7pm tonight, and it's already here throughout the region. I understand weather prediction is not an exact science, but how can you be off by more than eight hours? I'm glad I cancelled my travel plans this weekend, or I'd definitely be stuck somewhere.
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#143480 - 16/02/2003 13:22 Re: snow sucks [Re: tonyc]
BleachLPB
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Registered: 01/11/2001
Posts: 354
Loc: Maryland
20 to 30 inches expected here around Baltimore. There is already about 12-15 inches of new snow on the ground, and it has been snowing for 12 hours. It isn't expected to stop until sometime tomorrow, with snow showers tapering off Tuesday. There was already 3-6 inches on the ground from yesterday.

This thing is a monster... this is so awesome!! I left my empeg at work though... but at least I have the backup here.

I might post some pictures here later... this storm is really incredible. Everything is closed.
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#143481 - 16/02/2003 15:30 Re: snow sucks [Re: BleachLPB]
Whitey
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Registered: 09/03/2002
Posts: 178
Loc: Louisiana, USA
I routinely deliver cars that I sell on ebay. I think it’s a great way to spend a weekend at someone else’s expense. I like doing it so much I have thought about offering free shipping on some destinations. I know there is another thread on traffic tickets, but this is a good way to get a bunch of them.

I need to find a way to rig my empeg to be carried from one car to another more effeciently.
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#143482 - 16/02/2003 15:56 Re: snow sucks [Re: qbasic309]
Daria
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Registered: 24/01/2002
Posts: 3932
Loc: Providence, RI
The kids should be in paradise but I guess it's too cold. There's now probably at least 9 inches on my front yard, not counting the piles from shoveling.

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#143483 - 17/02/2003 02:25 Re: snow sucks [Re: justinlarsen]
tanstaafl.
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Registered: 08/07/1999
Posts: 5402
Loc: Ajijic, Mexico
haha rob is the ultimate travel trooper! its great.

"I'd like to test that theory..."

When I bought my ShoWagon, my trip home was over 6,000 miles. Some days I put down over 1200 miles. Other days I went 0 miles. (Laid up for three days in Oregon for repairs...)

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#143484 - 17/02/2003 07:16 Re: snow sucks [Re: Daria]
tonyc
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Registered: 27/06/1999
Posts: 7058
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Last night they raised the snow estimates from 20-25 inches to 30-36 inches. That's 3 feet. That is a simply ridiculous amount of snow for one storm. Of course I haven't checked today, it might be up to 162 feet, or they might have even backed off those outrageous numbers. Good thing I'm in an apartment and I don't have to shovel my own driveway or anything.
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#143485 - 17/02/2003 09:07 Re: snow sucks [Re: butter]
drakino
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Registered: 08/06/1999
Posts: 7868
Loc: Seattle, WA


This is Pikes Peak about 3 weeks ago. After the recent storm, its finally back to having quite a bit more snow, along with the mountains near it. But most of the time this winter, there has been more rock visible then snow, a definite bad sign for the area that the drought will be worse this summer for Colorado.

There has been maybe 4 or 5 weekend where snow and road conditions would have prevented me from riding my motorcycle. And for me, that includes the weekends where there was still too much dirt on the road. Normally Colorado Springs roads have dirt on them for at least 3 months solid from the snow.

If the rest of the country is tired of snow, Colorado would like it back .
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#143486 - 17/02/2003 09:31 Re: snow sucks [Re: drakino]
suomi35
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Registered: 16/02/2002
Posts: 277
Loc: Denver, CO
Yes, yes we would!
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#143487 - 17/02/2003 09:39 Re: snow sucks [Re: suomi35]
trs24
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Registered: 20/03/2002
Posts: 729
Loc: Palo Alto, CA
Same goes for us down in New Mexico!!! We haven't had a good snow season since '98! Why don't you box up some of that snow your sick of and ship it on down here.

- trs


Edited by trs24 (17/02/2003 09:40)
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#143488 - 17/02/2003 09:43 Re: snow sucks [Re: trs24]
suomi35
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Registered: 16/02/2002
Posts: 277
Loc: Denver, CO
I wish we coulda gotten some of that 4 foot 'blizzard' that the east coast got last night!

Goodness knows I would not be here at work today
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#143489 - 17/02/2003 09:46 Re: snow sucks [Re: suomi35]
Whitey
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Registered: 09/03/2002
Posts: 178
Loc: Louisiana, USA
I live in Lousisana, I haven't even seen snow in a couple of years. I have never seen more than 5mm on the ground.
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#143490 - 17/02/2003 09:51 Re: snow sucks [Re: Whitey]
suomi35
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Registered: 16/02/2002
Posts: 277
Loc: Denver, CO
I moved to Colorado from Texas a couple years ago for that very reason...and the fact that there seemed to be too many rednecks whenever I left the city limits of Austin
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#143491 - 17/02/2003 09:59 Re: snow sucks [Re: suomi35]
trs24
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Registered: 20/03/2002
Posts: 729
Loc: Palo Alto, CA
I remember one day back in 1982 I woke up and it had snowed over 70" overnight... We didn't have to go to school for 2 days. I think those were 2 of the best days of my life. And sometimes I despair the Southwest will never see another winter like that.

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#143492 - 17/02/2003 14:03 Re: snow sucks [Re: Dignan]
jimhogan
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Registered: 06/10/1999
Posts: 2591
Loc: Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
Snow is awesome!

Yes, sometimes it is...



and sometimes, well, it ain't...

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#143493 - 17/02/2003 14:54 Re: snow sucks [Re: jimhogan]
Biscuitsjam
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Registered: 22/01/2002
Posts: 355
Snow is better than ice. We went camping in the mountains for the last major ice storm around here. We planned to hike out and camp on a mountaintop. Needless to say, we didn't see anybody else out on the trail and we had to turn back because it was too cold and windy up there. We ended up camping in a nearby valley just before dark where it was 10-15 degrees warmer (just above 0). Freezing rain soon started, chilling everyone to the bone, especially since it was coming down in sheets. In the 15 minutes it took us to set up camp, about 1/4 inch of ice collected on the ground, the tents, the campfire, and us. We had several Fire Logs (chemical firestarters), but incredibly, ice was forming on the same logs that were on fire. After a while, we finally gave up and went inside the tents. Inside, even the sleeping bags rated to 0 degrees were unable to keep us warm and the tents (2 for sleeping and 1 for equipment) started sagging dangerously. We had to knock off the ice several times during the night and discovered the next morning that our supply tent had collapsed under the weight. There was also a tree branch about 15 feet long and 6 inches in diameter directly between the two tents we were sleeping in. Also, approximately 1/3 of the trees in the area had collapsed overnight, making it impossible to use trails already covered in a solid two inches of ice.

A few hours later, enough of the ice had thawed that we were able to attempt the hike back to the main road. It was slow going, but eventually we made it. Unfortunately, I was unable to get my 2wd Ford Explorer back up the road we came in on; the ice was partially melted and turning the dirt road into a giant mudslide. After about an hour of only making 100 yards, we were about to give up and wait it out.

About that time, a group of redneck joyriders in 4wd vehicles came down the road the other way in an Xterra and an Explorer. Apparently they were having a blast teaching their 12-14 year-old kids to drive 20-30 mph in ice and mud on steep twisty dirt mountain roads with 50-foot cliffs just a few feet to the sides.

The road was apparently a loop so we were able to follow them on the mudslide down the mountain. Still, this part was hit harder by the ice storm and everyone would have been stranded if we had not brought an axe with us as numerous trees multiple feet in diameter were lying across the road. The four-hour drive took us 3 hours.

When we returned to the main roads, we discovered that the highway had been closed for fear that an overpass would collapse. After a 3-hour detour, we finally made it back to Athens, GA and passed out; school was not cancelled.

The county we had been in was declared a Natural Disaster Zone and received millions in state and federal assistence. Due to complaints, the school preemptively cancelled classes the next time ice was forecast; the ice never materialized. In response, the administratioin vowed never to cancel classes again under any circumstances.

-Biscuits

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