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Old 10-29-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Icy Roads Possible. Now that is funny. Its like a skating rink out there....
That stinks. Hopefully it thaws before it is covered with more snow.
Still waiting for our first snow flakes down here, we did finally have our first freeze last night from southern Minnesota all the way to southern Missouri!
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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I was out from about 10:30 to 12 Noon and in South Anchorage and found many intersections with water, mostly frozen, in the low spots. In places the roadway was wet and I saw drivers coming up to intersections going at an excessive speed. I saw no wrecks but it looks like the ice is melting and water over ice makes for treacherous driving conditions. Most drivers out there today are fools and think they can still slam on their brakes and stop like they've been doing all summer. Slow down and drive safe is the rule for this kind of conditions.
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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What do you call a tiny car on slippery round-a-bouts?
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:14 PM
 
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what do you call a tiny car on slippery round-a-bouts?
a blunt force weapon?
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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a blunt force weapon?
Hockey Puck
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Just curious, is the majority of the snowfall wet or dry in the areas from Anchorage to Wasilla? Could you build a snowman with it, or is it too powdery even for a small snowball fight to ensue? Either way love the stuff!
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Most the time it's a dry snow, though there is the wet stuff to, like the snow we got the other day.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:31 PM
 
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Snowing up here right now. Hooray!
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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We got jack squat today, but have a few inches on the ground. Supposed to get more tomorrow. On the other hand, I went for a drive up the pass, wanted to get a better view of the Lowe River Valley than I could from the pullout, and fell in up to my knees without hitting the ground within about six steps from the road. Definitely got some snow up there.

Keystone Canyon is icing up, too. Here's part of Bridalveil Falls:

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Old 11-02-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Issued by The National Weather Service
Anchorage, AK
4:20 am AKDT, Tue., Nov. 2, 2010
... SNOWY CONDITIONS FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE...
WIDESPEAD SNOW HAS BEEN FALLING SINCE THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ACROSS THE ANCHORAGE BOWL. AN ESTIMATED ONE TO TWO INCHES OF SNOW HAS FALLEN OVERNIGHT... WITH THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS ON THE HILLSIDE. A TOTAL OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED BEFORE NOON... AT WHICH POINT THE SNOW SHOULD TAPER OFF. HIGHEST SNOW TOTALS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE HILLSIDE.
PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION THIS MORNING AND BE PREPARED TO ENCOUNTER SLICK ROADS.
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