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Old 01-17-2008, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Power in Fort Mill went out twice overnight...hopefully it will stay on now.
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:11 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Power in Fort Mill went out twice overnight...hopefully it will stay on now.
I hope so, too. I am watching temps right now. Hoping ice doesn't form on power lines and tree branches. Weather channel says 34 d. for CLT. So far, so good.
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:21 AM
 
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I was very shocked this morning when Union Co went to school (normally we get called off if there is snow in the forecast). I was up about 4:30am and our entire yard was covered in white. I almost turned the alarm off! My dd was completely CRUSHED when we told her she had a 2 hr delay. I felt bad for her. I remember how great it was to have snow days! Poor kids, of course I don't remember getting any hurricane days in Maine (I had 3 or 4 of those in college).

The news said Monroe only got an inch. I think we had at least 2-3. Roads were fine by 9:00. Guess someone in UCPS got smart this year.
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:37 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I was very shocked this morning when Union Co went to school (normally we get called off if there is snow in the forecast). I was up about 4:30am and our entire yard was covered in white. I almost turned the alarm off! My dd was completely CRUSHED when we told her she had a 2 hr delay. I felt bad for her. I remember how great it was to have snow days! Poor kids, of course I don't remember getting any hurricane days in Maine (I had 3 or 4 of those in college).

The news said Monroe only got an inch. I think we had at least 2-3. Roads were fine by 9:00. Guess someone in UCPS got smart this year.
Yeah, everyone will be glad when they don't have added days at the end of the school year! Looks like temps are gonna hold for a while, so roads should be fine at end of school day.
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Yeah, everyone will be glad when they don't have added days at the end of the school year! Looks like temps are gonna hold for a while, so roads should be fine at end of school day.
Well since this year is a leap year the day should already be there
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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Yeah, everyone will be glad when they don't have added days at the end of the school year! Looks like temps are gonna hold for a while, so roads should be fine at end of school day.
Well, thats true. The make-up would have been this coming Tuesday. I would rather have the 4 day weekend.
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: in a house
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I Looooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeee Snow Days!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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OK I have to ask and this is probably geared more for a Charlottean native - why bread and milk?
Even with 4 people in my house, bread and milk can last a couple of days. The average ice or snow in Charlotte comes down, covers the roads, and melts in a couple of hours when the temperature goes up. So maybe the ice and snow will last 2 days.
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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OK I have to ask and this is probably geared more for a Charlottean native - why bread and milk?
Even with 4 people in my house, bread and milk can last a couple of days. The average ice or snow in Charlotte comes down, covers the roads, and melts in a couple of hours when the temperature goes up. So maybe the ice and snow will last 2 days.
Bread and milk - the staples of feeding kids when you can't cook I suppose!

You do not sound like you have been here long enough to have experienced one of our legandary ice storms. It's not the threat of snow that sends everyone scrambling to the store - it's the ice that may potentially come with it. Many of us have been housebound for up to 7 days in our ice storms here. When we have one of these, the stores don't open for days because employees can't get to work either, so forgot trying to walk to your nearest store. We have learned the hard way to be prepared, just in case
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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OK I have to ask and this is probably geared more for a Charlottean native - why bread and milk?
Even with 4 people in my house, bread and milk can last a couple of days. The average ice or snow in Charlotte comes down, covers the roads, and melts in a couple of hours when the temperature goes up. So maybe the ice and snow will last 2 days.
ok lovemountains answered your question but I want to ask a question back lol.

How does a snowblower work?

On T.V. it looks like a ground tiller that some how spits snow off to the side.
Does it have a vaccum and what is with those blade looking things?

Is it louder than a power washer?
Do you shovel a spot to put it down in and does it chop up your yard?
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