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Old 02-06-2010, 01:00 AM
 
Location: western PA
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I just talked to my sister in Blairsville and she had to have someone with a plow on his truck take her home from work at 1:00 a.m. I miss the snow--I can't wait to move back! I am stuck here in TN where, last week when we got 1"-2" in one late afternoon, (and it was gone the next day), the school had been cancelled all day (no snow until after 5 p.m.); people were flocking to the stores for the aforementioned milk, bread, toiletpaper, etc.; and the Dollar Store beside the grocery closed early "Due to the Weather" as the sign in their window said. Oh brother--get me out of here!
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Have 23 on the ground now, another 8-10 coming
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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23" of snow here in midtown Harrisburg
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Lancaster
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I had a good laugh at these replies.

In all seriousness, though - We're due for more snow tonight into tomorrow and I'm not excited at all. I'm ready for spring!
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Yeah, here we go again
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I wouldn't be so quick to make fun of the "panic." Here in Northern Virginia "Snowpocalypse: Part I" came on Friday through Saturday. Here it is Tuesday night, and not only hasn't my road been plowed yet from that first system that dropped 30" of snow here, but now we're getting another foot through tomorrow night. Schools are closed all week. Federal government offices closed yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Thursday's closure is a good bet too. Metro hasn't been running at full operation. It's been VERY difficult to get around. Luckily I live where I can walk to a grocery store to restock. However, if I were out in the boonies I very well COULD have been "marooned" for well over a week!
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:52 AM
 
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A few more feet of "Global Warming!"
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:24 AM
 
Location: NEPA
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Originally Posted by ScranBarre View Post
I wouldn't be so quick to make fun of the "panic." Here in Northern Virginia "Snowpocalypse: Part I" came on Friday through Saturday. Here it is Tuesday night, and not only hasn't my road been plowed yet from that first system that dropped 30" of snow here, but now we're getting another foot through tomorrow night. Schools are closed all week. Federal government offices closed yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Thursday's closure is a good bet too. Metro hasn't been running at full operation. It's been VERY difficult to get around. Luckily I live where I can walk to a grocery store to restock. However, if I were out in the boonies I very well COULD have been "marooned" for well over a week!
I agree that, in some circumstances, it's not a laughing matter at all. For the few years I lived in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, I think the most we ever got was six inches (and it was not often we even got snow when everyone else did) and it was difficult to get around. My son's school was canceled for two days for a little over three inches one time. In states that are not accustomed to it or as well prepared, it can be crippling. My heart is breaking for them now as they received 30 inches and now expect another 10-12. I believe those kids are out of school all week also.

It is somewhat laughable though when those of us in PA who are used to snow push the panic button for 4-8 inch forecasts. Schools announcing they are closed the afternoon before the storm? That's crazy. What happens if it doesn't come? Why can't they wait til the morning of? So the superintendents can sleep in maybe?
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:44 AM
 
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A few more feet of "Global Warming!"
Winter could be snowiest on record | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/08/2010 (http://www.philly.com/philly/news/homepage/83783912.html - broken link) - read down to the point where it says: "Why the white madness? The consensus is that the extra juice is being supplied by the continued warming of the equatorial Pacific, where the sea-surface temperatures are 2 to 4 degrees above their already tepid normals."
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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Winter could be snowiest on record | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/08/2010 (http://www.philly.com/philly/news/homepage/83783912.html - broken link) - read down to the point where it says: "Why the white madness? The consensus is that the extra juice is being supplied by the continued warming of the equatorial Pacific, where the sea-surface temperatures are 2 to 4 degrees above their already tepid normals."
'El Nino' year.

It's normal during an El Nino pattern and part of the natural weather cycles. The EcoNazis were caught red handed manipulating and cherry picking data. More to come.
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