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post #1 of 10 Old Feb 26th, 2010, 7:02 am Thread Starter
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Angry Old Man Winter

Old Man Winter......GIVE US A BRAAAAKE!!!

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post #2 of 10 Old Feb 26th, 2010, 11:50 am
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Old Man Winter......GIVE US A BRAAAAKE!!!
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
950 AM EST FRI FEB 26 2010

CUYAHOGA-LAKE-GEAUGA-ASHTABULA INLAND-SUMMIT-PORTAGE-TRUMBULL-
ASHTABULA LAKESHORE-NORTHERN ERIE-SOUTHERN ERIE-CRAWFORD PA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLEVELAND...MENTOR...CHARDON...
JEFFERSON...AKRON...RAVENNA...WARREN...ASHTABULA.. .ERIE PA...
EDINBORO PA...MEADVILLE PA
950 AM EST FRI FEB 26 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

SNOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY ACROSS NORTHEAST OHIO AND NORTHWEST
PENNSYLVANIA. BY LATE THIS EVENING SNOWFALL TOTALS WILL RANGE
FROM 6 TO 15 INCHES WITH THE HIGHEST TOTALS OVER THE HILLS IN THE
SNOWBELT.

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL AVERAGE AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.
THIS WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AS WELL AS POOR
VISIBILITIES. IN THE OPEN COUNTRYSIDE...DRIFTS COULD QUICKLY
REDEVELOP AFTER PLOWING...MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DIFFICULT WINTER TRAVEL CAN BE EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY ON UNTREATED
ROADS AND SECONDARY ROADS. USE EXTREME CAUTION. STAY TUNED TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR FURTHER
DETAILS OR UPDATES.

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post #3 of 10 Old Feb 26th, 2010, 7:13 pm
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Re: Old Man Winter

I am SO sick of this winter. Please make it stop!

Last week we were within 4" of setting an all-time February total-month snowfall for central Ohio. I think with today/tonight's snowfall we're going over the top.

I've done more plowing with my tractor and blade this year than any since I got it - about 9 years ago.

The last day I rode to work was 11/24/09.

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post #4 of 10 Old Feb 27th, 2010, 1:29 am
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I had to drive to Harrisburg Pa from Cleveland this afternoon. Made it without any delays despite tons of gloom and doom warnings.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobobomy!
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Friday morning NOAA was forecasting 1". We got 5. Show me the green!

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From the Old Farmers Almanac

2010 Long-Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes

Doesn't look like it's over yet.

MARCH 2010:
temperature 29° (7° below avg.); precipitation 2" (1" below avg.);
Mar 1-9: Snow showers, cold;
Mar 10-14: Snowstorm, then snow showers, cold;
Mar 15-22: Heavy snow, then snow showers, cold;
Mar 23-26: Rain and snow, cold;
Mar 27-31: Sunny, then rain, turning warm.

Still -
Just a dog without a bone ~...............

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I've been in Florida since the early 70's and it seems to be the longest, coldest spell that I can remember. Normally we'd get several really cold days in the winter, then that was it! Not this year. Every weekend has been cold, but I guess that's a relative term.

Rode the bike to a meeting yesterday, switched on the heated seat and grips and as I left the garage, the temperature was in the mid 50's..... Left in the afternoon and it was in the mid 60's.... Breeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrr

Al Gore sure is scarce lately!

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Winter, the reason I left Pittsburgh.
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Winter, the reason I left Pittsburgh.
I was in New Orleans for the better part of last week. Monday was great at 71 deg., but the rest of the week was raw with rain in the 50's daytime and who know what in the evenings!

Even AZ & CA have had extended cold spells this year. Not much we can do about it but wait for spring.

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Re: Old Man Winter

Dan, Heated seats and grips at 50 degrees - my, you have been in Florida too long. Other than that, I envy you as I am headed to to chip away at some of the ice on the driveway since its just above freezing here in the heat of the day.

Yes, we could all use a break from this one.

Sadly, if we could just melt the rest of the polar icecap this summer, kill off all the polar bears next winter, and keep sending cold water down the coast to the south pacific ocean, we could get into the real global warming and ride all year in Illinois too.

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