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neumahrs 02-02-2011 06:36 PM

Snowtorious B.I.G. (aka Snowpocalypse)
 
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(Lake Shore Drive in Chicago)

Please no more I don't wanna have to spend an hour digging my car out again :(.

For those that got hit by this snow storm, how is it looking in your area? This morning there was so much snow we couldn't even use our front door, it was sealed shut by a wall of snow.

houseofcards 02-02-2011 06:39 PM

Today in NY we had a break in the snow, but were treated to an ice storm. I awoke to have my entire driveway a black sheet of ice. Really bizarre and it's not even 2012 yet.

Gatekeeper 02-02-2011 07:13 PM

We got the same thing in Jersey. Nasty ice. Greatest quote I saw yesterday on facebook. "How do you know its Tuesday? It snowed."

defiesexistence 02-02-2011 07:16 PM

Dog woke me up at 4:40 this morning to go outside. I have to push open the back door, shooing him out, and he gets half his little body in the snow, and whimpers back inside. I go to the front door to see if I have access to the snowshovel. The drift directly in the path to the garage is chest-high. No way can I get the snowshovel from the garage to clear a path for a dog. I get my coat, and some knee high boots, heading to the back door. I start tamping snow down for the little nuisance. I step off the back stoop, voila, instant thigh disappearing act. Forget that. Went back to the front door, and that dog got his butt kicked outside. Never have I wanted to dropkick something living so much, once he started whimpering that he didn't finish after I crawled back under the covers.

Up here, they called it a "snownami" :eek5: We received at least 20".

neumahrs 02-02-2011 07:21 PM

Here in Chicago..well just outside of Chicago on the north side, we got about 21" but we have a 6 ft high drift covering our front door and my car was completely buried minus the side view mirror and antenna. I'm just happy my workplace closed for today but since they make us park on alternate sides of the street in my burb I still had to move my car.

To those that got hit with ice..Thats so much worse than snow >.<

Eden Marel 02-02-2011 07:37 PM

We have less than an inch of snow but it was negative single diigt last night and only like 4*F right now. :( Had trouble sleeping, felt too cold

g01ngog 02-02-2011 07:47 PM

The mountains have protected us (Washington DC area). But last week we did have a nice thundersnow right during rush hour which created havoc for everyone on the road.

Wasserpest 02-02-2011 07:57 PM

What's snow?

Quote:

precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
Had to look that up.

Good luck to all affected... Spring is coming.

defiesexistence 02-02-2011 08:03 PM

^Albeit at the rate of a dying acute bladder snail ;)

The worst part is when my friend in FL texted yesterday to say "Oh, yeah, we had to turn our AC on today. It was 81* and humid. Do you feel the love?"

wendyjo 02-02-2011 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by g01ngog (Post 1280824)
The mountains have protected us (Washington DC area). But last week we did have a nice thundersnow right during rush hour which created havoc for everyone on the road.


Yep we had our Snowmagedons last year around this time!

Dan the Man 02-02-2011 08:23 PM

Yeah, today and yesterday were sweaty T-Shirt days...you guys still haven't had enough of that Northern weather to migrate south?!?! j/k

BonesCJ 02-02-2011 08:36 PM

I hate to say it but its times like this that I am SOOO glad I live in the desert, still gets cold sometimes but we don't get the snow and ice.

Armonious 02-02-2011 08:47 PM

Not a ton of snow here, but boy did we get some nasty ice. My university informed me that they would be shutting down all campuses for today, EXCEPT the one I go to. Joyous. I couldn't count how many people I saw fall today. Good call administration.

dwc13 02-02-2011 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Armonious (Post 1280884)
Not a ton of snow here, but boy did we get some nasty ice. My university informed me that they would be shutting down all campuses for today, EXCEPT the one I go to. Joyous. I couldn't count how many people I saw fall today. Good call administration.



Sometimes you have to wonder what people are thinking (or if they are) when severe weather hits. Even Chicago Public Schools -- which historically almost never cancels classes becase of bad weather -- made the decision to cancel them for today.

neumahrs 02-02-2011 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by defiesexistence (Post 1280836)
^Albeit at the rate of a dying acute bladder snail ;)

The worst part is when my friend in FL texted yesterday to say "Oh, yeah, we had to turn our AC on today. It was 81* and humid. Do you feel the love?"

Yeah had the same thing happen, my response was at least we don't get hurricanes...

dwc: Yeah and i was shocked to hear even Northwestern cancelled classes. The last time they did that was in 1979

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Looks like its came right out of the movie The day after tomorrow


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