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pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Fri, 18th Dec '09 8:08 PM

ANY SNOW REPORTS?

The weather maps show a major storm (that weather.com says is of historic proportions) along the east coast, Virginia, some of PA, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky etc. And it looks like another band from Missouri into Michigan. Any Sploofusers out there want to report in? I hope all is well.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5487)
Fri, 18th Dec '09 8:15 PM

It's been raining here all day but it's suppose to change over to a wintery mix by morning. The Smokies have snow...We are suppose to have a white Christmas here. First time in a very long time...Everyone at my house is ok...
Vickie

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.1 - Posts: 1683)
Fri, 18th Dec '09 8:33 PM

My sister lives in Bristol, TN, the most northeastern corner of the state, and she says it is snowing like a blizzard. My brother-in-law who has lived there all his life had trouble getting home from work due to them living in a very hilly area of the city. My nephew, in the same town described it as horrible as he was going out to try to help his father. Since my grandchildren are out of school for Christmas holidays I am trying to talk my husband into taking us there when the snow stops tomorrow. He's rolling his eyes and shaking his head. Scrooge, I say!

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.3 - Posts: 3742)
Fri, 18th Dec '09 9:00 PM

I live in southeastern Kentucky. We have about six inches so far and it is supposed to snow harder later tonight. The flakes were the size of an old silver dollar when it started. This is the kind of heavy snow that breaks tree limbs. Our power has blinked off twice so far, and usually the third time is all it takes. I'll post a picture on my Sploofus page. If you look closely at the bird feeder, you'll see that one of my cats is using it for a shelter. We call it her 'bed & breakfast.'

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 18th Dec '09 9:08 PM

I live in SE Michigan and we have no snow or rain,,,,yet. Almost Christmas and I haven't had to use the snowblower. According to the radar we will be on the very northern edge of the storm. Be advised, I am not making this post in the form of a complaint.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Fri, 18th Dec '09 9:15 PM

They're expecting 8 to 14 inches on the Jersey coastline. Winds are supposed to gust up to 50 mph! It's a snow nor'easter. It's a good thing I took this week of from work cause I won't be doing my last few items of Christmas shopping on Saturday!! Things will look white for Christmas, it's been a few years since we've seen that.

Safe day, one and all, who are going to experience this storm. It looks like a bad one.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.3 - Posts: 7560)
Fri, 18th Dec '09 9:53 PM

Nothing yet in Central PA!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 18th Dec '09 10:10 PM

Would like a little snow for christmas, but hold the east coast storm!

summertime
Summertime  (Level: 111.0 - Posts: 1122)
Fri, 18th Dec '09 11:01 PM

Reporting live from the Saint Louis weather cam! Snow showers tonight and flurries tomorrow! Current temperature - 33 degrees.




ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5487)
Fri, 18th Dec '09 11:15 PM

I just heard that they are expecting up to 12 inches of snow in the Bristol area...It's snowing in Lenoir City right now also (where I grew up)...I think everyone will see some snow or at least a mixture before everything is said and done...Let it snow Let it snow Let it snow!!!!!! You all are invited to my house for snow cream later...(if we get enough snow to make some that is! LOL!)
Vickie

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 12:16 AM

We were at a show at the Kennedy Center in Washington tonight (Young Frankenstein opening night ). By the time we left it had started. Probably not an inch yet, but the ground was coated and the roads weren't clear. Parts of the drive home were icy and hazardous. Word here is it won't stop till sometime Sunday, and we can wind up with at least 15-20".

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 12:36 AM

Have fun Kaufman!

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4187)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 1:01 AM

I live in the part of central NJ (fairly close to Philadelphia) where a minimum of 8" is predicted. I'm hoping, however, that the storm somehow misses my little house. Perhaps I can get my cats to scare away. What do you think? Well, a few inches would be OK. Enough for the neighborhood kiddies to make snow creatures.

-- Geri

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4187)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 1:03 AM

Oops! I meant scare "it" away.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.3 - Posts: 7560)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 1:38 AM

Weather on the Eights- from Al Sleet the hippie dippie weather guy from York PA [in case you forgot- first capital of united states]

snow just started laying at 1:30 a.m.- shovels are on stand-by!



cujgie
Cujgie  (Level: 173.5 - Posts: 754)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 3:07 AM

It's snowing now at 2 a.m. in Chicagoland with about two inches on the ground. We are not supposed to get much more than three or four inches.

ravensclaw
Ravensclaw  (Level: 43.0 - Posts: 158)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 4:26 AM

4:10am and 16 Inches, so far. Dang "Global Warming"

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.6 - Posts: 2770)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 4:36 AM

It's xxxxxxxxx snowing in Surrey, UK, where it's not supposed to happen any more these days ...............

summertime
Summertime  (Level: 111.0 - Posts: 1122)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 4:38 AM

Saint Louis weathercam at 3:35 am central time....snow flurry at the moment and 32 degrees...wind factor drops that down to feel like 23 degrees.

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 6:07 AM

Last year by this date we had had 3 feet. This year less than one so far. It's all about the wind on Lake Erie and fortunately last week it was blowing straight at Buffalo and past us. But we are much below normal for average temps in December. Could Al Gore be mistaken

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 7:35 AM

The Weather Channel is calling it the Winter Wallop. Hope all of you are bundled up and when the roads are a little more manageable that you drive very carefully.

(Surreyman, you never get snow?)

sargon
Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 8:37 AM

Light snow on the ground here in southeast Michigan. Sounds like the East Coast is going to get hammered. Saw reports of flights being delayed.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 9:14 AM

At least 5 inches on awakening this beautiful morning, and it is still snowing steady. The cat was stoic, the little terrier went out joyful and the german shepard, stopped, looked at me and came back inside, clearly saying "I don't think so!"

jeannette
Jeannette  (Level: 110.8 - Posts: 1736)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 9:33 AM

we got snow in leeds very cold today brr but i get to play in snow with grandkids yea

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 201.6 - Posts: 1190)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 9:34 AM

We got a blast last week near Buffalo, but there's only a trace left on the ground and thankfully it looks like this one blew past us. Lakes Erie and Ontario are still around 40 degrees though, so any arctic air blasts over them could wreak havoc.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 10:56 AM

We've got about 4 or 5 inches on the ground so far and it's snowing pretty hard. It's cold out there, about 23 degrees. The weatherman says we'll be hardest hit starting late this afternoon. We should get 14 to 16 inches after all is said and done...yikes!

Stay Home!!! At least that's my plan!

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.3 - Posts: 7560)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 11:21 AM

Al Sleet here- We're getting hammered!

What's going on? We're not Erie.


goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 6:05 PM

We have about a foot right now, and they say the storm is strengthening.

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6640)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 6:17 PM

New York City has an inch...will we survive it?

barb1111
Barb1111  (Level: 103.9 - Posts: 215)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 7:57 PM

Over a foot in Philadelphia and it is still coming down hard. Supposed to ease up after 10 pm but still light snow until around 2 am or so. The prediction is for about 15 inches here when it is all over.
My cat, Dusty, wanted to check out the snow, stuck his nose into a small drift, snorted, shook his head and yelled at me. He then ran back in and has been hiding ever since.


kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 8:27 PM

Shoveled off the driveway at around 10:30 AM, went out again a bit after 3 and we had another foot. Probably going on 2 feet total. Didn't do what we had planned for the day.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 9:39 PM

There's about 12 or 14 inches out there now and it's coming down like a banshee! My husband is always called out when it's bad and will be out for the rest of the night clearing parking lots, etc. There's alot of snow to be moved. This is a bad one, hope everyone is safe.

mickeym
Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 10:07 PM

Not a flake at 10pm in Framingham Mass northeast of Boston, tho they are promising a foot. We drove over today from Albany NY instead of Sunday to avoid the storm. Our friend from DC flew in last night at 2am after 6 hours of delays! Her grandson is 5 days old and very very very cute, so it is all worth it. SNOW DAY TOMORROW (oh shucks it's Sunday)

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3301)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 10:50 PM

NYC area coming down really hard. Wind is sideways. Stuff is blowing all over the place. Horrible howling sounds coming through the windows. Predictions are 2 feet by noon tomorrow.

mickeym
Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 11:03 PM

Bigbird, maybe that's your neighbor singing! Ann

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sat, 19th Dec '09 11:39 PM

You guys are better than the Weather Channel. Stay safe.

sargon
Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Sun, 20th Dec '09 6:24 AM

I have a niece driving from N.C. to Michigan. They had to stop in W.V. because of a snow emergency. No one allowed to drive on the Interstate.

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.6 - Posts: 2770)
Sun, 20th Dec '09 6:59 AM

Not due to snow, but to the cold temperatures ...
Seems to have been largely unreported - or when so, not with any great excitement.
In the Channel Tunnel yesterday 2,000 people were trapped under the sea, for 15 hours overnight, in the dark, no fresh air, no food or water and ONE totally swamped loo.
Because of that, traffic was backed up solid for many miles all around Kent for many hours (still so, as far as I know), with all lorry and other drivers stuck with their vehicles in freezing temperatures.
Many issues being raised, of course ...
Except for what I consider to be the main one - safety.
What happened to all the emergency plans for evacuation (in the case of fire or whatever, not simply broken-down trains)?
For xxxxxxxxx sake, all those people could have walked out to Dover or Calais in less than 15 hours!!!!!
Am I the only person to have even noticed this aspect?
No Channel Tunnel travelling for me in the future, it's a potential colossal death trap!!!!!
The whole system should be closed down, total, until the management are shafted and entirely new escape procedures/systems installed.
Just a warning to any potential users of the Chunnel from overseas!!

.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Sun, 20th Dec '09 9:25 AM

That's a scary report, Surreyman. It must have been pandemonium down there. You're right they can do much better than that.

Final count 21+ inches in my area (southern Monmouth County, NJ). My backyard says 23 inches and the drifts are much deeper. Digging out is a major job. I had to dig a path for the dog off the deck. I lost him for awhile in the backyard and he weighs 73 pounds! I was just seeing the top of his head. Remember that youtube video of the romping dog? Reminded me of that!

Take the digging slow, my friends. It's not going anywhere!


mickeym
Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Sun, 20th Dec '09 9:43 AM

Ah, Mickeym here with an update...9:30 am and north Boston area got the foot of snow as promised. By noon I bet the malls will be back to crowded and Route 9 outside our motel back to bumper to bumper! Traffic is moving smoothly on route 9 anyway.

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 201.6 - Posts: 1190)
Sun, 20th Dec '09 10:33 AM

Surreyman that tunnel is something I would be phobic about to begin with but after seeing this report- no way!


pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sun, 20th Dec '09 11:02 AM

Surreyman:
"In the Channel Tunnel yesterday 2,000 people were trapped under the sea, for 15 hours overnight, in the dark, no fresh air, no food or water and ONE totally swamped loo."

I'm surprised that wasn't reported with great ALARM! That's a lot of people. Anyone suffering from claustrophobia (who probably wouldn't drive in the Channel Tunnel anyway) would be a basket case by now.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6055)
Sun, 20th Dec '09 12:06 PM

The part I heard about this on the news, some of the people were having panic attacks. It would definitely be very scary.

Marilyn...

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.3 - Posts: 7560)
Sun, 20th Dec '09 12:15 PM

We had about 15 inches on average in York County.

Just had breakfast at Denny's Restaurant and one of their newest employees was cleaning the sidewalks.
He told us he just moved here from Miami, Florida.

So he was given the unenviable job of shoveling snow in the biggest snowfall we've had for about three years.

Welcome to Pennsylvania!



menopausin
Menopausin  (Level: 35.5 - Posts: 112)
Sun, 20th Dec '09 4:06 PM

Well, I WAS wishing for a couple inches of the white stuff for Christmas! lol I guess we'll be having the usual...rain, thunderstorms and cold temps. Rain, rain, til Thursday night, then nothing but cold here in Alabama. But we usually get ice instead of snow! So I'm in great shape compared to alot of you in the NE and other places with bad weather. I'm counting my blessings and praying for everyone to have a safe and merry Christmas!
Luv,
Renee (menopausin)

haydn
Haydn  (Level: 198.4 - Posts: 254)
Sun, 20th Dec '09 7:59 PM

About ten flakes where I am (Burlington, Vermont), but my flight to Washington, D.C. was cancelled due to the foot and a half of the white stuff at Dulles Airport.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.3 - Posts: 3742)
Tue, 22nd Dec '09 8:56 PM

Lost power for four days. Photos on my Sploofus page.

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 201.6 - Posts: 1190)
Wed, 23rd Dec '09 5:34 AM

Great pics M48ortal but what kind of creature is that on your bird feeder?

mickeym
Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Wed, 23rd Dec '09 7:44 AM

M48ortal, is that your dog??????

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.3 - Posts: 3742)
Wed, 23rd Dec '09 8:08 AM

We have three cats and a grand-dog. Photo #1 is the dog (a Scottie) and one of the cats. The next nine are "hidden Mickeys" from DisneyWorld. #11 is yours truly and friends. #12 was taken just as the snow started and is described above; that is our Siamese cross cat in the bird feeder. All three cats reside there occasionally, but if she is there, the others stay clear. She's the only one that is a totally outdoor cat as she shreds furniture and has that "crying baby" voice. To photograph the third cat, I would almost need a fisheye lens. We have warmer shelters that they use also, but they like the view from there and love to surprise the marauding bluejays. Numbers 13-15 were taken just as the storm was winding down.

It was an inconvenience, but at least we had heat and food. The Scottie is a house dog but loves to play in the snow. He will go out, then line the cats up at the door and scratch to get in. He then runs to the end of the line and tries to push them inside.
Merry Christmas all!

amyt
Amyt  (Level: 134.8 - Posts: 240)
Wed, 23rd Dec '09 8:57 AM

I live by the Twin Cities in Minnesota. If what they're predicting for Thursday and Friday is correct, I will not be going anywhere for Christmas. The latest forecast calls for up to 12 inches through Friday. There may also be freezing rain involved. My dad and I will celebrate on Saturday or Sunday, if need be. It's not worth risking your life to drive in that kind of weather.

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 201.6 - Posts: 1190)
Wed, 23rd Dec '09 10:10 AM

Well the cats won't eat the bird seed and might even keep the 'munks and squirrels away. The birds have to be quick though

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Wed, 23rd Dec '09 12:22 PM

Hello from Edinburgh(ish), Scotland!

The whole east coast of Scotland is snowed in!
Erm - that's the weather, no news really...

I had to shovel around two feet of snow from my mother's path this morning - only eighteen inches last night! Parts of the Highlands were around -16C last night (as close to 0F as makes no difference!). Sadly, people have already died trying to get home here: at least one plane has missed a runway due to the weather. Luckily no-one was hurt.

Surrey: you're not the only one to have had that thought! That's precisely what I was shouting at the tv during that news item: stuck for 20 hours?! Blinkin' well walk out the tunnel!! (Age, ability and small bairns permitting!)

Hope everyone is safe and well: my daughter had her first snowball fight yesterday.
She won.
The conversation covering the rules of engagement went along these lines:
"I think we should throw small snowballs at each others coats." (Daddy)
"I want to hit you on the nose until it's freezin'" (Daughter)
"Ouch!" (Daddy)
"Heehee heehee hee!" (Daughter)

Daughter is two and a half.
Kill me now before she makes it to her teens...


kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 201.6 - Posts: 1190)
Wed, 23rd Dec '09 1:20 PM

Here's to first snowball fights everywhere!


jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 24th Dec '09 3:25 PM

Blizzard conditions here, north of Fort Worth (well, blizzard for HERE anyway). Snow is blowing horizontal, so not much accumulation. I uploaded a couple of pics.

http://www.sploofus.com/my_photos.sp?action=photo&move=next&order=16

menopausin
Menopausin  (Level: 35.5 - Posts: 112)
Thu, 24th Dec '09 4:01 PM

Merry Christmas all!!! We have a tornado watch box about two counties below us. We'll be in one in a couple hours or so. The wind is gusting to 45 mph and what isn't weighed or nailed down is flying around the yard. I went to refill a script for my husband and I saw a bunch of buzzards flying really weird, so I stopped. You know how they usually glide around rarely flapping their wings? I LMAO!!! It looked like they were having problems just staying in the air! I sat there for several minutes just watching. I think people thought I was crazy (don't say it! lol) just sitting there looking up at the sky!! We'll have some light snow flurries with NO accumulation early tomorrow morning. Just stay safe and have a really merry Christmas!!
Renee (menopausin)

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 24th Dec '09 4:02 PM

I can't believe how much worse it is than when I posted before. One of my back doors is frozen shut (in the direction of the wind). I'm changing my pics!

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Fri, 25th Dec '09 2:43 AM

I live in Mo. and we have about 3in.and it is still coming down

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Fri, 25th Dec '09 8:35 AM

The snow and wind blew over my lighted penguin. (Yes, I see the irony in that.)

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 25th Dec '09 10:37 AM

Rats. Apparently my link to pics doesn't work.

But clicking on my name under the avatar does work. Sorry.

mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Fri, 25th Dec '09 9:14 PM

Wichita Falls, Texas has never seen any thing like this! Here are some links to see the suprise we have encountered here in my home town. click on the pics to watch the videos! Thanx Mitchy

http://texomashomepage.com/content/video/?watch=1&cid=70322

http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2009/dec/25/the-weather-outside-is-frightful/?partner=popular


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