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Calamari  (Level: 12.4 - Posts: 249)
Wed, 10th Feb '10 8:46 PM


Boy, am *I* glad to be living on the West coast of the United States. I see that Baltimore has 5 FEET of snow! Yikes!

Yeah, yeah ... I know that all you folks in the northern states routinely get 5 feet of snow, but at least you have snow plows.

I hope all Sploofusers are warm, dry, well fed and still have internet access.

How ya doin' out there???

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Wed, 10th Feb '10 8:50 PM

Considering I'm across the river from you, I'm doing quite well thanx!

Calamari  (Level: 12.4 - Posts: 249)
Wed, 10th Feb '10 9:08 PM

Tragically, in Vancouver, British Columbia, they are actually manufacturing snow in order to have enough snow for the skiing and snowboarding events for the Olympics.

Is it too late to move the Olympics to New England????

Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6806)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 1:46 AM

By the way Calamari where that six squid you owe me?

And are you returning to sploofus under a different name to that which you previously played?

if so welcome home!


Bigbird  (Level: 250.5 - Posts: 3351)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 6:33 AM

I'm still shoveling.....

Mplaw51  (Level: 185.5 - Posts: 1580)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 6:49 AM

I'm a little sick of it myself. 18 inches this time, 14 on the weekend, enough already!

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 7:01 AM

Snow in Fort Worth.

Hey Texas - do you remember ever having snow in Dallas/Fort Worth area this late in the winter? I don't.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 4:39 PM

Good grief. People in D/FW don't drive all that well in perfect weather!

My 1 1/2 hour trip took 2 1/2 hours this morning. Thank goodness school is canceled for tomorrow.

I guess I'll scrap my ideas of trading in my 4-wheel drive after all.

Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 5:13 PM

Calamari, even New England hasn't gotten that much snow....we need to move the games to D.C.! Upstate eastern NY has one INCH on the ground....and it's cold in South Texas. We should have expected fun and games with El Nino in dominance, but this is truly weird.

Calamari  (Level: 12.4 - Posts: 249)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 7:09 PM

I propose that we move the Olympic Snowboarding event to the White House lawn.

And yup, Barry, I truly am an old Sploofuser. C'mon over and I'll give you 6 squids worth of Pub Brew.

Haydn  (Level: 208.9 - Posts: 264)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 9:30 PM

Snow forecast for the northern suburbs of New Orleans. Actually, we spell it "sneaux."

Allena  (Level: 268.7 - Posts: 1424)
Thu, 11th Feb '10 11:07 PM

Snow is normally romantic. guess what ... D.C. is closed. Yeap, schools, the govt. and of course many stores whose employees have not been dug out. The highways are 50% smaller as a result of the snow piled on the side. It is impossible to enter the interstae without risking your life becasue of visability and closed break down lanes. Power failures are normal. Don't tell me we are wimps. Yep ... The worst. New England could handle this without a pause. Boston revels in snow ball fights, plows that pile the stuff in your yard and folks who sled on historic hills. D.C. has 25% of its equipment dismantled for repair. The bars just opened after five days of hiatus. My own personal had the owner on his pick-up with a blade to clear his parking lot. We were not prepared. More coming next Monday. This is going to be even more amazing. There is no place to put the stuff. The airports are running jet engines to melt the snow into the Cheasapeake Bay. It will be a while but Bay oysters and blue crabs are going to suffer. No kidding. We have not had this in over fifty years. The level of snow is a record but the incompetence is normal. Baltimore took delivery of 80 million pounds of salt. They had no way to deliver it. They just piled it up and said, "come and get it." Really.

Thanks to the California well wishers. Your understanding is amazing but welcome. At least we have not had any mudslides or forest fires, so far. Allena

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Fri, 12th Feb '10 12:34 PM

Officially record-breaking 12.5" snow at Dallas/Fort Worth airport.

180,000 homes and businesses without power, 240 DFW flights canceled Friday.

1mks  (Level: 221.1 - Posts: 5930)
Fri, 12th Feb '10 3:13 PM

Just think of all the births there are going to be 9 months from now.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Fri, 12th Feb '10 7:30 PM

Hahaha - I was more thinking how many doctor's visits there will be for strained backs that have never suffered from snow shoveling before!

Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Fri, 12th Feb '10 7:55 PM

Anybody enjoying the unusual snowfall in Columbia SC right now? How is it?

Jerrys  (Level: 200.1 - Posts: 334)
Sat, 13th Feb '10 10:26 AM

We got almost 30 inches last weekend, and another 15 inches Tuesday night/Wednesday. Lost power early Saturday morning.

Sunday afternoon there were finally enough 4WD vehicles down our street that we could get out, but not back in due to the slight slope of the street.

We stayed in a motel until Thursday. Power came back on late Tuesday, but our street still hadn't been plowed so we couldn't get a car up it. But Thursday we rented a 4WD and were able to get home, finally. And while we were gone, a neighbor was able to get a couple of kids to shovel our driveway so when we did get home we could get in.

It's not going to happen again, though. I also brought home a new snow blower. We'll get in and out from now on if I have to clear the whole street!

Jerrys  (Level: 200.1 - Posts: 334)
Sat, 13th Feb '10 10:28 AM

Oh, and BTW - Baltimore is now officially the city with the most snow in the U.S. Washington Dulles would be #3 (Syracuse, NY is #2), but the "official" reporting station is Washington Reagan National Airport - which is only #10. See

Calamari  (Level: 12.4 - Posts: 249)
Sat, 13th Feb '10 11:33 AM

That's the spirit, Jerry! I actually laughed at my big brother who bought three snow blowers this year because he got a good deal on them on eBay. I guess he's doing the laughing now!

Diva305  (Level: 153.6 - Posts: 1656)
Sat, 13th Feb '10 5:45 PM

All 57 States have snow except one.

TQOTD-which one?

Freezing here in good old Miami-69-going down tonight-may have to turn the heater on!

Kaufman  (Level: 270.0 - Posts: 3941)
Sat, 13th Feb '10 6:03 PM

57? Did this ice age expose another land bridge? Or did Maryland shatter into 8 pieces under the weight?

Collioure  (Level: 115.4 - Posts: 9952)
Sat, 13th Feb '10 6:25 PM

Snow? About once a year here. This winter 4-5 inches once at low altitude. Only happens when we get the equivalent of a lake effect snow coming off the Mediterranean.

Happy Shoveling, you all.

Diva305  (Level: 153.6 - Posts: 1656)
Sat, 13th Feb '10 6:40 PM

Yeah Kaufman, President Obama said he campaigned in 57 States

And the answer is HAWAII

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Sat, 13th Feb '10 6:52 PM

Tsk tsk, Diva.

You forget - he also said he had ONE more to go.

Jerrys  (Level: 200.1 - Posts: 334)
Sat, 13th Feb '10 9:57 PM

Yes, I heard that today. I was quite surprised - I thought normally Mauna Kea had snow on it's summit. Maybe the lava melted it away.

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