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    We were supposed to get wind gusts over 50, and my house is on the crest of a hill and typically gets about 10 mph higher than the local area.

    I'm not sure my trees can actually survive that sort of wind. I guess it's better that it's winter so no leaves? I guess?

    Anyway, I'll find out tonight when I get home.
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    Re: Minnesotans Arguing About the Weather III: Storm's a comin'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    We were supposed to get wind gusts over 50, and my house is on the crest of a hill and typically gets about 10 mph higher than the local area.
    How wet is the ground, or is it frozen? Trees blow over in mud.

    And if your house is built to code it should be fine. The biggest issue will probably be old shingles. So sayeth the North Dakotan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    We were supposed to get wind gusts over 50, and my house is on the crest of a hill and typically gets about 10 mph higher than the local area.

    I'm not sure my trees can actually survive that sort of wind. I guess it's better that it's winter so no leaves? I guess?

    Anyway, I'll find out tonight when I get home.
    My cul de sac is below the main drag which was built on the crest of a hill back when electricity was new fangled. The high side faces SE, while the low side faces NW. The wind was from the NW, which had nothing in its way (except other houses) to slow it down. It was trash day today and the idiots who put their trash cans out Sunday night when a gale WAS blowing up found their trash all over the street (and the yards) this AM.

    Being a smart feller, I put my trash out this AM when the wind died down to the 20's.
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    The Birkie cross country ski race is supposed to be this weekend in northern WI. About 50,000 people on pins and needles to see if it snows up there on Friday.

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    Stupid snow. Too much to not shovel. Not enough to get the snowblower out. The worst kind.

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    Re: Minnesotans Arguing About the Weather III: Storm's a comin'

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Stupid snow. Too much to not shovel. Not enough to get the snowblower out. The worst kind.
    We are getting all sorts of breathless doomsday scenarios here: 18"-24" in 12 hours! Keep your TV tuned to this station for more breathless updates!!

    At least it is supposed to blow in during the night tonight and stop snowing by Tuesday afternoon; that will give DOT and local plows plenty of time to clear everything in time for Wednesday morning commute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Stupid snow. Too much to not shovel. Not enough to get the snowblower out. The worst kind.
    We had 2-3" on the south side, the association's plow service woke me up around 3 or 4 AM today. What was it like around your redneck of the woods?
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    Re: Minnesotans Arguing About the Weather III: Storm's a comin'

    DC area could get next to nothing or a whole lot of snow. We're right on the rain/snow line.

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    4 inches here so far, a few more expected before tomorrow. certainly not snowmaggedon, considering it's still, you know.... winter. not a good time to have an injured back, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    We had 2-3" on the south side, the association's plow service woke me up around 3 or 4 AM today. What was it like around your redneck of the woods?
    2" and maybe 3" if the wind hadn't polished everything down. Very light and fluffy, so shoveling went quick. I was very happy the plow came down my street before I made it out to shovel. My roommate still managed to run over the snow. I thought I had earned a reprieve by waking up early to shovel. But nope. I started pushing the snow across her side of the driveway only to reveal a nice set of tire tracks and compacted snow.

    While shoveling, I did see the front-end loader go into the cul-de-sac near my house. It was hilarious. The backup alarm must have woken up everyone in a five-mile radius. I can only imagine the sound the bucket made coupled with the backup alarm ensured no one in that cul-de-sac was left wondering if their street had been plowed. Probably shook the dishes in the cupboards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    We are getting all sorts of breathless doomsday scenarios here: 18"-24" in 12 hours! Keep your TV tuned to this station for more breathless updates!!

    At least it is supposed to blow in during the night tonight and stop snowing by Tuesday afternoon; that will give DOT and local plows plenty of time to clear everything in time for Wednesday morning commute.
    I'd rather have 5 feet of snow than 2-3". Then you have an excuse to show up late after taking the morning to blow the driveway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    DC area could get next to nothing or a whole lot of snow. We're right on the rain/snow line.
    As of now it looks like a huge fall off between north and south of the city. This has happened before -- my boss lives 60 miles south of me and it is not unusual for me to get a foot while he gets nothing. It's like Potomac river effect snow.

    I hope to hell we don't get a foot. The last time we didn't even get plowed out for 50 hours. A foot of snow in Maryland might as well be a mile deep in Minneapolis or Buffalo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    As of now it looks like a huge fall off between north and south of the city. This has happened before -- my boss lives 60 miles south of me and it is not unusual for me to get a foot while he gets nothing. It's like Potomac river effect snow.

    I hope to hell we don't get a foot. The last time we didn't even get plowed out for 50 hours. A foot of snow in Maryland might as well be a mile deep in Minneapolis or Buffalo.
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    Re: Minnesotans Arguing About the Weather III: Storm's a comin'

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    DC area could get next to nothing or a whole lot of snow. We're right on the rain/snow line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    So...ice?
    that too. Whatever it is, the DC/MD/NoVA area can't handle it.

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    10 inches and counting.

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    10 inches and counting.
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    Credit where it's due. Weather Underground had our snow starting at 8. The very first flakes starting falling at 8:00 on the button.
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    Re: Minnesotans Arguing About the Weather III: Storm's a comin'

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    that too. Whatever it is, the DC/MD/NoVA area can't handle it.
    1 inch is incapacitating here. Which is infuriating because 80% of this town is from New York, New England, or Chicago. "A city of southern efficiency and northern hospitality."
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