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    Punk rock, sarcasm, dark offensive humor, asphalt paving and maintenance, the weather, animal rights & humanitarian wrongs.

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  1. Drought watches? I live in the western part of the state, and I can't for the life of me fathom how we'd have any risk of a drought here for the past 6 months or so. It seems like we've had precipitation at least every other day here since last summer! I guess the contrast really is that stark between this part of the state and the rest of it.
  2. I think he's funny. He used to be a good forecaster until his cold bias developed to the point where it's now completely out of control. I only follow him for the fun of it. He sure is a good spinster though, which I do admire. Anyway, he blurted out something last week in one of his videos about winter returning to the eastern US for the first half of April. Then I think he broke into song, as he often does. Maybe he had just finished building a snow woman in his yard from Stella's remnants, made passionate love to "her", and managed to go into hypothermia right before he made the video. That might explain his confused state.
  3. JB says delayed spring in April. Winter returns.
  4. Models will troll you guys until June.
  5. Nope. Gonna be ****ty until 2nd week of April or so.
  6. We've got about 1/2" here in Saltsburg, with nothing on the pavement. Wow...Just wow. Even after models backed off last night, I still expected 4-6" for my area. It's just hard to believe a system like this not throwing bands back at us from the backside.
  7. These storms can surprise. You could still wake up to a very plowable snow.
  8. They're the ones with the shovels though. Tell em' to beat anyone over the head who gives em' trouble (or who doesn't wanna pay up).
  9. I was getting ripped off then. The old people on my street were totally taking advantage of me. I wasn't much of a hustler back then though, haha.
  10. Good God, you were getting that back in the 70's??? Man did I work cheap shoveling snow then as a kid in the mid-late 80's. I live in town, so a sidewalk usually netted me 50 cents to a dollar. A small driveway was maybe $2. I can remember going out all day long after it snowed when I was 10-11-12 years old, and being tickled to death if I came home with 15-20 bucks! Now I'm almost 40 and I live in the house I grew up in. Bought it after my parents divorced a few years ago. NEVER ONCE has a kid rung my doorbell asking me if he could shovel my sidewalk. The only time these little brats in this neighborhood ring my doorbell is when they do it, then run away and hide behind a parked car so that they can laugh when I answer and nobody's there. I used to do that too though, so I shouldn't complain.
  11. The following month I arrived into this world. My dad almost wrecked in the snow trying to get my mother to the hospital in the middle of the night. I had a prolapsed umbilical cord and was nearly a month post-mature (I probably didn't wanna deal with all the snow and cold), and they wound up having to do an emergency c-section to remove my oversized ass from the womb.
  12. I never understood that. I think I'd be at least indifferent to snow if it didn't directly affect my business negatively. That's what got me into following the weather in the first place. In the beginning I'd just watch TWC or whatever, but now 20 years later here I am with at least some fundamental knowledge of weather patterns, watching models, etc. When I was a kid I thought snowstorms were cool, and to be honest there's a part of me that still does. Having said that, I have never been able to comprehend or even remotely relate to some of the people online who seem to be literally obsessed with them. Usually I track storms by lurking in the Accuwx threads, and simply observing the graphics and reading the comments that people post. I did that today for hours on end, and I'll admit....it's addictive. I usually don't comment in those threads and instead opt to just read them 99% of the time. Most of the conversation is constructive, but man....some of the emotional rhetoric is just cringe worthy. I'm almost 40 years old, and I just can't see how anyone around my age can let not getting a certain amount of snow in a given storm get to them like it does. I've seen flame wars break out and personal meltdowns occur over someone getting 10 inches when the last run showed them getting 18. WTF is the difference? It's really bizarre. I mean, amateur meteorology is a really cool hobby as far as I'm concerned, but there's a lot more to it than snowstorms. Sometimes it's frustrating when you're just trying to get a better understanding on the dynamics of a certain period, only to read post after post from "weenies" (and they relish being called that, which is sad in it's own right) digging for snow and cold signals.
  13. Yeah, well....my enthusiasm for not wanting it to snow is probably as intense as your desire to see it snow. So I'm every bit as passionate about weather as you, but I just favor a different outcome. As far as I can tell, I'm the only snow hater who tracks snowstorms obsessively.
  14. Like most people from this area, I hate snow. A lot. I will say this though.....You Pittsburgh snow lovers are far less emotional and weenie-esq than people from the NE.
  15. My flight was basically a 1-day trip to CA for a funeral. I missed that, and 48 hours later my then-girlfriend and I drove down to Ft. Lauderdale to embark on a Royal Caribbean cruise for the remainder of the month. I missed all the action after that up here, but came home in early March to find plenty of snow still on the ground.