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  1. 1 hour ago, hawkeye_wx said:

    Last week Walmart and Menards were 90% mask.  Today they are around 50%.

    Wow. Lots of people must have got their 2nd shot over the last week.

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  2. I read that some independent studies have shown up to 80% effectiveness after getting the first covid vaccine. Maybe I should just stick with one and not get the 2nd one.

  3. 5 hours ago, Malacka11 said:

    Second dose of Pfizer is kicking my ass. Got the shot yesterday and felt fine with just a sore arm, but the second I went to bed I got sick as hell. It felt like influenza 2.0... Chills, fever, severe back and neck pain, my head felt like it was splitting in two. Popped 600mg Ibuprofen and that helped a lot, but I'm hoping I don't get worse again in two hours' time.

    I was told to take Tylenol and not Ibuprofen after getting my first shot.

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  4. 6 minutes ago, hawkeye_wx said:

    Terrified of what?  Side effects?

    Yes. I haven't been vaccinated for anything in many years. I am so nervous i'm about to throw up. I think i will just cancel my appointment. I mean, if I don't get the vaccine I will probably still live right ? I'm just trying to debate on whether it's worth it or not.

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  5. I'm scheduled to get first vaccine tomorrow morning but i'm terrified. A part of me thinks that maybe I should just go without the vaccine and take my chances.

  6. 1 hour ago, Hoosier said:

    They went frost advisory.

    Personally I'd prepare for the possibility of temps aob 32.  I think there's a good chance we see that and more than just hyper localized, but we'll see.

    What's the latest freeze you have had that you can remember ?

  7. 1 hour ago, Hoosier said:

    Here is the CDC data on percentage of people who have received at least 1 dose of vaccine.  There is an obvious common link between the 10 worst states.  Some of them have double trouble in being very Republican and also having a relatively large % of African American residents, which are 2 groups that tend to be more vaccine hesitant.

     

    42. West Virginia 
    Number of people vaccinated with at least one dose: 632,161 
    Percentage of population vaccinated with at least one dose: 35.27 

    43. Indiana 
    Number of people vaccinated with at least one dose: 2,351,172 
    Percentage of population vaccinated with at least one dose: 34.92 

    44. Arkansas 
    Number of people vaccinated with at least one dose: 1,051,126 
    Percentage of population vaccinated with at least one dose: 34.83 

    45. Georgia 
    Number of people vaccinated with at least one dose: 3,594,066 
    Percentage of population vaccinated with at least one dose: 33.85 

    46. Tennessee 
    Number of people vaccinated with at least one dose: 2,286,642 
    Percentage of population vaccinated with at least one dose: 33.48 

    47. Idaho 
    Number of people vaccinated with at least one dose: 595,128 
    Percentage of population vaccinated with at least one dose: 33.3 

    48. Wyoming 
    Number of people vaccinated with at least one dose: 192,439 
    Percentage of population vaccinated with at least one dose: 33.25 

    49. Louisiana 
    Number of people vaccinated with at least one dose: 1,479,847 
    Percentage of population vaccinated with at least one dose: 31.83 

    50. Alabama 
    Number of people vaccinated with at least one dose: 1,546,659 
    Percentage of population vaccinated with at least one dose: 31.54 

    51. Mississippi 
    Number of people vaccinated with at least one dose: 898,809 
    Percentage of population vaccinated with at least one dose: 30.2

    Interesting that you have a northern state like Indiana in the bottom 10. But i've always heard that Indiana is the most southern northern state. However, I don't believe Indiana has a very large black population.

  8. 1 minute ago, RCNYILWX said:

    If there were noteworthy road impacts, the case would be more defensible. Any snow higher than a trace today would technically be historic, no? The record for the date was T so if it merely set the new record at 0.1", that warrants an advisory?

     

    From the IND Evening Update AFD:

    "Road impacts appear to be minimal at this time, with the majority of the accumulations occurring on grassy areas."

     

    There's really no need for further debate on it, with no real travel impacts, advisories are typically not issued. Certainly some gray area and the product has been more commonly issued for sub-advisory criteria impact-based reasons in recent years, but this event doesn't hit that bar, regardless of historic nature of the snowfall.

     

     

     

    Don't you think there will be travel impacts with temps dipping well below freezing tonight ? I imagine there could be quite a few slick spots.

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  9. 1 minute ago, Chicago Storm said:


    That is a totally different argument, given IND averages much more snow than ATL does.


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    Yeah but IND averages basically 0" this time of year, same as ATL for April. I just think their criteria should be different in April or May than it would be in the middle of winter.

  10. 1 minute ago, Hoosier said:

    It is kind of funny that a late season/historic snowfall doesn't get an advisory, but when you think about what goes into the decision, it makes sense why they didn't issue one.  Is what is happening tonight different on the roads than what a rain would be?  Are there any reports of slick roads/accidents in central Indiana?

    I'm from Georgia and I've seen plenty of Winter Storm Warnings when the roads were just wet.

  11. 2 minutes ago, Chicago Storm said:


    Again, headlines are not issued because an event is historic or record breaking. They are issued based on set criteria and impacts. In this case, impact level was basically non-zero level.

    take off the goggles.


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    I personally think the criteria should change when it occurs during a rare time of the year. Basically a 2" snow in Indy on April 20 is way more rare than a 2" snow in Atlanta on January 20 and yet Atlanta would have a warning with 2".

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  12. 6 minutes ago, donsutherland1 said:

    IND’s advisory criteria can be found here:

    https://www.weather.gov/ind/criteria

    Although 3”-5” is the threshold, there is an optional 2”-4” threshold. So, it was an event for which the NWS could have gone either way.

    I absolutely think the optional should have been used for such a rare, historical event the likes of which we may never see again. If this was January, of course I dont think an advisory should have been issued. But it's almost May ! The eastern part of the state (Richmond) which is under a different office was under an Advisory. Not sure if Wilmington has the same criteria as Indy.

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  13. 1 hour ago, IWXwx said:

    3"-5" is the official criteria for a snow advisory at IND.  However, an advisory is something that is flexible, unlike a warning. It is more at the discretion of the forecaster based on impacts. For example, a 2" snow in November might warrant an advisory, based on being the first possibility of slick roads for the season. In this case, even if 3" falls, they may take into consideration warm pavement temps and not expecting hazardous road conditions to not issue an advisory.

    I would think a 2" snow this time of year would be more worthy of an advisory than Nov given how rare it is

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