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  1. Etiquette? We don't need no stinkin' etiquette. I've been watching the radar and I'm wondering if this cell won't slide just south of me too. I kinda hope so actually.
  2. Uggh. I wish you had said something while it was going on last night. I sat in the house oblivious and drank beer.
  3. It's been 30 years since I used to hang out in Merrick. Maybe I should try it again.
  4. Hop in the car real quick and come get some. Its been plenty wet here. We have mud and mosquitos. You can take all you want, I won't charge you anything. Really its FREE. Y'all need to stop whining about rain/no rain. I've only had two days off in the last five weeks that it didn't rain
  5. No, there are plenty of men who don't know how to shut up too. Politicians for example...
  6. I was on WWBB too. Remember Quincy taking Jebwalks and "testing" the ice thickness on the local ponds? I worried about the kid
  7. Goodbye Scott. I'd like to know too. So many things I want to say but I don't know how to say them. I feel like I've known so many here for so long. Like was said earlier in this thread, there is a sense of family, of shared experience here that's hard to quantify but I know that I feel a hole in the fabric and it's unsettling. There is comfort in knowing that so many of us are feeling similarly as evidenced by old members showing up in this thread that we haven't heard from in a while. Thank you all for being "here."
  8. Has it really been 15 years? I think so, gotta be close anyway. Messenger was always someone I looked forward to reading what he had to say. That actually scared me when I found out what had happened. That was when I realized he was a bit younger than me. ... a great disturbance in the force ...
  9. Yup. Some people have a strong online persona that develops into a character that is very different from the real person.
  10. I feel like I "know" so many already. It seems like we've been hanging out together for so long. Some of us have been communicating since the days of WWBB in the late '90's. Forky is a character I'm interested in meeting though.
  11. When people get to criticizing model performance I start thinking 'is it just in the micro that the criticism is warranted or are "the models" off on a bigger scale?' Looking back over the last few eeks it seems that weather models are really pretty good in the big picture. We get a better idea now than ever before what might happen in a few days or a week+ than most of us could come up with with the best education if all we had was dot matrix printouts, like we had when I was in college, of current conditions around the world. We would sit there for hours analyzing what we saw and extrapolating potentials for a three day forecast and we were usually close but not as close as these models are at ten days. Do I expect the details to be really good within three days on the current crop of models? Sort of. I know what it takes to get really good results. I think that the product we get now is fantastic but thinking that any computer model can suss out nuances to within 25 miles is too much to expect. Within three days I'm happy to see that they show a storm within 100 miles to be honest, in 5 days 200 and ten days if they show a storm anywhere between Cape Hatteras and NS I feel obligated to learn more about it..
  12. Over 4" now and snowing harder than at any point the last few hours. 17*, no wind at all and beautiful dendrites.
  13. Only went to -8 at my house -4 at the local high school. So, big dump or icy, sleety glacier building episode upcoming?
  14. 8* now. Guess I shoulda put the new battery in the wifes car. Eh, it's a stick so a little roll start... She'll be fine
  15. I don't know exactly what I got down to last night but the local high school made it to 3*. When I drove by there last night on the way home it was 10 and when I got home it was 6 so "extrapolated" I'm guessing I got to about -1 So, what's the current thinking for Wednesday? I like the map DT put up that has the lower HV in 12+
  16. No to the long gentle thaw. Sorry I'm at the top of a hill so I want it to all run off before the ground thaws so my basement stays dry. Once the ground thaws hydrologic pressure, melting snow and multitudes of springs soak this hill pretty thoroughly. If you live in a floodplain, well, move uphill
  17. A very pretty 4" today. Driveway is getting narrower as the banks get taller and wider. Where to put what's coming next week...??
  18. Anybody else have a fresh coating of snow hiding the black ice this morning? Should be a fun ride...
  19. It finally got above freezing here around 3pm and the bulk of the ice melted off the trees, power lines and streets. Ought to be a kick when it gets cold tonight Hopefully some sun tomorrow dries things out a bit before the next one.
  20. She made it safely Subaru FTW!! I'm still holding at 25* but it's been raining for almost an hour now. Ice is getting past the 1/4" mark now
  21. Hangin' tough at 21* Trees are starting to get glazed now so I'm assuming it's mixed sleet and freezing rain. My wifes boss told her that if she doesn't make it in by 10 yesterday was her last day at that job but that he would be working from home. I think I may have to head to his house and "explain" to him how rotten his attitude is
  22. My temp is slowly rising here. Started at 16 and heavy snow for a few hours then as the temp approached 20 it changed to sleet. It's been sleeting now for almost two hours and, well, yuck Temp now is 21 at the house and 24 down on Rt 6 with heavy sleet. What are the chances it gets above freezing at the surface?
  23. Damned ice dams I think I broke my nose this afternoon. I was on the ladder whacking away at the ice at the edge of the roof and a chunk, had to be 20+ pounds, broke loose. It hit me in the face because I was watching what I was doing, as any sane person would when whacking their house with a 3 pound mallet. F'n thing hurts...