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  • Birthday 10/15/1975

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  1. CoolHandMike

    2/20-21 Thump to Ice Winter Storm Threat

    Just kind of drizzling here now, and certainly doesn't seem to be freezing onto anything, even though wunderground says we're at 29°F. Maybe got about 3" of snow.
  2. CoolHandMike

    2/20-21 Thump to Ice Winter Storm Threat

    Got sent home from work early. Roads are still ok-ish. Was interesting driving home on the 30--completely clear and totally empty.
  3. CoolHandMike

    2/20-21 Thump to Ice Winter Storm Threat

    I just hope the roads don't turn to complete garbage tomorrow as I'm scheduled to work away from home (near Malvern). Sure, the drive in will be OK, buuuut....
  4. CoolHandMike

    Parts 1 and 2 Obs - 2/10-2/12 Winter Storm

    Just started sleeting here in central Chester County. Pinging hard against the south-facing windows.
  5. CoolHandMike

    Parts 1 and 2 Obs - 2/10-2/12 Winter Storm

    I don't know what's up with the radar this year, but it's still snowing (albeit, very lightly) here in central Chester County. Also unknown: my apartment driveway was very heavily salted earlier and easily withstood the first part of this system, but has now completely caved somehow under an additional .5" of snow at 30°F. I didn't think there was that much runoff from the first part to completely wash it all away, but what do I know lol.
  6. CoolHandMike

    Parts 1 and 2 Obs - 2/10-2/12 Winter Storm

    I'm up for either, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in this. Guess we've been burned too often this winter. Thanks for asking though.
  7. CoolHandMike

    2/10-2/12 Winter Storm Threat

    To my untrained eye, that's some impressive CAD over the Appalachians along the MD line.
  8. CoolHandMike

    Parts 1 and 2 Obs - 2/10-2/12 Winter Storm

    Is that an RGB mousemat? Looks really cool! Just this weekend I upgraded my case that I originally built for a fully enclosed (non-windowed) ~2007 spec machine to something way more modern with a tempered glass window. So of course I had to RGB the heck out of it. One of these days I'll have to clean up my battlestation area for to take some glamour shots. Sorry for the off topic comment, everyone. But hey, was expecting it to be way more weathery today (even WCU canceled all classes???) but it looks like everything is happening just to our south, for this first punch at least. Oh well, at least I'll be able to smoke some meats in the driveway later this afternoon.
  9. Ok that's neat. I remember these used to happen quite a lot when I lived in Erie.
  10. Just looks pretty hazy with a few low clouds right now. This is looking west-ish.
  11. If you switch between KWLX and KDIX, there does seem to be a suspicious gap SW to NE over western Chester County right now. I'm going to go take a look outside--I *should* be able to see if anything is on the horizon. https://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/index.php?type=DIX-N0Q-1-48
  12. I'm lucky to have made it home, actually. Have a look at the traffic incidents here: https://www.chesco.org/3963/WebCad-Active-Incidents
  13. The roads are complete garbage right now. I had to go to West Chester @ about 2:30 and I crossed the rain/snow line several times on my way there and back, then I drove into an all snow nightmare with the roads covered in paste. Unfortunately, the only way to get from where I was back to my house requires going down a super steep, winding slope into the valley. Throw in a crapton of school buses and side roads choked with parked soccer moms taking up half the road in their giant SUVs and you turn a 30-minute ride into a 2 hour ride.
  14. CoolHandMike

    Winter Events Jan 17-20

    Mount Holly upped our expected snowfall. IIR it was showing a mere inch for most of Chester Co.
  15. CoolHandMike

    Jan 12-13 Snow Event Obs and discussion

    I'm happy that our winter is finally "wintery". Of course I would love to see inches upon inches of snow by now, but I'm sincerely really happy with the meager inch or so we've gotten so far. It's just been a stupidly pretty night with gentle snow falling outside the window. No wind, no ice, just pretty. Sorry for all of you guys who got skunked by this one; hopefully we are at a turning point this season and future storms will swing our way. Next weekend looks fairly promising as of now at least. But for now, this is just... nice.