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2014/15 Winter Banter and General Observations

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Probably, a little of both. Then you add the fact that the gfs doesn't show a monster coastal at day 10. Because THAT, usually provides hope and optimism.

Well the monster signal for snow on the 29th certainly should get folks spirits up

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Lol - no.   That's the point ... kinda. I got too sick and slipped away into the night instead.  

 

The idea there is how one's mind associates things... irrationally at times.  I mean, obviously she did not "make me sick", in the causality of the thing. But the untimely onset of the flu and all that ... you can't really penetrate that with logic. The brain, as perhaps some kind of evolutionary meets with survival thing, just sort of closes the door on any possible future association in the sense of self preservation.  

 

kind of comical really .. I mean, to have that happen over an actual person - you know?

 

I just read that story  :lmao:

 

The human mind does some crazy things lol. That was a classic.

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Huh? It'll take one good cold week and every one of them will be frozen. Can't say that on Dec 21st that ponds may not freeze in SNE.

Well it seems each model run is pushing the cold further back.....normally I'm on the ice by now just saying

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I did that with a human being, in a way.  

 

Decades ago I attended course work at Bunker Hill Community College, where if you sign your name in proper English you graduate Magna Cum Laude.  Daily was the commute from my parents in Acton, on the Purple line, through the western suburbs on into North Station.  She used to get on and off at the Lincoln stop. Cute. Irish, with deep brown hair that almost tinted cinnamon-red if the light reflected just right.  I would later peer deeper into eyes that pooled blue like a Caribbean lagoon.  You know? That kind of blue. The freckles were not really a distraction, and being the ass man that I am, her's was clearly sculpted out of God's clay. 

 

Typically such creatures used to inspired as much fear as desire decades ago ... when in my physical prime my sense of self-worth and confidence could not have been any more out of phase. Yet, for some reason, one day while midway on the train, I summoned the courage to foster a little dialogue with this girl, who I thought I might have even caught the corner of her eye at one time or another. For whatever purpose she did, she at least knew I was there.  Hey, it was a start.

 

As usual, the air in the metallic tube occasionally wafted subtly through with waves of elegant perfumes, then the odor of diesel exhaust.  I remember thinking, perhaps wishing that time would dilate, lest the ride would be over all too soon. Alas! The ride arrived to her Lincoln stop, and she was gone. The image out the wind slowly accelerated from left to right as I watched her weave around the rows of cars, slipped from view.  

 

But all was not lost in the moment, as I slowly looked down to my thumb and index fingers gently clasping a small piece of paper, quickly scribed with "Kim, 555-3141 :)"  

 

"Silence of The Lambs" was the hot movie of the era. A week or so later, I donned in this throw-back, "Happy Days" black leather over blue faded Levis.  Kind of looked like a James Dean poser.  Skinny but healthy.  Just post adolescent.  Cheek bones more visible than the erosive force of time now allows. Hair combed back as though forced to do so by a flobey into some kind of mock mullet.  Basically ... a big dicktard.  But that cockiness of youth was equaled by her cluelessness as a beaut - both of us nineteen. Oozing sex.  So all things being equal, I called her up and there we were: about fifteen rows back at the cinema, watching Buffalo Bill sew skin grafts together into lady apparel.  "It puts the lotion on when it is told to do so."   

 

So romantic.  

 

Afterward, we found our way to an UNOS for a coke and a slice.  Basically, movie and a bite? Solid date.  Except ... it was becoming increasingly more difficult to ignore the waves of nausea welling ever noticeable. They began properly interfering with the mirth of the setting.  At one point, as she was speaking, I think I recall having zoned out while not intending to zone out, then sensing as a waitress passed by the table, the breeze that chased her felt excessively cool about my cheeks and forehead.  So, I excused my self to the rest room.  There I splashed water on my face, dried off. Paused to look in the mirror. Closed my eyes. Took a couple of deep breaths, and proceeded to dry heave briefly.  "Oophs.  F* feel like sh*. What the hell is going on. Why now?"  

 

Typically after an episode where nausea induces those sorts of dispepsic convulsions, one may experience a subtle sense of relief, however brief.  It is at least, a chance to pretend all is good.  I did feel a little better, so returned to the table. I finished my coke; that helped further. And before long I felt the evening could go on -- though at no point did I shine on to her what was going on.  And in some sort of irony, she chose that moment of introverted reassurance, to tell me she thought I was sexy. She described her impression of me, she said I was like a Kelvin Klein model, and that my image would be complete if she saw a cigarette dangling sort of precipitously from my lips.

 

Question:  If you are battling a nascent stomach issue, and was not a smoker, what would be the WRONG thing to do?

 

Her parents were out of town.  It turned out she was an only child. We found our way back to her house where approximately a half of a cigarette was committed to the self-sacrificial altar.  Oh man -- I don't know how I got out of there without outright barfing like ... at her, like a fire-hose, but Jesus that burner put me over the edge! It certainly forced my early departure.  And, she was some how none the wiser.  

 

That night rout on the worst ague I ever experienced in my life.  Crawling to the toilet through the night.  Cold clammy sweats. Covers down, shivered in chills; covers pulled up, frying.  Putrid belches that reeked of rotten potatoes - the only apt description I can provide.  Moaning, as nausea putrescence permeated my insides.  Head pounding.  By dawn, I was only vaguely improved. It was the utter flu.  I remember laying upon the sofa, looking at the ceiling, and seeing wave patterns as though peering down over Boston Harbor on final approach into Logan.  Finally, by the following evening, I was able to experience the overwhelming sense of joy in observing just about everything; really just an unconscious realization that I was NOT going to actually die.  

 

Unfortunately for Kim, that previous night would be the last time I ever saw her in person.  That poor girl. That poor good soul. Trashed away by an irrational association that I am utterly powerless to prevent, to this day, from tempting me to run to the toilet whenever her image passes through my mind.  Kind of a tragedy perhaps -- she may very well be my soul mate.  Oh she tried in vein.  A couple weeks went by, and the phone rang.  I did not return her call after she left several messages.  Finally, one day, some months later, when I thought it was all but ancient history, I answered the phone and it was her.  I think she even sort of cracked in her voice, like she was sad, and really hurt that I didn't want to see her again.  "I - I don't understand. I - I thought we had a good time?I thought - I mean I thought you liked me."  Her voice then wobbled, "I - I like you," ending in a whisper.

 

Of course I could not tell her WHY I did not want to see her -- after all, how would that conversation go exactly?  "Kim, you make me want to puke"   ??   It's just not a conversation one can really get their mind around.  

 

And somehow miraculously, I never again saw her on the train.   

Great piece of writing! (The tragic tale of a soiled mate)

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Great show this morning...loving the meltdowns.

 

 

Wait until the anafront storm is rain on 12/28...it will get even worse...even if things look better for 12/30 and beyond.

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Wait until the anafront storm is rain on 12/28...it will get even worse...even if things look better for 12/30 and beyond.

too bad it doesn't.  Euro shows positive AO, transient EPO ridge and neg PNA and MJO 3-6....never seen that combo scream cold and snow before....

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Wait until the anafront storm is rain on 12/28...it will get even worse...even if things look better for 12/30 and beyond.

 

It is times like these that remind me of the LAST time America faced a true test. A key hit against the alien spaceship was needed, and the only remaining airman with ammunition found his final rocket malfunctioning and thus unable to dislodge from his plane.

 

What did he do? He flew directly into that alien spaceship, causing critical damage and inspiring the world.

 

We need another Russell Casse. Who will step up and sacrifice himself to disturb the polar vortex so that others might fully enjoy wynterr? Keep in mind I am the Jasmine Dubrow of this scenario.

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too bad it doesn't.  Euro shows positive AO, transient EPO ridge and neg PNA and MJO 3-6....never seen that combo scream cold and snow before....

EPO stays negative...it will be fairly cold with that. No guarantee it's not interrupted at all, but last winter showed how to do it with a crappy NAO...even with the PNA going negative at times.

The complaining will be at a fever pitch though if snow doesn't fall.

People don't really care about cold on here anyway except a select minority. They care about snow. Late January 2013 taught us that and I could go back and bump all those hilarious meltdowns when it was frigid with no snow.

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The meltdowns are fun. It almost makes the crappy patterns worth it. The best meltdowns are usually the ones who are very quiet and usually pretty gung ho, only to abruptly swallow an uzi. Think, Kevin and Cory.

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too bad it doesn't.  Euro shows positive AO, transient EPO ridge and neg PNA and MJO 3-6....never seen that combo scream cold and snow before....

Man up - you're in Connecticut not DC.  Good God!

 

-PNA can be great for NE if we have cold air available, which our -EPO (even if not at full mast) will provide.  Throw a little east based -NAO in there and we are golden, or at least average.  

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Man up - you're in Connecticut not DC.  Good God!

 

-PNA can be great for NE if we have cold air available, which our -EPO (even if not at full mast) will provide.  Throw a little east based -NAO in there and we are golden, or at least average.  

We could get the east based NAO like last year.  West based one seems impossible to buy the last few years....the talk of the Euro ensembles losing the EPO after a few days is what's got me rattled.

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The meltdowns are fun. It almost makes the crappy patterns worth it. The best meltdowns are usually the ones who are very quiet and usually pretty gung ho, only to abruptly swallow an uzi. Think, Kevin and Cory.

Kevin is close. You can feel it coming...oh lord.

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Kevin is close. You can feel it coming...oh lord.

If we get to 12/26 with still nothing looking that good for a snow threat on the models, I think he will have one of those classic "enjoy the warm rain and then cold and bone dry New Years followed by 70s in mid January" type posts. You can tell it's coming.

He won't be the only one either. There's a few more tandrums brewing too amongst other posters. :lol:

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these meltdowns are insane .. whatever happened in Dec was supposed to be a bonus. I can understand a little frustration with the xmas storm not triggering a wave breaking event --> -nao block as was modeled last week, but it is still early. el nino climo / SAI would suggest a more back-loaded winter anyway. worst case scenario would be a similiar pattern to early - mid dec once the NPAC / -EPO ridging relaxes, except in a cooler climo period. that type of pattern wouldnt be ideal but still would give plenty of chances for winter wx.

Hopefully some of us can move away from the ledge or unplug the toaster from the bath tub now ..

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We could get the east based NAO like last year.  West based one seems impossible to buy the last few years....the talk of the Euro ensembles losing the EPO after a few days is what's got me rattled.

Did you even read what Will said?  He's a New England based meteorologist, in case you didn't know.  The -EPO doesn't disappear, it just not a raging John Holmes-like boner up to the north pole.

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If we get to 12/26 with still nothing looking that good for a snow threat on the models, I think he will have one of those classic "enjoy the warm rain and then cold and bone dry New Years followed by 70s in mid January" type posts. You can tell it's coming.

He won't be the only one either. There's a few more tandrums brewing too amongst other posters. :lol:

Talk of Feborch and how February isn't a winter month anymore?

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I'm probably the only one that reads the forum who hates winter, cold and snow. I wouldn't care if I ever saw another flake. I'm lovin this. Can we keep this until April then get 70's??

First day of winter you guys look forward to snow. I see it as the first day closer to summer and 82/60

Ok I'll run and hide now

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Did you even read what Will said?  He's a New England based meteorologist, in case you didn't know.  The -EPO doesn't disappear, it just not a raging John Holmes-like boner up to the north pole.

Did you read what Tip said in the other thread...models just deleted the EPO last night...hopefully it's a blip, but it's of concern...of course for you and Will given your location, it's not as big of a deal as further south

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