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21st Century Banter Thread

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1 hour ago, oconeexman said:

Which do you prefer,,

Crippling ice storm?

White out during rush hour?

Tornado?

Hurricane?

Just reading through main thread and we hear it every year about ice storms. To me all of the above have the potential to be deadly without proper preparation and warning. Myself I don't mind an ice storm. I'm prepared. I don't get out and drive in it and have a generator. Cut down 14 trees that could damage the house in wind or ice.

I'd take any type of winter storm over a tornado or hurricane.

There are two weather phenomena that I don't care for: lightning and tornadoes, basically because both can kill me without any appreciable warning. 

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5 minutes ago, Brick Tamland said:

White out during rush hour because I am smart enough to not be on the road then. 

Remember that snow squall a few years back (you did a video). Now that was a white out...

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3 hours ago, NWNC2015 said:

This is why you look at temps closer to the surface and the euro and not just the 540 line on the gfs. They even had to issue a special weather statement for Surry/Wilkes. If you want me to help you read soundings I can just shoot me a PM no problem I have plenty of educational links.

Sigh.  I'd go through your posts and call you out but it's not worth it, everyone knows your reputation around here.

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3 minutes ago, mackerel_sky said:

Waiting on 12z GFS , to crush what little hope we have!!?? On to the Brazillian! :)

I'm starting to get interested in the possibility next week, which is about the time the rug gets pulled from under us.

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13 minutes ago, Cold Rain said:

We will have above normal griping this winter.

What will really suck is even if we see a good storm and a lot of folks get a decent thump, those same people will still whine and gripe about the models or worse whine and gripe about people whining and griping about the models...I am strangely optimistic concerning the Dec 15th over running event if we can get it to go more east offshore and not get so close it might be a decent little event for NC at least......its not even in the wheelhouse of typical SE snowfall threat timeframes so anything before Xmas is pure butter really....

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11 minutes ago, Cold Rain said:

We will have above normal griping this winter.

Agree...AN griping with a +AO/NAO for icing on the cake.  

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H8rs gonna h8 B):lol:

Here come all the "you live in the mid Atlantic" posts, even though, LITERALLY in the description of this sub-forum it says "covering southern Virginia..."

My climate is more similar to Greensboro than anywhere north of there.

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1 minute ago, Jonathan said:

H8rs gonna h8 B):lol:

Here come all the "you live in the mid Atlantic" posts, even though, LITERALLY in the description of this sub-forum it says "covering southern Virginia..."

My climate is more similar to Greensboro than anywhere north of there.

Well, since you think December is going to suck, no use coming back until January.

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9 minutes ago, Jonathan said:

H8rs gonna h8 B):lol:

Here come all the "you live in the mid Atlantic" posts, even though, LITERALLY in the description of this sub-forum it says "covering southern Virginia..."

My climate is more similar to Greensboro than anywhere north of there.

Yeah i'm not sure why a southeastern forum would cover any part of VA, but whatever. I think most people would consider VA to be in the mid-atlantic. You can't say half of VA is in the mid-atlantic and the other half is in the southeast. But i'm sure it makes you feel better posting in the southeast forum since you will almost always get more snow than the rest of us (outside of the higher elevations) .If you posted in the mid-atlantic forum you would always feel like you got the short end of the stick.

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24 minutes ago, downeastnc said:

What will really suck is even if we see a good storm and a lot of folks get a decent thump, those same people will still whine and gripe about the models or worse whine and gripe about people whining and griping about the models...I am strangely optimistic concerning the Dec 15th over running event if we can get it to go more east offshore and not get so close it might be a decent little event for NC at least......its not even in the wheelhouse of typical SE snowfall threat timeframes so anything before Xmas is pure butter really....

Haha true.

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20 minutes ago, Snowless in Carrollton said:

Yeah i'm not sure why a southeastern forum would cover any part of VA, but whatever. I think most people would consider VA to be in the mid-atlantic. You can't say half of VA is in the mid-atlantic and the other half is in the southeast. But i'm sure it makes you feel better posting in the southeast forum since you will almost always get more snow than the rest of us (outside of the higher elevations) .If you posted in the mid-atlantic forum you would always feel like you got the short end of the stick.

I detect no jealousy whatsoever in your post, just pure concern for the sanctity of regional boundaries.

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53 minutes ago, Brick Tamland said:

Well, since you think December is going to suck, no use coming back until January.

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Ok, internet tough guy. I see you're quite the keyboard warrior. Please continue to humor me.

Anyway, my comment to Lithia about winter sucking was SARCASTIC (because he was being negative about the potential wintry event next week) but obviously some here aren't intelligent enough to distinguish sarcasm from seriousness.

But I digress.

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37 minutes ago, Snowless in Carrollton said:

Yeah i'm not sure why a southeastern forum would cover any part of VA, but whatever. I think most people would consider VA to be in the mid-atlantic. You can't say half of VA is in the mid-atlantic and the other half is in the southeast. But i'm sure it makes you feel better posting in the southeast forum since you will almost always get more snow than the rest of us (outside of the higher elevations) .If you posted in the mid-atlantic forum you would always feel like you got the short end of the stick.

Why are you so butthurt? I don't receive much more, if any, snow than Greensboro, Winston Salem or Mt Airy. Southern VA's climate is the same as northern NC and totally different from Richmond-Roanoke north. Get over it.

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46 minutes ago, Snowless in Carrollton said:

Yeah i'm not sure why a southeastern forum would cover any part of VA, but whatever. I think most people would consider VA to be in the mid-atlantic. You can't say half of VA is in the mid-atlantic and the other half is in the southeast. But i'm sure it makes you feel better posting in the southeast forum since you will almost always get more snow than the rest of us (outside of the higher elevations) .If you posted in the mid-atlantic forum you would always feel like you got the short end of the stick.

Some of us care about upstream obs in north-west NC...and the northern foothills here are usually on par with his area. I'm sure he cares about warm noses too upstream or down however you wanna view it that scream up past Mount Airy w/ sleet and freezing rain.

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7 minutes ago, NWNC2015 said:

Some of us care about upstream obs in north-west NC...and the northern foothills here are usually on par with his area. I'm sure he cares about warm noses too upstream or down however you wanna view it that scream up past Mount Airy w/ sleet and freezing rain.

Absolutely. Frosty and I live basically in the same area. I'm a few miles over the border and I rely on him and the ones in the triad a lot in the obs thread.

I mean look, I'm posting in the sub forum that covers my area. That's all it comes down to.

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FWIW....I expect some widespread ice. Duke Energy foresters Wesley Frick and Rick Owens came to the northern foothills after complaints of tree cutting 50-60feet instead of 10feet. Word of mouth says they expect damaging ice...in response to their ugly tree cutting practices downtown. One of my friends is county commissioner and I got some off the record briefing. The district manager of Duke also came in to talk.

Full public article below. 

http://www.journalpatriot.com/news/tree-trimming-decried/article_a80eca86-bcb2-11e6-b09e-2b2da0cc428a.html

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47 minutes ago, Jonathan said:

Absolutely. Frosty and I live basically in the same area. I'm a few miles over the border and I rely on him and the ones in the triad a lot in the obs thread.

I mean look, I'm posting in the sub forum that covers my area. That's all it comes down to.

Jonathan,

 You are welcome here anytime.... I rely on your obvs to determine whether or not we have dews low enough up-stream to support a CAD event. Not to mention the rain/snow line.

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14 minutes ago, CAD_Wedge_NC said:

Jonathan,

 You are welcome here anytime.... I rely on your obvs to determine whether or not we have dews low enough up-stream to support a CAD event. Not to mention the rain/snow line.

Thanks man. I definitely live in the heart of the CAD wedge when the time comes. My location is always in the dead-center of the wedge when you look at the 850s or surface temps. But rest assured, I get just as much sleet as you guys across the border!

10 minutes ago, Poimen said:

Some of ya'll could use some Christmas spirit,  or special eggnog one. ;)

Indeed. I have the 'nog chilling as we speak. I do not intend any ill will towards anyone, not even Brick. My sarcasm was just mistaken for seriousness. We all love winter and we all love snow. But we all have different levels of optimism and pessimism, so there's a balance we must attain. ;) 

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58 minutes ago, mackerel_sky said:

Cloudy with a chance of bitching!

That's all winter long! I'm excited for my 33 and rain Monday morning, I'm pretty sure the Canadian will nail that.

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Non met lurker. Been around a few years.

I enjoy reading the forums even when I don't understand the science.

I enjoy the jokes, when I get them (maybe 50% of the time). 

But those of you with bias either way (the super negative ones AND the ones wishing for an unlikely snow) betray your lack of true objectivity when you start putting each other down.

I also understand you're not posting for my entertainment, just making an observation.

Meanwhile, question from a FL transplant who sometimes considers it myself ... do any of you all ever consider moving somewhere that snow isn't a lottery-win situation? Believe me, I feel the angst every winter and it's tempting.

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9 minutes ago, thess said:

Meanwhile, question from a FL transplant who sometimes considers it myself ... do any of you all ever consider moving somewhere that snow isn't a lottery-win situation? Believe me, I feel the angst every winter and it's tempting.

Thought about it? Sure. But I love the foothills. I always joke about moving to Minnesota, then I remember how much I love the Outer Banks in the summer. I'm within chase distance of winter storms and hurricanes. Don't think I could actually trade it in for a guaranteed good winter every year. Thing about snow in the south: it's a novelty. I don't think we'd love the thrill of the chase as much if we knew it were going to happen. It's almost like magic. I mean, look at this board. A bunch of crazy guys and gals coming together to discuss snow every winter. Whether it be fussing, arguing, complaining or actually enjoying the weather; snow still brings us all together. :lol: 

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