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Windows 7: Snowmageddon: Jan 23rd 2016, PA - DE - VA - MD - NJ - NY - MA - CT- RI

29 Jan 2016   #21
BorisTheAnimal

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Snowmageddon - pffft.

What's this? Just a normal day during winter in Finland.
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29 Jan 2016   #22
Anak

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If I lived at 60 north or higher maybe I would have also use a remark like the one you used and have a callous indifference to the plight of others, but I do not, and this type of weather is abnormal for us at the 40th parallel.

I am happy that I was able to create this thread just so you could voice your displeasure.
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29 Jan 2016   #23
Layback Bear

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I live through this one in 1978. I donate my time and fuel to a local towing service and spent 24 hours out in this weather finding and removing people out of their frozen cars. They couldn't see because their lids were froze closed. Found on dead the next day. Because of the cold I almost lost my left leg to frost bite. My leg to this day reminders me of the storm of 78.


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29 Jan 2016   #24
BorisTheAnimal

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
If I lived at 60 north or higher maybe I would have also use a remark like the one you used and have a callous indifference to the plight of others, but I do not, and this type of weather is abnormal for us at the 40th parallel.

I am happy that I was able to create this thread just so you could voice your displeasure.
No not my displeasure, more like a surprise that you have such displeasure towards snow.
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30 Jan 2016   #25
Diosoth

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I live near Cincinnati, for the most part this region seemed to be on the edge of the whole thing. On the 20th we got 3", but it was loose snow with no ice and could be brushed off with a broom. We got little snow prior to that. There was a brief fall on the 22nd but nothing otherwise. However, mail coming from or going to the east was severely delayed, I had to wait a week for a package from NY and a package to PA arrived 2 days later than expected. Airports and such shut down because of predicted snow that weekend.

The southern part of the US suffers the most- 2" is enough to totally shut many southern states down. They do not keep adequate vehicles or equipment on hand as they typically get little snow, but you'd think by now they would have the necessary items, people and training to handle it when it does happen.
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31 Jan 2016   #26
Anak

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That's just terrible Bear there's been 58 deaths attributed to this storm, the one the weather channel calls Jonas.
I have to be careful, when my fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy start acting up while I'm blown' snow, my upper torso goes into spasms and I have to back away from the blower for a minute or so until it calms down, once it starts I have to stop more frequently.

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No not my displeasure, more like a surprise that you have such displeasure towards snow.
Hmm...That's not how your first post came across to me.

In my younger days I used to be out in it a lot, sledding, tobogganing, skiing, snowball fights, building igloos, cleaning up for my parents, my pants were always frozen when I came back in; I remember one snow when I was in high school, a buddy and I went to a mall parking lot late at night and spun doughnuts for a few hours, we burned up a tank of gas and a case of beer, those are all good memories, but in my mid 20's I matured, settled down, got married, and held one job for 31years until I retired.

I kind of enjoyed watching this storm but I had it in the back of my mind that if the power went out I would have to start the procedure to switch over to our generator and when it stopped I had to go out and do the digging out. Not much fun when you have to take prescription muscle relaxers and pain killers to calm the neck spasm that feels like it's gonna rip your ears out of your head.

You may tire of hearing this, but you're still a young man and believe your invincible, but come back in 20years or so and let me know how you feel then.
There is an old sayin'; You don't have to shovel rain.


Diosoth count yourself lucky I saw one report that had 17 inches in Graysville, in southeast Ohio, about 80 miles southwest of Pittsburgh that's about 180miles? as the crow flies East of you.

It helped that the storm hit over the weekend but businesses and government were shut down till Tuesday and some schools till Wednesday other schools had 2 or 3hour delays till Friday. The link below has an expandable map that has Cincinnati in the less than >4" area but South of you 4 to 10 in Kentucky.

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The snowstorm covered about 434 thousand square miles and impacted about 102.8 million people. Of those, about 1.5 million people had over 30 inches of snowfall; almost 24 million had over 20 inches.

Source: http://NOAA ranks January 2016 blizzard category 4 on the Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale | www.noaanews.noaa.gov
That would be 3 and a 1/3 times the size of Finland in area, and 18 and 3/4 times the population affected.
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03 Feb 2016   #27
BorisTheAnimal

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
You may tire of hearing this, but you're still a young man and believe your invincible, but come back in 20years or so and let me know how you feel then.
There is an old sayin'; You don't have to shovel rain.
Unfortunately that is not me, I'm a 23 year old guy that already fears death, I also have a fear of flying, high heights, being in an elevator, also get these weird feelings that the ground beneath me will fall or that the earth will fall, I'm afraid when I'm in a small boat that the water won't carry the boat and it will drop to oblivion. I get nervous about small things every single day, I feel like a fat failure.

I got bullied in school and I don't have the courage to say things to people so I can sometimes sit alone in my room talking out loud what I would like to say to people that I recently met but I didn't because I don't have the confidence, and I'm afraid that people will just laugh at me if I say something that is wrong or dumb, I'm also the silent guy that rather likes to listen to people than to talk myself.

If you think that I fit in to the "invincible" kind of guy, I'm just gonna go bananas in the night.
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04 Feb 2016   #28
Anak

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Thank you for being open about yourself, it took courage to write about yourself like that.

Remembering back when I was your age I was in the same position you are in now, fears, insecurities, and the bullying.
I'll let you in on a secret; No matter what station of life your in, and for a variety of reasons they live with us in varying degrees every day until we die, but as you grow older you will be able to handle them better.

You may have seen this thread, it has good advice: Does anybody suffer from Social Anxiety?

If at any time you need to talk, you can PM me.
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04 Feb 2016   #29
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

This is we're seven forums is strong because it's much more than just a forum. Proud of you two I am. Not for nothing two friends of mine. Take care, thelma
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